Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIRwill embark on a very special U.K. tour in November.
Having last trekked through the U.K. in 2009 with LAMB OF GOD and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on Metal Hammer U.K.’s “Defenders Of The Faith” tour, DIMMU BORGIR has changed gears and will be performing in eleven small clubs from Brighton to Birmingham to provide fans with the ultimate intimate show experience.
There will be no support band and DIMMU will perform two sets. The first set will be a full album in its entirety as chosen by the fans and the second set will include a variety of DIMMU classics.
Commented DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz: “It feels great to finally announce more U.K. dates! We have not only kept our promise about coming back after playing just one show on our last run, but this time around, we will also do a special two-hour set. You don’t want to miss this! See you down the pit!”
U.K. fans can vote for the following three albums on DIMMU‘s official Facebook page.
A) 1994’s “For All Tid”
B) 1996’s “Stormblåst”
C) 1997’s “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant”
Confirmed U.K. tour dates are as follows:
Nov. 14 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Nov. 15 – Colchester UK – Arts Centre
Nov. 16 – Norwich UK – Waterfront
Nov. 18 – Glasgow UK – Classic Grand
Nov. 19 – Leeds UK – The Cockpit
Nov. 20 – Cardiff UK – Great Hall 2
Nov. 21 – Stoke UK – Sugarmill
Nov. 23 – London UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Nottingham UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 25 – Manchester UK – Academy 3
Nov. 26 – Birmingham UK – 02 Academy 2
Tickets are VERY limited and will go on sale Monday, September 5.
DIMMU BORGIR‘s most recent touring lineup included Geir Bratland (APOPTYGMA BERZERK, THE KOVENANT) on keyboards and Terje Andersen (a.k.a. Cyrus; SUSPERIA) on bass.
“Abrahadabra”, the ninth album from DIMMU BORGIR, sold 9,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “In Sorte Diaboli”, opened with 14,000 units back in May 2007 to debut at No. 43. This was more than double the 6,400 first-week tally achieved by its predecessor, “Death Cult Armageddon”, which came out in September 2003 and landed at position No. 169 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The word “abrahadabra” (which roughly translates into “I will create as I speak”) first publicly appeared in Chapter III of “Liber AL vel Legis” (commonly referred to as “The Book of the Law”) written by Aleister Crowley in Cairo, Egypt in 1904.
“Abrahadabra” was released in Germany on September 24, 2010, in the rest of Europe on September 27, 2010, and it was made available in North America on October 12, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Photo credit: Bjørn Fehl