DIMMU BORGIR Announces August 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

DIMMU BORGIR Announces August 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR will embark on a short U.S. tour in August. The four-date trek will kick off on August 19 at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, Nevada and conclude six days later at the PlayStation Theater in New York City.

Confirmed shows:

Aug. 19 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (Psycho Las Vegas)
Aug. 21 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
Aug. 23 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Aug. 25 - New York, NY - PlayStation Theater

DIMMU BORGIR's new album, "Eonian", will be released on May 4 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was designed in fascinating detail by Zbigniew M. Bielak (GHOST, BEHEMOTH, MAYHEM).

The songwriting core of DIMMU BORGIR still consists of vocalist Shagrath and guitarists Silenoz and Galder. They are joined in the band's current lineup by drummer Daray and keyboardist Gerlioz.

"Eonian" contains 10 new tracks, produced by the band itself and engineered by Jens Bogren. Emerging from the dark minds of the three songwriters, "Eonian" follows a philosophical concept, dealing with the illusion of time.

Silenoz told Metal Shock Finland about DIMMU BORGIR's long-awaited follow-up to 2010's "Abrahadabra": "We feel that we're sitting on the best album that we could possibly do at this time, and personally, I think it's definitely our best album to date. Obviously, that's something that everybody says, but if I didn't believe that we would do our best album, there wouldn't really be any point doing a new one. So, yeah, I'm really excited about it, and I know that quite a few fans will probably be positively surprised."

As for the musical direction of DIMMU BORGIR's new effort, Silenoz, said: "I think it's safe to say that [the parts that are] more epic and majestic are more epic and majestic, and the same goes for the brutal sound of DIMMU and also the primitive and more black metal sound of DIMMU is more black metal this time around. So you will have the more extremes of each part that we are known for."

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