Dissected Souls, formerly known as Soul, was formed in the year 2010 with a group of five musicians jamming with covers of bands like Megadeth and Mettallica. The band presently operates out of Darjeeling as its base but the members are from Kurseong and Siliguri. The founder members Dipesh, Yogen and Divakar were later joined by Sunny on Bass Guitar and Nitesh on Guitars. With the infusion of fresh blood, the band has devoted itself completely to playing its own original compositions.
Presently the band consists of Dipesh on Guitars, Nitesh on Guitars, Sunny on Bass, Yogen on vocals and Divakar on drums. Talking about their music, Divakar says, “Our music is not prematurely defined in any particular manner as such as this is a complete personal approach of our own self fancied views towards the bands we listen to and follow such as Meshuggah, Chimaira, Lamb of God , Gojira , Kill Switch Engaged , Hatesphere and many more.”
Dissected Soul’s music comprises of catchy breakdowns which hit you straight in the face and gives you an undermining power to feel what is being done. “We believe in the music that we do and have full respect for all other forms of Music around us,” says Sunny.
The band has been rising steadily in platforms all over the country. Winners of Manifesto of Headbangers 2010, the band was first runners up in the North North Bengal Medical College 2010 concert. They also performed in Assam when they were among the nine top bands selected from all over the country for the 2ns Karbi Anglong National Beats Contest. Dissected Soul were also the winners of Siliguri Institute of Technology rock concert, Jeclat 2011 rock concert, finalist in the Blossom Fest 2011 and many more. Out of their original tracks, their track Remorse was selected as the best original in the Great Himalayan Rock 2010.