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Jon Nödtveidt

Real/full name: Jon Nödtveidt
Age: 31 (born Jun 28th, 1975)
Birth date: 28 June 1975
Died: 13 August 2006
Died of: Suicide by gunshot
Place of origin: Sweden (Strömstad)
Years active: 1988–1997, 2004–2006
Band\s: Dissection, The Black
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, programming, drums
Genre\s: Death Metal

Biography and Career

Jon Nödtveidt

Jon Andreas Nödtveidt (28 June 1975 - 13 August 2006) was a Swedish musician known as the lead guitarist and vocalist of Dissection. He co-founded the band in 1989 with bassist Peter Palmdahl.
At the beginning of his musical career, he formed a heavy metal band called Thunder with his brother Emil in 1988. Their songs were presented in a compilation album of Jon's music school in Strömstad.
Nödtveidt also performed in several other projects, including The Black (as Rietas), De Infernali, Nifelheim, Ophthalamia (as Shadow), Satanized, Siren's Yell, and Terror, a grindcore band which featured members of At the Gates.
He also worked as a journalist in Metal Zone, where he was responsible for keeping track of the growing black metal scene. He was a member of the Misanthropic Luciferian Order, now known as Temple of the Black Light, and the Werewolf Legion, a Swedish gang (not to be confused with the Russian Werewolf Legion). Contrary to popular belief, he was not its co-creator, but "was introduced [...] by close friends at a quite early stage."

Nödtveidt was convicted of being an accessory to the 1997 murder of Josef ben Meddour, an Algerian gay man. Jon Nödtveidt (aged 31) shot and killed himself on August 13th, 2006. Swedish police found him in his apartment inside a circle of lit candles. It is believed that he killed himself because he felt he had achieved all that he could/was meant to in this life. According to some who actually knew him, this was probably planned ever since he got out of jail.

Jon was a member of the Temple of black light, an occult order founded in Sweden. He restarted Dissection upon his release from prison in 2004.
The band first disbanded due to Jon Nödtveidt's accomplice to a murder conviction. He was serving time in prison from 1997 until early 2004 and then reactivated the band.


Guitars, Vocals (1989-1997, 2004-2006)

  • 1991    The Grief Prophecy (Demo)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 1991    Into Infinite Obscurity (Demo)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 1992    The Somberlain (Demo)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 1993    Promo '93 (Demo)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 1993    The Somberlain    Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic), Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-6, 8-11), Lyrics
  • 1995    Storm of the Light's Bane Rough-Mix (Demo)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 1995    Storm of the Light's Bane    Guitars (rhythm, lead, acoustic), Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1-7), Lyrics
  • 1996    Where Dead Angels Lie / Bastard Saints (Split)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 1996    Where Dead Angels Lie (EP)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 1997    Live & Plugged Vol. 2 (Split video)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 1997    The Past Is Alive (The Early Mischief) (Compilation)    Vocals (tracks 1-9), Guitars (rhythm, acoustic) (tracks 1-9), Guitars (lead)
  • 2003    Live Legacy (Live album)    Guitars (lead), Vocals, Lyrics
  • 2004    Maha Kali (Single)    Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
  • 2005    Promo 2005 (Demo)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 2006    Reinkaos    Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting
  • 2006    Starless Aeon (Single)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 2006    Rebirth of Dissection (Video)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 2009    Live in Stockholm 2004 (Live album)    Guitars, Vocals
  • 2010    Live Rebirth (Live album)    Guitars, Vocals

As Witchammer:
Vocals, Drums

  • 1995    ...of Evil (Demo)    Vocals, Drums

Rabbit's Carrot
Guitars (1989)

  • 1989    A Question in Pain (Demo)    Guitars (as "Jon")

Guitars (1991)

  • 1991    Rehearsal '91 (Demo)    Guitars

Siren's Yell
Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1988-1989)

  • 1988    Demo (Demo)    Guitars

Vocals (1994)

  • 1994    Demo 1994 (Demo)    Vocals

The Black
As Rietas:
Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards (1992-1993)

  • 1992    Black Blood (Demo)    Vocals
  • 1994    The Priest of Satan    Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards

Compilation appearances

  • "Cold Winds" on Deaf Metal Sampler (Deaf, 1993).
  • "Night's Blood" on Just the Beginning III (Nuclear Blast, 1994).
  • "Soulreaper" on UHF/VHF (Relapse, 1995).
  • "The Antichrist" on Slatanic Slaughter - A Tribute to Slayer (Black Sun Records, 1995).
  • "Unhallowed" on Blackend: The Black Metal Compilation Volume 2 (Death Records, 1997).
  • "Starless Aeon" on The Dark Psyche (The End Records, 2006).
  • "Where Dead Angels Lie" and "Elizabeth Bathory" on Nordic Metal: A Tribute to Euronymous(Necropolis Records, 1995 / Karmageddon Media, 2004 / Hammerheart Records, 2012).