Artwork for Norwegian Melodic Black metallers Dimmu Borgir's upcoming album, "In Sorte Diaboli" which is scheduled for an April 24 release in North America has been banned by retailers.
Slipcover artwork can be viewed at this location.

Dimmu Borgir will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. Dubbed "The Invaluable Darkness Tour 2007", the trek will feature Sweden's Amon Amarth in the direct-support slot. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 23 - Amsterdam - Paradiso (NL)
Sep. 24 - Tilburg - 013 (NL)
Sep. 25 - Cologne - E-Werk (DE)
Sep. 26 - Brussels - AB (BE)
Oct. 04 - Paris - Elysee Montmartre (FR)
Oct. 06 - Marseille - Le Moulin (FR)
Oct. 07 - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2 (ES)
Oct. 09 - Lisbon - Coliseum (PO)
Oct. 10 - Madrid - Joy Eslava (ES)
Oct. 11 - Bergara - Sala Jam (ES)
Oct. 13 - Pratteln - Z7 (CH)
Oct. 14 - Milan - Alcatraz (IT)
Oct. 15 - Ljubljana - Exhibition Hall (SI)
Oct. 16 - Vienna - Planet Music (AT)
Oct. 17 - Budapest - Petofi Csarnok (HU)
Oct. 19 - Prague - Retro (CZ)
Oct. 20 - Warsaw - Progresja (PO)
Oct. 21 - Berlin - Columbiahalle (DE)
Oct. 22 - Hamburg - Docks (DE)
Oct. 23 - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (DE)
Oct. 25 - München - Georg Elser Halle (DE)
Oct. 26 - Leipzig - Werk II (DE)
Oct. 27 - Stuttgart - Nuclear Blast Festival (DE)
Oct. 29 - Copenhagen - Store Vega (DK)
Oct. 30 - Lund - Mejeriet (SE)
Nov. 01 - Helsinki - House Of Culture (FI)
Nov. 02 - Oulu - Tearia (FI)
Nov. 04 - Stockholm - Arenan (SE)
Nov. 05 - Gothenburg - Tragarn (SE)
Nov. 06 - Oslo - Sentrum Scene (NO)


Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Dimmu Borgir
Event: Dimmu Borgir + Amon Amarth: The Invaluable Darkness Tour
 
Posted: 02.04.2007 by pyroleprechaun



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Warman - 02.04.2007 at 18:26  
I'M SO GONNA BE THERE!!!
Jay - 02.04.2007 at 19:05  
What's so horrible in the cover art? I don't get it...
Estix - 02.04.2007 at 19:08  
It shows booooooooooooooooooooooooobs!!
Eight - 02.04.2007 at 19:09  
Indeed, a goat with crow wings, horrible.
dismaleuphony - 02.04.2007 at 19:17  
Banned.... in only the US? Lol, I've seen much worse. Though I guess it's a thing to be proud of to get yourself banned for something
GraMortis - 02.04.2007 at 19:24  
Artwork is probably banned because of the angels and those guys around the goat-headed female, probably another pressure from überchristian american housewives, who have nothing else to do than to see blasphemy everywhere.
..HumanError.. - 02.04.2007 at 20:20  
OH HEY NO! I liked that coverart!!!! *mad*


And ill attend to the concert in Marseille! I SWEAR! I SWEAR I WILL!
Carrion - 02.04.2007 at 20:50  
It must have had too many angels, so that's why it's banned.
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.04.2007 at 21:02  
Written by Guest on 02.04.2007 at 20:20

OH HEY NO! I liked that coverart!!!! *mad*


And ill attend to the concert in Marseille! I SWEAR! I SWEAR I WILL!


As far as I know the cover art is ONLY banned in the US and not in Europe, at least not in The Netherlands.
Yova - 02.04.2007 at 21:43  
yep, americans can see violence everyday and kill each other but they can't see a tit
Graveheart - 02.04.2007 at 22:29  
Righto, it's completely okay if he stabs her breast with a knife on television, but if he kisses her breast, ouch, it's going be R-rated.
..HumanError.. - 02.04.2007 at 22:47  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.04.2007 at 21:02


As far as I know the cover art is ONLY banned in the US and not in Europe, at least not in The Netherlands.


Oh lol, I forgot that "little" detail. It won't be banned in Europe, I have seen so much worse. At least, I hope it won't. Anyway, it's still plain... plain.... can't find the word for it... *pukes*

And btw, Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia has tits on the coverart too, was it banned in the USA ?
X-FrEaK - 02.04.2007 at 23:10  
like tits...im going to buy the album to see if there's porn inside =D
DreamStalker - 03.04.2007 at 00:38  
So sad.
The Americans ban the new Dimmu Borgir coverart and let those MTV videos with explicit crap go on...
Oh well...
Hyvaarin - 03.04.2007 at 00:38  
I bet they love that the coverart got banned.
LeChron James - 03.04.2007 at 01:08  
Written by Jay on 02.04.2007 at 19:05

What's so horrible in the cover art? I don't get it...


seriously! theres NOTHING offensive about it. goddamn commies...
Introspekrieg - 03.04.2007 at 01:18  
Nah, it's definitely banned cuz the angel has a bazooka
White Winter Sun - 03.04.2007 at 01:49  
Faces without eyes on the highly-rated on the artwork that it's shocking


But if it's for tits, they must ban all hot magazines on their ground to go at the end of their reasoning
Degrading Light - 03.04.2007 at 05:40  
Don't know why it's banned? It's not so much about tits. It's the fact that it IS an anti-Christian picture. Don't get pissed off at Christians over this either. They have a right to make a fuss over something that mocks them. Free speech. It would be kind not to waste all your free speech privileges on opinions of hatred either.
Xtreme Jax - 03.04.2007 at 05:50  
Gray Breasts? Hahaha classic (person joke behind that).

