Cauchemar from Ottawa, Canada was founded in 2007 as a collaboration between vocalist Annick Giroux and guitarist François Patry. With the goal of producing eerie, no-frills doomy Heavy Metal, the project eventually turned into a band with the addition of Patrick Pageau (Asile, ex-Bastardator guitarist) on drums. They have released in 2010 the La Vierge Noire MLP on American label Nuclear War Now! Productions, toured Canada, Colombia, Chile and Peru. Jo Capitalicide (Iron Dogs, ex-Bastardator) flew over to Europe and joined the band as a live bassist for the Rites Lunaires 20-date European tour in spring 2012. Upon their return to Canada, Andres Arango became permanent bassist and the band released the Tenebrario LP, which came out in June 2013, also on Nuclear War Now! Prods. In 2014, Tooth Log replaced Patrick on drums and together they returned to Europe for the 2014 Dark Meditations tour.