Dimmu Borgir - Allied With Terminal Press To Release Comic


Dimmu Borgir posted the following announcement on their Facebook page:

"DIMMU BORGIR - TERMINAL PRESS SUMMONS THE FURY OF BLACK METAL WITH 'DARK FORTRESS'

Terminal Press and Nuclear Blast Records have teamed up for one of the most brutal comics of the year with "Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress." This is the first in a series of books influenced by the lyrical, artistic and musical concepts from Nuclear Blast's polarizing roster of bands translated into the comic medium by the creative teams at Terminal Press.

Three reluctant men are chosen to quest to the Dark Fortress in a desperate attempt to protect their land from a growing evil. Despite a legend warning that the harsh land built upon lava fields is actually the gateway to Hell, they make their way across the treacherous path, encountering horrors, madness and death along the way. The three men will either survive the journey and learn the secret behind the legend of the Dark Fortress, or meet a most gruesome demise.

"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" utilizes the artistic vision and lyrical themes of the biggest Black Metal band in the world, DIMMU BORGIR, to create a powerful and thought-provoking fantasy horror comic book.

"I am artistically influenced and more passionate about metal music than any other genre or medium" says Terminal Press publisher and writer Brian Ferrara. "This is a project that I have always wanted to do and have thought about for years. I wanted to bring metal bands into comics in a way that would do them justice. These are books for fans of the bands, but they will also be able to stand on their own."

"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" is written by Brian Ferrara (Silent Assassin, Debbie Does Dallas), with art by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassin, Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here).

A "Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" preview book containing original artwork and pin-ups created specifically for this edition will be available as a San Diego Comic Con Exclusive at the Nuclear Blast Records booth (#116). The Limited Edition print run will only be available at the convention and through TerminalPress.com.http://www.terminalpress.com/

"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" will be available later this year from Terminal Press. A promo image is available here.


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dimmu Borgir
 
Posted: 19.05.2009 by +{Jonas-BS}+


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23.05.2009 - 00:25
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by Lord_Regnier on 22.05.2009 at 22:23

Written by Doc Godin on 21.05.2009 at 22:56

I don't understand it because it seems to be a rule that you've completely fabricated.


It's what we could call an 'unspoken' rule that exists since long ago, so I haven't invented anything. But it seems people under 25 never heard about it or simply don't understand this rule. I guess you need to have seen the 80s to understand...

For a reason I don't really know, young people in general ignore that a clear line between metal and mainstream activities is supposed to exist.

'Thanks' to bands like Metallica, who got worldwide exposure and won the acceptance of mainstream masses, the lines between metal and commercial music has been blurred and lots of people don't realize that metal is normally not about trying to get mainstream exposure and acceptance.

I understand that whole elitist line some of you create, sorry I don't see popular music and good music as mutually exclusive, I judge music for the quality of (get ready, this is a really fresh idea!) - THE FUCKING MUSIC! Whether its metal or not. But you completely ignored the point I was trying to make, the fact that you're putting a lot more weight on the idea of a comic book than you should. They will make less money per unit on these comic books than t-shirts, and less will most likely be sold. Mainstream acceptance? Do you really think your average comic book sells millions of copies? Do you ads on TV for them? Do you see billboards advertising them? No. Like I said, your really putting far too much weight on this.
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23.05.2009 - 00:43
Lord_Regnier
Written by Doc Godin on 23.05.2009 at 00:25

But you completely ignored the point I was trying to make, the fact that you're putting a lot more weight on the idea of a comic book than you should. They will make less money per unit on these comic books than t-shirts, and less will most likely be sold. Mainstream acceptance? Do you really think your average comic book sells millions of copies? Do you ads on TV for them? Do you see billboards advertising them? No. Like I said, your really putting far too much weight on this.


Sorry if I didn't answer the part concerning Dimmu Borgir and the comics earlier. I don't put a lot of weight on the idea of that comic and just happened to seize the occasion to talk of a more general matter (commercialism in general).

Honestly, it's surely not the first time DB does something we could call commercial. And I agree they most likely won't make a lot of money with a comic. And they won't achieve mainstream acceptance with it either. In this case, I just find the move useless.

I don't care if DB sells comics or whatever, in fact, as I don't like this band and don't listen to it. I don't like their music.

I agree with you that some people make too much of a fuss about DB selling comics. As for me, I seized the occasion to bring a more general point. That's why I said in my first post that such things weren't new in DB's case, then started to talk in a more general matter. Sorry for the confusion it might have created.

