Norwegian symphonic black metal icons Dimmu Borgir have been silent for some time but have recently announced that a new full length will be released later this year. Right now the highly anticipated double DVD “Forces Of The Northern Night” will keep fans happy and busy while eagerly waiting for the band’s next music endeavor.
“Forces Of The Northern Night” includes the 2011 majestic live performance with the Norwegian radio Orchestra and the Schola Cantorum Choir in Oslo and the 2012 Wacken Open Air show. It is immediately noticeable that the orchestral contribution truly enhances the renowned and beloved symphonic aspects of Dimmu Borgir’s music. The orchestra & choir versions of “Dimmu Borgir” and “Eradication Instincts Defined” offer a particularly magical sonic experience with incredibly rich atmospheres and stylish classic arrangements. Famous songs such as “Gateways” featuring Djerv front-woman, Agnete Kjølsrud, “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse” and “Mourning Palace” shine for the enhanced majestic sound and sophisticated epic mood.
Dimmu Borgir put a lot of effort in the creation of such spectacular live show and it’s certainly a pleasure to watch and hear these beloved songs performed with a real talented orchestra.