A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments is finally out!

Today is THE day, at long last!
Nearly seven years after Scorn Aesthetics, we are extremely proud to release our new album A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN EXPERIMENTS through XENOKORP.
The record is available now on Digipak CD, vinyl and digital streaming on most platforms. Cristal case CDs will be available in the upcoming days.
Grab your copy wherever you want, we have it on our bandcamp site, for instance.
The feedback has been extremely positive and we feel very lucky and grateful for that.
We now want to display our new music on stage so be sure to catch us at our upcoming gigs!


New album announcement

We are proud to announce the signing with XENOKORP RECORDS and the early 2019 release of our long-awaited new album, “A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments“.

More than six long years after AD PATRES‘ highly successfull and critically-acclaimed debut “Scorn Aesthetics“, the band’s new pernicious anthem to unwholesomeness and psychological torment explores twisted human experiments on mind manipulation through two mirrored aspects: psychanalysis and religion through a different part of the album each.

Produced at AD PATRES‘ own Pierre-Yves MARANI UBIK Mastering and with wicked artwork courtesy of Neraath (ENTHRONED, EMPTINESS, DEHUMAN…), “A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments” will be unleashed through XENOKORP first quarter of 2019 as a 500 copies limited edition DigiPak CD first print, 250 copies limited edition 12″ LP and Digital along with a new line of AD PATRES merchandising.


2 amazing gigs announced for summer 

We are really proud to announce these two incredible bills for June, the 25th and July, the 25th in Paris and near Marseille, opening for those two North American colossuses: CRYPTOPSY and MORBID ANGEL!


Studio update: new album tracking 666% done!

We are glad to announce we have just finished recording vocales and all instruments for our upcoming second album.
Recording process starting long ago, back in october 2016 when Alsvid entered Bud Studio.

Like for the recording of Scorn Aesthetics, the drums have been recorded by Gorod’s Mathieu Pascal.

Next up were Olivier and Pierre-Yves, tracking guitars in early November at Pierre-Yves’ Ubik Mastering studio.

In december and January, Arnaud went back to the studio to track bass lines.

Last but certainly not least, Axel recorded his vocals for the 8 new songs during april 2017.

The list of songs recorded is (in no particular order) :

  • Enclosing Terror
  • Verses Void
  • The Disappearance of I
  • Symbiosick
  • Led by Flesh
  • Spellbound
  • The Floating Point
  • Mechanical Enlightenment

The upcoming album will also include two additionnal intro/sample tracks.

Now that tracking is finished, Pierre-Yves will start mixing and then mastering and we hope the production will be done by the beginning of summer.

We will post a new update then, revealing artwork, tracklist and album title… and possibly a preview song!

November’s Gathering of the Unblessed in Malta

We are extremely pleased to announce we will be part of November’s Gathering of the Unblessed festival, opening for the mighty Sinister !!!
This will be our very first appearance in Malta and we are very thankful to “Morning Star Entertainment” for adding us to this festival which will for sure be an incredible event!


3 upcoming southern gigs in March 2017

U.K. Tour Dates announcement!

Kaotoxin is proud to announce the first ever U.K. tour by French death metal machine Ad Patres, supporting the brutal Britts from Abhorrent Decimation.

After having played Hellfest and many other French festivals, Netherlands with Krisiun, a weekend tour with Morbid Angel in France and Belgium, played Germany’s DeathFeast and whatnot, it’s time for AD PATRES to bring their savage beatings to UK stages and who other to team with than Abhorrent Decimation for a brutal package of high-class death metal the way it was meant to be!

Dubbed ‘Your God Is Dead,’ the tour will start with a one-off gig featuring Ad Patres only (and supports) in Kaotoxin’s hometown of Lille, France, on June 15 after which both bands will start a three days killing spree accross UK. It will also mark the touring debut of Pierre-Yves Marani recently replaced Sébastien ‘Canard’ Brouchican on guitars for Ad Patres.

Ad Patres is currently in the writing process for the followup to their successful and brilliant 2012 debut full-length, ‘Scorn Aesthetics.’ The new album is planned for a 2017 release through Kaotoxin.

  • Jun.15 – FR – Lille – Le Midland (Ad Patres + supports)
  • Jun.16 – UK – Croydon – Scream Lounge
  • Jun.17 – UK – Liverpool – Maguire’s
  • Jun.18 – UK – Hitchin – Club 85

Two new videos

We have two new videos for you today: one from the band and one from “the outside” world.

First one is a rehearsal drumcam we shot in march.
Alsvid plays “To The Fathers”:

We take this opportunity to mention again that Alsvid is endorsed and plays french Pro Orca drumstricks.
Get in touch if you are interested in getting a pair of Alsvid signature sticks.

Second video for today is a feature in a video introduction to french underground bands by “Metalliquoi?”:

Next gig – New songs

Next gig in Bordeaux with a sick lineup.

New songs will be played for the very first time, as we are now actively working on our second album.



2014 has been a very important year in AD PATRES life.
Our first album “Scorn Aesthetics” was released on vinyl and tape, recorded a live session on national radio, we played our first festivals abroad at Deathfeast and Mass Deathtruction and we opened for huge names such as Napalm Death and Morbid Angel.


We need to thank all those that made all this possible. Naming everyone would be too long but we have to thank especially the bands we’ve played with, the gig organizers and YOU who supported us with such strength.
We hail Mathieu, Sylvestre and Pierre-Yves who played some gigs with us in the band, replacing Olivier and Arnaud. \m/
We are working our asses off to make 2015 an even bigger year for AD PATRES.
We already have a bunch of new songs in preparation and our second album is slowly taking shape, it will be worth the wait.
But before that, we have more exciting gigs to announce and we will hit the stage for the first time in The Netherlands and hopefully United Kingdom in the upcoming months!

