Two Leave Dimmu Borgir
2009-08-31 by Jom STAFF | 76 Comments

Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir have dismissed two members. According to the band's most recent news release:

We regret to inform you that we have parted ways with both I.C.S. Vortex [bassist, clean vocalist] and Mustis [keyboards]. However, we do want to make it perfectly clear that the creative force in the band is highly intact, perhaps even more so than ever. With that being said, we're currently working on our next album and are excited to start a new chapter in the legacy that is Dimmu Borgir.

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fireaboveicebelow
August 31st 2009

6837 Comments


band is completely dead now

Zoo
August 31st 2009

3759 Comments


Ha, when was there ever a creative force, especially now?

KILL
August 31st 2009

67082 Comments


cool i hated the clean vocals

Zip
August 31st 2009

5313 Comments


excited to start a new chapter in the legacy that is Dimmu Borgir.

am I the only one that lol'ed


BallsToTheWall
August 31st 2009

44164 Comments


Dimmu was nothing but a crappy Arcturus/Emperor riff off anyways. Dont care.

R6Rider
August 31st 2009

4068 Comments


wtf!

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R6Rider
August 31st 2009

4068 Comments


hail the brotherhood!

FadeToBlack
August 31st 2009

10913 Comments


Ha, when was there ever a creative force, especially now?
stormblast and enthrone darkness triumphant were both pretty good

Fxxkit13
August 31st 2009

1559 Comments


Even though the only album i liked the clean vocals on was Deathcult, i 'm still slightly disappointed by his departure. Mustis was eh. They'll probably find someone better

shade
August 31st 2009

1198 Comments


"Legacy of Dimmu Borgir"


lol.

Zip
August 31st 2009

5313 Comments


thank you

Greggers
August 31st 2009

2375 Comments


The clean vocals were shit anyway, i never liked the band much either

OllieS
August 31st 2009

2024 Comments


I think they're pretty screwed considering their main vocalist sucks and their keyboardist was like, the main songwriter

Klekticist
August 31st 2009

1258 Comments


they dont suck.

sucks to lose two members though.

PanasonicYouth
August 31st 2009

7410 Comments


correction: they DO suck
they try waaaaaaay too hard to be kvlt and br00tal and fall flat on their faces.

BallsToTheWall
August 31st 2009

44164 Comments


Like I said, who needs these guys when Arcturus and Emperor have full discogrphies TO CHECK OUT.

Bfhurricane
August 31st 2009

6194 Comments


Their first album was the tits

CrazyFool84
August 31st 2009

1078 Comments


so what are some examples of true 'kvlt' and 'br00tal' bands Kris?

Borgir definitely had their moments, this is gonna hurt them more than help them.

An Arcturus ripoff? Really Balls?

foreverendeared
August 31st 2009

14678 Comments


another band that's cool to hate. They've had a couple bad albums, but they're certainly not a bad band.

zaruyache
August 31st 2009

4810 Comments


I wonder who they'll get as replacements? Get Isahn in there and let him write some shit. Bass player doesn't really matter anyway, since you can never hear him.

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Fxxkit13
August 31st 2009

1559 Comments


Agree w/foreverenddeared

they've had some missteps, but they're a good band overall.



AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2009

1918 Comments


ICS Vortex sounds like a starship or a Computer System. I can't decide which.

zaruyache
August 31st 2009

4810 Comments


Enthrone Triumph is good.

XulOnerom
August 31st 2009

1817 Comments


Vortex should resurrect Arcturus now that he's unemployed

BallsToTheWall
August 31st 2009

44164 Comments


Actually there's a pretty cool outfit from Hungary who sound like a ressurected incarnation of Arcturus. They even have the gay artwork with with those fruity pirate outfits. But insetad of being solely avant garde, they're like techno/power metal/alternative, extreme metal. Damned Spirits' Dance is the band.


XulOnerom
August 31st 2009

1817 Comments


I'll look into it

Xenorazr
August 31st 2009

317 Comments


Even though I've very much enjoyed their pre-Stormblast MMV material and remain a fan, I don't see how they can pull off something even nearly as good as their earlier material now.

XulOnerom
August 31st 2009

1817 Comments


I doubt they can make an album as good as Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, but I can totally see them making another over-the-top ultra-symphonic album like Death Cult Armageddon

OllieS
August 31st 2009

2024 Comments


I swear Balls knows every Metal band in existence.

Xenorazr
August 31st 2009

317 Comments


I'd say Spiritual Black Dimensions is their most symphonic album while DCA is more apocalypse-oriented sounds/effects, but obviously we're not going to see another EDT.

