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Gothenburg, Sweden-based death metal outfit Dissection were formed in 1989 by singer/guitarist Jon Nödtveidt and bassist Peter Palmdahl; with the addition of drummer Ole Öhman the following spring, the group recorded its first demo, The Grief Prophecy. Following the 1991 Corpsegrinder single "Into Infinite Obscurity," Dissection recorded a second demo named The Somberlain, which resulted in a contract with No Fashion Records and their first album (also titled The Somberlain, but also featuring second guitarist John Zwetsloot) in late 1993. Johan Norman replaced Zwetsloot for the follow-up, 1995's Storm of the Light's Bane, but then, in July of 1997, Nödtveidt and a friend were charged with the brutal murder of an Algerian homosexual. Both were convicted and Nödtveidt received an eight-year sentence, bringing about the end of Dissection. Öhman formed a new group called Reaper, and the release of a rarities collection, The Past is Alive, in 1998 felt like the band's last rites. But the ensuing long silence was eventually broken by 2003's Live Legacy box set, and Nödtveidt's release a year later allowed him to finally revive the Dissection name, starting with the two-song Maha Kali EP (part of which was recorded while he was still in jail). A potential collaboration with former Emperor drummer Bard Faust didn't work out, but by late 2005, Nödtveidt had assembled a new Dissection lineup out of guitarist Set Teitan (see also Aborym), bassist Brice Leclercq (of Nightrage), and drummer Tomas Asklund (ex-Dark Funeral). This foursome recorded Dissection's well-received third studio album, Reinkaos, which was issued in May 2006 by The End Records, and seemed to confirm the band's triumphant rebirth -- later documented on the aptly named Rebirth of Dissection in-concert DVD. However, Dissection's summer tour plans were abruptly cut short, and it was announced that the band would split up following a final string of U.S. dates, which were subsequently canceled due to difficulties obtaining an entry visa because of his criminal record. And then, even while fans were still coming to grips with their disappointment, news began spreading across the Internet that the 31-year-old Nödtveidt had committed suicide with a gunshot to the head, surrounded by candles in his Stockholm, Sweden, apartment, sometime around August 16, 2006. Shortly before the suicide, Nödtveidt is said to have sent farewell letters to his father and several friends and acquaintances -- one of which reportedly read, "I'm going away for a long, long time. I'm going to Transylvania." ~ Jason Ankeny & Eduardo Rivadavia
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  1.   Song
  2.   Dark Mother Divine
  3.   Starless Aeon
  4.   Retribution - Storm of the Light's Bane
  5.   Maha Kali
  6.   Soulreaper
  7.   Night's Blood
  8.   Thorns of Crimson Death
  9.   No Dreams Breed in Breathless Sleep
  10.   The Grief Prophecy/Shadows Over a Lost Kingdom
  11.   Beyond the Horizon
  12.   Unhallowed
  13.   Night Blood
  14.   Internal Fire
  15.   Heaven's Damnation
  16.   Where Dead Angels Lie
  17.   The Soberlain
  18.   Dark Mother Dipine
  19.   Suffocating Syndrom
  20.   Pyramid of Hate
  21.   Life for Lie
  22.   Into the Light
  23.   Inferi
  24.   In Front of the Wall
  25.   Born to Die
  26.   Mistress of the Bleeding Snow
  27.   Reinkaos
  28.   God of Forbidden Light
  29.   Chaosophia
  30.   Nexion 218
  31.   Intro - At the Fathomless Depths
  32.   Crimson Towers
  33.   The Somberlain
  34.   Son of Mourning
  35.   A Land Forlorn
  36.   Born in Fire
  37.   Satanized
  38.   Severed into Shreds
  39.   The Call of the Mist
  40.   Into Infinite Obscurity
  41.   In the Cold Winds of Nowhere
  42.   Mistress of the Bleeding Sorrow
  43.   Shadows Over a Lost Kingdom
  44.   Frozen
  45.   At the Fathomless Depths
  46.   Son of the Mourning
  47.   Feathers Fell
  48.   Elisabeth Bathori
  49.   Black Horizons
  50.   Intro
  51.   Black Dragon
  52.   The Somberlian
  53.   Abolition
  54.   Antichrist
  55.   Oppression
  56.   Feper-I-Set
  57.   Total War
  58.   Sun of the Mourning
  59.   Infinite Obscurity (Intro)
  60.   Elizabeth Bathori
  61.   Kali, Maha
  62.   [Untitled]
  63.   Medley
  64.   Grief Prophecy/Shadow Over Lost Kingdom
  65.   Retribution - Storm at the Light's Bane
  66.   Xeper-I-Set
  67.   Storm of the Light's Bane
  68.   Nexion

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