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ATARAXIE

ATARAXIE [band]

Biography

Made of past and present members of, among others, BETHLEHEM, FUNERALIUM, SORDIDE and VOID PARADIGM, ATARAXIE is the musical equivalent of Dr. Frankenstein’s creature: the assembly of rotting parts from several different cadavers (Doom Metal, Old-School Death Metal, Depressive / Suicidal Black Metal and everything dark, pungent and asphyxiating in between) nevertheless alive, oppressing the audience with suffocating heaviness, brutalizing the listener with crushing blasts of rage and deadly aggression, somewhere between the likes of BETHLEHEM, COFFINS, EMPTINESS, EVOKEN or SKEPTICISM.

Rising its ugly head from the sewers it was conceived in at the turn of the millennium (2000), it’s only half a decade after its inception that the beast released its now cult debut, “Slow Transcending Agony” (2005), but since then, the pestilential monster has constantly evolved to become one of the leading forces in the realm of Doom / Death but with its own, unique approach of the style, releasing two more albums (“Anhédonie“, 2008 and “L’être et la nausée“, 2013) and steadily touring Europe and beyond ever since.

ATARAXIE is now putting the finishing touches to the song-writing for its fourth full-length foreseen for a tentative 2018 release and, meanwhile, teams with XENOKORP for the vinyl reissue of their latest one, “L’être et la nausée“, for the first time ever on the blackest wax.

Discography

  • 2017 – “L’être et la nausée [vinyl reissue – XenoKorp]
  • 2013 – “L’être et la nausée
  • 2011 – “Project X” [10th anniversary compilation]
  • 2009 – “Schatten aus der… Bethlehem” [six-way split]
  • 2009 – “Bethlehem Bastards” [split with Imindain]
  • 2008 – “Anhédonie
  • 2005 – “Slow Transcending Agony

Line-Up

  • Jonathan Théry – Bass & Vocals
  • Frédéric Patte-Brasseur – Guitars
  • Hugo Gaspar – Guitars
  • Julien Payan – Guitars
  • Pierre Sénécal – Drums

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