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DIMMU BORGIR's SILENOZ Explains The Long Wait Between Records

"We never compromise and we always take the time we feel is needed to finish an album."


Is Dimmu Borgir finally ready to unleash their next sonic onslaught? After six long years since Eonian, we can hardly wait. But according to Silenoz, there's a reason for them to take their time.

In a recent interview with FaceCulture, Silenoz addressed the elephant in the room – the long wait for new music. He dismissed the idea of churning out rehashes of previous albums, highlighting their desire to avoid "selling out" by simply repeating past successes.

"It could have been fairly easy to do Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Part Two, and we could have done albums like that every third year or second year, but, to be honest, what would be the point in that, to have an album almost identical to what some fans classify as a classic. So that would be the easy way out and the path of least resistance. And that would also, in my eyes, be a selling-out point because you would do something that's less challenging and cash in on that. But that's not how we have worked ever; we never compromise and we always take the time we feel is needed to finish an album. If it takes eight years as it did now — it shouldn't have done that, obviously — but it is what it is. An album is finished when it's finished."

While the exact release date remains elusive, Silenoz revealed that the band has a tentative timeline in place. They're currently working on six to seven songs, which have already been demoed with vocals.

"We have sort of a timeline. I think that's good, but it shouldn't be set in stone, but I think it's good to have a timeframe to work towards, at least when you start getting six, seven, eight songs, as we're up in now, and demoed with vocals and all that stuff. And we picked up the process now, so it's looking good, yeah. It's sounding good, I should say."

Dimmu Borgir's upcoming cover album Inspiratio Profanus, will be out December 8 via Nuclear Blast, and you can get it here.

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