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Formed: 1989
From: Strömstad, Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Dissection News

Below is our complete Dissection 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Dissection Stockholm Show Sells Out

According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers' final Scandinavian show focusing solely on their old songs - which is scheduled to take place December 30 at Kolingsborg (The Shrine) in Stockholm, Sweden (with special guests BEHEMOTH) - is now officially sold out. "We are honored to see the overwhelming interest for this special event and we look forward to celebrating the end of the old era with you all in the name of Death!" the group write on their web site. A second concert featuring the band's early material will take place on January 28 at the Winternoize Festival in Osnabrück, Germany. These shows will be the last-ever based on the group's classic albums and the band's only shows before next summer.

DISSECTION recently re-acquired the rights to their classic "Storm of the Lights Bane" album from Nuclear Blast. In addition, Black Lodge's licensing rights to the group's 1993 debut, "The Somberlain", will expire this month. Both albums are currently out of print and will be re-issued by the label to which DISSECTION will sign for their next album.

DISSECTION entered the studio in February to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since "Storm of the Light's Bane". Rough-mix versions of two songs recorded during those sessions are available for download on their official web site.

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Dissection Bassist Haakon Forwald Leaves The Band

Reunited Swedish death/black metallers DISSECTION have posted the following message on their official website:

"As a result of bassist Haakon Forwald's family situation back home in Norway and his initiatory work with the Norwegian cell division of the Misanthropic Luciferian Order (MLO) it has been decided that Forwald will step back from the position as DISSECTION's bass player in order to focus on his esoteric and exoteric work in Norway. DISSECTION wish Forwald the best of luck on the path to anti-cosmic gnosis and thank him for his time with the band.

This will not affect the two upcoming shows in Sweden and Germany booked for December and January where DISSECTION for the last time ever will perform a set based solely on the old albums!

Bass player candidates already exist and are currently being tried out in rehearsals!"

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Dissection Reissue Early Albums

According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers have reacquired the rights to their classic "Storm of the Lights Bane" album from Nuclear Blast. In addition, Black Lodge's licensing rights to the group's 1993 debut, "The Somberlain", will expire in December. Both albums are currently out of print and will be re-issued by the label to which DISSECTION will sign for their next album.

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New Dissection Album Nearly Done, Download 2 Songs

Dissection have posted this message on their official website:

"Dissection have since the 2nd of February been busy recording their third studio album, the first one in ten years since 1995's classic album "Storm of the Light's Bane"! The recording is taking place at Black Syndicate Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, with Emil Nödtveidt (aka Nightmare Industries) and Skinny Kangur behind the wheels. Eleven songs are being recorded for the album which by the band is regarded as a work of Sonic Black Magic. The recordings will be finished by the end of September."

Two new "rough mix" tracks are available for download:

Xeper-I-Set (lyrics)

Starless Aeon (lyrics)

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Dissection Working On Third Album

Swedish death-metal band Dissection are in Stockholm working on their third album with frontman Jon Nödtveidt's brother Emil and Skinny Kangur. The disc will be the band's first since 1995's "Storm of the Light's Bane." The group's momentum was thwarted in 1998 when Nödtveidt was sentenced to eight years in prison for participating in the murder of an Algerian man.

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Pre-At The Gates, Dissection Project For Download

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has uploaded a rare 1994 demo recording from TERROR, a short-lived studio project featuring Erlandsson, Anders Björler (guitar; THE HAUNTED, ex-AT THE GATES), Jonas Björler (bass; THE HAUNTED, ex-AT THE GATES) and Jon Nödtveit (vocals; DISSECTION). The three-song demo was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Commented Erlandsson, "We had a excellent time writing and recording these tracks in two days." You can download the songs "Radiation", "Destruction" and "Terror" here.

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Sunn O))) Upcoming Australian and European Tour

Sunn O))) are playing the WHATISMUSICONATHON? Festival for the period of March 3 - 13 in Australia. In addition to Sunn O))), this festival will feature The Residents, Chicks on Speed, Black Dice, and more.

The band will also be a part of No Boogie, Only Hate European Tour `05 featuring collaborations with Atilla Csihar, John Weise (Bastard Noise/Sissy Spacek), and others.

Sunn O))) itinerary this year: More...

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Hammerfall, Equilibrium Added To Wacken Open Air

Hammerfall and Equilibrium are the latest bands to be added to the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.

Here is the complete roster of confirmed bands thus far: More...

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Dissection: We Are Not Racist, Just Satanic

Guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtveidt of the reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION has issued the following statement via the group's official web site:

"There have been rumors and allegations surrounding the band and I, we want our fans to know and to make it a point that it is not and never has been part of our policy or philosophy to be a part of racism and what it stands for. DISSECTION is a SATANIC band and the REBIRTH OF DISSECTION tour is our focus into bringing all our ANTI-COSMIC METAL OF DEATH!"

