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Dimmu Borgir

Country of origin:
Norway
Location:
Jessheim/Oslo
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1993
Genre:
Symphonic Black Metal
Lyrical themes:
Satanism, Anti-Christianity, Death, Misanthropy
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1993-present
Dimmuborgir (note: not Dimmu Borgir, as the band's name) is a place in northern Iceland, where local legends purport that it is an entrance or gate to hell. In Icelandic "Dimmu" is an adjective that means dark, and "Borgir" is the plural of "Borg" which can mean city, town, castle, rocky hill or shelter.

In 1994, tracks for a mini LP called "Tusen vinters..." were recorded but never released.
Current
Shagrath Drums (1993-1995), Vocals (1993-present), Guitars (1994-1997, 2005), Keyboards (1996, 2009-present), Bass (2005)
See also: Chrome Division, Ov Hell, ex-Fimbulwinter, ex-Nocturnal Breed, ex-Ulver, ex-Starkness
Silenoz Guitars (rhythm) (1993-present), Vocals (1993-1995, 2005), Bass (2005)
See also: Insidious Disease, ex-Nocturnal Breed, ex-Malefic
Galder Guitars (lead) (2000-present)
See also: ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Requiem, ex-Dødheimsgard
Past
Brynjard Tristan Bass (1993-1996)
See also: Angstkrieg, Bloodlust, ex-Old Man's Child
Tjodalv Guitars (lead) (1993-1995), Drums, Percussion (1995-1999)
See also: Abyssic, Gromth, Susperia, ex-Black Comedy, ex-Requiem, ex-Seven Sins, ex-Old Man's Child
Stian Aarstad Keyboards (1993-1997)
See also: Karatkorn, ex-Enthral
Nagash Bass, Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1996-1999)
See also: The Kovenant, Troll, ex-Throat Violence, ex-Covenant, ex-Chrome Division, ex-Kvesta, ex-Carpe Tenebrum, ex-Nagashizzar
Astennu Guitars (lead) (1997-1999)
See also: ex-Carpe Tenebrum, ex-Infernal Method, ex-Lord Kaos, ex-Covenant
Mustis Keyboards, Piano, Pan flute, Violin (1998-2009)
See also: ex-Seven Sins, ex-Susperia (live), ex-Vidder
ICS Vortex Bass, Vocals (clean) (1999-2009)
See also: Arcturus, Borknagar, ICS Vortex, Lamented Souls, Artisan, God of Atheists, ex-Ved Buens Ende (live), ex-Penthouse Petz
Nicholas Barker Drums, Percussion (1999-2004)
See also: Ancient, Brujeria, Liquid Graveyard, Lock Up, Twilight of the Gods, Noctis Imperium (live), Nuclear Assault (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Catalepsy, United Forces, ex-Atrocity, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Leaves' Eyes, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Anaal Nathrakh (live), ex-Anathema (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Gorgoroth (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Possessed (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Voices (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Driven by Suffering
Archon Guitars (2000)
See also: Archon
Hellhammer Drums, Percussion (2005-2007)
See also: Age of Silence, Arcturus, Mayhem, Mezzerschmitt, Winds, ex-Mortem, ex-Covenant, ex-Den Saakaldte, ex-Nidingr, ex-Shining, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Troll, ex-Umoral, ex-Emperor (live), ex-Immortal (live), ex-Mysticum (live), ex-Tritonus (live), ex-Carnivora, ex-Descended
Snowy Shaw Bass, Vocals (clean) (2010)
See also: Dark Embrace, Denner / Shermann, Mad Architect, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, Snowy Shaw, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Colossus (live), ex-Memento Mori, ex-Kee Marcello's K2, ex-Loud 'n' Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
Current (Live)
Daray Drums (2008-present)
See also: Breathing Hell, Hunter, Masachist, Symbolical, Vesania, Yliaster, Armagedon (live), ex-Black River, ex-Neolithic, Prônd, ex-Pyorrhoea, ex-Vader, ex-Azarath (live), ex-Insidious Disease (live), ex-Nerve (live), ex-Sunwheel (live), ex-Crionics (live), ex-Crystal Abyss
Cyrus Guitars (lead) (2008), Bass (2010-present)
See also: Insidious Disease, Susperia, ex-Seven Sins, ex-ICS Vortex, ex-Sarke, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Crownfall, ex-Sensa Anima
Gerlioz Keyboards (2010-present)
See also: ex-God Seed, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Apoptygma Berzerk
Past (Live)
Aldrahn Vocals (1995)
See also: The Deathtrip, Thorns, ex-Zyklon-B, Urarv, ex-Dødheimsgard, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Antenora, ex-Haerfaerd
Tanja Bass (1996-?)
