It has been a long haul for fans of the legendary Norwegian black metal artists Dimmu Borgir. Through no fault of their own the last eight years has seen the band not able to bring any new material to their fans but all that is about to end with the band set to release Eonian on the 4th May through Nuclear Blast.
Recently HEAVY had the privilege of sitting down with front man Silenoz who was only too happy to tell us just how relieved the band are to finally be able to bring some new tracks to their fans.
“They (the fans) can expect to hear the onslaught of Dimmu Borgir on this album,” says Silenoz laughing as we start to talk about the nitty gritty of the album. “First of all there will be some new stuff, that’s unavoidable luckily. I think we have actually revitalised ourselves during these past years and we are very proud and confident about the new record, probably more so than some of the times in the past. That feels great. For us every new album feels like a rebirth, it’s just this time purgatory took a little bit longer, but we felt the time we spent on it was needed, and of course after each touring cycle we take a break and we had a lot of touring stuff up to 2014, so we never really intended to have this much of a break, but some of the stuff that did happen has been out of the band’s control. There are tonnes and tonnes of reasons really but the main thing is we were able to spend the time really well and we are happy to be back and have something new and fresh but with links to the past.
Silenoz says the band is very apologetic for how long it has been between albums but they are hoping they can make it up to everybody. “To our fans we want to say thank you for still being with us and still wanting us,” he says. “After so many years I could understand if they were pissed and were like ‘no f**k this band I am out of here’ But hopefully they can use some of the patience that we had writing the album for them waiting for the album, use a percentage of that patience to really get into the album and let it grow because I think it will them some kind of epiphany of what we have done to achieve this. And we are hoping that after so many years that we might be able to come back to Australia and share our music with the fans. It looks like at the moment we may have something confirmed in the near future.”
You can listen to the full interview above…
Eonian is out through Nuclear Blast on the 4th May.