AD PATRES podcast for “Le Metal Sur Le Mouv” live session

Here‘s the PodCast for yesterday’s live-in-the-studio session for France’s national radio network Le Mouv.

The 30+ minutes radioshow includes seven live tracks, featuring previously unreleased “Enclosing Terror” and an interview with all band members in french language.


New “Scorn Aesthetics” official music video premiered on Metal Injection

Metal Injection have just unleashed the brand new “Scorn Aesthetics” music video!

Check it out, spread it and get your preorder for the LP or cassette tape versions of our album right now!

New music video coming shortly

We are celebrating the release of “Scorn Aesthetics” on limited cassette tape and 12″ LP versions with our second music video for the title track of our debut full-length.

Preorders are now running at

The music video was produced by Ashera Production and will be premiered by Metal Injection by the end of June!

Get ready for the full-length music video to be unleashed in a couple weeks!

“Scorn Aesthetics” to be released on limited edition 12″ LP & cassette tape

We are very proud to announce the release our debut full-length, “Scorn Aesthetics“, as a strictly limited edition of 500 hand-numbered 12″ LP vinyl copies among which 100 in red to be exclusively available from the band and the Kaotoxin Web Shop.

The LP will be released on July 8th, 2014 along with the previously announced 100 copies limited edition cassette tape and will feature the same bonus track taken from their 2010 promo and specially remastered at the Ubik studio for this physical support.

Preorders will start on June 3rd, 2014 at the Kaotoxin Web Shop and Kaotoxin Digital Shop alone or as preorders-exclusive specially discounted bundles with merchandising and / or the cassette tape and / or CD version.

The bonus track for both analog supports, “To the Fathers” is a demo version featuring both Axel Doussaud (the band’s current only singer) and Julien Lemasson (ex-I.O.S.T., former Ad Patres singer and founding member) on vocals.

Scorn Aesthetics to be released on Limited Edition Cassette tape

Kaotoxin Records has announced the release of our debut full-length, Scorn Aesthetics, as a limited-edition – 100 copies only – cassette tape.

Specially mastered at the Ubik Studio, and featuring a bonus track taken from their 2010 promo, the cassette is set for release this quarter. The bonus track, ‘To The Fathers’, is a demo version featuring both Axel Doussaud (the band’s current singer) and Julien Lemasson (ex-I.O.S.T., former Ad Patres singer and founding member) on vocals. Fully re-mastered, this version of the track differs from the one appearing on the band’s promo CD-R and split tape with WRITHING; released in 2012 by Nihilistic Holocaust.

Live videos from DEATHFEST FRANCE

On march, 1st, we played at Deathfest France in Toulon along with french death metal elite represented by the likes of Loudblast, Benighted, Mercyless among others.
For the occasion, Olivier had to be replaced by Sylvestre due to a broken hand.
We thank Sylvestre for stepping up.
Here are some vids taken off the fest:

MERCH WATCH ALERT: Hoodies are coming for winter

MERCH WATCH ALERT: Hoodies are coming for winter

Scars of Compromise video release

We are extremely proud to announce, in cooperation with Kaotoxin and Terrorizer magazine, the release of our new music video for the song “Scars of Compromise”, taken from our 2012 successfull and critically-acclaimed debut, “Scorn Aesthetics”.
Head to Terrorizer’s website to watch the NSFW beast!

Review, interview and more distribution!

First of, let’s start with some good reading for your lazy beach holidays:
We have just had a new great review from Wonderbox Metal and you can also dig into this in-depth interview from RingMaster Review.
Don’t forget you can find all links to reviews, interviews and much, much more in the “Press” section.
On other hand, we have very good news for our friends in Europe and North America:
Scorn Aesthetics is available in the USA and Canada through Blast Head Records web shop and they are now running a great promo offer as you get two CDs for free if you buy three CDs. Don’t miss that opportunity!
Last but not least, we are delighted to inform you that Kaotoxin Records has sealed a deal for in stores distribution of all its releases in The Netherlands, Luxemburg and Belgium!
We really hope that this will be the key to help us go and play some gigs in these countries and meet our fans and friends from there!

News, news news and new merch!

Hi folks,
We have news on all fronts!
First, check those beautyful new shirts (and girlies) we’ve just made.
They come in red and we also have a very limited run of white ones.
More sizes should be available soon.

Contact us for any info:

We also have a couple of new interviews with French Metalland and UK Destructive Music.
Hit the “press” page, have a good read.

Last but not least: two wondergigs for april: in paris Nantes with the mighty Aborted, Benighted, Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition and Pittbulls in the Nursery. Check our bandsintown page for details!
More to come!!!

Exclusive winter sales!



We are honoured to be part of the selection for the first round of this vote : Best french release album of 2012 on VS-Webzine.
Please take two or three minutes of your time to register on VS-webzine forum and vote for SCORN AESTHETICS!
Go to and help us reach the second round, each and every vote counts!!! sheds its old skin

Thanks to alt[e]rnativ design and with the kind help of Jehan from Apathia Records, our site gets a brand new layout. Feel free to email us any suggestion or comment!

Scorn Aesthetics out in the UK and Eire!

We are glad to announce the release – today – of our debut album in the UK and Eire through Code7 distribution.
On december 10, we will feature in UK magazine Zero Tolerance.

AD PATRES signs with Dooweet

We are very happy to announce that we are inking a deal with Dooweet. Dooweet will take care of our promotion.

Scorn Aesthetics is nearly sold-out

“Scorn Aesthetics” is nearly sold-out in France as our label Kaotoxin is running out of stock (only 5 copies left).
Our debut album will be released in UK retail stores on December, the 3rd and the release is postponed to early 2013 in the USA due to stock shortage.
More info soon.