Jens-Petter Sandvik Guitars (lead) (1996-1997)
See also: ex-Solefald (live)
Aggressor Drums, Percussion (1997)
See also: Aura Noir, Virus, ex-I Left the Planet, ex-Inflabitan, ex-Ved Buens Ende, ex-Infernö, ex-Cadaver Inc, ex-Cadaver, ex-Dødheimsgard, ex-Satyricon, ex-Ulver, ex-Void, ex-Nattefrost (live), ex-Endwarfment, ex-Svartgalðrar
Kimberly Goss Keyboards (1997-1998)
See also: ex-Sinergy, ex-Ancient, ex-Avernus, ex-Therion, ex-Children of Bodom (live)
Tony Laureano Drums, Percussion (2004-2005, 2007-2008)
See also: Insidious Disease, Naphobia, Devil's Highway, Sanctification, ex-Acheron, ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Aurora Borealis, ex-Brujeria, ex-Devolution, ex-Eulogy, ex-Malevolent Creation, ex-Nidingr, ex-Nile, ex-1349 (live), ex-All That Remains (live), ex-Belphegor (live), ex-Kult ov Azazel (live), ex-Megadeth (live), ex-Skeletonwitch (live), ex-The Black Dahlia Murder (live), ex-Astaroth
Reno Killerich Drums, Percussion (2004)
See also: ex-Panzerchrist, ex-Dew-Scented (live), ex-Hate Eternal (live), ex-Vile (live), ex-Downlord, ex-Exmortem, ex-Frozen Sun, ex-Strangler, ex-12Gauge, ex-Evil Morgan, ex-Kobeast
Secthdamon Bass (2007)
See also: Grimfist, Myrkskog, 1349 (live), Emperor (live), Odium, ex-Zyklon
Shagrath Drums (1993-1995), Vocals (1993-present), Guitars (1994-1997, 2005), Keyboards (1996, 2009-present), Bass (2005)
See also: Chrome Division, Ov Hell, ex-Fimbulwinter, ex-Nocturnal Breed, ex-Ulver, ex-Starkness
Silenoz Guitars (rhythm) (1993-present), Vocals (1993-1995, 2005), Bass (2005)
See also: Insidious Disease, ex-Nocturnal Breed, ex-Malefic
Galder Guitars (lead) (2000-present)
See also: ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Requiem, ex-Dødheimsgard
Brynjard Tristan Bass (1993-1996)
See also: Angstkrieg, Bloodlust, ex-Old Man's Child
Tjodalv Guitars (lead) (1993-1995), Drums, Percussion (1995-1999)
See also: Abyssic, Gromth, Susperia, ex-Black Comedy, ex-Requiem, ex-Seven Sins, ex-Old Man's Child
Stian Aarstad Keyboards (1993-1997)
See also: Karatkorn, ex-Enthral
Nagash Bass, Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1996-1999)
See also: The Kovenant, Troll, ex-Throat Violence, ex-Covenant, ex-Chrome Division, ex-Kvesta, ex-Carpe Tenebrum, ex-Nagashizzar
Astennu Guitars (lead) (1997-1999)
See also: ex-Carpe Tenebrum, ex-Infernal Method, ex-Lord Kaos, ex-Covenant
Mustis Keyboards, Piano, Pan flute, Violin (1998-2009)
See also: ex-Seven Sins, ex-Susperia (live), ex-Vidder
ICS Vortex Bass, Vocals (clean) (1999-2009)
See also: Arcturus, Borknagar, ICS Vortex, Lamented Souls, Artisan, God of Atheists, ex-Ved Buens Ende (live), ex-Penthouse Petz
Nicholas Barker Drums, Percussion (1999-2004)
See also: Ancient, Brujeria, Liquid Graveyard, Lock Up, Twilight of the Gods, Noctis Imperium (live), Nuclear Assault (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Catalepsy, United Forces, ex-Atrocity, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Leaves' Eyes, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Anaal Nathrakh (live), ex-Anathema (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Gorgoroth (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Possessed (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Voices (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Driven by Suffering
