Quo Vadis (band)

Quo Vadis is a melodic death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They named themselves after the novel by Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz.

Style and career

The band's influences were numerous and varied, but most markedly death metal and classical music. On their first studio album Forever..., the band combined the heavy sound of metal with a strong lyrical tinge, including violin passages, spoken word, as well as a full ballad with an opera singer, Sebrina Lipari. On the second album, Day Into Night, the focus shifted to a more defined death metal sound, in keeping with their contemporaries.

The 2005 triple DVD entitled Defiant Indoctrination is a concert performed and recorded in Montreal on May 7, 2005. At the show, they performed every song from their most recent album, Defiant Imagination, as well as various tracks from their other albums. In addition, the third disc is the entire drum footage of the show, focusing entirely on drummer Yanic Bercier. Special attention has been given to sound, the mix being handled by Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm, Misery Index). Guest musicians include famous Quebec cellist Claude Lamothe, Alex Auburn of Cryptopsy fame, bassist Dominique "Forest" Lapointe of Augury/Atheretic/Negativa, and a classical choir and violinist. Quo Vadis released a tab book for Defiant Imagination.

As of July 13, 2008, Quo Vadis has unofficially split up. According to a press release from Stéphane Paré, the band's vocalist, Stéphane Paré, Dominique "Forest" Lapointe and Yanic Bercier have all left the band for various reasons. They have promised to still perform all previously arranged shows, on a professional basis.

Current members

  • Yanic Bercier - drums, vocals
  • Bart Frydrychowicz - guitars, vocals
  • Stéphane Paré - vocals

Session Musicians

  • Roxanne Constantin - keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • Dominique "Forest" Lapointe - bass
  • Marc-André Gingras - guitars

Former members

  • Remy Beauchamp - bass
  • Arie Itman - guitar, vocals, violin


  • Alex Auburn - guitar
  • Steve DiGiorgio - bass
  • Sebrina Lipari - vocals
  • William Seghers - guitar


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