Published May 06, 2009There's finally a publication that matches the cartoonish atmosphere of Norwegian black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir. Then again, great as they are, calling those rich boys bona fide "black metal" is about as honest as saying every discount store toy is "Made In Canada."
Dimmu Borgir's record label Nuclear Blast reports that they have teamed up with Terminal Press to create the first in a series of band-related comic books. While no other bands worthy of this honour have been announced at press time, Nuclear Blast notes that each issue of the series is "influenced by the lyrical, artistic and musical concepts from Nuclear Blast's polarizing roster of bands translated into the comic medium by the creative teams at Terminal Press." Wow, that's verbose.
Slated for release later in the year, Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress follows this tale:
"Three reluctant men are chosen to quest to the Dark Fortress in a desperate attempt to protect their land from a growing evil. Despite a legend warning that the harsh land built upon lava fields is actually the gateway to Hell, they make their way across the treacherous path, encountering horrors, madness and death along the way. The three men will either survive the journey and learn the secret behind the legend of the Dark Fortress, or meet a most gruesome demise."
Written by Brian Ferrara (Silent Assassin, Debbie Does Dallas) and with art by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassin, Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here), Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress will be a limited-edition print run available only through TerminalPress.com.
"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress utilizes the artistic vision and lyrical themes of the biggest black metal band in the world, Dimmu Borgir, to create a powerful and thought-provoking fantasy horror comic book," says Nuclear Blast about the band's role in the endeavour.