Drum-cam footage of DIMMU BORGIR/ex-VADER drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski performing the song “The Serpentine Offering” with DIMMU BORGIR at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden, can be seen below. Also available is footage of Daray playing the track “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse” with DIMMU BORGIR at this year’s edition of the Nova Rock festival, which was held June 8-10 on the Pannonia Fields in Burgenland, the easternmost federal state of Austria (near Nickelsdorf and the Hungarian and Slovak borders).
In a 2008 interview with Metal-Rules.com, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz was asked how he would you rank Daray against all the other drummers the Norwegian black metal band has worked with over the years. “I would say that he is the most steady and consistent drummer I’ve ever played with, no matter what,” he replied. “He’s extremely reliable, hard-working, determined and he really, really pushes himself, you know? Even if he plays a really killer show and the rest of us have nothing to complain about, he still is not happy. It’s not good enough. That’s the attitude we need, you know? After all, the drummer is the engine in the band and you won’t get anywhere if you only have oil and gas…you need the engine to work too…so… he’s awesome.”
“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.
“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.
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