Caedeous is an international musical project by Portuguese composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician and producer Paulo J. Mendes. Caedeous music is described as mixture between Symphonic and Extreme Metal.

Caedeous music is characterized by the use of traditional instruments in metal / rock music (guitars, bass, and drums) mixed with live orchestra, choir performance and dark atmospheres.

Due to Caedeous® unique nature, session musicians and orchestral features, live performances will be limited to special tour concerts, promotional events and festivals.

In August 2014, the debut album “Domini Tenebrarum” was composed and recorded with live orchestra and choir by Paulo J. Mendes with nine (9) songs with a total length of fifty one minutes and thirty three seconds (51:32), which was later privately showcased during the time period of October 2014 – June 2015 as an epic horror orchestra soundtrack reel for Music Supervisors and private music libraries in Hollywood, Los Angeles USA due to the nature of composer Paulo J. Mendes musical background / portfolio in the soundtrack industry in Los Angeles and Georgia. ( and

Caedeous first studio length album “Domini Tenebrarum” was released as a double CD on 20th February 2018 which includes the “Orchestral Sessions: Domini Tenebrarum” (Released on 1st December 2018) and the full metal album on all the major international digital stores such as Amazon and Apple iTunes and digital streaming services Spotify and Apple Music and also available at deluxe physical edition. Domini Tenebrarum metal album version included on recordings contracted session musicians such as Rute Fevereiro on vocals, Manuel Pinto on bass and Bernardo Rodrigues on lead guitar.

Also in 2018 Paulo J. Mendes announced that the second studio album of originals for Project Caedeous titled “Obscurus Perpetua” was starting to be recorded and expected to be released in 2019.