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Below is our complete Dissension 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.
Progressive metal band Unbeing has confirmed an upcoming performance at M for Montreal's "M for Metal" showcase in collaboration with the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.) on November 22nd at Katacombes.
Guitarist Sherif El-Maghraby comments: "We are more than excited to play a local festival displaying the best metal acts in the city and to share our passion for music with the fans and the industry pros attending M for Montreal this year. This is going to be one hell of a party!"
M for Montreal delegates along with the public are welcome to a 5 à 7 networking opportunity with donations to Movember fundraising efforts on behalf of H.M.M.A.C. to the Canadian Cancer Society for Prostate Cancer Research.
The lineup includes Fallstaf, Mad Parish, Venomenon, Unbeing, and Dissession. For more info on M for Montreal, please visit this location.
Canadian act Dissension has released new album "Of Time And Chronic Disease" today, and now the full album is available for streaming online.
Check it out below, or you can pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here.
Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can pick up the album at this location.
Mixing some serious thrash riffage with symphonic black/death metal is a new gem in the already impressive underground Canadian scene - Dissension!
The band's debut full-length "Of Time And Chronic Disease" is coming September 10th, and so far only a smattering of material from the album has made its way online. Today we're proud to bring you another preview in the form of the album's sixth track "Legacy." Give it a listen in the SoundCloud player below.
As the mid-point track on the release it differs quite a bit from the rest of the album, so be sure to also check out the title track, which is still available for streaming right here.
For local fans, the band will be holding a CD launch in Montreal, QC on September 13th at Foufounes Electriques. To find out more about the album, you can also read our recent interview with the band, or check out Dissension's entry in our "Pit Stories" column about the hilariously evil Toys-R-Us Satanic Sacrifice. More...
It's Tuesday, which means the time has come for another Pit Story from those road warriors who get on stage to let the mosh flow for headbangers around the world.
This week's story comes courtesy of Dissension vocalist/guitarist Nathan Afilalo, who shares this tale of a Toys-R-Us Satanic sacrifice:
If you were to go just north east of Montreal’s inner city, there lies a hole in a brick wall. In said whole one finds a shitty ass venue, packed with sweaty teenagers, amateurish gratify, more band stickers than all the hairs in Odin’s beard, and a giant dog who lays equally giant shits on the pit floor. In said venue, there was a heavy metal show taking place. On a side note the venue was legally considered a cafe.
It was at this show that our band, Dissension, decided to incorporate a poorly executed somewhat Ghost reminiscent comedy routine midway through the set. We had our friend come up on stage and perform a demonic gospel sermon, in a deep southern accent naturally, to dimmed lights and a smoke machine we got discounted at Canadian Tire during the Halloween sales. Our drummer was on the keys playing one of his spooky church organ originals (if you can appreciate a drummer playing keyboards then this is very funny). Amidst the terrible music and Satanic proselytizing, our friend took out a baby doll from beneath his cloak which had a upside-down cross painted on its face. The crown went wild for the Toys-R-Us sacrifice as it flew into the pit as our next song began.
The hapless doll fell into the frenzied crowd and we thought, “a fitting sacrifice for the dark Lord,” and forgot about it. However, the end of the night came, the venue lights turned on, and strewn about the shit-stained floor were various members of the doll’s little body. What was most hilarious, however, was that when we went outside in the alley adjacent to the venue, we found the limbless husk of the plastic child lit of fire, with its satanic eyes peering at us from behind the flames. The miniature fire died down and we retrieved the head. It's charred remains are still in our jam space today.
Dissension's new album "Of Time And Chronic Disease" is due out September 10th, and we'll be releasing a song from the album later this week, so keep your eyes peeled! You can also read our recent interview with the band right here, or follow the band's activity at Facebook.
Montreal, QC metal band Dissension is premiering now latest track "Graceless Death," which is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album "Of Time And Chronic Disease."
The track can be heard in a lengthy interview below with vocalist/guitarist Nathan Afilalo conducted by Canadian metal podcast Ondes Chocs. The song itself starts at the one hour and nine minute mark.
"Of Time And Chronic Disease" is being released digitally worldwide on September 10th through Believe Digital along with it being sold physically on vinyl. Keep your eyes peeled, as Metalunderground.com will also be premiered a new track from the album next week.
Nathan Afilalo comments: "Having been a band for about six years, we have long anticipated the great day where we could let our music take flight upon the winds of the world. With that in mind, Of Time and Chronic Disease is a summation of our music since it contains some of our very earliest songs to some of our latest. The album has to be taken as a whole, as the individual songs all represent a different facet of the whole that is our music. It's like a hydra, the beast can only truly be slain if you remove all of its heads and immerse yourself in the dark pools of its blood."
The band will be holding a CD launch in Montreal, QC on September 13th at Foufounes Electriques with local support from Skeleris, Murtenscythe, Intonate, Citizen Vicious. More...
Montreal, QC based metal band Dissension is proud to announce the upcoming release of debut album "Of Time And Chronic Disease" digitally worldwide on September 10th through Believe Digital, along with a vinyl version. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Sharing the stage with international heavyweights like Tyr, Threat Signal and Cryptopsy plus performing in front of their hometown crowd at Heavy MTL 2011 along with recently being finalists at Wacken Metal Battle Canada, Dissension's eclectic mix of thrash, black and power metal attacks the darker side of human nature, reaching epic heights and somber depths. Their debut's ten brutal assaulting tracks were produced by Kevin Jardine of Uplift Productions, (Slaves on Dope, What Comes To Life, One) and mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, Priestess, Half Moon Run).
Dissension is now streaming their first single off the debut below."
Vocalist / guitarist Nathan Afilalo comments: "Having been a band for about six years, we have long anticipated the great day where we could let our music take flight upon the winds of the world. With that in mind, Of Time and Chronic Disease is a summation of our music since it contains some of our very earliest songs to some of our latest. The album has to be taken as a whole, as the individual songs all represent a different facet of the whole that is our music. It's like a hydra, the beast can only truly be slain if you remove all of its heads and immerse yourself in the dark pools of its blood." More...