Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have released their cover version of the DEEP PURPLE classic “Perfect Strangers”
The song is taken from DIMMU BORGIR‘s upcoming collection of cover songs, “Inspiratio Profanus”, which will be made available on December 8 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The song was initially made available as a bonus track on the band’s 2010 album “Abrahadabra” which arrived back in 2010, yet is now being officially released in front of the upcoming covers project.
DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) comments: “The idea of doing ‘Perfect Strangers’ came about quite a while before we actually got around to recording it. It’s a known song by a very well-known band that has influenced many to pick up an instrument. I mean, is there anyone who doesn’t like DEEP PURPLE?! We incorporated our little twist to it while at the same time wanted to stay close to the original. But perhaps it is the more obvious aspects that come to mind when hearing it; the integration between the main musical elements that we also made use of since the beginning like keyboards and guitars.”
Silenoz previously stated about “Inspiratio Profanus”: “We’re pleased to announce the ‘Inspiratio Profanus’ release! We thought it was about time to finally compile the cover songs we’ve done over the years and give these renditions an updated mastering, all in one package, highlighting some of our many influences!”
Regarding the first single “Black Metal”, Silenoz said: “‘Black Metal’, the track and its origin, features something really primeval, raw and unhinged. There is lawlessness and danger connected to it. We did our best to capture the spirit of the ancient gods’ rock ‘n’ roll 24 years later. Did we do it justice? I think so.”
“Inspiratio Profanus” also features the fan favorite “Burn In Hell” (TWISTED SISTER),and electrifying renditions from the legendary CELTIC FROST, as well as other immensely influential artists.
DIMMU BORGIR “Inspiratio Profanus” track listing:
- Black Metal (VENOM)
- Satan My Master (BATHORY)
- Dead Men Don’t Rape (G.G.F.H.)
- Nocturnal Fear (CELTIC FROST)
- Burn In Hell (TWISTED SISTER)
- Perfect Strangers (DEEP PURPLE)
- Metal Heart (ACCEPT)
- Nocturnal Fear (Celtically Processed) (CELTIC FROST)
Unleashed to coincide with DIMMU BORGIR‘s 25th anniversary in 2018, “Eonian” emerged approximately eight years after its forerunner, “Abrahadabra.” Since then, the formidable core trio comprising Shagrath, Silenoz, and Galder has embarked on diverse tours across the globe, gracing renowned metal festivals like Wacken Open Air and Hellfest with their infernal presence.