Arto Mäenpää of Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Silenoz (real name: Sven Atle Kopperud) of the Norwegian symphonic black metal act Dimmu Borgir. The interview was recorded when the band played a show at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland on October 14, 2010. The chat can be streamed below.
According to Blabbermouth.net, the current tour lineup for Dimmu Borgir includes bassist Terje Andersen and keyboardist Geir Bratland. However, this has yet to be confirmed by the band itself.
During its first week of release, Abrahadabra, Dimmu Borgir's ninth album, sold 9,400 copies in the U.S. The album subsequently landed at the No. 42 position on the Billboard 200 chart. In Sorte Diaboli, the band's previous 2007 release, sold 14,000 units in its opening week and debuted at No. 43, more than doubling the 6,400 first-week numbers recorded in 2003 with the release of Death Cult Armageddon.
Abrahadabra was released on September 24 in Germany. The album was released to the rest of Europe on September 27 and was available in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.