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