Dimmu Borgir - Frontman Talks About Side-Project Chrome Division


MrRock.net recently conducted an interview with Dimmu Borgir frontman Shagrath about his side-project Chrome Division (in which he plays guitar). A few excerpts from the chat:

MrRock.net: As a musician, how important is it for you to show all of your musical sides, and not just be considered a black metal musician?

Shagrath: Do you mean me personally?

MrRock.net: Yes.

Shagrath: Well, you know, I'm satisfied with my role in Dimmu. I create all of the music for Dimmu, which people probably don't know much about — they think that I'm just singing, but I also create a lot of the music for Dimmu Borgir. But a lot of the people don't see it like that. They see me more as a singer, but I've also played guitar for many years, I play keyboards for years.

MrRock.net: As a guitar player, who would you say are your biggest influences? I hear a lot of Ted Nugent in your monster guitar riffs.

Shagrath: I don't think that I take direct inspiration from any specific person, but I like a lot of different styles of music. I like AC/DC, Motörhead, some Black Labe Society, Monster Magnet, and bands like that. I don't try and copy anyone in those bands, but you can hear some similarities between bands like us and, say, a band like Motörhead.

MrRock.net: Is Chrome Division going to be doing any touring?

Shagrath: Well, you know, Dimmu is still my main responsibility and we are in the process of making a new album and writing new songs, so I have to prioritize that. But also, the other people in the band also have day jobs, families, and children. It's very hard to book a full tour. We have gotten some offers, but so far we have only played one show. But, if the timing is right, and everybody is able to do it, we'll try to take as many live jobs as possible. It wouldn't be like a full tour though.

MrRock.net: I know it's still early to tell, but will there be more Chrome Division music coming down the road?

Shagrath: Actually, we meet up once a week, and we already have 3 new songs written, and we're working on song number 4 for the next album.

Read the entire interview here.

Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Chrome Division
 
Posted: 23.08.2006 by lordz


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23.08.2006 - 15:41
danzig111
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yeah they do sound like Motorhead.....a little TOO MUCH like Motorhead for me.....
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23.08.2006 - 16:13
Spyroid
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"Shagrath: Well, you know, I'm satisfied with my role in Dimmu. I create all of the music for Dimmu, which people probably don't know much about they think that I'm just singing, but I also create a lot of the music for Dimmu Borgir."

Wtf, does he create "all" or " a lot" or is it rewritten by the interviewer?
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23.08.2006 - 16:31
Wo0dy
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i wonder what kind of style are they gonna play
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24.08.2006 - 00:05
TheSlaughter
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He sounds full of himself. He does write all the music for Dimmu however... no wonder its gotten bad. They should kick him out and let ICS Vortex do epic vocals all the time...

wait... I must be careful what I wish for... Arcturus is a much better band, I wouldnt want good ol' Simen Hestnaes spending all his time with an inferior band.

ps. I still like Dimmu.
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11.11.2006 - 16:49
Slyfang
funny ICS Vortex's sound alot like shagraths
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