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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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  • forfrosne

    Alcest should do a live album featuring tracks from every release including Circe Poisoning the Sea. I'd spend stupid amounts of money supporting an album like that.

    14 Sep 10:30pm Reply
  • Gotha_Bella

    I just cannot tell why you say that Shelter stands out; it stands out in a positive way. I cannot survive a single morning without listening to "La nuit marche avec moi" in a bus. It's a really good, mature, dreamy album. Unpretentious but beautiful. ♥

    14 Sep 5:41pm Reply
  • Nekrovoor

    is it too early to start begging for a comeback to brazil?

    14 Sep 12:14am Reply
  • BorgesMetal666

    o Show em SP foi demais!!!

    13 Sep 3:51pm Reply
  • franciska_af

    Just saw them live for the first time, their show in Chile was absolutely sublime, a heavenly experience, merci <3

    10 Sep 5:35am Reply
  • lekkoostry

    I am not a fan of their latest release to be honest. Please come back to what it was before.

    9 Sep 8:42pm Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi. My new album available for download! Listen it full. Post-Rock, Atmospheric-metal

    9 Sep 2:44pm Reply
  • Rikardo90

    \\/ então cara, a guitarra do zero tava ruim na primeira metade mesmo, mas fora isso eu não achei desregulado não, pra mim o resto tava tudo limpinho e dava pra ouvir perfeito \\o/

    9 Sep 12:22pm Reply
  • bruno_avilar

    @Rikardo90 tava tudo desregulado, mal dava pra ouvir a guitarra do zero, nos outros shows o som tava ótimo só no deles zuou :~ pelo menos ali na frente

    9 Sep 4:23am Reply
  • MarceloZinato

    Great concert last saturday, one of the bests I've ever seen!

    9 Sep 12:04am Reply
  • Rikardo90

    \\/ what do you mean by crappy audio? ಠ_ಠ

    8 Sep 12:25pm Reply
  • ricz_dm

    Awesome gig yesterday! Goddamit, guys! T_T

    7 Sep 11:52pm Reply
  • bruno_avilar

    best show (even with the crappy audio) <3

    7 Sep 8:23pm Reply
  • Rikardo90

    Alcest concert tomorrow, my body is ready *_*

    5 Sep 11:40pm Reply
  • M0rbidBoy

    Their music makes me feel dreamy and lethargic.

    5 Sep 2:24pm Reply
  • PaulaNymphadora

    Écailles de Lune... <Alcest3

    4 Sep 9:39pm Reply
  • inismona_

    Autre Temps ♥

    4 Sep 9:32pm Reply
  • ColorfulHyena

    Shelter sounds way different, almost like it's by a different artist.

    4 Sep 2:53am Reply
  • Andre_L-

    Show amanhã!

    3 Sep 8:14pm Reply
  • thaisquecida

    i see all the hating in the messages below and i just can't understand why. they're more than incredible. and shelter is a masterpiece.

    1 Sep 11:23pm Reply
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