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Check out Dyssidia’s new music video for ‘An Absolute Severance’

Dyssidia have crafted a unique sound amongst their peers. Infusing bone-crushing riffs with rich harmonies, soaring vocal melodies with brutal growls, and breathtaking soundscapes with intricate rhythms.

This duality of sonics and their mesmerising stage show has led to them to share the stage with the kings of the global progressive scene, including Opeth, Tesseract, Trivium, Between The Buried And Me, The Ocean, Ne Obliviscaris, Beyond Creation, Psycroptic, Be’lakor, Caligula’s Horse, Plini, Voyager, and Klone.

With their previous EP’s, 2013’s Quiet Waters and 2015’s Children Of Aether And Earth, Dyssidia’s musical journey has evolved significantly and brought them to where they are now…on the brink of releasing EP number three. 

Dyssidia’s vocalist Mitch Brackman speaks Of Delight & Despair:

“When we wrote our third EP, we had grown stronger as a band. This is hopefully evident in the pieces we have created, building them over time, and refining them.

With a gentle touch, but a powerful grip, each song has a deep sense of space yet is filled with colourful layers, establishing a juxtaposition – referring to the title of the EP.

Hard work and introspection is shown in the musicianship of the four tracks. Love, care and anger influenced a refreshing point of difference, allowing us to serve the sound as best we could.”

Listen to Adelaide’s foremost progressive metal act, Dyssidia’s new EP Of Delight & Despair NOW!

Guitarist Corey Davis describes, “When filming ‘An Absolute Severance’ from our latest EP ‘Of Delight & Despair’, we wanted to show a different side to us that might not have been totally conveyed through our last video (‘Brittle Star’). 

Contrasts between emotional extremes, such as anger and love play a big part in our sound, and we wanted this to be apparent aurally and visually in this video. 

We flew the renowned video clip director Adrian Goleby down to little ol’ Adelaide to help bring this to life! He has definitely exceeded our expectations!”

An Absolute Severance was filmed on location at private residences in Belair, Belair National Park, the beach area of Hallet Cove, and The Bombshelter. 

The video clip was directed by the the brilliant Adrian Goleby, who has worked with the likes of Caligula’s Horse, Devin Townsend, The Ocean, Orsome Welles, and many more.


Director/Editor/Camera Operator/Compositor/Visual Effects – Adrian Goleby.

Concept by Dyssidia, and Adrian Goleby.

Dyssidia are:

Mitch Brackman – Vocals

Corey Davis – Guitar

Neil Palmer – Bass 

Ashley Miller – Keyboards

Liam Weedall – Drums

The band will hit the road nationally in support of the release, playing multiple shows with Caligula’s Horse, opening for Chaos Divine in Sydney, and for Sweden titans Katatonia in Adelaide.

They will also be appearing at Progfest 2016 in Melbourne.


Of Delight & Despair – Tracklisting:

1. Dead Smoke

2. Dignity

3. An Absolute Severance

4. In A Heartbeat

Recorded at Against The Grain Studios, Adelaide

Produced by Andrew Kite & Dyssidia

Dyssidia are synonymous with blending styles, displaying emotions and showing off some incredible technical prowess.

Make sure you catch them at one of the shows below!



Friday, November 4: The Triffid, Brisbane*

Friday, November 11: Amplifier, Perth*

Saturday, November 12: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide*

Friday, December 2: The Factory Floor, Sydney**

Saturday, December 3: Progfest, Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Friday, December 9: The Gov, Adelaide*** 

*With Caligula’s Horse

** With Chaos Divine

***With Katatonia

Tickets on sale via

Official Event Link: 

Of Light & Despair is available now from 


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