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Dimmu Borgir Issue Statement About Dismissal of Band Members

By Newsferatu, Writer
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 9:38 AM


Vortex and Mustis Out

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Dimmu Borgi has issued the following statement:

"We regret to inform you that we have parted ways with both (bassist) Vortex and (keyboardist) Mustis. However, we do want to make it perfectly clear that the creative force in the band is highly intact, perhaps even more so than ever. With that being said, we're currently working on our next album and are excited to start a new chapter in the legacy that is Dimmu Borgir."

I.C.S. Votex (aka Simen Hestnæs), issued the following statement:

"I've really enjoyed the ride, the Dimmu years have been awesome. I look forward to concentrating fully on my own project now, and the opening possibility to resurrect a band or three.

A special thanks to all the crazy and lovely people I have met on the road with Dimmu over the years, for the support from so many of you, and for the continuing interest in my musical projects.

I will always treasure the albums and the brotherhood as it was before the cabin-fever, music industry and greed went METALLICA on our asses.

My support goes to (former Dimmu Borgier keyboardist) Mustis, the true creative force in Dimmu for the last ten years, and his rightful legal chase."

Another update from Vortex' webmaster reads: "I think that now is the right time to post some news on the future music plans of I.C.S. Vortex...

Simen will have a meeting with LAMENTED SOULS in mid September to plan a new release and a few gigs in Norway.

There is another meeting also planned with ARCTURUS members to discuss about the future of the band and a possible reunion. Nothing's for certain yet but keep visiting back the page as more announcements will take place about Simen's projects in the very near future!"

To read Mustis' statement regarding his exit from the band, click here.


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