Nefastus Dies

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Nefastus Dies
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Black metal, death metal
Years active 2005−present
Labels Siege of Amida Records
Candlelight USA
Associated acts Vatican
Website [1]
Members Seb Painchaud
Frank Lebeau
Fred Desmeules
Tim Sanders
Max Ducharme
Past members Guillaume Audet
Tommy Mckinnon

Nefastus Dies is a black/death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


The band formed in summer 2005 and two months later, released their promo cd 'Prelude'. They then embarked on a promotional tour to support the recording in January 2006. In March 2006 they entered Yannick St-Amand's studio to record their first full-length album 'Urban Cancer'. They then signed with an underground label but quickly realised that this label did not have the proper resources to promote this album. The band bought back every copy the label had printed and bought out the contract to seek out a more adequate label. The band went out and played several shows including their first American/Canadian tour. This got the attention of UKs Siege of Amida Records who signed them. Urban Cancer was then released through SOARs American partner Candlelight USA. In early 2009 the band released a 2 song Promo EP entitled `Interlude` exclusively over the internet. Shortly after this, singer and main composer Seb Painchaud decided to leave the band citing lack of devotion and wanting to focus on his other projects as a bassist, The Last Felony & Vatican, as well as start a studio/solo project so he could have total creative control over the songs that were supposed to appear on the band's 2nd album.

Time line[edit]

  • First high-profile show opening for Behemoth (Rouyn Noranda) Nov 26th 2005
  • First tour across Ontario & Quebec January 13 to 22 2006
  • Recorded "Urban Cancer" with Yannick St-Amand March 2006
  • Terrorfest 2006 (July 15, 2006)
  • Video shoot for "Hate Vector" promo clip
  • Independent CD release show September 22, 2006
  • Mini tour with Krisiun & Belphegor Jan 27th – Feb 4th 2007
  • Mini tour with Nargaroth February 15 – 17 2007
  • North American Tour with Wolven Ancestry (Aug 9th – Sep 2nd) 07
  • Played first shows in the US
  • Signed to Siege of Amida Records September 2007
  • Mini tour with Ion Dissonance January 11–13
  • Return to the US April 2008
  • Release of "Urban Cancer" through Candlelight USA June 10 '08
  • Release shows supporting Incantation & Funerus June 2008
  • Tour as direct support for Norther September 19 to 25
  • Independent internet only release of INTERLUDE Promo EP

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Fred Desmeules − guitar (2003−present)
  • Frank lebeau − guitar (2003−present)
  • Tim Sanders − bass guitar (2008−present)
  • Max Ducharme − drums (2005 − present)

Former members[edit]

  • Seb Painchaud − Vocals (2005−2009)
  • Guillaume Audet − keyboards (2003−2007)
  • Tommy Mckinnon − drums (2003−2005)


Studio albums[edit]


  • Prelude (2005, promo)
  • Interlude (2009, promo)

External links[edit]