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Below is our complete Dissona news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Dissona Covers Blade Runner 2049/Vangelis Song

In honor of the theatrical release of Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, progressive metal outfit Dissona has shared a cover of Vangelis' song, "One More Kiss, Dear," which appeared on the soundtrack for the 1982 version of Blade Runner. The track can be heard in the player below.

Regarding the decision for covering the cult classic, the band explained, "It is clear that Dissona draws inspiration from a vast number of sources, though one we are particularly partial to would undoubtedly be science fiction. Producing themes, concepts, and moods like no other media genre, it has inspired us to create atmospheres throughout our discography and will continue to do so with our most current musical endeavor. Blade Runner is one of the best entries in the world of science fiction and, with the release of the new film, we found it appropriate to do this homage to a classic piece from the original."

In regards to the new, yet unnamed album, Dissona had the following to say: "Dissona is currently working on new material. We have big plans for the new album, where we will once again expand to brand new, unfamiliar territory while bringing our signature sound along with us. However the approach and content may vary between records, we view our albums as a growing collection of music that belongs together cohesively. We are very excited about the future."

Dissona is a progressive metal band based out of Chicago. Since becoming active in 2006, the band has become known for a diverse, imaginative sound and powerfully expressive stage performance. The most recent album, "Paleopneumatic," was released in 2016 to worldwide critical acclaim.

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Earthside Joining Leprous On Tour

New Haven-based progressive ensemble Earthside has been announced as tour support for Norwegian metal act Leprouson an upcoming North American run this September/October.

The fall tour reunites the two groups following a European stint with Voyager earlier this year. Binary Code and Dissona will round out the North American tour package. A full list of dates can be seen below.

Earthside drummer Ben Shanbrom comments: "Leprous is truly a part of the next generation of progressive music. In less than a year they have become one of Earthside's absolute favorite bands - they're good friends, great people, and unbelievable musicians and performers. It was an amazing experience touring with them and Voyager earlier this year across Europe, and we are so happy to be supporting them in our home country this fall." More...

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Dissona Posts Drum Playthrough

Chicago's progressive metal masterminds from Dissona meld a dynamic range of musical styles, developing an incredibly moving, diverse sound, with new album "Paleopneumatic" out now.

During the recording of "Paleopneumatic," the band filmed a series of playthrough videos showcasing each member playing their respective parts. Check out a playthrough video for the song "Another Sky" featuring drummer Drew Goddard below. More...

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Dissona Covers "Ring Of Fire"

Chicago's Dissona has new album "Paleopneumatic" out now, and during the recording process the band set up a Pledge Music Campaign, where the highest backers could request a cover song.

For the first cover song, the band was requested to cover Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire," which is now on line and can be heard below. Vocalist Matt Motto explained the process to the Metal Insider:

"As part of the highest tier rewards, the backer was allowed to request any song for us to cover and we would arrange and record the track as our own interpretation. We thought it would be interesting to create a version of "Ring of Fire" that is as contrasting from the original as could be while still maintaining the iconic melodies that everyone has come to know." More...

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Dissona Streaming Entire New Album

Chicago's progressive metal masterminds from Dissona meld a dynamic range of musical styles, developing an incredibly moving, diverse sound.

The band's new album "Paleopneumatic" will be released January 15th and is now available for pre-order here, but today you can also hear the release in full below.

Dissona will play a special release show on January 23rd in Chicago, IL at Nite Cap. More information on the show can be found at this location.

1. Another Sky
2. Fire-Bellied
3. Outside the Skin
4. Breach
5. Totality
6. Odium
7. Anastomosis
8. Lysis
9. The Last Resistance
10. Sunderance More...

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Pit Stories: Power Metal Moshing

Our quest for the best pit stories from metal shows marches on! In recent weeks we've heard about the glory of seeing your favorite band live for the first time, gotten a look at the bizarre things fans do at shows, and even got a story about mistaken identity resulting in the wrong guy getting punched.

This week we've got Illinois-based prog outfit Dissona discussing some unexpected brutality at Blind Guardian shows. The band had this to say:

Craig and David have been to multiple Blind Guardian shows together. Now, Blind Guardian is not exactly the band you would think of when you think of the glorious violence of the pit, but for each show Craig and David were positioned up against the front rail, getting pressed and smashed by the pit behind them. They had crowd surfers soar over their heads; sometimes directly into their heads.

