Brief History:

Dissonance was formed in June 2008 by multi instrumentalist Emil P.W.S Holmgren and singer/lyricist extraordinaire Oliver Palmquist. They realized they both wanted to play melodic, technical thrash with lyrics that meant something (as opposed to the usual horror movie references and silly party-all-night songs). Recordings started a few weeks after the band was formed with Emil playing guitars and bass and programming drums and sharing vocal duties with Oliver. The band's name was thought up during a game of Gran Turismo 4 after the first vocal recording session was over and Oliver designed the logo that same evening. A week later, the website you're reading this on was created by a frustrated Emil.


All Dissonance songs are recorded at Absorb Studios using:

Computer studio:
P4 2,8 GHz, 2 GB RAM
E-MU 1820m sound card
Mindprint DI-Port microphone preamp and AD/DA
Genelec 8020A monitor speakers

Epiphone Les Paul Standard with Gibson 500T and 496R pickups
Jackson WRXT Warrior transparent blue with Duncan Designed pickups
Aria Pro II IGB Deluxe 5-string bass with active electronics

Guitar equipment:
Behringer Bass V-Amp Pro amplifier modeling unit
Colorsound Supa Wah-Wah

AKG D112
Three Shure SM57's
Shure SM58
ADK A-51
Generis GC-1

So far, all drums have been programmed using Toontrack EZ Drummer