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  • Founded In

    Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, United States

There are at least 4 bands with the name Dissolve:

1. New Zealand independent, alternative band comprised of guitarists Roy Montgomery and Chris Heaphy.

2. Hardcore band from Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.

3. Thrash Metal band from Athens, Greece.

4. Psychedelic electronic live band from San Francisco, CA featuring Liam Shy and Valentin Santana and Lauren Keys

1.) Dissolve is the name of the collaboration between Roy Montgomery and Chris Heaphy from Christchurch, New Zealand, active during the mid-1990s. They recorded several albums for Kranky Records: "That That Is…Is Not" and "Third Album For The Sun" (featuring Arnie Van Bussel, John Chrisstoffels, and vocals from Kaye Woodward of The Bats) under the Dissolve name, and then "True" as Roy Montgomery and Chris Heaphy.

2.) Hardcore band

Poughkeepsie, New York,
United States.

Now into their second decade, Dissolve has shown an undeniable persistence in the underground music scene. Never straying from the overwhelming call to creativity, Dissolve continues to develop their unique sound and to collect fans from all over. With music described as "sickening" and "brutal," Dissolve has made a name for themselves by making music from within, never concerning themselves with fitting in, following trends, or trying to sound like other bands. Dissolve's approach to making music has always been firmly planted in mixing the eclectic backgrounds and diverse musical talents of their members, writing and playing what they think sounds good. This independence has resulted in a sound that is unique to the metal and hardcore scene, and even then, one is hard-pressed to pigeon-hole their style of music into a particular category. Honestly, the only label that would truly apply to Dissolve is heavy. Better yet, f*..%ing heavy! For the better part of 10 years they gave it their all to make it in music, resulting finally in a well-deserved contract with MIA records back in 2000. This put them on a label with bands like Candiria, Darkest Hour, and Disassociate. An album was recorded, mixed and mastered and artwork was created, but a release just was not in the cards. The owner of the label decided to fold the operation just as Dissolves album was to be released. Unfazed by this setback the band trudged on for a year and a half in support of their never-released album, entitled Caveman of the Future, hoping that someone would pick them up and put out the album. As fate would have it, this never happened. Day jobs, distance, and side projects began to take precedence resulting in a hiatus from touring for Dissolve. While the band never broke up, gigs tailed off and performing stopped. The band went into a kind of hibernation. Incredibly, in defiance of the implications of the hiatus they took – a death knell for most other bands – Dissolve sustained. This persistence can not only be attributed to the friendships within the band, but more impressively, to the support of its fans – an incredible fan-base that is second to none. Their dedication is furious, and their commitment unwavering, proven by the numerous emails enthusiastically sent in response to the two shows that a newly reunited Dissolve performed; one in November of 2004 and one in August 2005. The fans are what truly make the band and that does not go unnoticed by any member. All the members are hoping to continue to perform live shows and are looking into a proper release of Caveman of the Future.

Word is Dissolve will finally release the long awaited and overdue album "Caveman of the Future" in 2008 on Trip Machine Laboratories label out of NY. Be on the lookout.

Paul Thorstenson - vocals, keyboards,|
John Mazurowski - guitar, vocals,|
Jamie Mazurowski - guitar,|
Chuck Salamone - bass,|
Todd Gukelberger - drums, vocals,|
Keavan Rivers - drums (1991 - 1998),|
Avi Ginsberg - bass (1992 - 1996)


3.) A Thrash Metal band from Athens, Greece

The band had released a 4-track demo cd back in 2003 and they are currently recording and mixing
their debut album.

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