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Bagnols Sur Cèze, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (2000 – present)

Alcest is a band formed in Bagnols Sur Cèze, Languedoc-Roussillon, France in 2000.
Formed by French multi-instrumentalist Neige (who has also worked with Amesoeurs, Mortifera, Lantlôs, Peste Noire, and more).

Alcest was originally conceived as a solo project, though it would eventually take on the form of a full band as Aegnor (also of Peste Noire) and Argoth joined the fray and released a four-track demo entitled Tristesse Hivernale in 2001. This demo was a more straightforward heavy/black metal affair, much different from what would happen next. After that released, Alcest returned to a one-member format, with Neige moving away from the metal overtones of the three-piece and embracing a more atmospheric approach to his work. The 2005 EP release, Le Secret, was more in tune with the project`s ultimate goal, which was to put to ear, as it were, Neige`s fascination with an “otherworld” — of sorts — that had held a fascination for him beginning in his childhood. In 2007, Neige released the first full-length Alcest recording, Souvenirs D`un Autre Monde (Memories of Another World, for those keeping up in English), which was released on Prophecy Productions, and was a critical success. 2007 also saw a split-EP release with Angmar. Écailles de Lune (Scales of the Moon), released in 2010, continues in the otherwordly vein, evoking images of an underwater realm.

Tristesse Hivernale - Demo [2001]
Le secret - EP [2005]
Souvenirs d’un autre monde - LP [2007]


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  • Alice_in_pains

    Mechanical 13, why don't you write in English so that he would understand?

    Yesterday 1:23am Reply
  • Mechanical13

    Gepule, очень оригинально. Не сложно было это выдумывать?

    Yesterday 7:36pm Reply
  • Gepule

    Your musical compatibility with Mechanical13 is LOW Music you have in common includes Village People, Culture Club, Queen and Erasure

    21 Oct 2:29pm Reply
  • onlycharles

    Fucking great!! That's all.

    21 Oct 1:34pm Reply
  • Mechanical13

    Anal Post-Gaycore.

    21 Oct 10:51am Reply
  • Alice_in_pains

    I never enjoyed Alcest's studio albums as much as I enjoyed their live performance in Glasgow a couple days ago.

    17 Oct 10:27pm Reply
  • forfrosne

    Saw them in Manchester last night and got a photo with them, they were amazing :) Just wish their set had been longer!

    16 Oct 1:50pm Reply
  • M0rbidBoy

    I could listen to Alcest endlessly.

    14 Oct 10:07pm Reply
  • asdfghjkl4321

    мы с моим парнем ласкаем друг друга под альцест

    11 Oct 12:25pm Reply
  • Scrambles27

    Neige doesn't need to repeat his style from the older albums that I personally like the most, and I don't need to listen to his newer material. There is no conflict, o mopey one.

    9 Oct 6:55pm Reply
  • MiasmaChrysalis

    I dislike when others say new albums must be copies of Souvenirs or Le Secret, because if they did that, people would complain that the music was stagnating.

    9 Oct 1:32pm Reply
  • CosmosInMySoul

    Группа для патлатых телок

    8 Oct 3:11pm Reply
  • M0rbidBoy

    Une musique qui fait rêver.

    5 Oct 12:11am Reply
  • Scrambles27

    le secret and souvenirs are still his best by faaaar

    4 Oct 10:01pm Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi! listen and download my new albums here: atmospheric metal, experimental

    2 Oct 10:48am Reply
  • Dominaeon

    "Et demain toi et moi serons partis. Renaîtront un jour sous un ciel radieux. Mais notre monde érodé restera le même."

    1 Oct 6:28pm Reply
  • niQboy

    Just discovered this band literally a few hours ago, then found out they're touring with Opeth. Fuck yes. Can't wait to see them both in Helsinki!

    1 Oct 2:15pm Reply
  • f3rran_smi7h

    First albums are the best

    26 Sep 8:57am Reply
  • WaitingForMetal

    24 Sep 11:32pm Reply
  • Ampeva

    Délivrance, from the latest album, is so good! Totally on par with Alcest previous masterpieces

    21 Sep 7:12pm Reply
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