If there’s one thing metal heads are known for, it’s their love of science, right? Well, no, not really. But that hasn’t stopped Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir from ending up on a German science television program. As Blabbermouth notes, the band was interviewed by the team from the German comedy science show (because apparently those exist...) "Es Geht Um Mein Leben" when the band played at Wacken Open Air back in August. The band was joined by an orchestra and a choir at this year’s festival.
Dimmu Borgir’s ninth album, "Abrahadabra" was released back in September of 2010. The record featured an ensemble orchestra, the Kringkastingsorkestret (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra), as well as the Schola Cantorum choir, totaling more than 100 musicians and singers.
Gaute Storaas, who was the composer of the orchestra on the record had the following to say on working on the album:
"Their music is epic, thematic and symphonic already from the creation; they are clearly having an orchestral approach to composing. My role in this is sometimes just to transcribe their themes, sometimes to take their ideas, tear them apart and build them back up in ways that are true to the band's intentions. The music must also be both interesting and playable for the musicians, and hopefully, meet the quality standards of the orchestral world".
Dimmu Borgir’s appearance on "Es Geht Um Mein Leben" will be broadcast on September 22 at 8.15 p.m. CET on the German network EinsPlus.
A video of the band performing with Orchestra at this year’s Wacken Festival is posted here: