It took Dimmu Borgir eight years between Abrahadabra in 2010 and Eonian in 2018. According to guitarist Silenoz, fans won't have to wait that long for the next one. Silenoz recently told the Everblack podcast that the band is currently 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," he said. "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 adds 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."