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Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have hired Schola Cantorum, one of the leading chamber choirs in Norway, to lay down some guest vocals on the band’s upcoming album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast.

In a 2014 interview with Finland’s Radio Rock, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2010’s “Abrahadabra”: “We always take our time [in the studio]. If we’re gonna rush things, then it’s not gonna be something we can stand behind anyway, so we just have to take the time it takes to make it.”

He added: “I think we always need a sort of break. Maybe not this long, but after each album and touring cycle, I think every band should take a short break at least, because you need to get away from each other, just to regroup and get perspective.”

DIMMU BORGIR will release its highly anticipated double DVD, “Forces Of The Northern Night”, on April 14 via Nuclear Blast. The set will contain two of the band’s live performances: their legendary show in Oslo, presenting DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as their entire performance at Wacken Open Air festival in 2012 in Wacken, Germany with almost a hundred musicians on stage. Both concerts present a spectacular sound scenario of raging black metal in front of an epic orchestral landscape plus the band’s unique visuals.

In addition to the two concerts, “Forces Of The Northern Night” will include a bonus documentary feature.

DIMMU BORGIR’s most recent touring lineup included Geir Bratland (APOPTYGMA BERZERK, THE KOVENANT) on keyboards and Terje Andersen (a.k.a. Cyrus; SUSPERIA) on bass.

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