Interviews with NILE's Karl Sanders and DIMMU BORGIR's Silenoz are featured in the eighth edition of the Nuclear Podblast. Also available are brand new tracks from NILE, DIMMU BORGIR, SONIC SYNDICATE, CLAWFINGER, CANDLEMASS and SONATA ARCTICA.
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An exclusive NILE Internet-only single — an appetizer for the group's upcoming album, "Ithyphallic" — will be released on June 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. It will contain the following tracks:
01. Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor…
02. Laying Fire Upon Apep (rehearsal)
03. Drum Session (video)
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An e-card for "Ithyphallic" can be accessed at this location. Due in the U.S. on July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records (July 23 in most of Europe), the CD was recorded at Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and engineer Bob Moore.
The track "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water" is available for streaming at Ozzfest.com.
As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on June 15, DIMMU BORGIR has recruited Tony Laureano (NILE, ANGELCORPSE) to sit behind the kit for the group's next two shows following the announcement that the band's regular drummer drummer Jan Axel von Blomberg (a.k.a. Hellhammer) has broken his arm.
Laureano previously played with DIMMU BORGIR as a session drummer at Ozzfest 2004 after the group's then-skinsman, Danish drummer Reno Kiilerich (PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM, VILE), was unable to obtain a U.S. work visa in time to join the band on the road.
DIMMU BORGIR will play the following shows with Tony Laureano behind the kit:
Jun. 23 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
Jun. 29 - Hell City Festival - Stjørdal, Norway
DIMMU BORGIR's latest album, "In Sorte Diaboli", has sold just under 40,000 copies in the United States in since its late April release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album premiered with 14,000 units — more than double the 6,400 opening-week number achieved by its predecessor, "Death Cult Armageddon", which came out in September 2003 and landed at position No. 169 on The Billboard 200 chart.