Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 1997 / 1998 / 2004 / 2007 / 2012
Country

Noorwegen

Biography

Report GMM2012: Na een onheilspellend intro werd meteen ingezet met klassieker ‘Spellbound (By The Devil)’. De Noorse black metalkoningen weten hoe ze het volk mee moeten krijgen en deden dat moeiteloos, want de hele Marquee deed precies wat frontman Shagrath zegde. Met het anthem ‘Dimmu Borgir’ moest het dak er helemaal af, maar naast dit met klassieke heavy metal doorspekte nummer kregen we woest blasts en pure horror in ‘Kings Of The Carnival Creation’ of de stampende industrial van ‘Puritania’. Kortom: alles wat black metal hoort te zijn… (Morbid Geert)


GMM2012 - The Norwegian black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir is one of the festival’s household names. The band’s symphonic black metal set the marquees on fire on four past occasions. Their 1997 release Enthrone Darkness Triumphant is still an absolute black metal classic and it broke the band worldwide. The new millennium saw Dimmu Borgir experimenting with classical influences but that didn’t stop them from becoming the top-selling Norwegian band. Despite quite a few personnel changes, the band has managed to retain its signature sound and still enjoys a great live reputation. A word of advice: don’t be late or the best seats in the house will be taken…