Dimmu Borgir – “Kings of The Carnival Creation” Live at Ozzfest 2004 +1

Dimmu Borgir is one of the most famous black metal bands from Oslo, Norway formed in 1993 by vocalist Shagrath, guitarist Silenoz and drummer Tjodalv. They named after “Dimmuborgir”, a volcanic formation in Iceland, means “dark cities” or “dark castles/fortresses” in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse. Their musical style is so-called symphonic black metal, combines authentic black metal and progressive and symphonic orchestrations.

The band performed at Ozzfest from 10 Jury to 4 September, 2004 in United States. On this stage, Tony Laureano played drums instead of Nicholas Barker, who eventually left the band in 2005 and was replaced by Hellhammer.

Lineup at Ozzfest 2004

  • Shagrath – Lead vocals
  • Silenoz – Guitars
  • Galder – Guitars
  • ICS Vortex – Bass, Clean vocals
  • Mustis – Keyboards, Piano
  • Tony Laureano – Drums, Percussion (Session, 2004-2005)

Live at Wacken Open Air 2007

Dimmu Borgir appeared with their astonishing live performance at Wacken Open Air festival on 3 August, 2007 in Germany. Hellhammer who is best known as the drummer of Mayhem showed his supreme skills on this stage.

Lineup at Wacken 2007

  • Shagrath – Lead vocals
  • Silenoz – Guitars
  • Galder – Guitars
  • ICS Vortex – Bass, Clean vocals
  • Mustis – Keyboards, Piano
  • Hellhammer – Drums, Percussion (2005-2007)

“Kings of The Carnival Creation” is taken from Dimmu Borgir’s fifth studio album “Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia” (Nuclear Blast, 2001).

Lyrics

Incarnated marvels simplified
Effects from such a disconsolate kind
Impotence of the once so perfect living
Erase and rewind

Stand rigid for the next battle
Peace means reloading your guns
The love for life is all hatred in disguise
A carnival creation with masks undone

In search for the guidelines to the gateways of sin
Through mires of misanthropy with wrath in mind
Sophistication as cruelty and perfection as virulent truth
Confidently dawned, to pick the best of enemies

An abyss womb stretched wide open, exposed to retaliate

With the stigma feasting upon your flesh I wish you well
Thorns from the fountains of fate licking lepered skin
Worshiped by anyone’s mass on our planet Hell
What on earth possessed you?
Consuming illusions made from hysteria and swallowed tongues

Devoured by doubt, conducting arts of misconception
Testimonial sufficiency declaring numbness of all perceptions

Glance into the blackness hidden beneath your surface
And enjoy the suffering, sanity drained in disrespect
With such bedeviled faith in good, subsequently trusting evil
Next step for mankind will be the last seasons in sin

With the stigma feasting upon your flesh as I wish you well
Thorns from the fountains of fate licking lepered skin
Worshiped by anyone’s mass on our planet Hell
What on earth possessed you?
Consuming illusions made from hysteria and swallowed tongues

Left are the kings of the carnival creation
Carrying out the echoes of the fallen

Sense the withering eternity as it fades away
The ultimate graceless voyage of all times
Only death will be guarding your angels, silently
Cripples joining arms in clamor
Institutionalized for the rebirth, the herd will be hunted
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Music composed by Mustis, Silenoz and Shagrath
Lyrics written by Shagrath
© Nuclear Blast Records

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