According to a posting on DISSECTION's official web site, the reactivated Swedish death metallers' final Scandinavian show focusing solely on their old songs — which is scheduled to take place December 30 at Kolingsborg (The Shrine) in Stockholm, Sweden (with special guests BEHEMOTH) — is now officially sold out. "We are honored to see the overwhelming interest for this special event and we look forward to celebrating the end of the old era with you all in the name of Death!" the group write on their web site. A second concert featuring the band's early material will take place on January 28 at the Winternoize Festival in Osnabrück, Germany. These shows will be the last-ever based on the group's classic albums and the band's only shows before next summer.
As previously reported, DISSECTION recently reacquired the rights to their classic "Storm of the Lights Bane" album from Nuclear Blast. In addition, Black Lodge's licensing rights to the group's 1993 debut, "The Somberlain", will expire this month. Both albums are currently out of print and will be re-issued by the label to which DISSECTION will sign for their next album.
DISSECTION entered the studio in February to begin recording their long-awaited third album, the group's first release since "Storm of the Light's Bane". Rough-mix versions of two songs recorded during those sessions are available for download on their official web site. Check out the tracks "Xeper-I-Set" (mp3, lyrics) and "Starless Aeon" (mp3, lyrics).