Origin: Norway  
Genres: Black Metal
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Dimmu Borgir

Named for an area of Icelandic lava fields, Dimmu Borgir was formed in 1993 by the trio of Shagrath, Silenoz, and Tjodalv (the first two have remained the leaders of the band, while Tjodalv recently left to form Susperia) and is unquestionably one of the most well-known and accomplished Norwegian melodic black metal bands in the scene. The current lineup has an impressive lineage, with ties to other established bands such as Cradle Of Filth, Borknagar, and Old Man's Child. As one might expect, the earlier material is a bit rawer and less developed, as the band has matured and progressed with each release without sacrificing intensity or forgetting their roots.

Current Members

Shagrath (Stian Thoresen)

vocals (Chrome Division, Ov Hell, guest for Ragnarok)

Erkekjetter Silenoz (Sven Atle Kopperud)

rhythm guitar/vocals (Insidious Disease, ex-Nocturnal Breed)

Galder (Thomas Rune Andersen)

lead guitar (ex-Dødheimsgard, Old Man's Child)

Victor Brandt

bass (Entombed A.D., Firebspawn)

Former Members/Guests

Astennu (Jamie Stinson)

guitars (ex-Carpe Tenebrum, ex-The Kovenant)

Brynjard Tristan (Ivar Tristan Lundsten)

bass (ex-Old Man's Child)

Nagash (Stian Arnesen)

bass (ex-Carpe Tenebrum, The Kovenant, ex-Nocturnal Breed, Troll)

ICS Vortex (Simen Hestæs)

bass (ex-Arcturus, Borknagar, ICS Vortex)

Snowy Shaw (Tommy Helgesson) (guest)

bass/vocals (Denner/Shermann, ex-Dream Evil, ex-Illwill, ex-King Diamond, ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Notre Dame)

Stian Aarstad

keyboards (ex-Enthral)

Mustis (Øyvind Johan Mustaparta)

keyboards

Tjodalv (Kenneth Åkesson)

drums (ex-Old Man's Child, Susperia)

Nick Barker

drums (Brujeria, ex-Cradle Of Filth, Lock Up, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Testament)

Hellhammer (Jan Axel Von Blomberg) (guest)

drums (ex-Arcturus, ex-Jorn, ex-The Kovenant, Mayhem, ex-Mezzerschmitt, ex-Thorns, ex-Troll, ex-Winds)

Daray (Darek Brzozowski) (guest)

drums (ex-Vader, Vesania)



Discography



For All Tid  
1995 No Colors
  1. Det Nye Riket
  2. Under Korpens Vinger
  3. Over Bleknede Blader Til Dommedag
  4. Stien
  5. Glittertind
  6. For All Tid
  7. Hunnerkongens Ferd Over Steppene
  8. Raabjørn Speiler Drangheimens Skodde
  9. Den Gjemte Sannhets Hersker
  10. Inn I Evighetens Mørke Part I
  11. Inn I Evighetens Mørke Part II
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Brynjard Tristan
  • Stian Aarstad
  • Tjodalv



Stormblåst  
1996 Cacophonous
  1. Alt Lys Er Svunnet Hen
  2. Broderskapets Ring
  3. Nar Sjelen Hentes Til Helvete
  4. Sorgens Kammer
  5. Da Den Kristne Satte Livet Til
  6. Stormblast
  7. Dodsferd
  8. Antikrist
  9. Vinder Fra En Ensom Grav
  10. Cuds Fortapelse - Apenbaring Av Dommedag
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Brynjard Tristan
  • Stian Aarstad
  • Tjodalv



Devil's Path  EP
1996 Hot Records
  1. Master Of Disharmony
  2. Devil's Path
  3. Nocturnal Fear
  4. Nocturnal Fear (celtically processed)
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Nagash
  • Tjodalv
1996 Readers' Album #45




Enthrone Darkness Triumphant  
1997 Nuclear Blast
  1. Mourning Palace
  2. Spellbound (By the Devil)
  3. In Death's Embrace
  4. Relinquishment of Spirit and Flesh
  5. The Night Masquerade
  6. Tormentor of Christian Souls
  7. Entrance
  8. Master of Disharmony
  9. Prudence's Fall
  10. A Succubus in Rapture
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Nagash
  • Stian Aarstad
  • Tjodalv
1997 Readers' Album #20




