Dimmu Borgir plays at Wacken Open Air '07
Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER
STORMWARRIOR (feat. GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen)
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
THE VISION BLEAK
DIMMU BORGIR has set "In Sorte Diaboli" as the title of its new album, tentatively due in early 2007 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producers Fredrik Nordström and Patrik J. Sten.
Silenoz previously told Revolver magazine that the songwriting and recording process for the group's long-anticipated follow-up to 2003's "Death Cult Armageddon" involved none of the intensive pre-production of their last two discs, no demos, and no gallinvanting around with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. "It's definitely going to sound way more epic and bigger than we thought, because Mustis [keyboards] has also contributed with his keyboard ideas," said Silenoz. "I have to admit that some of the keyboard things on 'Death Cult Armageddon' sound better on the demo version than [their symphony versions] on the album. I probably shouldn't say that, but it's true."
This will be DIMMU's first "concept album," a story set in always-epic Medieval Europe that also serves as a treatise on the modern-day political and social abuses of organized religion. "There's this dude that works as a priest's assistant, and after a while he just discovers that he has nothing to do with Christianity," said Silenoz of the storyline, which he conceived in full before even a note of music was composed. "He just sort of has this awakening and realizes that he has different abilities and different powers and is leaning more to the dark side."
DIMMU BORGIR's current recording lineup is as follows:
Shagrath - Vocals
Silenoz - Guitars
Galder - Guitars
Vortex - Bass
Mustis - Keys
Hellhammer - Drums
Kampfar [NOR] on tour!
KAMPFAR (NO)www.kampfar.com http://www.kampfar.com
+ NYDVIND (FR) http://nydvind.free.fr/
http://nydvind.free.fr + SUPPORTS ( 07--22.04.06)
+ BERSERK (SP) www.berserkhorde.com
http://www.berserkhorde.com/ + SUPPORTS ( 12--17.04.06)
+ HEIDEVOLK (NL) www.heidevolk.com
SUPPORTS (21-- 29.04.06)
07.04.06 - Friday - D - Hamburg @ Markthalle
08.04.06 - Saturday - CZ - Prague @ NO MERCY Festival
09.04.06 - Sunday - SK - Nitra @ Naozzay
12.04.06 - Wednesday - SP - Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas
13.04.06 - Thursday - SP - Barcelona @ Mephisto
14.04.06 - Friday - SP - Irun @ Tunk
15.04.06 - Saturday - Mangualde @ HARDMETAL FEST
17.04.06 - Monday- FR - Paris, Chatelet @ Le Klub
19.04.06 - Wednesday - B - Hekelgem @ 162
21.04.06 - Friday - D - Giessen @ Jokus
22.04.06 - Saturday - D - Elterlein, Annaberg-Bucholz @ Hagalaz
24.04.06 - Monday - IT - Padova, Albignasego @ Country Star
27.04.06 - Thursday - LUX - Kehlen @ Shind'Z Cafe
28.04.06 - Friday - NL - Groningen @ Vera
29.04.06 - Saturday - NL - Arnheim @ KINGS OF METAL Fest
Darkthrone - On Metal Hammer DVD [Nocturno Culto]
The new issue of Metal Hammer Germany comes with an exclusive DVD, titled "Maximum Metal Vol. 100". The disc contains a never-before-seen home report with DARKTHRONE frontman Nocturno Culto in Norway, plus a visit with EKTOMORF at home in Hungary, where singer Zoltan Farkas gives a tour of his home and rehearsal space, CHIMAIRA open the doors to their tour bus and IN FLAMES frontman Anders Friden talks about the making of the group's new album, "Come Clarity". Also featured on the DVD are new video clips from IN FLAMES, EDGUY, WHITESNAKE, HATESPHERE, AS I LAY DYING, DEATHSTARS, DIR EN GREY, DIABLO, LORDI and SINAMORE. Watch the trailer clip and check out the cover, designed by artist Christian Wahlin (TIAMAT, AT THE GATES, DISSECTION), at this location.
Keep Of Kalessin internet teaser
Keep Of Kalessin has recently launched an internet teaser video for the new album "Armada".
The teaser can be found at www.kalessin.no or direct link http://www.keepofkalessin.no/videos/kalessinteaser10.wmv
The first tunes from the upcoming album is revealed along with the new line-up, introducing Thebon as the new vocalist. He was first seen with the band during their live shows in 2005 and did vocals on their eastern european tour with EXODUS and HYPOCRISY in December.
As previously reported Keep Of Kalessin has also just finished recording a new video for the track "Infire" which will premiere in February.
The video was shot 100% green-screen and is directed by Rome Ramsies at VisionValley (www.visionvalley.com) who has worked with bands like Slipknot, Sepultura and Mudvayne amongst others.
He also worked in Weta Digital for several yearst during the making of "Lord of the Rings" and he also did CGI for the movie "Pitch Black".
BELPHEGOR To Team Up With HATE ETERNAL For European Tour
Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR will be teaming up with HATE ETERNAL for a European tour beginning in late April. Prior to the HATE ETERNAL trek, BELPHEGOR will play two shows as part of the No Mercy Festivals alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE and HATE ETERNAL, among others.
Upcoming BELPHEGOR shows:
No Mercy Festivals April 2006:
Apr. 16 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo
Apr. 17 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013
BELPHEGOR / HATE ETERNAL European Tour 2006:
Apr. 19 - Flensburg, GER @ Roxy
Apr. 20 - Kopenhagen, DEN @ The Rock
Apr. 25 - Prag, CZR @ Black Pez P
Apr. 30 - Milano, ITA @ Transilvania Live
More dates will be announced soon.
BELPHEGOR are in the process of recording session their sixth album at producer Andy Classen's Stage One studios in Germany. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Throne of Sacrilege", "Flammandus Et Contemtus", "Bluhtsturm Erotica"', "Belphegor – Hell's Ambassador"." Check out pictures from the recording sessions at this location.
BELPHEGOR's fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult", was released in Europe in February via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and is the follow-up to 2003's "Lucifer Incestus".
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