Led by vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune), Sabbath Assembly anno 2017 features guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), who has been with the band since 2011; original drummer Dave Nuss; bassist Johnny Deblase, who also played on the band's self-titled album; and the new addition of second guitarist Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero, Zvi). We have been thrilled by the group's endeavors since the early albums, yet not they continue to evolve and excite as a far more progressive and at times heavier beast than when they first arrived, steeped in interpreting the hymnody of the Process Church of the Final Judgment. One of the most consistently good and unique bands in modern rock and metal, Sabbath Assembly are no mere faux-cult or yet another pretend wizard band. The new album Rites Of Passage draws from much deeper wells and is one of their most dynamic releases. The songs on Rites of Passage include stories of losing one's religion (rather than initiation), dissolution of a relationship (rather than marriage), and managing the dementia and physical decline of a loved one (as more profound than a funeral rite).
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A good Monday to all my fellow heathens and cretins out there and welcome to Random Metal Shit Monday. This is the place where you come to get your metal fix and laugh, scream, cry, punch away the dreariness that is the dreaded Monday.
Today’s randomness is what happens when the double arches go bad. It’s not cut or mixed the best but it definitely is creative and makes for an entertaining few minutes.
Today’s RMSM is brought to you by the letter “C” for Creepy Clown. Enjoy.Add to My Radar
If you live in Europe or plan on attending any major metal festival this spring and summer, then Dimmu Borgir might be headed to a stage near you. The black metal stalwarts have announced a new string of dates that runs all the way into August.
On May 28, 2011 Dimmu Borgir gave a very special one-off show at the Oslo Spektrum with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Schola Cantorum choir. A live album and DVD of the show titled Forces of the Northern Night with an accompanying documentary is scheduled for release in 2012.
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Norwegian theatrical black metal band Dimmu Burger, shit, I mean Dimmu Borgir (sorry, I’m a huge fan of Metalocalypse) have just released details on an upcoming U.K. tour that seems to be very unique.
The last time Dimmu Borgir toured the U.K. was in 2009 with Lamb Of God and Five Finger Death Punch on the Defenders of the Faith tour. This time around promises to be a little more exclusive though. They will be the only band on the bill and are visiting eleven small clubs across the U.K., performing two sets at each stop. The first will be a crowd chosen album, and the second will be a mix of classic hits.
Click here to read a statement from the guitarist about the tour and a list of dates.Add to My Radar
Norwegian symphonic black metal band, Dimmu Borgir, are currently working on a new album. The band is calling it their “20th Anniversary album” stating on their facebook page:
“Wanted to let you guys know that Dimmu Borgir had several studio sessions lately , and have lots of new material for the upcoming 20th Anniversary album.”
The band’s latest release is “Abrahadabra” which was released in September 2010 via Nuclear Blast.Add to My Radar
Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir are pleased to announce three additional shows to their upcoming European run. These shows will be a part of Dimmu Borgir’s intimate club tour in which there will be no support band and they will perform two sets. The first set will be a full album in its entirety as chosen by the fans via their official Facebook page and the second set will include a variety of Dimmu classics. The band’s last album, “Abrahadabra”, was released October 12th,2010 via Nuclear Blast records.
New dates include:
10 Nov 2011 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
11 Nov 2011 – Haarlem, The Netherlands – Patronat
12 Nov 2011 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Hall
Check out the full date list here.Add to My Radar
Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir have announced their first ever performances in Ireland.The shows will be a part of their club tour of the U.K. which now includes the Republic of Ireland. 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. check out the Irish show tour dates here.
Dimmu Borgir’s latest album, “Abrahadabra”, was released October 12th 2010 via Nuclear Blast Recorders.Add to My Radar
Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir have announced an upcoming tour that will take place in the U.K. There will be no supporting band and the 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. Check out the tour dates here.
Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz states:
“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 2 hour set. You don’t want to miss this! See you down the pit!”
The band’s last album, “Abrahadabra”, was released October 12th,2010 via Nuclear Blast records
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Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it and we bet a lot of you Metal Rioters are sick of doing the same damn thing. So, we’re pulling our sleuth gear out to bring these heavy metal mysteries into the light and every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back to bring you sweet revelation.
This week’s origin story takes us from the cultural, scientific, economic and governmental center of Norway to the land of ice and fire. Norway’s Dimmu Borgir has blessed us with their special brand of black metal since 1993, but from where does the name hail? Revelation awaits you here.Add to My Radar
Norwegian doomsday rock n’ rollers Chrome Division (led by Dimmu Borgir singer Shagrath) streams a new video of the song “Bulldogs Unleashed,” which comes off their 3rd album “3rd Round Knockout.” Click here to watch the video.
The album is set for release (today) May 6th in Europe and May 17th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.Add to My Radar
Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir have announced that they will be playing an exclusive live show in Norway at the Oslo Spektrum. This show will feature 53 members of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, who appeared on their newest album “Abrahadabra” which was released on September 22nd, 2010 through Nuclear Blast. According to the band, this is their only appearance confirmed for the summer .
Guitarist Silenoz elaborates here.Add to My Radar
The band recently wrapped up an expansive North American tour with fellow Norwegian bands Enslaved and Blood Red Throne. “Abrahadabra” was released in North America on October 12th via Nuclear Blast Records.Add to My Radar
Dimmu Borgir are having a contest to give away guest list spots for their North American tour with Enslaved. Contestants must set their default photos on Myspace or Facebook as the tour flyer and post a comment on the band’s page at either social network.
“Don’t have tickets to see DIMMU BORGIR + ENSLAVED on their upcoming North American tour yet?!
We understand that times may be tough for many, so in an effort to give back to the fans, DIMMU BORGIR + Nuclear Blast USA will be giving away limited number of guest list spots (not a backstage pass) to some lucky fans for the North American tour!”
For more details click here.Add to My Radar
Dimmu Borgir will launch the “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in North America on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts. The “Darkness Reborn Tour” will feature fellow Norwegian bands Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, and Los Angeles based Dawn Of Ashes. Click here for the recent Enslaved interview regarding the upcoming tour. Dimmu Borgir’s latest album “Abrahadabra” has already released in Europe and is set to release in North America on October 12, 2010 through Nuclear Blast. Click here for scheduled North American tour dates.Add to My Radar
“Abrahadabra” will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th. Fans who purchase a physical copy of the new album will find a coupon good for 2€ /$2 off any band merchandise redeemable at any upcoming Dimmu Borgir show.Add to My Radar