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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.   Soulreaper
  5.   Night's Blood
  6.   Maha Kali
  7.   Retribution - Storm of the Light's Bane
  8.   Frozen
  9.   Dark Mother Dipine
  10.   Inferi
  11.   Mistress of the Bleeding Snow
  12.   Black Dragon
  13.   Beyond the Horizon
  14.   In the Cold Winds of Nowhere
  15.   Intro
  16.   Elisabeth Bathori
  17.   In Front of the Wall
  18.   Born to Die
  19.   Internal Fire
  20.   Reinkaos
  21.   God of Forbidden Light
  22.   Chaosophia
  23.   Black Horizons
  24.   Unhallowed
  25.   Son of the Mourning
  26.   No Dreams Breed in Breathless Sleep
  27.   Where Dead Angels Lie
  28.   The Somberlian
  29.   Night Blood
  30.   Suffocating Syndrom
  31.   Pyramid of Hate
  32.   Oppression
  33.   Life for Lie
  34.   Into the Light
  35.   Abolition
  36.   Feper-I-Set
  37.   Nexion 218
  38.   Intro - At the Fathomless Depths
  39.   The Grief Prophecy/Shadows Over a Lost Kingdom
  40.   Heaven's Damnation
  41.   The Somberlain
  42.   Son of Mourning
  43.   A Land Forlorn
  44.   Born in Fire
  45.   Satanized
  46.   Severed into Shreds
  47.   The Call of the Mist
  48.   Into Infinite Obscurity
  49.   Mistress of the Bleeding Sorrow
  50.   Shadows Over a Lost Kingdom
  51.   Antichrist
  52.   Feathers Fell
  53.   At the Fathomless Depths
  54.   Thorns of Crimson Death
  55.   The Soberlain
  56.   Crimson Towers
  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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