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Abrahadabra

Dimmu Borgir

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 24th, 2010
Catalog ID:
NB 2348-2 / 27361 23482
Version desc.:
Enhanced
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
22 reviews (avg. 48%)
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
Shagrath Vocals, Keyboards, Effects
Silenoz Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
Galder Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Snowy Shaw Bass, Vocals (clean) (tracks 4, 6, 9, and "Perfect Strangers")
Guest/Session
Trude Eick Horn
Frode Larsen Violin
Yi Yang Violin
Kristoffer Rygg Vocals (clean) (track 10)
Agnete Kjølsrud Vocals (female) (tracks 3, 10)
Mette Elisabeth Steen Violin
Andy Sneap Guitars (lead) (tracks 3, 9)
Ricky Black Guitars (slide) (track 10)
Agnes Hoffart Violin
Annar Follesø Violin
Stine Rem Aarønes Violin
Maren Elle Violin
Nora Taksdal Viola
Eyvind Andreassen Horn
Hildegunn Flatabø Horn
Henrik Hannisdal Violin
Odd Nilsen Trumpet
Christina Dimbodius Violin
Kåre Magnar Hagen Trumpet
Tom Skjellum Trumpet
Willy Aase Violin
Sverre Riise Trombone
Schola Cantorum Choir Choir
Tone Bjørnsen Violin
Petter Winroth Trombone
Kristin Karlsson Violin
Øivind Westby Trombone
Andrea Manger Violin
Thomas Røisland Tuba, Cimbasso
Birger Mistereggen Timpani
Guro Hilmen Violin
Joakim Nordin Percussion
Bjørn Rabben Percussion
Elisabeth Lie Violin
Sidsel Walstad Harp
Audun Sandvik Cello
Jon Wien Sønstebø Bratsj
Morten Hindar Cello
Gunhild Hindar Bratsj
Patrycja Woloch Bratsj
Matilda Brunstrøm Bratsj
Merete Olsen Carr Cello
Marius K. Flatby Contrabass
Magnus Bernt Soederberg Bass
Hans Petter Bang Bass
Tom Ottar Flute
Trond Magne Flute
Trygve Aarvik Oboe
Ingrid Uddu English Horn
Björn Nyman Clarinet
Hilde Mentzoni Clarinet
Stine Lise Svenning Clarinet
Gerlioz Keyboards
Embrik Snerte Bassoon
Atle Sponberg Violin
Gaute Storaas Choir and orchestra arrangements
Ingrid Åhlander Bassoon
Rune Halvorsen Conductor
Daray Drums, Percussion
Julius Pranevicius Horn
Miscellaneous staff
Shagrath Engineering (keys, additional tracking), Arrangements
Daniel Bergstrand Engineering (drums, vocals)
Petter Braar (R.I.P. 2016) Technician
Urban Naesvall Technician
Kjell Ivar Lund Photography
Marcelo Vasco Photography
Tove Asum Forwald Photography
Andy Sneap Mixing, Mastering
Russ Russell Engineering (guitars, bass), Mastering
Joachim Luetke Artwork, Cover art, Design, Photography
Silenoz Lyrics, Arrangements
Galder Arrangements
Shagrath Vocals, Keyboards, Effects
Silenoz Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
Galder Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Snowy Shaw Bass, Vocals (clean) (tracks 4, 6, 9, and "Perfect Strangers")
Trude Eick Horn
Frode Larsen Violin
Yi Yang Violin
Kristoffer Rygg Vocals (clean) (track 10)
Agnete Kjølsrud Vocals (female) (tracks 3, 10)
Mette Elisabeth Steen Violin
Andy Sneap Guitars (lead) (tracks 3, 9)
Ricky Black Guitars (slide) (track 10)
Agnes Hoffart Violin
Annar Follesø Violin
Stine Rem Aarønes Violin
Maren Elle Violin
Nora Taksdal Viola
Eyvind Andreassen Horn
Hildegunn Flatabø Horn
Henrik Hannisdal Violin
Odd Nilsen Trumpet
Christina Dimbodius Violin
Kåre Magnar Hagen Trumpet
Tom Skjellum Trumpet
Willy Aase Violin
Sverre Riise Trombone
Schola Cantorum Choir Choir
Tone Bjørnsen Violin
Petter Winroth Trombone
Kristin Karlsson Violin
Øivind Westby Trombone
Andrea Manger Violin
Thomas Røisland Tuba, Cimbasso
Birger Mistereggen Timpani
Guro Hilmen Violin
Joakim Nordin Percussion
Bjørn Rabben Percussion
Elisabeth Lie Violin
Sidsel Walstad Harp
Audun Sandvik Cello
Jon Wien Sønstebø Bratsj
Morten Hindar Cello
Gunhild Hindar Bratsj
Patrycja Woloch Bratsj
Matilda Brunstrøm Bratsj
Merete Olsen Carr Cello
Marius K. Flatby Contrabass
Magnus Bernt Soederberg Bass
Hans Petter Bang Bass
Tom Ottar Flute
Trond Magne Flute
Trygve Aarvik Oboe
Ingrid Uddu English Horn
Björn Nyman Clarinet
Hilde Mentzoni Clarinet
Stine Lise Svenning Clarinet
Gerlioz Keyboards
Embrik Snerte Bassoon
Atle Sponberg Violin
Gaute Storaas Choir and orchestra arrangements
Ingrid Åhlander Bassoon
Rune Halvorsen Conductor
Daray Drums, Percussion
Julius Pranevicius Horn
Shagrath Engineering (keys, additional tracking), Arrangements
Daniel Bergstrand Engineering (drums, vocals)
Petter Braar (R.I.P. 2016) Technician
Urban Naesvall Technician
Kjell Ivar Lund Photography
Marcelo Vasco Photography
Tove Asum Forwald Photography
Andy Sneap Mixing, Mastering
Russ Russell Engineering (guitars, bass), Mastering
Joachim Luetke Artwork, Cover art, Design, Photography
Silenoz Lyrics, Arrangements
Galder Arrangements
Read Oh how the mighty have... 7% BlackMetal213 March 13th, 2016
Read IT'S BROKEN! HOPELESSLY... 15% prometeus January 6th, 2015
Read Mediocrity and mass-appeal... 35% Hellish_Torture December 31st, 2014
Read What bridge to burn? 30% Diamhea February 26th, 2014
Read Don't waste your time! 20% RonPaul2012ASAP January 21st, 2013
Read The odd coexistence of... 66% hells_unicorn December 3rd, 2012
Read new album 80% ayham qasim July 7th, 2012
Read Despite the criticism...I... 85% VesselofLucifer April 20th, 2012
Read Their worst release to date 45% DracuLeo July 30th, 2011
Read Another Dimmu album, albeit... 75% MediocreGuitarist123 July 9th, 2011
Read Something feels very wrong... 47% MasterTherion June 25th, 2011
Read No. Just no. 15% Alchameth February 16th, 2011
Read Swimming in the murky... 52% ApocalypticCrusader1 October 29th, 2010
Read The death kneel fades away 10% doomknocker October 19th, 2010
Read Mediocre 60% MDH_755 October 17th, 2010
Read Valueless 40% Sargon_The_Terrible October 14th, 2010
Read The New Symphonic Metal... 85% metal_militant October 11th, 2010
Read Yeah, Big Orchestras Don't... 40% ImpureSoul October 6th, 2010
Read Completely overloaded 60% kluseba October 6th, 2010
Read Severing the head of Dimmu 45% MetalHeadX2 September 28th, 2010
Read Under the spell of... 67% autothrall September 27th, 2010
Read A Definite Improvement 70% NovembersDirge September 26th, 2010

