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Abrahadabra

Dimmu Borgir

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 22nd, 2010
Catalog ID:
NB 2348-2
Version desc.:
German version, Jewelcase
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
21 reviews (avg. 49%)
1. Xibir 02:50   instrumental
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2. Born Treacherous 05:02   Show lyrics
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3. Gateways 05:10   Show lyrics
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4. Chess with the Abyss 04:08   Show lyrics
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5. Dimmu Borgir 05:36   Show lyrics
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6. Ritualist 05:14   Show lyrics
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7. The Demiurge Molecule 05:31   Show lyrics
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8. A Jewel Traced Through Coal 05:16   Show lyrics
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9. Renewal 04:11   Show lyrics
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10. Endings and Continuations 05:58   Show lyrics
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Band members
Galder Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Silenoz Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
Shagrath Vocals, Keyboards, Effects
Guest/Session
Rune Halvorsen Choir and orchestra conduction
Øivind Westby Trombone
Petter Winroth Trombone
Sverre Riise Trombone
Tom Skjellum Trumpet
Kåre Magnar Hagen Trumpet
Odd Nilsen Trumpet
Hildegunn Flatabø Horn
Eyvind Andreassen Horn
Trude Eick Horn
Julius Pranevicius Horn
Ingrid Åhlander Bassoon
Embrik Snerte Bassoon
Stine Lise Svenning Clarinet
Hilde Mentzoni Clarinet
Björn Nyman Clarinet
Ingrid Uddu English Horn
Thomas Røisland Tuba, Cimbasso
Birger Mistereggen Timpani
Gaute Storaas Choir and orchestra arrangements
Gerlioz Keyboards
Matilda Brunstrøm Bratsj
Patrycja Woloch Bratsj
Gunhild Hindar Bratsj
Jon Wien Sønstebø Bratsj
Sidsel Walstad Harp
Bjørn Rabben Percussion
Joakim Nordin Percussion
Trygve Aarvik Oboe
Trond Magne Flute
Tom Ottar Flute
Agnes Hoffart Violin
Mette Elisabeth Steen Violin
Yi Yang Violin
Frode Larsen Violin
Atle Sponberg Violin
Ricky Black Guitars (slide) (track 10)
Andy Sneap Guitars (lead) (tracks 3, 9)
Agnete Kjølsrud Vocals (female) (tracks 3, 10)
Kristoffer Rygg Vocals (clean) (track 10)
Daray Drums, Percussion
Snowy Shaw Bass, Vocals (clean) (tracks 4, 6, 9, and "Perfect Strangers")
Annar Follesø Violin
Stine Rem Aarønes Violin
Hans Petter Bang Bass
Magnus Bernt Soederberg Bass
Marius K. Flatby Contrabass
Merete Olsen Carr Cello
Morten Hindar Cello
Audun Sandvik Cello
Elisabeth Lie Violin
Guro Hilmen Violin
Andrea Manger Violin
Kristin Karlsson Violin
Tone Bjørnsen Violin
Willy Aase Violin
Cristina Dimbodius Violin
Henrik Hannisdal Violin
Nora Taksdal Viola
Maren Elle Violin
Miscellaneous staff
Tove Asum Forwald Photography
Mantus Photography
Kjell Ivar Lund Photography
Urban Naesvall Technician
Petter Braar Technician
Daniel Bergstrand Engineering (drums, vocals)
Shagrath Engineering (keys, additional tracking)
Joachim Luetke Artwork, Cover art, Design, Photography
Russ Russell Engineering (guitars, bass), Mastering
Andy Sneap Mixing, Mastering
Galder Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Silenoz Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
Shagrath Vocals, Keyboards, Effects
Rune Halvorsen Choir and orchestra conduction
Øivind Westby Trombone
Petter Winroth Trombone
Sverre Riise Trombone
Tom Skjellum Trumpet
Kåre Magnar Hagen Trumpet
Odd Nilsen Trumpet
Hildegunn Flatabø Horn
Eyvind Andreassen Horn
Trude Eick Horn
Julius Pranevicius Horn
Ingrid Åhlander Bassoon
Embrik Snerte Bassoon
Stine Lise Svenning Clarinet
Hilde Mentzoni Clarinet
Björn Nyman Clarinet
Ingrid Uddu English Horn
Thomas Røisland Tuba, Cimbasso
Birger Mistereggen Timpani
Gaute Storaas Choir and orchestra arrangements
Gerlioz Keyboards
Matilda Brunstrøm Bratsj
Patrycja Woloch Bratsj
Gunhild Hindar Bratsj
Jon Wien Sønstebø Bratsj
Sidsel Walstad Harp
Bjørn Rabben Percussion
Joakim Nordin Percussion
Trygve Aarvik Oboe
Trond Magne Flute
Tom Ottar Flute
Agnes Hoffart Violin
Mette Elisabeth Steen Violin
Yi Yang Violin
Frode Larsen Violin
Atle Sponberg Violin
Ricky Black Guitars (slide) (track 10)
Andy Sneap Guitars (lead) (tracks 3, 9)
Agnete Kjølsrud Vocals (female) (tracks 3, 10)
Kristoffer Rygg Vocals (clean) (track 10)
Daray Drums, Percussion
Snowy Shaw Bass, Vocals (clean) (tracks 4, 6, 9, and "Perfect Strangers")
Annar Follesø Violin
Stine Rem Aarønes Violin
Hans Petter Bang Bass
Magnus Bernt Soederberg Bass
Marius K. Flatby Contrabass
Merete Olsen Carr Cello
Morten Hindar Cello
Audun Sandvik Cello
Elisabeth Lie Violin
Guro Hilmen Violin
Andrea Manger Violin
Kristin Karlsson Violin
Tone Bjørnsen Violin
Willy Aase Violin
Cristina Dimbodius Violin
Henrik Hannisdal Violin
Nora Taksdal Viola
Maren Elle Violin
Tove Asum Forwald Photography
Mantus Photography
Kjell Ivar Lund Photography
Urban Naesvall Technician
Petter Braar Technician
Daniel Bergstrand Engineering (drums, vocals)
Shagrath Engineering (keys, additional tracking)
Joachim Luetke Artwork, Cover art, Design, Photography
Russ Russell Engineering (guitars, bass), Mastering
Andy Sneap Mixing, Mastering
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Additional performers:
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conducted by Gaute StorĂ¥s
The Schola Cantorum Choir, conducted by Rune Halvorsen

