Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR were honored in the "Best Video" category at the 36th annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards) for their "The Serpentine Offering" clip. The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show was held Saturday night (February 2) at the Spektrum in Oslo, Norway and was broadcast live on the Norwegian channel TV2.
The "The Serpentine Offering" video was shot by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, KAMELOT) of Revolver Film Company AB and was DIMMU BORGIR's first promotional clip for their most recent album, "In Sorte Diaboli".
The members of DIMMU BORGIR were presented with the award on Friday — one day before the official Spellemann ceremony — during an appearance on the Norwegian TV program "Fredag" on TV2 with host Stål Talsnes. Check out a photo at this location.
The nominees in the "Best Video" category were as follows:
DIMMU BORGIR - "The Serpentine Offering" (Nuclear Blast)
HEROES & ZEROS - "A Strange Constellation" (Nightliner/Universal)
MY MIDNIGHT CREEPS - "Don`t Let’Em Bring You Down" (MMC Records)
TURBONEGRO - "Do You Do You Dig Destruction" (Scandinavian Leather Recordings)
WE - "Hurdy Gurdy" (Nun Music)
DIMMU BORGIR was also nominated in the "Metal" category for its "In Sorte Diaboli" CD, but lost out to MAYHEM, who won the award for "Ordo Ad Chao".
Watch DIMMU BORGIR's "The Serpentine Offering" video below.