Dimmu Borgir

Biography

Symphonic black metal band from Jessheim, Norway, founded in 1993 by Shagrath (Stian Thoresen), Erkekjetter Silenoz (Sven Kopperud) and Tjodalv (Ian Åkesson).

Band took its name from an Icelandic name “Dimmuborgir”, which stands for “dark castle/fortress”. It is a type of lava formation near Lake Myvatn in Iceland, and according to local legends, a gateway to Hell/Underworld.

Early on in their career Dimmu Borgir started to push the boundaries of the black metal genre with extensive use of keyboards and by incorporating orchestral/symphonic elements in their music. Since the release of their breakthrough album “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” in 1997 they have become one of the biggest extreme metal bands worldwide.

After their original drummer Tjodalv left the band in 1999, they have not had permanent drummer. Also, since 2009, when ICS Vortex (Simen Hæstnæs) and Mustis (Øyvind Mustaparta) quit/were fired, the only permanent band members have been Shagrath, Silenoz and Galder, who accompany themselves with session musicians for live and recording purposes.

Current line-up:
Shagrath (Stian Tomt Thoresen) – Vocals (1993- )
Silenoz (Sven Atle Kopperud) – Guitars (1993- )
Galder (Thomas Rune Andersen Orre) – Guitars (2000- )

Current live members:
Daray ([a2905684]) – Drums (2008- )
Gerlioz ([a176575]) – Keyboards (2010- )
[a809528] – Bass (2018- )

Releases

Most popular

Dimmu Borgir

Death Cult Armageddon

08.09.2003 Rock Black Metal, Symphonic Metal Vinyl
9,49  Read more
Dimmu Borgir

ENTHRONE DARKNESS..

22.12.2017 Rock Black Metal, Symphonic Metal Vinyl
29,49  Add to cart
Dimmu Borgir

Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

25.07.2008 Rock Black Metal, Symphonic Metal Vinyl
26,49  Read more
Dimmu Borgir

Abrahadabra

24.09.2010 Rock Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal CD
14,49  Add to cart

Cds

Dimmu Borgir

Abrahadabra

24.09.2010 Rock Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal CD
14,49  Add to cart
Dimmu Borgir

IN SORTE DIABOLI

26.04.2007 Rock Black Metal, Symphonic Metal CD
9,49  Add to cart

Vinyl

Dimmu Borgir

Death Cult Armageddon

08.09.2003 Rock Black Metal, Symphonic Metal Vinyl
9,49  Read more
Dimmu Borgir

ENTHRONE DARKNESS..

22.12.2017 Rock Black Metal, Symphonic Metal Vinyl
29,49  Add to cart
Dimmu Borgir

Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

25.07.2008 Rock Black Metal, Symphonic Metal Vinyl
26,49  Read more
Dimmu Borgir

Spiritual Black Dimensions

01.03.1999 Rock Black Metal Vinyl
19,49  Read more
Dimmu Borgir

INSPIRATIO.. -COLOURED-

08.12.2023 Rock Black Metal Vinyl
32,49  Add to cart
Dimmu Borgir

NORTHERN.. -GATEFOLD-

29.07.2022 Rock Black Metal Vinyl
40,99  Add to cart
Dimmu Borgir

STORMBLAST -LP+7′-

22.02.2018 Rock Black Metal All Media, Vinyl
28,49  Read more