Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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Last update/review: March 14, 2010

Dissection

Dissection is heralded as one of the founders of the so-called Gothenburg sound, which basically adds a melodic touch (often in the form of Maiden-ish twin guitar riffs) to death metal. Both of their albums are regarded as death metal classics, with Storm Of The Light's Bane getting the nod as the better of the two. Though the band's popularity was still rising, by 1997 internal strife amongst the band members led to most of the band leaving the band for one reason or another (two of them, Johan Norman and Tobias Kellgren, eventually formed Soulreaper), leaving founder Jon Nödtveidt bandless. Later, in 1998, Nödtveidt was convicted of murder and sentenced to prison, effectively putting Dissection on indefinite hold.

With Nödtveidt's release in 2004, Dissection was put back in action. Former Emperor drummer Bard Faust briefly joined Nödtveidt to form the nucleus of a new lineup, but he left after only a couple of months. A new lineup eventually stabilized, and the comeback album, Reinkaos, was released in the spring of 2006. Rather abruptly, however, the band announced that a concert in late June would be their last, and later that year (August) came the sad news that that Nödtveidt had committed suicide, thus marking the official end of the band.

Last Lineup

Jon Nödtveidt

vocals/guitars (ex-The Black, ex-Ophthalamia) RIP: August 16, 2006, suicide

Set Teitan

guitars

Tomas Asklund

drums (ex-Dark Funeral, Dawn)

Former Members/Guests

John Zwetsloot

guitars

Johan Norman

guitars (ex-Soulreaper, Trident)

Peter Palmdahl

bass (ex-Deathwitch)

Emil Nödtveidt

bass (Deathstars, ex-Ophthalamia, ex-Swordmaster)

Brice Leclercq

bass (ex-Nightrage)

Ole Öhman

drums (ex-Deathstars, ex-Ophthalamia)

Tobias Kellgren

drums (ex-Soulreaper, ex-Wolf)



Discography



The Somberlain  
1993 No Fashion
  1. Black Horizons
  2. The Somberlain
  3. Crimson Towers
  4. A Land Forlorn
  5. Heaven's Damnation
  6. Frozen
  7. Into Infinite Obscurity
  8. In The Cold Winds Of Nowhere
  9. The Grief Prophecy/Shadows over a lost Kingdom
  10. Mistress Of The Bleeding Sorrow
  11. Feathers Fell
  • Jon Nödtveidt
  • John Zwetsloot
  • Peter Palmdahl
  • Ole Öhman
1993 Readers' Album #14




Storm Of The Light's Bane  
1995 Relapse
  1. At the Fathomless Depths
  2. Night's Blood
  3. Unhallowed
  4. Where Dead Angels Lie
  5. Retribution -Storm of the Light's Bane
  6. Thorns of Crimson Death
  7. Soulreaper
  8. No Dreams Breed in Breathless Sleep
  • Jon Nödtveidt
  • Johan Norman
  • Peter Palmdahl
  • Ole Öhman
1995 Readers' Album #42




Where Dead Angels Lie  EP
1996 Nuclear Blast
  1. Where Dead Angels Lie (demo version)
  2. Elisabeth Bathory
  3. Antichrist
  4. Feathers Fell
  5. Son Of Mourning
  6. Where Dead Angels Lie (Album version)
  • Jon Nödtveidt
  • Johan Norman
  • Peter Palmdahl
  • Ole Öhman
1996 Readers' Album #41




The Past Is Alive (Early Mischief)  DEMO RE-RELEASE
1997 Necropolis
  1. Shadows Over a Lost Kingdom
  2. Frozen
  3. Feathers Fell
  4. Son of the Mourning
  5. Mistress of the Bleeding Sorrow
  6. In the Cold Winds of Nowhere
  7. Into Infinite Obscurity
  8. The Call of the Mist
  9. Severed into Shreds
  10. Satanized
  11. Born in Fire



Live Legacy  
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. Intro - At The Fathomless Depths
  2. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane
  3. Unhallowed
  4. Where Dead Angel's Lie
  5. Frozen
  6. Thorns Of Crimson Death
  7. The Somberlain
  • Jon Nödtveidt
  • Johan Norman
  • Emil Nödtveidt
  • Tobias Kellgren



Reinkaos  
2006 Black Horizon
  1. Nexion 218
  2. Beyond The Horizon
  3. Starless Aeon
  4. Black Dragon
  5. Dark Mother Divine
  6. Xeper-I-set
  7. Chaosophia
  8. God Of Forbidden Light
  9. Reinkaos
  10. Internal Fire
  11. Maha Kali
  • Jon Nödtveidt
  • Set Teitan
  • Tomas Asklund
2006 Readers' Album #42




Rebirth Of Dissection  VIDEO
2006 Escapi



Live In Stockholm 2004  
2009 Escapi
  1. At The Fathomless Depths
  2. Night's Blood
  3. Frozen
  4. Soulreaper
  5. Where Dead Angels Lie
  6. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane
  7. Unhallowed
  8. Thorns Of Crimson Death
  9. Heaven's Damnation
  10. In The Cold Winds Of Nowhere
  11. The Somberlain
  12. A Land Forlorn



Live Rebirth  
2010 High Roller
  1. At The Fathomless Depths
  2. Night's Blood
  3. Frozen
  4. Maha Kali
  5. Soulreaper
  6. No Dreams Breed in Breathless Sleep
  7. Where Dead Angels Lie
  8. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane
  9. Unhallowed
  10. Thorns Of Crimson Death
  11. Heaven's Damnation
  12. In The Cold Winds Of Nowhere
  13. Elizabeth Bathory
  14. The Somberlain
  15. A Land Forlorn
  • Jon Nödtveidt
  • Set Teitan
  • Brice Leclercq
  • Tomas Asklund




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