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

Additional performer:
- The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conducted by Gaute Storås.

Music videos:
- Gateways
- Dimmu Borgir

Enhanced element contains:
- Gateways (video) (05:04)

Schola Cantorum Choir (directed by Rune Halvorsen) are: Anna Blechingberg, Aste Jensen Sjøvaag, Astrid Sandsør, Barbro Berg, Birgit Maakestad Enghaug, Christian Pollock Fjellstad, Eivind Støylen, Erik Hedmo, Guro Schjelderup, Hakon Andersen, Hakon Skyberg, Hauk J. Røsten, Hilde Stenseng, Ida Tingstein, Inger Helseth, Ingrid Stige, Ingvild Farestveit Hov, Karen Austad Christensen, Kjersti Almenningen, Ludvik Kjaernes, Magnus Dorholt Kjeldal, Magnus Tveten, Marlene Wilhelmine Jensen, Martin Røsok, Mathilde Salmi Marjavara, Ole Albrekt Nedrelid, Per Christian Rolin, Ragnhild E. Bye Luetken, Robin J. Guttulsrød, Silje Indrebø, Sindre Bjerkestrand, Sissel Anette Myhre, Thomas Ringen, Thomas Tinglum, Tina Dahl, Tord Kalvenes, Vilde Groth Pettersen, Øyvind Blikstad

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
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): NB2348-2DLT 08 OMM Technicolor
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): NB2348-2DLT 03 OMM Technicolor
Mastering SID Code (All variants): IFPI LR77
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI UGAB
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI UGAP
Label Code: LC 07027
Rights Society: GEMA

Added by: nathanismetal Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2010-08-12 22:32:26 Last modified on: 2016-08-09 01:41:08