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After the split of his former black metal band, Reign of Evil, Jonathan decided to continue on his own and make a new band. Long time Doom-Metal fan, regretting the lack of Doom-Metal bands in France, he therefore chose to found Ataraxie, along with Clement, that already played with him in Reign Of Evil.

At the end of 2000, Jonathan and Clement met Pierre in Hellion Record’s shop, Rouen’s meeting place for all metalheads. Soon the rehearsal started. Also recruited at Hellion Record’s shop, Sylvain joined the band at the very beginning of 2001.

At that moment, Ataraxie sounded more like a black/death metal band with ‘doomy’ influences. The band even played some Reign Of Evil tunes, rearranged a more “doomier” way. After a few months of rehearsals, the band first hit the stage in April 2001, and yet received good reactions from the crowd.

During May 2001, Clement left Ataraxie, for focusing on his own brutal death/black metal project, Supremacy. Again met in Hellion Record’s, Fred replaced Clement in June. The line up never changed afterwards.

From summer 2001 to spring 2002, Ataraxie alternated composition and gigs, evoluting toward an extreme doom/death style. Seven songs were recorded by the band himself, became “The Other Path”, the first ‘studio’ release (released at the beginning of 2003), that reflects this evolution.

From autumn 2002, Ataraxie focused on gigging, with a growing reputation of solid performers. In January 2003, they shared the stage with the cult French band Supuration (aka S.U.P.

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  • AbyssmalMonk

    Astounding.

    Yesterday 7:26pm Reply
  • Your_Old

    Lol, whatever is this band, their music is perfect.

    11 Aug 2:27pm Reply
  • WasNotWhyNot

    ataraxie is funeral doom without argument, at least definitely on their first two albums

    18 Jul 6:43pm Reply
  • MrSatanislav

    @aVoiDer and U are not a funeral doom guy still lol. Otherwise U'd have known that Ataraxie don't play funeral doom, Funeralium do. (other band where Jo is present)

    25 Apr 3:18pm Reply
  • Numquamm

    آلبوم اخیر به کسالت باری ِ کارهای ِ گذشته نبود؛ روایت ِ با صلابت قطعه ها آلبوم را شایسته ی ِ لا اقل یک بار شنیدن کرده

    6 Mar 12:36pm Reply
  • DragonBottles

    L'Être et la Nausée is my album of the year without a shadow of doubt.

    2 Jan 2:45am Reply
  • -raka91-

    Procession of the Insane Ones. Very good doom. I love the way it speeds up toward the end, the anguished vocals are amazing. All of this is really appropriate to the intended feeling of the song - absolute madness.. I'm hooked on this new album.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • aVoiDer

    Always thought I wasn't a funeral doom guy. These guys just convinced me otherwise.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ShredsofFlesh

    Fucking amazing band . One of the most uncompromisingly heavy Doom bands I have ever heard !

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • AliveAsTheDead

    New album is seriously colossal...once again they deliver an impressive effort!

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DragonBottles

    L'Être et la Nausée is fucking incredible.

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • apcranium

    only awesome records BAND!

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Dustspell

    Did nopt listen yet "L'Être Et La Nausée" , but they already won , best cover art ...

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • dragonuts

    Just found out the Worship cover, which is actually pretty good!

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • PP667

    good

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • silentbeholder1

    Ataraxie in Ghent 20-04-2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGn6RvObXkY&list=UUJy1B9Ny9K3Ok6VxCmeym0g&index=1

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • patisawesome121

    Killer!

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • apcranium

    WANT GERMANY live show !! cnat wait for new album!!! YEAH!

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ShredsofFlesh

    Amazing band ! I'm surprised that Fatum Elisum isn't linked as a similar artist .

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    Except neither this band nor Evoken are Disembowelment worship in the least

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
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