Swedish Death/Black Metal band Dissection are set to return after eight years with a powerful, melodic new single, 'Maha Kali', a hymn to the wrathful Hindu mother-goddess of Mahapralaya - released on December 13th, on Escapi Music through RSK - immediately followed by a five date UK tour from December 14th to 19th.
Jon Nödtveidt, who was convicted of being an accomplice to murder
in 1997 and sentenced to ten years in prison, spent his time in maximum
security jail practicing on acoustic guitar, reading books and writing
songs. "I'm never going back to prison again", he vows.
"I know what I want from life and I am going to get it. There
is no way that I can change my past, but I stand up and take the consequences
of my actions. Without the ordeals of these years in prison, I would
not be where I am today. These years have given me time to contemplate
the true worth of making the best possible out of your life. I have
been lucky. I have had so much support from those on the outside,
my family, my brothers and sisters on the left hand path, and the
unfaltering legions of fans supporting Dissection out there. I have
had the blessings of the dark gods to reawaken my black flame!"
14th London Kings Cross Scala
Dissection were formed in 1989 and rapidly built a major underground following in Sweden. Their debut album 'The Somberlain', hailed as "A new brand of sinister, majestic, satanic Death Metal", was released at the end of 1993 and stormed to the top of the Scandinavian Metal Charts in January 1994. After the release of their second studio album, 'Storm Of The Light's Bane', in 1995, Dissection toured the UK with Cradle Of Filth, the USA with Morbid Angel and then Europe with Darkthrone and Satyricon in 1996. In 1997 they ravaged Europe on the triumphant ' Gods Of Darkness Tour' with Cradle Of Filth, In Flames and Dimmu Borgir, culminating with a monumental appearance at the Wacken Open Air Festival that year