Bleak
August 31st 2009

258 Comments


Hopefully they sound more like old Dimmu Borgir with their new album. I highly doubt it though.

XulOnerom
August 31st 2009

1817 Comments


DCA had a full 50+ people orchestra, son. SBD was all synths

Balls, I checked DSD. The only song they had on YouTube was one called "TSS". A not so greatly recorded live performance, but I managed to hear some wonderful keyboards. Will look for full length albums.

PanasonicYouth
August 31st 2009

7410 Comments


.............and nothing of value was lost

illmitch
August 31st 2009

5429 Comments


lol dimmu borgir

Thor
August 31st 2009

10158 Comments


Dimmu Borgir was the coolest band ever, and then I turned fifteen.

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illmitch
August 31st 2009

5429 Comments


Dimmu Borgir was the coolest band ever, and then I turned fifteen.


hahaha my thoughts exactly

A7XEric
August 31st 2009

299 Comments


Never really dug this band, but I seem to be the only one around here who loved the clean vocals. It's a shame to see that guy leave, I guess.

Fxxkit13
August 31st 2009

1559 Comments


I only liked the clean vocals on DCA, but idk, i thought he just felt right for the band.

R6Rider
August 31st 2009

4068 Comments


I swear Balls knows every Metal band in existence.

This^

BallsToTheWall
August 31st 2009

44164 Comments


I believe I will get a large M in some crazy spike infested font tattooed on my chest and follow through with my obnoxiously loud cape and authentic viking helmet.

R6Rider
August 31st 2009

4068 Comments


that ye shall

taylormemer
August 31st 2009

4887 Comments


Yeah, not surprised.

Arucard
August 31st 2009

570 Comments


only good band member left

at least this means vortex will get onto slightly less gay projects now

HuggyBear
August 31st 2009

118 Comments


dead band is now dead

Steerpike
August 31st 2009

1849 Comments


Fuck the /b/tard wannabes on this site. Vortex was awesome.

illmitch
August 31st 2009

5429 Comments


yeah because hating shitty symphonic black metal makes you a /b/tard wannabe

riiiiiiiight

XulOnerom
August 31st 2009

1817 Comments


makes you more of a /mu/tant rather than a /b/tard

Steerpike
August 31st 2009

1849 Comments


yeah because hating shitty symphonic black metal makes you a /b/tard wannabe

riiiiiiiight


I'm sorry, did I give you permission to speak to me, rabble?

PanasonicYouth
August 31st 2009

7410 Comments


STEERPIKE'S BACK!!!

KILL
August 31st 2009

67082 Comments


hey why isnt he posting on that mop review

Zip
September 1st 2009

5313 Comments


Now that Steerpike is back can Countorus come back too? I miss him.

Eakflanderyof
September 1st 2009

2143 Comments


yeah because hating shitty symphonic black metal makes you a /b/tard wannabe

riiiiiiiight


I cant get past your avatar. I imagine you looking like the guy and the guy just happens to look like someone I'd want to punch in the face. Sorry.

Either way, the band truly isn't that bad. Not amazing, but not terrible. I can understand people not liking them and downing them for OMGZ not being kvlt and having OH NOES ORCHESTRATIONS, but some of their stuff is actually pretty decent and some of their compositions are pretty badass here and there.

Altmer
September 1st 2009

5652 Comments


i'll take my metal without corpsepaint idiocy and semisatanic lyrics, thank you

Aaron
September 1st 2009

651 Comments


I hope that they announce that Varg is joining, now he's free.

Fxxkit13
September 1st 2009

1559 Comments


Even though a) i know your kidding and b) i actually like Dimmu, if Varg did that, his career and would be tarnished forever.

renegadestrings
September 1st 2009

1416 Comments


will Nathan Explosion still work at Dimmu Burger?

zaruyache
September 1st 2009

4810 Comments


Even though a) i know your kidding and b) i actually like Dimmu, if Varg did that, his career and would be tarnished forever.


Not if the new album became on of those tremelo-orgies that is a Burzum album. The truu BM fans would eat that shit up.

Eakflanderyof
September 1st 2009

2143 Comments


^ Burzum albums have never really been nearly as tremolo dominant as most other black metal so you're just talking out of your ass.

Wizard
September 1st 2009

18770 Comments


I like this band alot and I enjoy everything in their discography. I'm actually happier now that they've botted their awful clean singer.