****

Quite funny really. They'll ban this but the wont ban rape videos that are have on regular occations high drug reference, adualt themes and sexual references. Having half naked females should be put down way before an artwork of a grey breasted historical character.

Wonder if they'll start censoring the naked images in musems and art galleries...
Metal 1986 - 03.04.2007 at 06:43  
I think it's sad how The United States wants to ban this album cover How is it offensive!?!?! I mean there are other Black Metal and even Death Metal ablum covers out there that are more offending than this album cover!!!

Geez, doesn't the Christian Right Wing Jesus freaks of America have anything else better to do??? Like not pissing off their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by messing up Christianity and throwing it into the shitter!!!
Doc Godin - 03.04.2007 at 07:45  
Written by Jay on 02.04.2007 at 19:05

What's so horrible in the cover art? I don't get it...

me either...its just some titties....and some slightly blasphemous religious type stuff, but nothing all that extreme. Nothing compared to anything Belphegor puts out or Marduks 'Fuck Me Jesus' for that matter.
Spyroid - 03.04.2007 at 09:48  
The coverart is probably banned because Dimmu Borgir is a band that gets a lot more antention in media. The people who bans album covers probably just get to look at the big names, and they've probably never heard about Belphegor or Marduk.
Katatronik - 03.04.2007 at 14:45  
Fuck the banners!
And anyway, can't wait for their coming in Italy, yeaaaaaaaaaaah!
Bitch Boy - 03.04.2007 at 21:16  
Only because of the boobs?? Well... I liked the cover art. I'm waiting for them to come to Mexico in 2014
Paganblood - 08.04.2007 at 09:40  
album coverart banned in North America?
... and in the censored cover the band logo has been shifted to the chest!
anyway, this won't make any difference to the music, I hope that the album will be an excellent one.
Paganblood - 08.04.2007 at 09:43  
Written by GraMortis on 02.04.2007 at 19:24

Artwork is probably banned because of the angels and those guys around the goat-headed female, probably another pressure from überchristian american housewives, who have nothing else to do than to see blasphemy everywhere.


that's what must be the reason!! weak christians...
W-Lash - 10.04.2007 at 01:03  
Do i see Latvia there?
NO. LIKE ALWAYZ.
Maelstrom - 15.04.2007 at 08:40  
Written by Guest on 02.04.2007 at 22:47


Oh lol, I forgot that "little" detail. It won't be banned in Europe, I have seen so much worse. At least, I hope it won't. Anyway, it's still plain... plain.... can't find the word for it... *pukes*

And btw, Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia has tits on the coverart too, was it banned in the USA ?


Hmm, when I bought Puritanical back when it was released, the coverart wasn't banned, but the celophane on the outside of the cd had a huge Dimmu Borgir sticker covering up the woman on the front of the book.

And as far as why it's banned in America... it is America... haha. Cencorship doesn't even matter anymore. They censor things that needn't be censored and let far too many other things just go right on by, endlessly... oh well.
Elijah - 15.04.2007 at 13:23  
That cover art looks terribly familiar. The name "Thunderbolt" jumps to mind for some reason.
Aebsi - 03.05.2007 at 18:07  
Wow banned in us and almost every album from Cannibal Corpse contains more blood than the human body contains (just a funny metaphor)
APOHAKC - 04.05.2007 at 02:26  
I don't think this covers are that offensive...
Medea - 15.07.2007 at 16:41  
See you in Helsinky! Watch out for my flash light!
shadow22 - 28.09.2007 at 22:44  
What was the band that included a fold out of naked faries kneeling down with their hands tied behind their back? They were all circling some tall, dark guy in the middle. Do you remember this picture? Didn't it cause a lot of controversy also? Was this Dimmu Borgir?
Murder - 28.07.2008 at 19:55  
wow.... even here in Mexico where the cristianism and catolicism are very strong... don't do this kind of shitty things....
kthonik - 19.05.2009 at 21:14  
Written by Estix on 02.04.2007 at 19:08

It shows booooooooooooooooooooooooobs!!


what have u never seen boobs before, thats not that bad, check out some Cannibal Corpse album art thats some sick shit
SlaytallicA - 19.05.2009 at 21:34  
Written by kthonik on 19.05.2009 at 21:14


what have u never seen boobs before, thats not that bad, check out some Cannibal Corpse album art thats some sick shit


If you say that CC art are sick then check this topic.
kthonik - 19.05.2009 at 21:49  
Hahaha do YOU find that disgusting? the worse one was the shit porn one

seriously, were a desensitized generation and im living proof of it
Estix - 20.05.2009 at 10:56  
Written by kthonik on 19.05.2009 at 21:14

Written by Estix on 02.04.2007 at 19:08

It shows booooooooooooooooooooooooobs!!


what have u never seen boobs before, thats not that bad, check out some Cannibal Corpse album art thats some sick shit


No I have never ever ever ever ever seen boobs. Thank you for completely misunderstanding my post.
kthonik - 20.05.2009 at 21:22  
Written by Estix on 20.05.2009 at 10:56

Written by kthonik on 19.05.2009 at 21:14

Written by Estix on 02.04.2007 at 19:08

It shows booooooooooooooooooooooooobs!!


what have u never seen boobs before, thats not that bad, check out some Cannibal Corpse album art thats some sick shit


No I have never ever ever ever ever seen boobs. Thank you for completely misunderstanding my post.



lol was a joke, gosh

i was wrong, i know theres plenty of porn on the internet so yeah everyone probably has, besically all i was TRYING to say was boobs are just part of the body and really shouldnt provoke people to FREAK OUT
Estix - 20.05.2009 at 23:30  
Fucking is a natural way of life as well, but it's not shown during prime time on national television.

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