Dimmu Borgir Unveil Title, Artwork and Release Date of Their First Studio Album in Over 7 Years

  • Axl Rosenberg

Wow, has it really been more than seven years since Abracadabra or whatever the last Dimmu Borgir album was called? Wow. Time really flies when you have to try and keep up with every single metal band in the world.

ANYWAY, the wait for new music from the symphonic black metallers is almost over (and “right in time for their 25th anniversary,” according to a press release)! The band has announced that they’ll release a new ten-song album, Eonian, on May 4 via Nuclear Blast. They’ve also helpfully announced that the first single will be released on February 23! That’s like a month away, sure, but you have to appreciate the heads up, as opposed to the usual being kept in suspense.

Here’s the cover art for Eonian, which is by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Behemoth, Mayhem):


The album’s title means “lasting for an immeasurably or indefinitely long period of time,” so you won’t be surprised to hear guitarist Silenoz reveal that time is very much the theme of the record:

“Time, when not approaching it from the construct we’re used to can’t be defined and thus it is illusory. There’s only an ‘eternal now,’ which the album title is already hinting at. When we travel between the worlds seen and unseen, the perception of time ceases to exist, it has no function. Our energy is our torch and our compass when we make rifts and pierce through the veil – when we go beyond.”

In related news, Silenoz has had access to some very good drugs recently.

Okay. That’s all for now. We’ll tell you more when there’s more to tell.

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