Chicago's progressive metal masterminds DISSONA meld a dynamic range of musical styles, developing an incredibly moving, diverse sound. Their new album Paleopneumatic is out now. If you have yet to grab a copy you can do so HERE.
During the recording press the band set up a Pledge Music Campaign, where the highest backers could request a cover song recorded by DISSONA. For the first cover song, the band was requested to do cover Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire".
DISSONA formed from the ashes of a previous band involving Matt Motto, David Dubenic, and Craig Hamburger. David and Craig come from a mostly classical and extreme metal background while Drew and Matt bring in additional elements of jazz experience and other more eclectic music. Since
DISSONA's inception, they have approached writing music to always be experienced as an album, a package of disparate influences and moods meant to achieve a unified whole. This melting pot of influences has gradually coalesced since the writing of their earliest material, through the defining Dissona album, and now into its most complete form with Paleopneumatic. Seven years in and a multitude of mostly memorable gigs later DISSONA have found what they initially set out to achieve.