New Dimmu Borgir Album

2018-01-26 by manosg STAFF | 49 Comments
Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir will release their upcoming album entitled Eonian, later this year. Their first album since 2010's Abrahadabra is slated for a May 4th release date via Nuclear Blast Records and will consist of 10 tracks. The LP, which also marks the Norwegian's 25th anniversary, is produced by the band and engineered by Jens Bogren.

Guitarist Silenoz says:
“Time, when not approaching it from the construct we're used to can't be defined and thus it is illusory. There's only an 'eternal now', which the album title is already hinting at. When we travel between the worlds seen and unseen, the perception of time ceases to exist, it has no function. Our energy is our torch and our compass when we make rifts and pierce through the veil - when we go beyond.”

Vocalist Shagrath adds:
"Eonian represents the illusion of time, everything that is and always has been. For us, it also marks the 25th anniversary of Dimmu Borgir and the album itself is a tribute to our own history and the Norwegian black metal history."

In addition, on February 23rd, Dimmu Borgir will unveil their first single "Interdimensional Summit", that will be released as a 7'' vinyl EP, providing a first taste of the upcoming album.

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Sinternet
January 26th 2018
18565 Comments


is it worth holding out hope this will be anything other than mediocre at this point?

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Hellscythe
January 26th 2018
3237 Comments


no because this band has never released anything other than mediocre

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Darius the Great
January 26th 2018
19741 Comments


They've had a few jams in the past tbh

Hawks
January 26th 2018
67616 Comments


no because this band has never released anything other than mediocre

Lmao Abrahadabra is their only bad album. Pumped for this one though.

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BigPleb
January 26th 2018
56999 Comments


Maybe they'll do a Cradle and come back all guns blazing.

Hawks
January 26th 2018
67616 Comments


Wouldn't be surprised tbh.

Sevengill
January 26th 2018
8899 Comments


question is whether seven-odd years were spent stagnating or recharging. here's hoping it's the latter. something along the lines of Puritanical would be awesome.

BlackwaterPork
January 26th 2018
4389 Comments


Band used be good back in the enthrone darkness days, hope they go back to that level of quality

Hawks
January 26th 2018
67616 Comments


Lmao Abrahadabra is their only bad album. [2]

BlackwaterPork
January 26th 2018
4389 Comments


Not saying they're bad more on the lines of pretty average nowadays

Hawks
January 26th 2018
67616 Comments


Disagreed hard. m/

BlackwaterPork
January 26th 2018
4389 Comments


Hawks come on they haven’t released a proper guden in ages

InFlamesWeThrash666
January 26th 2018
8682 Comments


Can't wait to be disappointed

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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2018
9291 Comments


Hoping this will be dece.

bloc
January 26th 2018
54389 Comments


Dummy Burger

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Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2018
1416 Comments


This'll be rich.

RunOfTheMill
January 26th 2018
3930 Comments


About time, idk how the band has survived eight years without new material. Are they really that big that they could basically just tour at this point?

Flugmorph
January 26th 2018
20664 Comments


lets not

Nomos
January 26th 2018
1737 Comments


"Our energy is our torch and our compass when we make riffs* and pierce through the veil - when we go beyond.”

Nomos
January 26th 2018
1737 Comments


jk these guys have always been more of a Norwegian comedy troupe for me. The makeup, the theatrics -- it's all gut-busting. I can't wait for their next zany output.

pjquinones747
January 26th 2018
2821 Comments


The "time is a construct" ploy is super edgy to use as a concept for an album, but I personally enjoy anything Dimmu that doesn't have ICS Vortex's silly sounding clean vocals.

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2018
24760 Comments


Love this band, but also not really looking forward to this.




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5am
January 26th 2018
65 Comments


+1 for whoever went and rated this a 5 already

BlackMalachite
January 26th 2018
3711 Comments


Abrahadabra isn't even bad, band rules and I hope this album does as well

Mabbitt
January 26th 2018
1684 Comments


About time, idk how the band has survived eight years without new material. Are they really that big that they could basically just tour at this point?


