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Latest Dissension News

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.

Dissension Parts With Drummer

Drummer Anthony Pulcini from Montreal metal band Dissension has issued the following announcement about leaving the band:

"Dear fans,

"After 7 years I've decided to step down from Dissension. it was a great experience, had a lot of fun and learnt a lot from being in this band.

"I'd like to thank all the people who've guided me through this stretch and made my musical experience so enjoyable. ALL the people who supported the live gigs, purchased merch & albums, the new friends I've met... and the people who kept my faith alive in local talent. Lastly the people who gave me the opportunity to perform and gave me exposure (Dungeon works, Ondes choc, Asher media relations).

"I wish nothing but good luck for the future/members of Dissension." More...

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"Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 3" Available Online

Asher Media Relations, a PR company based in Montreal that has been helping bands get heard and read about in rock and metal media for over half a decade, is proud to unleash its latest holiday sampler "Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 3."

The sampler is a free download, which features 23 tracks from the artists AMR has worked with during 2013. You can download the tracks here or stream them below. Publicist and founder Jon Asher comments:

"We like to thank all the media outlets for all their support they have given us to help promote these artists! You have been instrumental in giving our artists exposure through interviews, reviews, radio play and then some! Thank you for also being so welcoming to Cara Ashbey, the Asher Media Intern, and hope you enjoy the music from these bands, that we've had the pleasure to work with over this past year."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Chariots of The Gods - Starborn 03:24
2. Edge of Attack - In Hell 04:36
3. Chosen - Engines of Belief 05:30
4. BornBroken - Control 03:50
5. The In & Outs - There We Go 02:35
6. Fatality - Thoughts Collide 05:10
7. Sanktuary - Midnite Mass 05:29
8. Final Trigger - Face It 03:17
9. The Rabid Whole - Future 03:56
10. Breached - Left Behind 04:06
11. Arcane Saints - Your Ocean 03:22
12. All Else Fails - Anti Martyr 05:49
13. Where Giants Once Stood - The Heavens Tremble 03:35
14. Until Dawn - This Fallen Fortress 03:19
15. Dissension - Of Time & Chronic Disease 07:00
16. Unbeing - Versus 10 Behemoth 06:26
17. Insurrection - Checkmate 04:59
18. Death Toll Rising - Infection Legacy 05:40
19. Tribune - Insectoid 04:50
20. Psychostick - Obey The Beard 03:59
21. Trainwreck Architect - As Killers Breathe (ft. Guitar Solo by Jeff Waters of Annihilator) 04:31
22. Lucid Skies - Shotgun Mouthwash 02:43
23. Xul - Battlestorm 04:27 More...

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Unbeing To Play "M For Metal" Showcase

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.

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Dissension Releases New Album

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.

Be sure to also check out our interview with Dissension right here, or read the band's tale of plastic baby mayhem at this location. More...

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Dissension Premieres New Song "Legacy"

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...

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Pit Stories: The Toys-R-Us Satanic Sacrifice

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.

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Dissension Streaming New Track

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...

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Dissension To Release Debut Album

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...

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