Archon Guitars (2000)
See also: Archon
Hellhammer Drums, Percussion (2005-2007)
See also: Age of Silence, Arcturus, Mayhem, Mezzerschmitt, Winds, ex-Mortem, ex-Covenant, ex-Den Saakaldte, ex-Nidingr, ex-Shining, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Troll, ex-Umoral, ex-Emperor (live), ex-Immortal (live), ex-Mysticum (live), ex-Tritonus (live), ex-Carnivora, ex-Descended
Snowy Shaw Bass, Vocals (clean) (2010)
See also: Dark Embrace, Denner / Shermann, Mad Architect, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, Snowy Shaw, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Colossus (live), ex-Memento Mori, ex-Kee Marcello's K2, ex-Loud 'n' Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
Current
Daray Drums (2008-present)
See also: Breathing Hell, Hunter, Masachist, Symbolical, Vesania, Yliaster, Armagedon (live), ex-Black River, ex-Neolithic, Prônd, ex-Pyorrhoea, ex-Vader, ex-Azarath (live), ex-Insidious Disease (live), ex-Nerve (live), ex-Sunwheel (live), ex-Crionics (live), ex-Crystal Abyss
Cyrus Guitars (lead) (2008), Bass (2010-present)
See also: Insidious Disease, Susperia, ex-Seven Sins, ex-ICS Vortex, ex-Sarke, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Crownfall, ex-Sensa Anima
Gerlioz Keyboards (2010-present)
See also: ex-God Seed, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Apoptygma Berzerk
Past
Aldrahn Vocals (1995)
See also: The Deathtrip, Thorns, ex-Zyklon-B, Urarv, ex-Dødheimsgard, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Antenora, ex-Haerfaerd
Tanja Bass (1996-?)
Jens-Petter Sandvik Guitars (lead) (1996-1997)
See also: ex-Solefald (live)
Aggressor Drums, Percussion (1997)
See also: Aura Noir, Virus, ex-I Left the Planet, ex-Inflabitan, ex-Ved Buens Ende, ex-Infernö, ex-Cadaver Inc, ex-Cadaver, ex-Dødheimsgard, ex-Satyricon, ex-Ulver, ex-Void, ex-Nattefrost (live), ex-Endwarfment, ex-Svartgalðrar
Kimberly Goss Keyboards (1997-1998)
See also: ex-Sinergy, ex-Ancient, ex-Avernus, ex-Therion, ex-Children of Bodom (live)
Tony Laureano Drums, Percussion (2004-2005, 2007-2008)
See also: Insidious Disease, Naphobia, Devil's Highway, Sanctification, ex-Acheron, ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Aurora Borealis, ex-Brujeria, ex-Devolution, ex-Eulogy, ex-Malevolent Creation, ex-Nidingr, ex-Nile, ex-1349 (live), ex-All That Remains (live), ex-Belphegor (live), ex-Kult ov Azazel (live), ex-Megadeth (live), ex-Skeletonwitch (live), ex-The Black Dahlia Murder (live), ex-Astaroth
Reno Killerich Drums, Percussion (2004)
See also: ex-Panzerchrist, ex-Dew-Scented (live), ex-Hate Eternal (live), ex-Vile (live), ex-Downlord, ex-Exmortem, ex-Frozen Sun, ex-Strangler, ex-12Gauge, ex-Evil Morgan, ex-Kobeast
Secthdamon Bass (2007)
See also: Grimfist, Myrkskog, 1349 (live), Emperor (live), Odium, ex-Zyklon
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Added on: 2002-07-15 15:26:03 Last modified on: 2017-07-08 22:34:32