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