Cauchemar is a female fronted, French-language doom metal three-piece band from Canada. It's kind of like what would happen if Nico sang in French over top of early Pagan Altar/Judas Priest. In other words, awesome. You can check out songs from their EP/mini-LP, "La Vierge Noire," on their myspace page. Or you could just buy it from Hell's Headbanger's. It certainly has some lovely and fitting artwork, despite my loathing for the color purple. And if you want to give it a full listen before committing, go here.
The record was released earlier this year by Nuclear War Now and hopefully we will see a full LP sometime soon. In a random bit of trivia, their drummer apparently plays (or played, as I think they're broken up) in the thrash band Bastardator.
I would love to see them play with Christian Mistress at some point. They played with Pagan Altar a few months ago and I'm sure it was an amazing and fitting show.
1. Le voile d'Isis
2. Magie rouge
3. Valse funebre
4. Le gardien de la Terre
P.S. French lesson: cauchemar = nightmare, la vierge noire = the black virgin.