Dimmu Borgir

Members of Dimmu Borgir: Øyvind Mustaparta, Brynjard Tristan, Jamie Stinson, Kimberly Goss, Nicholas Barker, Simen Hestnæs, Stian Aarstad, Stian Arnesen, Stian Thoresen, Sven Atle Kopperud, Thomas Rune Andersen Orre, Tjodalv
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.dimmu-borgir.com/, http://www.myspace.com/dimmuborgir, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimmu_Borgir, https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir, http://www.last.fm/music/dimmu+borgir

Discography of Dimmu Borgir:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Sons Of Satan Gather For Attack 11 Audio 1999-12-07 Hammerheart Records
2 Spiritual Black Dimensions 11 Audio 2001-03-20
3 Spiritual Black Dimensions 9 Audio 1999 Nuclear Blast
4 Stormblåst 10 Audio Cacophonous Records
5 For All Tid 9 Audio 1995
6 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant 11 Audio 2002
7 Death Cult Armageddon 13 Audio 2003-09-08
8 Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia 11 Audio 2001-03-19
9 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant 11 Audio 1997
10 Godless Savage Garden 8 Audio 1998-07-13
11 For All Tid 12 Audio 2000
12 Devil's Path 4 Audio 1996 Hot Records (6)
13 Inn I Evighetens Mørke 1994 2 Audio Crowley Records
14 Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia 12 Audio 2001
15 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant 10 Audio 1997
16 Devil's Path / In The Shades Of Life 11 Audio 2004-01-26 Karmageddon Media
17 Spiritual Black Dimensions 9 Audio 1999-03-02
18 Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia 13 Audio 2001-03-12
19 Alive In Torment 5 Audio 2001-11-26
20 Spiritual Black Dimensions 9 Audio 1999 Nuclear Blast
21 Spiritual Black Dimensions 9 Audio 1999-03-02
22 Death Cult Armageddon 14 Audio 2003-10-06
23 World Misanthropy 8 Audio 2002
24 Death Cult Armageddon 17 Audio 2003-10-06
25 Death Cult Armageddon 11 Audio 2003-09-08
26 Stormblåst 18 Audio 2005-11-09
27 Stormblåst 12 Audio 2005-11-09
28 Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia 11 Audio 2001-03-20 Nuclear Blast America
29 Inn I Evighetens Mørke 3 Audio 1994-12-17 Necromantic Gallery Productions
30 World Misanthropy (Limited Edition Boxset) 30 Audio 2002
31 Stormblåst 10 Audio 1998 Cacophonous Records
32 Stormblåst 10 Audio 2003 Cacophonous Records
33 Godless Savage Garden 10 Audio 2006-07-14 Nuclear Blast
34 Spiritual Black Dimensions 9 Audio
35 Godless Savage Garden 9 Audio 1998 Nuclear Blast
36 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant 10 Audio 1997 Nuclear Blast
37 In Sorte Diaboli 14 Audio 2007-04-24 Nuclear Blast
38 In Sorte Diaboli Sampler 2 Audio 2007 Nuclear Blast
39 Spiritual Black Dimensions 13 Audio 2001 Irond
40 The Serpentine Offering 2 Audio 2007-08-22 Nuclear Blast
41 Stormblåst 18 Audio 2005-11-11
42 Stormblåst 11 Audio 2005 Irond
43 Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia 12 Audio 2001 Irond
44 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant 10 Audio 2008 Back On Black
45 For All Tid 11 Audio 2008 Back On Black
46 Godless Savage Garden 8 Audio 2008 Back On Black
47 Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia 11 Audio 2008 Back On Black
48 Spiritual Black Dimensions 9 Audio 2008 Back On Black
49 Stormblåst 10 Audio Century Media
50 Spiritual Black Dimensions 12 Audio 2004 Nuclear Blast


Norwegian act Dimmu Borgir was born in 1993, created by Shagrath, Erkekjetter and Tjodalv. The group joined forces with Stian Aarstad & Brynjard Tristan, with which they recorded their first EP, "Inn I Evighetens Morke," containing 2 songs (the titletrack, Part I & Part II), which combined traditional Black Metal with a good deal of other styles, including classical & opera. Dimmu Borgir's first LP, "For All Tid" was released in 1994, followed by "Stormblåst."

1997 saw the light of "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant," the group's best effort & masterpiece. The album wasn't just a generally better production (the quality was much higher than on their previous LPs), Shagrath's new and improved lyrics (now sung in English) were able to make Dimmu Borgir rise from the underground.

"Dimmuborgir" is Icelandic for "Dark Castle/Fortress." It is a type of lava formation near Lake Myvatn in Iceland. According to local legends, it's a gateway to Hell.

[u][b]Current Band Line-up:[/b][/u]

Shagrath - Vocals

Silenoz - Guitars

Galder - Guitars

They currently have no official drummer. Hellhammer was the drummer while they were on tour, but due to an injury in 2007, he was forced to step down. [a=Tony Laureano] took over drum duties from there.

In 2009, members ICS Vortex and Mustis independently announced their departure from Dimmu Borgir. Mustis released a statement claiming his disfavor with the band, stating that he was not properly credited for his writing contributions to the band's music, mentioning possibly taking legal action.

Dimmu Borgir soon after confirmed the pair's dismissal from the band, releasing a statement explaining why the two were fired. Shagrath, Silenoz, and Galder wrote, "Funny then, how the new album is halfway finished written already by the rest of us without any of these guys' input, still having all those elements we're known for.

Dimmu Borgir's ninth studio album, Abrahadabra, is allready released worldwide. Silenoz explained that the growing periods of time between albums was because the band had stopped writing music while touring, which was affecting the quality of the music. He described the new album as having an "eerie and haunting feel to it," adding that the material is "epic," "primal," atmospheric and ambient. A promotional image released with the statement showed Shagrath returning to the keyboards. The album will feature an ensemble orchestra, the Kringkastingsorkestret (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra), as well as the Schola Cantorum choir, totaling more than 100 musicians and singers.

On July 8, the band confirmed that they had tapped Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (Therion, Dream Evil) to replace bassist/clean vocalist ICS Vortex on the band's upcoming album, "Abrahadabra", and world tour. On August 25 it was announced that Snowy Shaw has left Dimmu Borgir to rejoin Therion. On September 17, 2010 Dimmu Borgir released the song "Born Treacherous" from their upcoming album Abrahadabra on their official MySpace page. Then on September 24 the band announced they would stream Abrahadabra in its entirety until 7 p.m. EST that evening. The keyboards and bass are currently played by Brat and Cyrus respectively.


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