DIMMU BORGIR's latest album, "In Sorte Diaboli", has been certified gold in the band's home country of Norway for sales in excess of 15,000 copes. DIMMU BORGIR is said to be the first metal band in Norway to shift than 15,000 units of a single release.
The staff of Indie Distribution presented DIMMU BORGIR with an award to commemorate this achievement. Pictured here are: Silenoz, Galder, Tony Laureano (stand-in drummer), Thomas (Indie Dist.), Shagrath, Vortex, Hellhammer, Miss Andersen (Indie Dist.), Erik (Indie Dist.), Mustis, and Espen (Indie Dist.).
As previously reported, DIMMU BORGIR was honored in the "Metal" category at Alarmprisen 2007 (Alarm Awards) on Saturday, October 27 at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway. The group had finished performing at Nuclear Blast's 25 anniversary festival in Stuttgart, Germany and was backstage when it found out it had won the award for "In Sorte Diaboli". Also nominated in the "Metal" category were the latest releases from SATYRICON ("Now, Diabolical"), AUDREY HORNE ("Le Fol"), MAYHEM ("Ordo Ad Chao") and KEEP OF KALESSIN ("Armada").
"In Sorte Diaboli" has sold more than 50,000 copies in the United States since its April 2007 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
DIMMU BORGIR played a special invite-only gig in front of an audience of 80 people at the NRK P3 studios on September 18, 2007. The concert was broadcast live via the Internet. Footage of DIMMU BORGIR performing the song "The Serpentine Offering" at the show can be viewed below.
DIMMU BORGIR's November 6, 20007 concert at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway was filmed for an upcoming DVD release.
The band has released its video for the song "The Sacrilegious Scorn". The clip, which was helmed by renowned cover artist Joachim Luetke, can be viewed at this location.
DIMMU BORGIR has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England. Also scheduled to appear are the Finnish folk/pagan metal band MOONSORROW and the Finnish doomsters SWALLOW THE SUN, among others.