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Formed: 2000
From: Rouen, France
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ataraxie News

Below is our complete Ataraxie news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Ophis Announces European Tour

Ophis has announced the "Still No Spring Eurotour" this coming February alongside Ataraxie and Majestic Downfall. The band comments:

"We are proud to announce our upcoming tour in february. We will share the bill with our longtime friends of Ataraxie and the great Majestic Downfall, who will play in Europe for the very first time. There are still some dates open, so promoters get in touch. Sorry, no dates in the east this time, but we will return there later."

12/Feb - Hamburg GER Bambi Galore
13/Feb - Göttingen GER Juzi Göttingen
14/Feb - Berlin GER Tommyhaus
15/Feb - Available Germany*
16/Feb - Antwerp BEL Kavka
17/Feb - Available Belgium*
18/Feb - Available France*
19/Feb - Rotterdam HOL Baroeg More...

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Ataraxie Announces Lineup Changes

After splitting with guitarist Sylvain Esteve last month, French outfit Ataraxie has issued the following update about recruiting new members:

"We have the share pleasure to announce some major changes for Ataraxie. After we auditioned many guitarists for filling Sylvain's shoes, we decided to become a five piece band. From now on, Ataraxie will have three guitarists!

"The new band members are Hugo Gaspar (Fatum Elisum), and Julien Payan (Void Paradigm, Mhönos, ex-Hyadningar, ex-Yuck)

"The new line up will play at the Dordrecht Doom Day festival, on may 10th 2014, sharing the stage with Loss (us), Worship (de), Lethian Dreams (fr), Monads (be), Doomed (de) and Abysmal Darkening (nl). Some other gigs will be soon confirmed."

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Ataraxie Parting Ways With Guitarist

French outfit Ataraxie has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Sylvain Esteve:

"We are sad to announce the departure of Sylvain from Ataraxie, after 13 years spent in the band. He made that choice, because he is not able to find the time to manage his family life, his professional life, and the band at the same time.

"We thank Sylvain for this human adventure that we lived together for all these years, all these gigs, these albums we recorded altogether and that gradually built Ataraxie's identity as it exists today.

"We are at the moment seeking for a proper replacement, and all our future gigs are maintained." More...

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Ataraxie Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user cronicasdeathoscuria, of Ataraxie performing "Walking Through the Land of Falsity" at France's Motocultor Festival earlier this month. Check out the footage below.

Ataraxie will also release the "L'Être et la Nausée" album this coming September 1st, 2013 via Weird Truth Productions.


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Ataraxie Reveals New Album Release

French act Ataraxie will release the "L'Être et la Nausée" album this coming September 1st, 2013 via Weird Truth Productions.

According to a press release, the third album from the outfit features "solemn and majestic doomed riffs with perfectly controled feedback sounds, and intense death metal riffs full of aggression. Carefully arranged clean parts, with the contrast of oppressive heaviness, intensity and tranquility, delivers 5 epic tracks of doomed death metal!"

The track listing is as follows:

Disc 1
1. Prosession of the Insane Ones
2. Face the Loss of Your Sanity
3. Etas D'Ame

Disc 2
1. Dread the Villains
2. Nausee More...

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Ataraxie Streaming Songs From Double CD

French extreme doom/death metal band Ataraxie recently put out a double CD, "Project X," to celebrate ten years of existence on Weird Truth (CD)/Ostra Records (LP). Tracks from that CD are streaming over on MySpace. The double album is basically a re-recorded version of "The Other Path" demo, plus some live footage and a couple of new songs. Below is an upload of the song "Eternal Sufferings," one of a few videos from "Project X" on YouTube. Ataraxie will next be playing live with fellow French band Cult of Occult and the U.K. band The Wounded Kings at Les Combustibles in Paris, France on March 1st.

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Ataraxie Release Debut Album

'Slow Transcending Agony', the debut album of the french brutal doomsters ATARAXIE will be released in June on the Japanese extreme doom label Weird Truth. This album was recorded in Belgium during last summer in the CCR studio (TPOG, Aborted, In Quest...) and contains 5 tracks of old school and brutal doom/death for a total length of 51 min. It will appeal to fans of Unburied, Evoken, Worship, Thergothon, Mournful Congregation, old Paradise lost and 90s doom/death nostalgics in general.

Tracklisting: More...

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News On Doomed Legions Fest II

Doom hits Ghent, Belgium on the 18th December 2004 (Saturday).

My Lament (Bel), Lethian Dreams (Fra) and Ataraxie (Fra) will turn The Frontline into a place of brooding and unforgiving doom. The primary goal of this event is to promote the doom metal genre. Therefore, the three bands will present their newest material live.

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Ataraxie Finish Recording New Album

French doomdeath band Ataraxie finished the recordings of their debut album, that will see the light of day under the moniker 'Slow Transcending Agony'. The album was recorded at the CCR Studio's in Zulte, Belgium, contains 5 songs and will last about 51 minutes. At the moment, the band is looking for a label to release the album. Artwork for the CD can be seen at here.

In October, Ataraxie will also be promoting the new songs in live situations in France. More details on the Ataraxie website.

Also plans are being made for a tour in April 2005.

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