Release dates:
Japan - September 22
Germany - September 24
Rest of Europe - September 27
Australia - October 1
North America - October 12

The limited edition includes a bonus track:
11. Gateways (Orchestral Version) (05:43)

The iTunes digital edition includes a digital booklet, the "Gateways" video clip, and two bonus tracks:
- Gateways (Orchestral Version) (05:43)
- The Demiurge Molecule (Orchestral Version) (05:29)

The Amazon mp3, Rhapsody, eMusic and Napster digital editions include the bonus track:
- Dimmu Borgir (Orchestral Version) (05:35)

The Nuclear Blast USA's exclusive, limited-edition webstore version includes a deluxe metal ammo box (hand-numbered and limited to 350 copies) which includes:
- "Abrahadabra" North American deluxe cross digipak version with one bonus track
- Dimmu Borgir belt buckle
- Dimmu Borgir dog tags
- Poster flag
- Exclusive t-shirt

The Nuclear Blast USA digipak version includes the "Gateways" video clip and the bonus track:
- Dimmu Borgir (Orchestral Version) (05:35)

The Nuclear Blast USA vinyl version includes a double gatefold black vinyl version (180 gram) with the bonus track:
- Dimmu Borgir (Orchestral Version) (05:35)

The exclusive hot topic jewel case version includes the "Gateways" video clip, and two bonus tracks.

Music videos were made for 'Gateways' and 'Dimmu Borgir'.

Recording information:

Produced by Dimmu Borgir.
Drums, Shagrath's and Snowy's vocals were recorded with Daniel Bergstrand in Dugout Studios, Uppsala, Sweden.
Guitars, bass and keyboards were recorded in Oslo, Norway with Russ Russell as the engineer.
Mixed and mastered at Backstage Studio, Derbyshire, England, by Andy Sneap and Dimmu Borgir.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 7 27361 23482 9
Labelcode: LC 07027
Mastering SID Code: IFPI LR77
Mould SID Code: IFPI UGAB
Matrix Code: NB2348-2DLT 03 OMM Technicolor

Added by: nathanismetal Modified by: LordOfAngmar
Added on: 2010-08-12 22:32:26 Last modified on: 2014-08-07 11:10:15
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