Probably the closest we had come to broken ribs and concussions, but it was always well worth the pain. Occasionally, we would turn around and each time we would notice that nearly every person moshing was also simultaneously singing the words, chants, and guitar melodies perfectly. Quite a feeling of unity. Call us nerds for having the best pit be at a power metal show, but it’s the truth. We go to extreme metal shows, too, (gotta save our credibility somehow, right?) but in those cases we are more interested in the music than the pit.

The Chicago-based progressive metal band's third full-length album "Paleopneumatic" will be released January 15th, 2016 and two tracks from that impending album can be heard below. For more info on the band, head over to the Dissona Facebook profile here. More...

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Dissona Streaming "Another Sky"

Following our premiere of the track "Odium" earlier this month, Dissona now has another song online from the "Paleopneumatic" album.

New album "Paleopneumatic" from this Chicago progressive metal band will be released January 15th, 2016 and you can hear the track "Another Sky" in the player below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Another Sky
2. Fire-Bellied
3. Outside the Skin
4. Breach
5. Totality
6. Odium
7. Anastomosis
8. Lysis
9. The Last Resistance
10. Sunderance More...

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Dissona Premieres New Track "Odium"

Chicago’s progressive metal masterminds Dissona has partnered with Metal Underground.com to bring you the first taste from the new album "Paleopneumatic." Check out "Odium" in the player below.

Dissona melds a dynamic range of musical styles, developing an incredibly moving, diverse sound. The band consistently captivates fans with mesmerizing songs, powerful live performances and poignant lyrical themes, including sentience, emotion, sexuality, and much more.

With the band's most most ambitious release yet, "Paleopneumatic" epitomizes Dissona’s endeavors to date and brings the listener on an existential, cohesive journey with gripping melodies, expertly-crafted arrangements, and impassioned vocals.

"Paleopneumatic" will be self released on January 15th. Its track listing is as follows:

1. Another Sky
2. Fire-Bellied
3. Outside the Skin
4. Breach
5. Totality
6. Odium
7. Anastomosis
8. Lysis
9. The Last Resistance
10. Sunderance More...

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Dissona Reveals New Album Details

Chicago's progressive metal masterminds from Dissona meld a dynamic range of musical styles culminating in new album "Paleopneumatic," epitomizes the band's endeavor to bring the listener on an existential, cohesive journey with gripping melodies and impassioned vocals.

"Paleopneumatic" will be released January 15, 2015 and is now available for pre-order right here. Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed and a preview clip featuring snippets from across the disc is available below. Dissona comments:

"We are incredibly proud of 'Paleopneumatic.' It is the culmination of years of agonizing, hard work and consequently our most fully realized production to date. We hope 'Paleopneumatic' can mean as much to you as it does to us." More...

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Dissona Recording New Album

Dissona has begun recording for a second album to be released mid-2015. This forthcoming album follows the band's 2012 debut, self-titled release.

Stay tuned for more details, and in the mean time you can hear all of the previous album below or over at Bandcamp here. The "Dissona" track listing is:

1. Inverted Swarm 05:51
2. Fiction 05:23
3. Nest 04:46
4. Interlude I 01:01
5. Immersion 04:55
6. Avella 07:19
7. Eccentress 05:35
8. Fawn 05:58
9. Chrysalis 03:16
10. Interlude II 01:07
11. Lapse Into Hysteria 05:05
12. Illumination 05:44
13. Garden of Rust 04:32 More...

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Dissona Streaming Self-Titled Album

Chicago-based prog metal act Dissona has posted the band's entire self-titled release online for streaming. Check out "Dissona" through the player below or buy the album digitally on a name-your-price basis over here. The track listing for "Dissona" is as follows:

1. Inverted Swarm 05:51
2. Fiction 05:23
3. Nest 04:46
4. Interlude I 01:01
5. Immersion 04:55
6. Avella 07:19
7. Eccentress 05:35
8. Fawn 05:58
9. Chrysalis 03:16
10. Interlude II 01:07
11. Lapse Into Hysteria 05:05
12. Illumination 05:44
13. Garden of Rust 04:32 More...

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