Origin: Australia
Genres: Black Metal, Death Metal

Carpe Tenebrum  

Carpe Tenebrum is the solo project of onetime Dimmu Borgir/ The Kovenant guitarist Astennu, who plays all the instruments and does most of vocals as well. The first two albums are black metal in the Dimmu mold, while on Dreaded Chaotic Reign the style switches to old-school Floridian death metal. The whole affair comes across as a bit flat, with Astennu not really offering anything new in either the black or death metal genres.

Current Members

Astennu (Jamie Stinson)

all instruments/vocals (ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-The Kovenant)

Former Members/Guests


vocals (ex-Dimmu Borgir, The Kovenant, ex-Nocturnal Breed, Troll)


Majestic Nothingness 
1997 Head Not Found
  1. Temptress Luna
  2. Requiem Spell
  3. Velvet Claws
  4. Drain The Labyrinth
  5. Perpetual Danger
  6. Sullen Becometh
  7. Blood Dance
  • Astennu
  • Nagash

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 

Mirrored Hate Painting 
1999 Hammerheart
  1. The abyss's mystic haze
  2. Lured like you thought
  3. The painting
  4. Mirrored in scarry skies
  5. And fever
  6. Ludus
  7. Void dress
  8. Dreaded chaotic reign
  • Astennu
  • Nagash

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 

Dreaded Chaotic Reign 
2002 Hammerheart
  1. Abiding Our Time
  2. To See Your Name
  3. The Telling
  4. Aetherial Benefaction
  5. What Of This Place
  6. Hope Is Near
  7. Sense Of Face
  8. Conscious Hide!
  9. Nothingness
  • Astennu

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 


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