Godless Savage Garden  
1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Moonchild domain
  2. Hunnerkongen
  3. Chaos without prophecy
  4. Raabjorn speiler draugheimens skodde
  5. Metal heart
  6. Stormblast (live)
  7. Master of disharmony (live)
  8. In death's embrace (live)
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Astennu
  • Stian Aarstad
  • Tjodalv
1998 Readers' Album #51




Spiritual Black Dimensions  
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Reptile
  2. Behind The Curtains Of Night--Phantasmagoria
  3. Dreamside Dominions
  4. United In Unhallowed Grace
  5. The Promised Future Aeons
  6. The Blazing monoliths Of Defiance
  7. The Insight And The Catharsis
  8. Grotesquery Conceiled (Within Measureless Magic)
  9. Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Astennu
  • Nagash
  • Mustis
  • Tjodalv
1999 Readers' Album #30




Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia  
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Fear And Wonder
  2. Blessings Upon The Throne Of Tyranny
  3. Kings Of The Carnival Creation
  4. Hybrid Stigmata - The Apostasy
  5. Architecture Of A Genocidal Nature
  6. Puritana
  7. IndoctriNation
  8. The Maelstrom Mephisto
  9. Absolute Sole Right
  10. Sympozium
  11. Perfection Or Vanity
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Galder
  • ICS Vortex
  • Mustis
  • Nick Barker
2001 Readers' Album #8




World Misanthropy  VIDEO
2002 Nuclear Blast



Death Cult Armageddon  
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. Allegiance
  2. Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
  3. Lepers Among Us
  4. Vredesbyrd
  5. For The World To Dictate Our Death
  6. Blood Hunger Doctrine
  7. Allehelgens Død I Helveds Rike
  8. Cataclysm Children
  9. Eradication Instincts Defined
  10. Unorthodox Manifesto
  11. Heavenly Perverse
  12. Satan My Master (digipak bonus)
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Galder
  • ICS Vortex
  • Mustis
  • Nick Barker
2003 Readers' Album #2




Stormblåst  
2005 Nuclear Blast
  1. Alt Lys Er Svunnet Hen
  2. Broderskapets Ring
  3. NÃ¥r Sjelen Hentes Til Helvete
  4. Sorgens Kammer - Del II
  5. Dan Den Kristne Satte Livet Til
  6. Stormblåst
  7. Dødsferd
  8. Antikrist
  9. Vinder Fra En Ensom Grav
  10. Guds Fortapelse - Åpenbaring av Dommedag
  11. Avmaktslave (Bonus Track)
  12. Spellbound
  13. Vredesbyrd
  14. Kings of the Carnival Creation
  15. Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
  16. Mourning Palace
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Hellhammer
2005 Readers' Album #31




In Sorte Diaboli  
2007 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Serpentine Offering
  2. The Chosen Legacy
  3. The Conspiracy Unfolds
  4. The Sacrilegious Scorn
  5. The Fallen Arises
  6. The Sinister Awakening
  7. The Fundamental Alienation
  8. The Invaluable Darkness
  9. The Foreshadowing Furnace
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Galder
  • ICS Vortex
  • Mustis
  • Hellhammer
2007 Readers' Album #8




Behind The Player: Dimmu Borgir  VIDEO
2010 Alfred



Abrahadabra  
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Xibir ()
  2. Born Treacherous ()
  3. Gateways ()
  4. Chess With The Abyss ()
  5. Dimmu Borgir ()
  6. Ritualist ()
  7. The Demiurge Molecule ()
  8. A Jewel Traced Through Coal ()
  9. Renewal ()
  10. Endings And Continuations ()
  • Shagrath
  • Erkekjetter Silenoz
  • Galder
  • Snowy Shaw
  • Daray
2010 Readers' Album #15




Forces Of The Northern Night  LIVE
2017 Nuclear Blast
  1. Xibir (orchestra)
  2. Born Treacherous
  3. Gateways
  4. Dimmu Borgir (orchestra)
  5. Dimmu Borgir
  6. Chess with the Abyss
  7. Ritualist
  8. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
  9. Eradication Instincts Defined (orchestra)
  10. Vredesbyrd
  11. Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
  12. The Serpentine Offering
  13. Fear and Wonder (orchestra)
  14. Kings of the Carnival Creation
  15. Puritania
  16. Mourning Palace
  17. Perfection or Vanity (orchestra)



Eonian  
2018 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Unveiling
  2. Interdimensional Summit
  3. Ætheric
  4. Council of Wolves and Snakes
  5. The Empyrean Phoenix
  6. Lightbringer
  7. I Am Sovereign
  8. Archaic Correspondence
  9. Alpha Aeon Omega
  10. Rite of Passage




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