Dimmu Borgir have announced that Swedish bass player Victor Brandt (Entombed A.D., Firespawn) has officially joined the team. The symphonic black metal titans will play their first show since 2012 in June and will visit all corner of the world throughout this year and 2019 and Victor is ready to storm the stage with vocalist Shagrath, guitarists Silenoz and Galder, keyboarder Gerlioz and drummer Daray.
Being one of the successful extreme metal forges on the planet, Dimmu Borgir have been dominating the symphonic black metal genre for 25 years. The songwriting core of Dimmu Borgir furthermore consists of charismatic vocalist Shagrath, as well as the string wizards Silenoz and Galder, but other familiar faces also emerge from the darkness: Drummer Daray and keyboarder Gerlioz are still part of the team, and Gaute Storaas helped with the choral arrangements for the majestic voices of the Schola Cantorum Choir. As the title “Eonian” indicates, the band’s 10th full-length release is dealing with the illusion of time and marks a tribute to both the band’s own past as well as the Norwegian black metal history.
It’s a great honor and pleasure to be a part of the mighty Dimmu Borgir. And such great timing for me to start at the release of their new album “Eonian”, which in my opinion is their best album so far. The members of the band are equally awesome to their music so I am looking forward to good times ahead.
The band adds:
We are very excited to have Victor become a part of the team! His experience, dedication and craftmanship is very much appreciated and we look forward to sharing the world stages with him!
The band’s new full-length album “Eonian” was released on May 4th and immediately entered the charts all around the globe, even on #24 of the international world charts. In countries such as Germany, Poland and the UK, the band even reached the highest positions of their 25-year-long career. The new album can be ordered here.
Witness the epic return of Dimmu Borgir to the stage on one of the following festival shows and headline gigs:
15.6. CDN Montebello, QC – Rockfest
23.6. F Clisson – Hellfest
6.7. E Barcelona – Rock Fest
4.8. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
11.8. B Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival
17.8. N Horten – Midgardsblot Metalfestival
19.8. USA Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas
21.8. USA Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
23.8. CDN Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
25.8. USA New York, NY – Playstation Theater
18.9. RUS St. Petersburg – Kosmonavt
20.9. RUS Moscow – Glavclub
22.9. RUS Yekaterinburg – Teleclub
24.10. J Osaka – umeda TRAD
25.10. J Tokyo – Liquid Room
9.11. BR São Paulo – Tropical Butanta
11.11. RA Buenos Aires – Teatro Flores
13.11. RCH Santiago – Cúpula Multiespacio
15.11. CO Bogotá – Royal Center
17.11. MEX Mexico City – Circo Volador