Finally, I can ensure you that my first criterion to judge a band is music. I won't dismiss a band only for a small commercial move if the music is excellent. For example, Blinded By Faith sell strings (not guitar strings, underwear for women) on their website. Will I stop listening to them because of that? Surely not, as long as their music is as good as it is now (for my tastes, I mean). Of course, I would prefer if they didn't sell such things. I think it sucks but it's not a sufficient reason to stop listening to a band I enjoy. I don't choose my bands according to a list of 'tr00' and 'untr00' bands like those idiots on Anus.com are doing.
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23.05.2009 - 00:51
Lord_Regnier
About popular music and good music being not compatible, again I agree with you, in a sense. Popular music can be good indeed. And I say this even though I almost never listen to radio-friendly or commercial music.

What I think, however, is metal is something and commercial music is something else. And I believe both must not be mixed together. I think metal music starts to suck when it flirts with more popular kinds of music.

On a more personal note: I might be a bit of an elitist sometimes, but I'm not a 'tr00 kvlt' person. I would describe me as a metal purist, if you know what I mean. I hate when metal becomes pop-ish or commercial but I don't necessarily hate radio-friendly stuff, I just ignore it usually. The difference between you and me is I draw a strict line between metal and popular (or commercial) music.

And the kind of discussion you and me have on this thread can quickly degenerate, by the way.
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24.05.2009 - 22:36
Nyxgrinder
Comic book¿
that stuff is for kids
they should try to do movies
movies full of gore or antichristian shit
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25.05.2009 - 21:40
dastlion
Can't wait for this... Hope it will turn out well, and it won't be a complete mess.
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11.09.2009 - 18:14
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Written by LeChron James on 19.05.2009 at 09:17

BWAHAHAHAHA its gonna be at comic con. i wonder who the Dimmu comic representatives are gonna be, they'll blend in with all the other maniacs that attend that event...

yeah lol
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11.09.2009 - 21:41
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by Nyxgrinder on 24.05.2009 at 22:36

Comic book¿
that stuff is for kids
they should try to do movies
movies full of gore or antichristian shit

This post cracked me up. Especially because it almost resembles a haiku. You are aware of the fact that 75% of comic books out there these days are more geared toward an older audience, right?
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12.09.2009 - 00:31
Nyxgrinder
Written by Doc Godin on 11.09.2009 at 21:41

Written by Nyxgrinder on 24.05.2009 at 22:36

Comic book¿
that stuff is for kids
they should try to do movies
movies full of gore or antichristian shit

This post cracked me up. Especially because it almost resembles a haiku. You are aware of the fact that 75% of comic books out there these days are more geared toward an older audience, right?

Yeah....Hustler, Pirate, Playboy, Chick.............for old enogh audience.......
Dimmu Borgir is done........who knows what thet would do without Mustis and Vortex..................
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12.09.2009 - 00:36
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by Nyxgrinder on 12.09.2009 at 00:31

Written by Doc Godin on 11.09.2009 at 21:41

Written by Nyxgrinder on 24.05.2009 at 22:36

Comic book¿
that stuff is for kids
they should try to do movies
movies full of gore or antichristian shit

This post cracked me up. Especially because it almost resembles a haiku. You are aware of the fact that 75% of comic books out there these days are more geared toward an older audience, right?

Yeah....Hustler, Pirate, Playboy, Chick.............for old enogh audience.......

Those aren't comic books....
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12.09.2009 - 04:13
Arcticus
Wow, some of the people who post here just make me shake my head at their seemingly wilful narrow-mindedness, or just outright stupidity (at least of some particular comments). Honestly, think about what you're saying, my previously unshakeable faith in the intelligence and integrity of the metal community is disintegrating before my very eyes! Unbelievable that the idea of a comic book (which personally I think will be awesome, despite not liking Dimmu Borgir much at all) could create so much controversy, especially when it sounds like it will actually be a quality product. Likening this to having brand name condoms or shoes is totally irrelevant, as either of those (or similar products) would be an extremely blatant attempt to cash in on the concerned band's popularity, whereas a comic is, as Dr. Rock has so accurately put it, a perfectly legitimate art form in itself, and I personally believe that the combination of the two is an excellent idea, and one with a lot of potential (the new Exodus one also looks pretty sweet). I'm looking forward to any future releases of this type, and if I see one anywhere (unlikely in Australia but a man can dream ) I'll definitely be happy to spend some of my hard-earned cash on it.
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