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Biography

There are at least two groups that have used the name Veneficium.

1. Veneficium are a blackened death metal band from Christchurch, New Zealand. They have released one demo tape on Iron Bonehead Productions, in 2016. Their members have experience playing in other New Zealand metal bands, Witchrist, Sinistrous Diabolus, Stone Angels and Diocletian. Veneficium's sound is destructive, kataclysmic and brutally raw.

2. Veneficium are a Symphonic Black Metal band from Quebec, Canada.

The War begaun into the dark freezing woods of northern Vinland in year 1992, when Lord Efferus (bass & guitar) and Saighor (drums) decided to create a dark, blasphemous and symphonic black metal band.

Dark Divine was born. Soon after, Dark Divine too under his wings, the almighty vocal Carl-Eric Faucher. At the ending of year 1994, S. Carignan (keys) and FF (guitar) joined the band and we decided to resume all the work and buried Dark Divine.

A new era will begin with Veneficium.

1995. Lord Efferus keeping the guitar for main instrument, we were searching for a thunderous bass player and we found it right into Hagalaz. After a few difficult months, Saighor was kicked out and FF took the drums. In 1996, we were still looking for a singer and a rhythmic guitar to complete the band. Nachzeher come to us and joined on vocal duties and a few months later, Lux Ferre took the rhythmic guitar.

We started playing shows in 1997 and Nachzeher left the band after a few shows because of different musical interest. Lux Ferre replaced Nachzeher on vocals, keeping the rhythmic guitar. This was our old line-up until the end of 2000. Finally, the motivation fades away even if we tried some line-up changes. (S. Carignan on guitar, and a new member, Meliza on keys).

We decided to kill this egregore called Veneficium in 2001.

2008, Veneficium's last breath. With only three original members: S. Carignan, FF, and Lord Efferus, we release our epitaph. This is the end. Enjoy!

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