ALPHA OMEGA Management is truly excited to announce the signing of DIMMU BORGIR drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski, who now takes part of Alpha Omega’s new Service Branch, dedicated to the needs and interests (Booking, media, communication, promotion) of session musicians and solo artists!
Watch Daray’s video announcement here:
ALPHA OMEGA‘s Owner and General Manager, Alex Azzali, adds: “We are truly pleased to welcome my long-time good friend and uncompromising drummer, DARAY, to our Artist Roster! While Daray has many engagements with DIMMU BORGIR and VESANIA, we will concentrate on his career at 360 degrees. We are looking forward to work with and for him worldwide, in several occasions, as studio sessions, drum clinics, as well as session drummer for tours, whenever his other engagements allow it. Stay tuned for next news and announcements!”
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Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski is one of the most recognized drummers within the metal scene. Well known for his extreme drumming, blastbeats, precision and supersonic speeds, he earned his reputation through the years and was repeatedly valued for his achievements. Extensively touring the world with his bands. He played over a 1000 shows.
Born in 1980, he got his first kit at the age of 14. His story began with the band Vesania, and was continued in Vader, Masachist, Hunter, Black River. He’s also a session musician for multiple bands. Today, drumming for Vesania and Dimmu Borgir and being an active clinician and educator, he remains in the lead of worlds‘ uncompromising drummers.
Watch Daray Brzozowski (Meinl cymbal artist) performing “Dimmu Borgir“ off of Dimmu Borgir’s album “Abrahadabra“ at the 2016 Meinl Drum Festival
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Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian Black Metallers, MORK, for their third studio album, Eremittens Dal, to be released October 13th.
MORK was created by Thomas Eriksen in 2004 & was primarily a side-project for Eriksen from inception until the debut album release in 2013, & since then the band has rightly earned their accolade as one of the top Norwegian black metal acts of recent years, receiving strong endorsements from their peers.
“I remember when making Mork’s debut album, I originally got the inspiration from visiting Darkthrone’s studio, & the following year I get the honour of being picked out as Fenriz’s “BAND of the WEEK”, as well as having Nocturno Culto supplying vocals to my second album. Obviously Darkthrone has been an important influence, & the fact that Peaceville Records decided to work with Mork and to release the third album, is nothing short of a huge honour and a pillar on my bucket-list. To go from making an album just for fun and being picked up by independent underground labels to then signing with Peaceville is an absolute dream come true”
“Eremittens Dal” stands as a tribute to the spirit of old-school Norwegian black metal. The album is primarily inspired by the works of Darkthrone & Burzum, complete with raw production & ice-cold riffs, but with its own dynamic and atmospheric twist; stepping effortlessly between the ferocious and the melancholy, covering themes of hate, death, seclusion and misanthropy, both lyrically and in the way that a one-man-band makes music in solitude, perfectly fitting of the title, translated as ‘Valley of the hermit’. The suitably grim pencil cover art comes courtesy of Jannicke Wiese-Hansen, who famously made artwork for early Burzum and Satyricon releases.
“Eremittens Dal” was recorded at Rottehullet Studio in Halden, Norway. It was mixed by Freddy Holm at Kleiva Studio & mastered at Enormous Door in the US (Darkthrone’s The Underground Resistance & Arctic Thunder). The album also includes special guest appearances from Dimmu Borgir’s Silenoz who contributes vocals on two tracks, plus additional bass parts from 1349’s Seidemann.
“Mork caught my attention a couple of years ago and I was immediately drawn to the atmospheric and reclusive soundscapes, enticed by the desolate and solitary approach – true to the old Norwegian Black Metal ways. It was as if I was thrown back in time. So when I got asked to add vocals on two tracks I didn’t hesitate to comply, I just instantly knew I was meant to have a part in it!” Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir)
Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, finally unleashed their highly-anticipated double-DVD/BluRay “Forces Of The Northern Night” on April 28th and it’s already taken the international charts by storm. In Germany, Austria, Finland and Sweden, their new release, containing two full live shows from Oslo and Wacken, rocketed right to #1 of the DVD-charts and sealed DIMMU BORGIR‘s literally epic return.
“Feels great to finally have this released and to know that our fans are as supportive as ever – this is the proof!”, states axemaster Silenoz.
Find a selection of the best chart results below: Germany DVD #1
Austria DVD #1
Finland DVD #1
Sweden DVD #1
Switzerland DVD #2
France DVD #4
Australia DVD #6
USA Hard Music #11
UK DVD #12
Netherlands DVD #13
Spain DVD #13
UK Rock Top 40 #21
On this brand new soundtrack of the apocalypse that is “Forces Of The Northern Night”, you can witness two different live shows: Their 2011 concert in Oslo, as well as their entire performance at Wacken Open Air in 2012 with almost 100 musicians in action.
