Veni Domine

Veni Domine was a Christian progressive doom metal band. The band was founded in 1987 in Sollentuna, Sweden.[3] The band split up in September, 20th 2014.[4]

Veni Domine
GenresChristian metal,[1] doom metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal[2]
Years active1987-2014
LabelsR.E.X. Records
MCM Music
Thunderload Records
Kingsway Music
Massacre Records
Associated actsAudiovision
MembersFredrik Sjöholm
Torbjörn Weinesjö
Thomas Weinesjö
Klas Pettersson
Olov Andersson
Past membersMagnus Thorman
Mattias Cederlund
Gabriel Ingemarson
Mats Lidbrandt
Anders Olofsson

Veni Domine combined down-tempo melodic heavy metal, symphonic metal and doom metal with occasional touches of gothic. Originally, the vocalist Fredrik Ohlsson represented operatic, high-pitched vocals but has since shifted to more lower vocal range during the years. Fall Babylon Fall and Material Sanctuary are the band's significant, acclaimed albums. During the time when these albums were released, Veni Domine was well known in the metal scene. However, as their later albums took longer time to be released and gained average reviews, Veni Domine was more or less forgotten in the metal mainstream. Currently Veni Domine is a cult band of a small audience.[5] Veni Domine does not clearly fit into a specific category; According to the band, in doom metal festivals they are labeled as "power metal" and in power metal events as "doom metal".

During the early years, the band's lyrics dealt with apocalyptic themes from Biblical point of view. Later their lyrics was more about personal topics.



Last Known Lineup
Former members
  • Gabriel Ingemarson - Bass (1997-2006)
  • Magnus Thorman - Bass (1991-1997)
  • Anders Olofsson - Bass (1987-1989)
  • Mattias Cederlund - Keyboards (1997-2004)
  • Mats Lidbrandt - Keyboards (1994-1997, 2004-2006)

Side projectsEdit


  1. ^ Moberg, Marcus (2015). Christian Metal: History, Ideology, Scene. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-1-47257-986-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) p. 38
  2. ^ "Veni Domine". MusicMight. 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
  3. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 994. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
  4. ^ Veni Domine (September 20, 2014). "Veni Domine announcement". Facebook. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Kuusisto, Jari Veni Domine retrieved 2008-02-16
  6. ^ Moore, Paul (June 1995). "Veni Domine - Material Sanctuary". Cross Rhythms (27).
  7. ^ Van Pelt, Doug (November–December 1998). "Indie Album Reviews: VENI DOMINE". HM Magazine (74).

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