A metal band from Strömstad, Sweden, founded in 1989. Relocated to Gothenburg in 1993 and to Stockholm in 2003.

Dissection was founded Jon Nödtveidt (guitar/vocals) and Peter Palmdahl (bass), who wanted to pursue a path of darker and more sinister style of metal. By 1991 the original four-piece line-up was completed by Ole Öhman (drums) and John Zwetsloot (guitar). Having released two highly regarded albums and gone through few line-up changes, tensions within the band increased and this eventually resulted in that by the autumn of 1997 group had split up with only Nödtveidt left in the band. In December 1997 the band’s future plans were put on permanent halt as Nödtveidt was arrested for killing a man earlier that year. He was later sentenced to 10 years of prison for assistance to murder and illegal possession of a firearm. This effectively put Dissection on hold for years.

The second chapter of Dissection begun in 2003 when the Nödtveidt announced their comeback. The renewed band eventually returned on stage on October 30th 2004 at the Arenan in Stockholm and from there on worked intensively on touring and preparing their third album “Reinkaos”, which was released on April 30th 2006. Soon after Nödveidt announced the end of Dissection as he “had reached the limitations of music as a tool for expression and with Reinkaos they had managed to manifest a truly Satanic record and the work of Dissection had been done. Now it was time to move on to other realms of practice.” Their final concert was played on the 24th of June 2006 at Hovet, Stockholm. About two months later Jon Nödtveidt committed suicide on August 13th 2006.

Music-wise Dissection combined various styles of heavy and extreme metal with strong melodic sensibility and sinister/melancholic atmosphere. Despite being often considered death/black metal, the band themselves refused such categorisation and typically referred to their music as Metal of Death, or Anti Cosmic Metal of Death.

Final line-up:
Jon Nödtveidt - Guitar, vocals (1989–2006)
Set Teitan (Davide Totaro) - Guitar (2004–2006)
Tomas Asklund - Drums (2004–2006)

Former members:
Peter Palmdahl - Bass (1989–1997)
Ole Öhman - Drums (1990–1995)
John Zwetsloot - Guitar (1991–1994)
Johan Norrman - Guitar (1994–1997)
Tobias Kellgren - Drums (1995–1997)
Bård Eithun - Drums (2003)
Brice Leclercq - Bass (2003–2005)
Haakon Forwald - Bass (2005)

Session members:
Mattias “Mäbe” Johansson - Guitar (1990)
Emil Nödtveidt - Bass (1997)
Erik Danielsson - Bass (2005–2006)


NFR 006 Dissection - The Somberlain album art Dissection The Somberlain (Album) No Fashion Records NFR 006 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
VICP-5636-4 Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane album art Dissection Storm Of The Light's Bane (Album) Nuclear Blast, EastWest VICP-5636-4 Thailand 1995 Sell This Version
ROC 141-01 Dissection - Live Legacy album art Dissection Live Legacy (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast ROC 141-01 Romania 2003 Sell This Version
SM061CD Dissection - Reinkaos album art Dissection Reinkaos (Album) Black Horizon Music SM061CD Brazil 2006 Sell This Version
EMUS090 Dissection - Live In Stockholm 2004 album art Dissection Live In Stockholm 2004 (Album) Escapi Music EMUS090 Sweden 2009 Sell This Version
HRR 105 Dissection - Live Rebirth album art Dissection Live Rebirth (Album) High Roller Records HRR 105 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Dissection - The Grief Prophecy album art Dissection The Grief Prophecy Not On Label (Dissection Self-released) none Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
CGR003 Dissection - Into Infinite Obscurity album art Dissection Into Infinite Obscurity Corpse Grinder Records CGR003 France 1991 Sell This Version
VICP-15065 Dissection - Where Dead Angels Lie album art Dissection Where Dead Angels Lie (EP) Nuclear Blast VICP-15065 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
AUD008x Dissection - Maha Kali album art Rebirth Of Dissection* Maha Kali(CD, Single) Escapi Music AUD008x Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
TE071 Dissection - Starless Aeon album art Dissection Starless Aeon(CD, Single, Enh) The End Records TE071 US 2006 Sell This Version


144 Dissection - Where Dead Angels Lie / Bastard Saints album art Dissection / Sinister Dissection / Sinister - Where Dead Angels Lie / Bastard Saints(Cass, Comp) Morbid Noizz Productions 144 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
NR 017 Dissection - The Past Is Alive (The Early Mischief) album art Dissection The Past Is Alive (The Early Mischief) (Comp) Necropolis Records NR 017 US 1997 Sell This Version
DSR 118 Dissection - I Am The Great Shadow album art Dissection I Am The Great Shadow(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + 19xCass, Album) Darkness Shall Rise Productions DSR 118 Germany 2021 Sell This Version


NB 277-3/2736162773 Dissection - Live & Plugged Vol. 2 album art Dimmu Borgir / Dissection Dimmu Borgir / Dissection - Live & Plugged Vol. 2 Nuclear Blast NB 277-3/2736162773 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
EMUS063 Dissection - Rebirth Of Dissection album art Dissection Rebirth Of Dissection Escapi Music EMUS063 Japan 2006 Sell This Version


none Dissection - "The Somberlain" Promo-92 album art Dissection "The Somberlain" Promo-92(Cass, S/Sided, Promo, C90) Not On Label (Dissection Self-released) none Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
none Dissection - Promo 1993 album art Dissection Promo 1993(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label (Dissection Self-released) none Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
none Dissection - Roughmix From Album 2005 album art Dissection Roughmix From Album 2005(CDr, Promo) Black Horizon Music none Sweden 2005 Sell This Version