DISSECTION will headline Norway's Inferno Festival on March 26. They will also be performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany in early August.

DISSECTION released a comeback single/EP, "Maha Kali", last November via Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The group's current lineup is completed by Set Teitan (guitar, ABORYM, BLOODLINE), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, NIGHTRAGE) and Thomas Asklund (drums, DARK FUNERAL, INFERNAL, DAWN).

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Tristania Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2005

The 2005 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival is scheduled to take place August 4th - 6th in Wacken, Germany. The latest acts confirmed for the festival are TRISTANIA, NAGLFAR and SONATA ARCTICA.

A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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"Monsters of Death" Release Parties Announced

The "Monsters Of Metal" clip-compilations got two evil little brothers – the "Monsters Of Death". This brandnew set of two DVDs features the who-is-who of Death Metal from Europa and America in 53 (!) clips ranging.

Among the selections: Dissection ('Where Dead Angels Lie'), At the Gates ('Terminal Spirit Disease'), Cannibal Corpse ('Deceny Defied'), Six Feet Under ('America The Brutal') and Hypocrisy ("Inferior Devoties"). There is also a live chapter with Malevolent Creation and Immolation plus some audio parts with new hot metal stuff from Nuclear Blast.

If you want to check out "Monster Of Metal", visit one of the following release parties. You can check out the material plus even grab some freebies.

Here are the dates: More...

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Metal Church And Endhammer Confirmed For W:O:A

Metal Church and Endhammer have been confirmed for Germany's Wacken Open Air festival on August 4-6 in Wacken.

A list of bands confirmed to appear so far:

Accept
Apolyptica
Axel Rudi Pell
Corvus Corex
Dissection
Edguy
Eisregen
Endstille
Ensiferum
Finntroll
Gorefest
Illdisposed
Marduk
Mercenary
Nightwish
Obituary
Overkill
Potentia Animi
Samael
Suffocation
Torfrock
Turisas

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The Diabolical Return Of Dissection

Top40-Charts.com has written the following article on Dissection's return:

In the annals of exquisite Scandinavian dark metal music, few have been graced with the title "legend." Entry into the ranks of such honor requires a strict doctrine of vision, passion, and above all, an unyielding compulsion for conceiving extraordinary and extreme, bleak musical landscapes. Such artists befitting of the renown include names that echo into eternity: Mayhem, Emperor, Darkthrone, and Sweden's Dissection. Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords is pleased to announce the return of Dissection with the release of Maha Kali.
Through a mere 2 studio albums, "The Somberlain" and "Storm of the Light's Bane" (the latter being released in 1995), Dissection's unique blend of blackened intensity with melodic integrity launched the band to the forefront of the budding 'Black Metal Scene' as well as being heralded as an originator of the much-imitated 'Gothenburg sound'. Led by vocalist/guitarist/visionary Jon Nodtveidt, the band was primed for metal greatness, as a true explorer of genuine musical darkness.

However, due to internal conflict and "legal complications," Dissection was forced to disband in 1997, with demo compilations and unreleased recordings to further fuel the band's legendary acclaim.

Read the full article at Top40-Charts.com.

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Dissection Joined By Mayhem Singer At Budapest Gig

Reactivated Swedish death metallers Dissection were joined by newly reappointed Mayhem singer Attila Csihar (ex-Tormentor, Abygor) for renditions of two old-school black metal hymns, "Elizabeth Bathory" (Tormentor) and "Freezing Moon" (Mayhem), during the band's appearance at Kultiplex in Budapest, Hungary Wednesday night (Nov. 17). According to one eyewitness, "the packed house went absolutely crazy."

Dissection have just released their much-anticipated comeback single/EP, "Maha Kali", via Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Armed with a fresh lineup, consisting of mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar), Set Teitan (guitar, Aborym, Bloodline), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, Nightrage) and Thomas Asklund (drums, Dark Funeral, Infernal, Dawn), Dissection describe the new CD as "a hymn to the wrathful black Hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali!" An audio sample of the title track is available at this location.

Nödtveidt recently told Finland's Sonera Plaza that the group's next full-length effort will surface in the fall of 2005. "We will continue touring all around the world (probably South America and so on) during the winter/spring 2005 and we will also be playing summer festivals all around Europe and so on. We have about 11 new songs that we are going to record in the spring so the next album [will likely come] out in the autumn."

Dissection filmed their headlining performance in Stockholm on Oct. 30, 2004 for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. The as-yet-untitled disc will also feature a band documentary.

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Dissection: Stockholm Show Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Reactivated Swedish death metallers Dissection filmed their headlining performance in Stockholm on Saturday (Oct. 30) for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. The as-yet-untitled disc will also feature a band documentary.

