Norwegian Symphonic Black Metallers Dimmu Borgir have been disqualified from the UK charts for their latest release "In Sorte Diaboli" two weeks ago.

Despite rave reviews, and charting highly in other countries around the globe, the band's album does not qualify for UK chart rating as the packaging breaks the rules set by the The Official UK Charts Company. Attempting to ensure that no release has an unfair advantage or promotional foot-up over any other album, the band's exciting 'mirror' packaging and competition offer inside have duped the metaller's chances to burst into the charts.

"This is not funny," says Yorck Eysel, the label manager for the band's Germany-based record company, Nuclear Blast. "I hope that nobody blames us, but rather blames the almost unbelievably strict rules in England."


Source: www2.kerrang.com
Band profile: Dimmu Borgir
 
Posted: 22.05.2007 by ToCSiN



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__Az__ - 22.05.2007 at 13:27  
This is really quite stupid, because after all an album is for the music, Im sure you'll all agree... When I look into buying album, the fact that It might have a mirror or something wont make me want it anymore...
Katatronik - 22.05.2007 at 15:04  
Bah, this thing really sucks...
White Winter Sun - 22.05.2007 at 19:20  
Stupid rules
Doc Godin - 23.05.2007 at 07:40  
Thats absolutely redundant.
Lucas - 26.05.2007 at 18:24  
Why would they want to be in the UK charts anyway? I don't forbid them to get attention, but it would be weird to see a Metal band in there.
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.05.2007 at 17:16  
Written by Lucas on 26.05.2007 at 18:24

Why would they want to be in the UK charts anyway? I don't forbid them to get attention, but it would be weird to see a Metal band in there.



No it won't... Metallica made the UK charst as well with the Garage Days Rerevisited $5.98 e.p. And especially for the UK Charts it was released with only four songs instead of the five elsewehere, because with 5 songs it wouldn't have been a single but a full-length album according to British rules.
Lucas - 27.05.2007 at 17:28  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 27.05.2007 at 17:16

Written by Lucas on 26.05.2007 at 18:24

Why would they want to be in the UK charts anyway? I don't forbid them to get attention, but it would be weird to see a Metal band in there.



No it won't... Metallica made the UK charst as well with the Garage Days Rerevisited $5.98 e.p. And especially for the UK Charts it was released with only four songs instead of the five elsewehere, because with 5 songs it wouldn't have been a single but a full-length album according to British rules.


So? A couple of exceptions..

Fact is that (I guess) only about 1% of the bands/cd's in the UK charts is metal. Is it then worth the trouble, as I suppose that means only 1% of the audience is metalhead?
Bitch Boy - 28.05.2007 at 06:55  
I think Nervel's question is right, but that rules are really unfair...
destroyah - 28.05.2007 at 15:38  
Too bad the chart discourages people from being creative with their albums. The next DB album should have a naked Shagrath on it as the rest of the pop bands do.

Also the next Marduk release should be titled "Fuck Me Producer"
Necropolis - 14.06.2007 at 21:36  
Don't those pop princesses these days have a really unfair advantage with them avalability ov plastic surgery, how do you think those bitches from PCD sell so many records? It ain't the music.
Baz Anderson - 14.06.2007 at 21:55  
wow - I didn't know about this.. hahaha
the last thing that wasn't allowed in the charts was Iron Maiden's single for "No More Lies" because they were giving away Iron Maiden wristbands in them. hahahaha (I got one)
but they knew it wouldn't enter the charts because of that..
dismaleuphony - 15.06.2007 at 05:30  
Sounds about as repressive as the latest Akercocke disc being denied printing at the first printing press in the US do to its subject matter (or whatever exactly the reason was). Two thumbs up for artistic freedom.
Aebsi - 05.09.2007 at 18:05  
I guess that the charts aren´t ready for the creative freedom the metal industry offers, and if there´s such a low % of metal on it anyway (see few messages above), who cares
Olli - 22.10.2007 at 20:30  
What the fuck is so exciting a mirror. I'm not exactly gonna go spend £10 on an album for a mirror or whatever it is am I..
Syk - 26.10.2007 at 14:57  
As Luke said, completely and utterly redundant... I'm wondering though, did the same thing happen for Tool's 10k Days?
Assassiyoun - 16.08.2010 at 06:25  
Oh yes I understand now. The rate of metrosexuals and narcissists buying this album rose because they can see themselves when watching the "mirror" package.
Promonex - 16.08.2010 at 13:01  
Who the fuck cares about the UK charts anyway?!

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