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DIMMU BORGIR Announces Remixed & Remastered Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia

A new way to get blackened.

A new way to get blackened.

Dimmu Borgir has announced a completely remixed and remastered version of their 2001 record Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia for October 28. The band is now streaming the new version of "Blessings Upon The Throne Of Tyranny," which certainly sounds worlds different than the original. Whether or not this update will sit well with fans remains to be seen, but personally I think it's pretty cool! The remix and remaster seems to offer new insight in the 20+ year old album, and breaths different life into its original production.

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The new version of Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia is available as a vinyl box set, on CD, and digitally. The reissue also features Dust Of Cold Memories which includes extensive bonus material, like the pre-production of Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia and instrumental rehearsals. Pre-orders are available here. And if you're looking for more Dimmu Borgir, the band just released their live album Northern Forces Over Wacken on vinyl today. Check that out here.

In a recent interview, Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz said that the band is was working on new material and "it's not gonna take us 10 years until the next album is out."

"We're pretty well on the way into the beginning of the songwriting process for the next album. So things are going pretty smooth, to be fair. We have, separately, us in the band, we have so much ideas for material, and we just bring everything to the Dimmu pot, so to speak, and we stir around, and then stuff comes out. So it's like a meat grinder. It's a pretty long process, but it's a really fun process, and there's never a shortage of ideas and riffs. It's more like a challenge to assemble it all. And again also there to shave off the fat that's not needed, basically. It feels really good, and it's not gonna take us 10 years until the next album is out — that I can guarantee."

Interestingly, Silenoz added the band is taking a less orchestral and more stripped-down approach to their sound this time around. "It's obviously always strange to talk about it that early in the songwriting process, but I feel like it might be a little more stripped down. And that's probably not saying too much, because we have so much of everything. But I feel like we're looking at maybe toning it down a little bit, especially on the orchestral side. So people shouldn't be too surprised if they get a bit more stripped-down version of Dimmu on the next album."

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