NEW YORK (Chipster PR/ Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords) - In the annals of exquisite Scandinavian dark metal music, few have been graced with the title 'legend'. Entry into the ranks of such honor requires a strict doctrine of vision, passion, and above all, an unyielding compulsion for conceiving extraordinary and extreme, bleak musical landscapes. Such artists befitting of the renown include names that echo into eternity: Mayhem, Emperor, Darkthrone, and Sweden's DISSECTION. Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords is pleased to announce the return of DISSECTION with the release of Maha Kali.
Through a mere 2 studio albums, The Somberlain and Storm of the Light's Bane (the latter being released in 1995), DISSECTION's unique blend of blackened intensity with melodic integrity launched the band to the forefront of the budding 'Black Metal Scene' as well as being heralded as an originator of the much-imitated 'Gothenburg sound'. Led by vocalist/guitarist/visionary Jon Nodtveidt, the band was primed for metal greatness, as a true explorer of genuine musical darkness.
However, due to internal conflict and 'legal complications', DISSECTION was forced to disband in 1997, with demo compilations and unreleased recordings to further fuel the band's legendary acclaim.
Now, in 2004, like a devastating volcanic blast, the phoenix that is DISSECTION has arisen to further its sinister expedition. Armed with a fresh lineup, consisting of Nödtveidt, guitarist Set Teitan (Aborym, Bloodline), bassist Brice Leclercq (Nightrage) and percussionist Thomas Asklund (Dark Funeral, Infernal, Dawn), DISSECTION's mission is a self-proclaimed 'Anti-Cosmic Metal of Death', fueled by the band's trademark powerful and melodic sound.
The debut proclamation comes via the single/EP Maha Kali through Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords, and is described by the band as 'a hymn to the wrathful black Hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali!' An audio sample of the apocalyptic track is available here:
DISSECTION is making its resurrection known on a widespread European tour through the deadened coldness of Autumn, which kicked off in Stockholm on October 30th. A full studio album is in the works for early 2005, as is a documentary/concert DVD (filmed at the Stockholm performance).
Chaos shall reign in 2005 with the merciless inferno that is DISSECTION!