One funny comment we found on Blabbermouth regarding this news story, not necessarily reflecting the views and opinions of Metal Call-Out, read “Fakes of a feather flock together”. Really though, this is a bit of a head scratcher—it seems the two bands would attract two completely different audiences. They really don't have much in common save for massive shifts in style from their first albums to the present. I’m going to keep my eye on this one, as I am very interested to see what the attendance will be like.
As a side note, as much as I dislike most of what Dimmu Borgir has released since Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, I am curious about their forthcoming record which touts having involved over 101 musicians from various orchestras around the world. I’m a bit of an orchestra nerd, so anything featuring real strings and legitimate orchestra arrangements is worth at least quick glance in my book. You can take a look at the dates after the jump.
Sep. 19 - HMH, Amsterdam, NETH
Sep. 23 - Eishalle Seutweg, Winterthur, SWI
Sep. 24 - Zenith, Munich, GER
Sep. 26 - Gasometer, Vienna, AUT
Oct. 01 - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BEL
Oct. 02 - Rosengarten, Mannheim, GER
Oct. 03 - Palladium, Cologne, GER
Oct. 05 - Haus-Auensee, Leipzig, GER
Oct. 06 - C-Halle, Berlin, GER