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

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