In other news, Dissection mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar) told Finland's Sonera Plaza that the group's next full-length effort will surface in the fall of 2005. "We will continue touring all around the world (probably South America and so on) during the winter/spring 2005 and we will also be playing summer festivals all around Europe and so on. We have about 11 new songs that we are going to record during the spring 2005 so the next album comes out in the autumn."

With regards to which record company might end up releasing the next album, Jon said, "I don't know the record label yet. We have been getting offers from many labels, but we haven't decided anything yet. So we will see who releases the album... I already have a title for the record in mind but it's too early to release that information right now."

Dissection performed a headlining set at the nearly sold-out Nosturi club in Helsinki, Finland Thursday night (Nov. 4). Check out pictures from Sonera Plaza.

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New Dissection Lineup Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers Dissection have revealed their new lineup on the eve of their headlining performance in Stockholm on Saturday (Oct. 30). Joining mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar) in the new formation are Set Teitan (guitar, Aborym, Bloodline), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, Nightrage) and Thomas Asklund (drums, Infernal, Dawn, Dark Funeral). View photos of the new lineup here.

As previously reported, an audio sample of the new Dissection single, "Maha Kali," has been posted online at this location.

"Maha Kali" (view cover), described by the reactivated Swedish death metallers as "a hymn to the wrathful black hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali," will initially only be available directly from Dissection via their official web site and on tour.

Dissection recently spent time in the studio working on their first studio recording since 1995's classic album "Storm Of The Light's Bane."

Dissection guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt was released from prison several months ago after spending seven years behind the bars for murdering an Algerian homosexual. A short-lived collaboration with former Emperor drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun ended in December over "the demands of Dissection's Satanic concept." A documentary DVD and a new studio album are expected sometime in 2005.

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Dissection Name New Single

Reactivated Swedish death metallers Dissection, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, have set "Maha Kali" as the title of their upcoming single.

"Maha Kali", described by the band as "a hymn to the wrathful black hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali," will initially only be available directly from Dissection via their official web site and on tour.

As previously reported, Dissection are currently in the studio with a full lineup, working on their first studio recording since 1995's classic album "Storm Of The Light's Bane".

Nödtveidt was recently released from prison after spending seven years behind the bars for murdering an Algerian homosexual. A short-lived collaboration with former Emperor drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun ended in December over "the demands of Dissection's Satanic concept." A documentary DVD and a new studio album are expected sometime in 2005.

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Dissection Record New Album, Tour Dates Announced

Re-activated Swedish death metallers Dissection, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, are currently in the studio with a full line-up, working on their first studio recording since 1995's classic album "Storm Of The Light's Bane." The first single and video is scheduled for release in September 2004.

Nödtveidt spent seven years in prison after being convicted of murdering an Algerian homosexual. A short-lived collaboration with former Emperor drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun ended in December over "the demands of Dissection's Satanic concept." A documentary DVD and a new studio album are expected sometime in 2005.

Upcoming Dissection shows:
Oct. 30 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben
Dec. 14 - London, UK - Scala
Dec. 15 - Nottingham, UK - TBA
Dec. 16 - Dublin, IRE - TBA
Dec. 17 - Belfast, IRE - TBA
Dec. 19 - Bradford, UK - Rio's

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Faust Leaves Dissection

Former Emperor drumemr Bård "Faust" Eithun has officially parted ways with Dissection. According to an official press release, Eithun made the decision after a meeting with Dissection guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt in Stockholm, Sweden. Bård "explained that he has been tense about what impression the whole deal with Dissection would do to him in practice and that he has come to the conclusion that he can't stand behind and live up to the demands of Dissection's Satanic concept, with the inevitable result that he has to leave the band. A decision Faust and Jon made in mutual agreement after discussing the problem."

"There are only two alternatives for us: doing Dissection wholeheartedly and with complete devotion, or not at all," explained Jon.

Faust explained: "There came to a point where I felt I had to compromise my own philosophy of life and maybe even go against some of my personal views and ideas. Evidently, the concept and the ideology was more emphasized and underlined in the band than I was originally aware of. In my eyes, the Satanic concept got totalitarian and it shaped the rest of band. Eventually, it all reminds me more of a cult than a band with individual musicians. My intention with Dissection was primarily musical; I viewed it as an honor to perform the old classic tracks as well as the new ones Jon has made during the last years. For me, anything else comes secondly, and it would be wrong to put a lot of my time and energy into something I couldn`t fully represent. Not to mention, it would be a waste of the rest of the band`s time and energy as well.

It`s very unfortunate that it came to this ending and I wish Jon the best of luck finding musicians that can stand behind the band 100%.”. More...

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