Bassist BRICE LECLERCQ Quits DISSECTION

Bassist Brice Leclercq (NIGHTRAGE) has left reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION. "This event, although unforeseen, will however NOT have any effect on DISSECTION's ongoing victorious onslaught!" the band write on their web site.

"Last Friday [June 10] DISSECTION performed a successful concert as a three-piece at Undead Festival in Hungary, this time with the bass guitar on backing tracks. A replacement will however be tested by the end of the weekend, and as soon as anything is settled it will be announced here."

As previously reported, DISSECTION entered the studio on February 2 to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since 1995's classic album "Storm of the Light's Bane". The recording is taking place at Black Syndicate Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, with DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveidt's brother Emil Nödtveidt (a.k.a. THE DEATHSTARS' Nightmare Industries) and Skinny Kangur behind the wheels. Eleven songs are being recorded for the album and the material is being regarded by the band as "a work of sonic black magic, actively channelling the anti-cosmic current 218."

DISSECTION are currently in negotiations with several labels for the upcoming release (which is planned for the fall 2005), but the recordings are being completely financed by the band itself independent of any record company. A final decision about the group's new label home is expected to be made soon.

Late last year, DISSECTION released their comeback single/EP, "Maha Kali", via Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords.

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