Were they even active? I always assumed that they just kind of....stopped.

Anyways, this is cool news. Might not be a great album, but there should at least be a few good tracks.

Sinternet
January 26th 2018
18565 Comments


abrahadabra is awful lol



Keyblade
January 26th 2018
26607 Comments


forgot this band even existed. to think they were pretty big on the 00's

pjquinones747
January 26th 2018
2821 Comments


To my knowledge they reduced their activity to near-Tool levels aside from the Forces of the Northern Night live album (which is absolutely incredible IMO) which was a couple years ago if I remember correctly.

Eakflanderyof
January 26th 2018
2421 Comments


Abrahadabra is pretty not good but that's it really. They just get a lot of shit from edgelords. Stormblast is still my fav though.

Album title is cool. Much better and more tasteful than the last couple titles.

DominionMM1
January 26th 2018
17748 Comments


according to sputnikmusic.com this new one is already a stone cold classic

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2018
24760 Comments


Abrahadabra is bad except two songs

bloc
January 26th 2018
54389 Comments


"according to sputnikmusic.com this new one is already a stone cold classic"

This sentence made me lol hard dunno why

InFlamesWeThrash666
January 26th 2018
8682 Comments


Abrahadabra is bad except two songs

s/t and Gateways yeah

zaruyache
January 26th 2018
20373 Comments


Last album was all bad songs. Bring back the riffs and cut the symph nonsense to proper levels and there might be a chance of this being passable. Not crossing my fingers tho.

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2018
24760 Comments


I don't mind super pomp symph, they just need some great metal elements to go w/ ... the idea of super extravagant Dimmu isn't bad, they just need to pull it off more tactfully.

zaruyache
January 26th 2018
20373 Comments


as soon as they started turning down the guitars for bigger symph their songwriting went down too, so i think giving them any excuse to forgo writing a prominent rhythm section is probably a bad idea.

DarkNoctus
January 26th 2018
10694 Comments


in sorte diaboli was a lot worse than abrahadabra tbh

i'll be entering this cautiously

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pjquinones747
January 26th 2018
2821 Comments


in sorte diaboli was a lot worse than abrahadabra tbh [2]

Sevengill
January 26th 2018
8899 Comments


I liked a couple songs on Sorte. heard "Gateways" and didn't bother with Abra.

Anthracks
January 27th 2018
6269 Comments


band name still makes me hungry to this day

XfingTheSullen
February 18th 2018
4361 Comments


Even though their last two albums were mediocre, I still find myself having a soft spot for this band for some reason. I liked at least three songs off Abrahadabra actually, so I'm naively having high hopes for this next one lol

Egarran
February 18th 2018
8620 Comments


"question is whether seven-odd years were spent stagnating or recharging "

Don't know, but they clearly ate a lot of shrooms. I don't remember their PR being this trippy before.

XfingTheSullen
February 21st 2018
4361 Comments


Oddly excited for the new song, I hope it's not complete poop

BlackwaterPork
February 21st 2018
4389 Comments


Oh shit two days now

InFlamesWeThrash666
February 22nd 2018
8682 Comments


it leaked

XfingTheSullen
February 23rd 2018
4361 Comments


the new track sounds very little like Dimmu, more like some generic symptho metal band, the black metal elements are all but gone, what a disappointment

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2018
24760 Comments


They ripped that initial melody for the orchestral part right from Satyricons “K.I.N.G.”

Hawks
February 23rd 2018
67616 Comments


I kinda dig the song tbh and In Sorte Diaboli is not even close to as bad as Abrahadabra lol.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2018
24760 Comments


I have mixed feeling about it. I like some of the parts individually, but not the song as a whole. It being a Dimmu track has me automatically expecting something black metal-ish, but it doesn’t have anything really to distinguish it as BM.



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