Don Cornell stage name of Luigi Francisco Varlaro (April 21, 1919 in New York City - February 23, 2004 in Aventura, Florida) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s.
Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. He sold over 50 million records. Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame.
He died of advanced emphysema and diabetes.
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He died of advanced emphysema and diabetes. This is of course debatable, especially since Dimmu Borgir's lyrical content deals with material not usually considered "commercial". Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame. Some people also accuse Dimmu Borgir of being commercially-oriented and of being "sell-outs". He sold over 50 million records. Some people discovered that Sorgens Kammer of the Stormblåst album seriously ressembles the intro tune from an Amiga game called Agony, while Dimmu Borgir didn't give them any credit and is sampled here. Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. Currently, the band is expecting to re-record Stormblast, as well as begin work on a new album.
Don Cornell stage name of Luigi Francisco Varlaro (April 21, 1919 in New York City - February 23, 2004 in Aventura, Florida) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s. Recently, Dimmu Borgir toured as part of Ozzfest. Many fans disagree, however, maintaining a preference for the band's older, less bombastic style. Death Cult Armageddon has often been cited by critics and new listeners as the band's strongest, most diverse album. Sections of the album were recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra to enhance the classical arrangements which have always augmented the band's style.
In 2003, Dimmu Borgir used their major record label financial leverage to create a monumental album titled Death Cult Armageddon. Some fans accused the band of selling out due to the mass audiences which the albums reached. Dimmu Borgir's following full-length albums – Spiritual Black Dimensions (1999) and Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia (2001) – both met critical acclaim. Enthrone Darkness Triumphant was a huge success for the band, and it was their first release signed to the famous German record label Nuclear Blast.
Keyboardist Stian Aarstad left the band due to his obligation to serve in the Norwegian army, thus he was not able to participate in the recording of Devil's Path (1996). When he returned for the recording of Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (1997), he had trouble attending rehearsals and tourdates, and he was fired from the band. After Stormblåst, Dimmu Borgir's career took a sharp turn. It is also the last album which features all lyrics written and sung in Norwegian. Stormblåst received high praise from many melodic black metal fans, and is often regarded a highlight of the band's career.
In 1996, the band released their monumental album Stormblåst (translates to "Storm Blown"). This album featured musical contributions by members of Dødheimsgård and Ved Buens Ende. This short EP sold out within weeks, and the band followed up with the full length album For All Tid (1994) – the title translates to "For All Time". The band immediately released an EP entitled Inn I Evighetens Mørke (1994) – translated to English the title means "Into The Darkness Of Eternity".
Dimmu Borgir was originally founded in 1993 by Shagrath, Silenoz, and Tjodalv. "Dimmu Borgir" means "Dark Castle" or "Dark Citadel" in Icelandic. Dimmu Borgir is a famous Norwegian melodic black metal band whose music has been in the charts in several Scandinavian countries and Germany. Dimmu Borgir Lyrics (http://www.darklyrics.com/d/dimmuborgir.html).
Dimmu Borgir Official Homepage (http://www.dimmu-borgir.com). Kimberly Goss - Keyboard - (Unknown Years). Tjodalv - Drums - (1993-1999). Nicholas Barker - Drums - (1999-2004).
Stian Aarstad - Keyboard - (1993-1997). Brynjard Tristan - Bass - (1994-1996). Nagash - Bass - (1996-1999). Astennu - Guitar - (1997-1999).
Reno Kiilerich - Drums - (2004-2004). Mustis (Øyvind Mustafarta) - Keyboard - (1998-). ICS Vortex (Simen Hestnaes) - Bass - (2000-). Silenoz (Sven Atle Kopperud) - Guitar - (1993-).
Galder (Thomas Rune Andersen) - Guitar - (2001-). Shagrath (Stian Thoresen) - Vocals - (1993-). World Misanthropy [Live] - (2002). World Misanthropy [DVD/VHS] - (2002).
Alive In Torment [Live] - (2001). Godless Savage Garden [Compilation] - (1998). Death Cult Armageddon - (2003). Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia - (2001).
Spiritual Black Dimensions - (1999). 2002). Enthrone Darkness Triumphant - (1997) (Reis. Devil's Path [EP] - (1996).
Stormblåst - (1996). 1997). For All Tid - (1994) (Reis. Inn I Evighetens Mørke [EP] - (1994).
Time: 1993-. Status: Active. Country: Norway. Genre: Black metal, symphonic metal.