Background information
Origin Rouen, Normandy, France
Genres Funeral Doom, Death/Doom
Years active 2000-Present
Labels XenoKorp, Weird Truth Productions
Associated acts Funeralium, Conviction, Void Paradigm, Hyadningar, Bethlehem, Despond, Reign of Evil, Chaos Dei, Mythrim, Stabwound, Wormfood, Forsaken Peddlers, Malemort, Yuck
Website Homepage
Current members Jonathan Théry
Pierre Sénécal
Frédéric Patte-Brasseur
Hugo Gaspar
Julien Payan
Past members Sylvain Estève

Ataraxie is a doom/death metal band from Rouen, Normandy, France formed at the end of 2000. Their music has early 1990s doom/death metal roots, mixed up with doom metal elements, and old school death metal elements. The lyrics are part English, part French. Their album Slow Transcending Agony is considered to be a milestone in the history of early 2000s doom/death metal.

The band's name in French means "Ataraxia", a word used by ancient Greeks to describe the freedom from worry or any other preoccupation. To both Stoics and Epicureans, it was the only true happiness possible.

Discography Edit

Studio Albums Edit

Demos Edit


  • The Other Path (January)
  • Live Doomination (September)

Splits Edit


  • Live in Rouen (Split with Hyadningar, December)


  • Bethlehems Bastarde (Split with Imindain, October 11)
  • Schatten aus der... Bethlehem / A Tribute to Dictius Te Necare (Split with Imindain, Mourning Dawn, Maïeutiste, Magnum Ocultum Innominandum and Voodoo Planet, November 9)

Compilations Edit

  • Project X (2011)

Members Edit

Current Members Edit

  • Jonathan Théry - Bass, Vocals (2000-Present)
  • Pierre Sénécal - Drums (2000-Present)
  • Frédéric Patte-Brasseur - Guitar (2001-Present)
  • Hugo Gaspar - Guitar (2014-Present)
  • Julien Payan - Guitar (2014-Present)

Former Members Edit

  • Sylvain Estève - Guitar (2000-2014)
  • Clément - Guitar (2000)

List of Known ToursEdit

External Links Edit


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