August 18, 2006
DISSECTION frontman Jon Nödtveidt has committed suicide, informed sources have told Blabbermouth.net. More details will be made available shortly. Nödtveidt formed DISSECTION in 1989 and released two full-length albums with the group – "The Somberlain" (1993) and "Storm Of The Light’s Bane" (1995) – before he was convicted in Sweden of felony murder of 37-year-old homosexual Algerian Josef Ben Maddour in 1997. He was released from prison in 2004, at which point he restarted DISSECTION. DISSECTION announced in May that they would split-up immediately following their final performances in support of the recently released CD, "Reinkaos". The band was subsequently forced to cancel their two previously announced appearances in North America (Sept. 1 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA and Sept. 6 at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City) after Nödtveidt was denied legal entry into the United States as a result of his conviction. DISSECTION’s most recent album, "Reinkaos", was released in May on The End Records.
On Monday August 21 a special limited edition boxset of DEICIDE‘s new album "The Stench Of Redemption" will be released. In addition to the CD, this box features four band member art cards, a massive double-sided colour poster and a bonus track (a cover of DEEP PURPLE’s ‘Black Night’!!!). You can view the box here.