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FadeToBlack
September 1st 2009

10913 Comments


Not if the new album became on of those tremelo-orgies that is a Burzum album. The truu BM fans would eat that shit up.
maybe try listening to burzum before saying stupid things?


illmitch
September 1st 2009

5429 Comments


^this

Steerpike
September 1st 2009

1849 Comments


STEERPIKE'S BACK!!!


Not for long I'm afraid. This place has gone too far downhill and doesn't deliver on lulz anymore. I'll just pop in to post the occasional review from here on. Expect a Dungeon review next week.

Aaron
September 1st 2009

651 Comments


To be honest I can see Varg's ambient works sitting well with Dimmu's stuff.

Wizard
September 1st 2009

18770 Comments


I'll just pop in to post the occasional review from here on. Expect a Dungeon review next week.

Looking forward to this.

wexenhex
September 2nd 2009

192 Comments


okay, i actually think DB is very good for what they do. i really dont understand all the hate. and i always thought ICS Vortex was one of the strongest clean singers i have ever heard...seriously.
but on the topic, now that they have no clean vocals and keyboards, i suppose they are trying for a rawer feel? maybe like For All Tid? because i dont recall either on that album...but im not sure if it will work, because it really did help their symphonic sound.

PanasonicYouth
September 2nd 2009

7410 Comments


Not for long I'm afraid. This place has gone too far downhill and doesn't deliver on lulz anymore.

this makes me sad. =(

fucking unfunny nubs

zaruyache
September 2nd 2009

4810 Comments


Methinks I confused Burzum with another BM band, probably. I thought I listened to Burzy but apparently it wasn't. Sadly though the band I thought was Burzum was actually better than Burzum. By a lot.

Fxxkit13
September 2nd 2009

1559 Comments


...you are an idiot.

foreverendeared
September 2nd 2009

14678 Comments


Sadly though the band I thought was Burzum was actually better than Burzum. By a lot
well obviously i'm not going to believe that

Fxxkit13
September 2nd 2009

1559 Comments


Benzum, you have the best avatar. EVER.

TheyTookOurJobs
September 3rd 2009

1318 Comments


yeah the clean vocals were shit anywayz.........

Eakflanderyof
September 3rd 2009

2143 Comments


okay, i actually think DB is very good for what they do. i really dont understand all the hate. and i always thought ICS Vortex was one of the strongest clean singers i have ever heard...seriously.
but on the topic, now that they have no clean vocals and keyboards, i suppose they are trying for a rawer feel? maybe like For All Tid? because i dont recall either on that album...but im not sure if it will work, because it really did help their symphonic sound.


I was thinking they were just going to replace the two, but maybe not? Sounds promising.


darkwargreymon
January 1st 2010

188 Comments


Im amazed at the ignorance that goes in this thread. Shagrath is going to do keyboards for the next album if they don't find a keyboard player, but maybe they will shift their sound to their older albums.
Anyways to the people who call this band a ripoff from Emperor here is a news flash: DB sound nothing like emperor!
Emperor has a much more chaotic sound, the vocals are different, and the focus on keyboards are much different.
Also this band is not even close to tvue or kvlt and theyre not trying to be. Its SYMPHONIC black metal, a separate genre from black metal. They just choose to use corpsepaint, but that does not affect the music they make. Sure, they may not be the best Symphonic black metal band (IMO there is no "best" and "worst" band, or best or worst album overall either) but they are still good at what they do.
Who cares if they use an orchestra or whatever they fucking want in an album? It's the band's choice, it makes the symphonic effects more powerful, and there are not many albums that use this to record. If you don't like it simply don't buy their albums and don't download their music. Just ignore it, go praise the band's that you like instead of hating those that you hate.

laarx
June 3rd 2010

13 Comments


Wise word @darkwargreymon ! its truly annoying to see so many people tell everyone how they dont care about something that other people might care about. Honestly, noone gives a crap bout what they think, and if they have nothing better to say, is there any people in even wasting time to write that?
what you said is right about DB, they are symphonic black metal, not simply black metal, so they shouldnt be compared to other bands who are!

PanasonicYouth
June 3rd 2010

7410 Comments


lol

Honestly, noone gives a crap bout what they think, and if they have nothing better to say, is there any people in even wasting time to write that?


ditto to your opinions btw

plus you just resurrected a 6 month old thread
lurk moar

XfingTheSullen
November 5th 2010

2191 Comments


Mustis and Vortex left because they felt Dimmu was selling out. Damn fucking Sherlocks xD



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