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Divide & Dissolve

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Art has always been at the forefront of societal change, and music continues to be a spring-board for collective resistance. Even so, few bands use their voice and platform quite as powerfully as Melbourne doom metal duo Divide and Dissolve. Mirroring the brash, bone-crushing potency of their dynamic drone music, the formidable Takiaya Reed (saxophone, guitar, live effects) and Sylvie Nehill (drums, live effects) carry their fight and their ancestors’ fight forward each and every day, using the power of their performances to draw attention to the ongoing battle against systemic oppression.

“We would like to observe a radical shift in the current paradigm of complacency in regards to oppressive power dynamics, genocide, racism, white supremacy, and colonization,” the band have previously said. “To give weight and validation to voices that are traditionally misrepresented and criminalized before given a chance to speak.”

Their 2021 album Gas Lit, produced by Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, received rave reviews across the board, from outlets like The Quietus, NME and Loud and Quiet. We can’t wait to welcome this tour de force to by:Larm 2022.


Melbourne-duoen Divide and Dissolve har tatt metalverdenen med storm. Bandet består av Takiaya Reed på saksofon, gitar og effekter i tillegg til Sylvie Nehill på trommer og effekter, og sammen lager de slagkraftig, dronende doom metal. Bandmedlemmene har henholdsvis afrikansk-amerikansk/Cherokee- og Māori-bakgrunn, og bruker musikken som verktøy for å bekjempe kolonialisering.

2021-plata Gas Lit utkom til strålende mottagelse fra blant annet The Quietus, NME og Loud And Quiet, og ble produsert av Unknown Mortal Orchestras Ruban Nielson. I 2022 kommer endelig denne kraftpakken til Norge!

  • 2021 album Gas Lit produced by Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • “earth-splintering tracks fusing heavy doom and drone metal(...)an astonishing feat” NME on Gas Lit
  • “A powerful, impressively unconventional, predominantly instrumental suite, linking sludge and doom metal with a desolate reading of jazz.” The Quietus on Gas Lit

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