DIMMU BORGIR Norwegian Black Metal Vinyl Discography AND Album Covers Gallery

"Dimmu Borgir" is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. Dimmu borgir means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse. The name is derived from a volcanic formation in Iceland, Dimmuborgir. The band has been through numerous line-up changes over the years; guitarist Silenoz and vocalist Shagrath are the only founding members remaining.

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Band Description:

 Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band that has been active since 1993. The band's name is derived from the Icelandic volcanic formation Dimmuborgir, which translates to "dark cities" or "dark castles." Over the years, the band has gained a cult following and has become one of the most influential and respected bands in the black metal genre.

 Dimmu Borgir's music is characterized by a unique blend of black metal and classical music. The band's sound is heavy and aggressive, with blast beats, tremolo picking, and harsh vocals, but it is also grand and epic, with orchestral arrangements, choirs, and keyboard melodies. The band's lyrics are often dark and occult-themed, dealing with topics such as Satanism, anti-Christianity, and Nordic mythology.

 The band was formed in 1993 by Shagrath (vocals), Silenoz (guitar), and Tjodalv (drums). Their early releases, including the albums "For All Tid" (1994) and "StormblĂ„st" (1996), were raw and primitive, with a strong influence from the second wave of black metal. However, the band's sound began to evolve with the addition of keyboardist Mustis and bassist Nagash, who brought a more melodic and symphonic approach to the band's music.

 In 1997, Dimmu Borgir released their breakthrough album "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant," which marked a significant shift in the band's sound. The album featured a more polished production, a greater emphasis on symphonic elements, and a wider range of vocal styles. The album's success helped to establish Dimmu Borgir as one of the leading bands in the black metal scene, and it paved the way for the band's later releases.

 In the years that followed, Dimmu Borgir continued to push the boundaries of black metal, experimenting with new sounds and styles. The albums "Spiritual Black Dimensions" (1999), "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" (2001), and "Death Cult Armageddon" (2003) all received critical acclaim and expanded the band's fan base. The band's live performances were also renowned for their theatricality, with elaborate costumes, pyrotechnics, and stage props.

 Despite their success, Dimmu Borgir has faced criticism from some black metal purists who accuse them of "selling out" and diluting the genre's raw and aggressive spirit. However, the band's supporters argue that their music is a natural evolution of black metal, and that they have successfully integrated symphonic and classical elements into the genre without compromising its essence.

 In recent years, Dimmu Borgir has been less active, with the band members pursuing other projects and taking a break from touring. However, they remain an important and influential band in the black metal genre, and their legacy continues to inspire new generations of musicians and fans.

Index of DIMMU BORGIR - Selected Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery
DIMMU BORGIR - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant 12" Picture Disc Vinyl LP
DIMMU BORGIR - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant album front cover vinyl record

In 1997, Norwegian black metal giants Dimmu Borgir unleashed a sonic monolith: "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant". This album stands not only as a landmark in their own career but as a defining moment within the evolution of black metal.

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DIMMU BORGIR - For All Tid Splatter Vinyl 12" Vinyl LP
DIMMU BORGIR - For All Tid Splatter Vinyl album front cover vinyl record

Dimmu Borgir's "For All Tid" served as a groundbreaking release, blending the harsh and atmospheric elements of black metal with symphonic arrangements. The band's use of keyboards, symphonic samples, and atmospheric interludes

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DIMMU BORGIR - "Inn I evighetens morke" 7" Vinyl Single
DIMMU BORGIR - Inn I evighetens morke album front cover vinyl record

This particular 2003 bootleg issue of the 7" vinyl single presents a fascinating deviation from the official release. The tracklist is altered, focusing solely on the epic and evocative two parts of the title track.

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DIMMU BORGIR - Stormblast 12" Vinyl LP
DIMMU BORGIR - Stormblast  album front cover vinyl record

Released in 1996, "StormblÄst" captivated audiences with its raw intensity and melodic compositions. The album encapsulates the essence of Norwegian black metal, blending aggressive guitar work with atmospheric keyboards

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DIMMU BORGIR - World Misanthropy Colour Splatter 12" Vinyl LP
DIMMU BORGIR - World Misanthropy Colour Splatter album front cover vinyl record

The creation history of this unique vinyl edition can be traced back to the early 2000s, a period when Dimmu Borgir was enjoying widespread acclaim for their album "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia." Riding on the success

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