The year 2020 is set to start with a roll of thunder! Today, Norwegian black metal force DIMMU BORGIR and Finnish melodic prog metallers AMORPHIS announce a co-headline tour that no metal fan should miss. On January 22nd, this killer line-up will hit London’s Kentish Town Forum, as part of a wider European run. Throughout January and February 2020, the unholy Scandinavian alliance will haunt 10 European cities and also bring American post black metallers WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM along as support.
DIMMU BORGIR commented: “We’re going to crush Europe in January next year, and together with AMORPHIS, we’ll make sure that Nordic darkness will create a perfect winter’s storm. See you all soon!”
Esa Holopainen of AMORPHIS stated: “When the idea of doing a co-headline tour with DIMMU BORGIR came up, it sounded great, but at the same time we were really surprised. However the more we thought about it, the more it sounded like a perfect match. Musically we are different, but deep down, it’s not really by that much. There’s a lot of similar elements where both bands take their inspiration. Both bands are absolutely unique on stage. It is needless to say that this tour is going to be a true killer with a massive production, that will undoubtedly bring even more coldness into peope’s hearts in January 2020. We would also like to welcome WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM to open the evenings.”
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM added: “We are ready to blaze forth across Europe with these two titans of Heavy Metal! DIMMU BORGIR and AMORPHIS are bands that we love and we are looking forward to supporting them on this tour. We will be playing songs off our new album (released by Century Media in February) as well as some classic WOLVES material. Thank you!”
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday August 14th at 09:00 BST, from: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/dimmu-borgir-amorphis
DIMMU BORGIR + AMORPHIS
w/ WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
22.01. UK London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
23.01. FE Paris – Bataclan
24.01. CH Zurich – Komplex 457
25.01. NL Tilburg – 013
26.01. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
28.01. DE Munich – TonHalle
29.01. DE Filderstadt – FILharmonie
30.01. DE Berlin – Columbiahalle
31.01. DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
01.02. DE Hannover – Swiss Life Music Hall
DIMMU BORGIR‘s monumental 10th studio album, Eonian was released right in time for the band’s 25th anniversary last year, about seven years after its impressive predecessor, Abrahadabra. Since then, the infernal trio consisting of Shagrath, Silenoz and Galder have played various tours all around the world, including shows at leading metal festivals such as Wacken and Hellfest. Being one of the most successful extreme metal forges on the planet, DIMMU BORGIR have been dominating the symphonic black metal genre for 25 years. As the title Eonian indicates, the band’s 10th full length release deals with the illusion of time and marks a tribute to both the band’s own past as well as the Norwegian black metal history.
AMORPHIS have also been busy touring for the last year, following on from the release of their 13th studio album Queen Of Time, that further established the band’s reputation as one of today’s leading Finnish metal acts. With their complex and original blend of folk and metal elements, a well-balanced interplay of clear vocals and harsh growls, the band is even said to have invented their own genre.