DIMMU BORGIR: Kicks Off European Tour With KORN

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR played the first show of their European tour as the support act for KORN last night (Sunday, September 19) at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Xibir (intro)
02. Spellbound (By The Devil)
03. Dimmu Borgir
04. Gateways
05. Chess With The Abyss
06. The Serpentine Offering
07. Puritania
08. Progenies OF The Great Apocalypse
09. Morning Palace
10. Perfection Or Vanity (outro)

Fan-filmed video footage of DIMMU BORGIR’s performance can be viewed below.

In a recent interview with the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine,DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath (real name: Stian Tomt Thoresen) stated about the band’s decision to tour with KORN:

“I am, personally, not aKORN fan at all, but I respect them as musicians. I can understand that some people think, ‘How can you tour with KORN?’ But what’s so strange about it? If you see other extreme metal bands playing at mainstream festivals, would you say the same thing? No, I don’t think so. It’s basically more about the timing. They have a new album out, coming out in that time period and are gonna tour Europe at basically about the same time as we are going to promote out new record. So, basically, it’s more about timing; it’s not about liking a band or not. But I’m a bit more grown up than… It’s just too many childish comments [on the Internet] about [the pairing of the two bands]. Of course, we are different than KORN, but most people should be able to see through that.”


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