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