In case you missed the last clips of DIMMU BORGIR, you can watch them here:
There’s only one week left until Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, unleash their highly-anticipated double-DVD/BluRay “Forces Of The Northern Night”. To increase the anticipation, they’re now unveiling the live video of their monumental song ‘Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse’ from the live ritual in Oslo together with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Schola Cantorum Choir. See symphonic black metal reach an entirely new level with this clip:
In case you missed the last clips of DIMMU BORGIR, you can watch them here:
Get the physical formats of “Forces Of The Northern Night” here.
Pre-order the live shows now digitally and receive ‘Mourning Palace (live in Oslo)’ instantly or stream this song here.
This unique combination of elegance and extravagance has long seemed like a natural evolution for fans, but much time, arrangements and commitment were necessary to put this gigantic production into reality and fill the stage with 90 minutes of mindblowing sets per night. The shows guide the fans through classics from the band’s discography – from the majestic finisher ‘Mourning Palace’ to the stomping manifesto ‘Puritania‘ and the haunting ‘Gateways’… Norway’s DIMMU BORGIR know how to leave nothing behind but pure ashes!
On April 28th, Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, will unleash their highly-anticipated double-DVD/BluRay “Forces Of The Northern Night” upon mankind. Today, they show the third trailer for this upcoming release, and pay tribute to all their fans around the globe – those who travelled thousands of miles to see DIMMU BORGIR‘s show in Oslo and those who supported the band throughout their entire career. Watch the new teaser here:
On this brand new soundtrack of the apocalypse that is “Forces Of The Northern Night”, you can witness two different live shows: The concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action. These monumental live rituals mark the beginning of the band’s epic return planned for 2017.
And in case you missed the last clips of DIMMU BORGIR, you can watch them here:
The end of an extended period of silence from Norwegian symphonic black metal icons DIMMU BORGIR, is now upon us! The band is ready to unleash the brand new opus, “Forces Of The Northern Night” on 28th April via Nuclear Blast. On this new soundtrack of the apocalypse, you can witness two different live shows: The concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action.
Metal Shock Finland Senior Manager Alison Booth recently spoke to DIMMU BORGIR songwriter and guitarist Silenoz about the forthcoming release, as well as discovering updates about the new studio album. Check out some of what Silenoz revealed below, along with the full interview on the audio player:
On the release of “Forces Of The Northern Night”:
“It feels of course great to finally have this monumental documentation about our career out, after so many years. The two biggest shows you know.”
Discussing the process leading up to the live recordings, Silenoz told me:
“Well, it started back in 2009 actually, when we were writing for the Abrahadabra album. We were thinking about utilising an orchestra for that recording and the timing just happened that the orchestra approached us about doing a possible collaboration, a show. And we were really enthused about it. Because usually it’s the other way round, that the band goes to an orchestra, but it was the other way round.
So, we felt really good about that and came to the conclusion that they are going to record with us on the album at the time and then we were gonna start planning a huge orchestra show in Oslo. And it just took off from there really. A huge challenge for us, a huge challenge for them. But I think we have had this in the back of our mind for many years, that if this type of opportunity would arise, we would jump at it. Even if we had orchestras on our previous albums, that’s been in a studio setting – it’s a different thing to actually perform live on stage with a full orchestra and choir. That was kinda like a dream come true.”
Talking about when the orchestra approached DIMMU BORGIR, Silenoz stated:
“Yeah, that’s of course a huge thumbs up in my book, because that means that our type of music actually goes across other borders and reaches into the more conservative parts of the music business. So really, a sense of accomplishment on that one.”
About other projects, Silenoz said:
“I got Insidious Disease on the side and we just finished mastering the new album in January, so hopefully I get to have that out later this year at some point. Shagrath of course has been doing Chrome Division on and off too, but it’s also very important to stress the fact that these two things on the side has never been in front of what we do for Dimmu. Dimmu has always been the main priority and even if we kept pretty quiet the last few years, we’ve been working on and off with new material all the time. So we feel that once we come back with the new album, it needs to be something that beats the previous album, otherwise there’s no point in making a new one.”
On the subject of the new album, Silenoz revealed:
“We’re in the middle of it at the moment, but I would say it has even more variation than any of our previous albums. It’s more epic and symphonic, it’s more brutal, it’s more black metal, it’s more primitive. It includes everything that we are known for and what’s even better about it is that it has just come so easy. the challenge for us is always to shave off the stuff we think is not good enough. So coming up with material is never any problem, it’s just to figure out which parts to use for songs.
If we keep somewhat to the schedule that we have in mind, I would personally estimate late summer, early fall release if everything goes as planned. But it also comes down to timing and what the label thinks is smart strategically. This time we have gone to Fascination Street Studios in Sweden with Jens Bogren. We felt it was time to do something more organic for this type of record and to see what we could get out of his production skills, because we have always been fans of his mixes.
We’ve also grown tired of all the digital type of sounding albums that comes out here and there all the time. So we wanna go back to the roots in the sense that a drum kit should sound like a drum kit and a guitar should sound like a guitar and vice versa, you get my points. That’s what we wanted to do this time.
It sucks to be sitting on this for another few months before people get to hear it, but I think once the fans sit down and actually listen to this album for real, they will understand that okay, yeah it sucked waiting for this for so many years but it was definitely worth the wait.”