DIMMU BORGIR In Milan: Photos, Video Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR performing a new song, "Chess With The Abyss", on September 27, 2010 at club Alcatraz in Milan, Italy can be viewed below.

Photos of the concert are available on the news blog Musica Metal.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Xibir
02. Spellbound (By the Devil)
03. The Chosen Legacy
04. IndoctriNation
05. Dimmu Borgir
06. Gateways
07. Chess With the Abyss
08. Born Treacherous
09. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
10. The Blazing Monoliths of Defiance
11. Vredesbyrd
12. The Serpentine Offering
13. Puritania
14. Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
15. Mourning Palace
16. Perfection or Vanity

The first show of DIMMU BORGIR's European tour as the support act for KORN took place on September 19 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland.

DIMMU BORGIR's current touring lineup reportedly includes Geir Bratland (APOPTYGMA BERZERK, THE KOVENANT) on keyboards and Terje Andersen (a.k.a. Cyrus; SUSPERIA) on bass, although this has not yet been officially confirmed by the band.

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (real name: Tommie Helgesson; THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) announced his departure from DIMMU BORGIR's touring lineup on August 25 — just one day after confirming that he was tapped by the band to replace bassist/vocalist ICS Vortex during the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Abrahadabra", and the subsequent world tour. Shaw has since rejoined Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION.

"Abrahadabra" was released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and it will be made available in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The word "abrahadabra" (which roughly translates into "I will create as I speak") first publicly appeared in Chapter III of "Liber AL vel Legis" (commonly referred to as "The Book of the Law") written by Aleister Crowley in Cairo, Egypt in 1904.

A song-by-song review of "Abrahadabra" can be found on the Eternal Terror web site.

Photo below courtesy of Musica Metal


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