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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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  • cisnenegro

    Please give shelter from Shelter

    Yesterday 7:45am Reply
  • ShamrockFox

    Le Secret should have more listeners, some of their best work

    22 Jan 8:56am Reply
  • Keolia

    Awesome. I love Solar Song <333

    11 Jan 7:50am Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    V this.

    8 Jan 3:59am Reply
  • HydenAcero

    Alright, so mixing music is to be poser. It must be so sad to listen the same shit again and again all the time, don't you think? Fucking orthodox listeners, you bore me as hell.

    4 Jan 11:36pm Reply
  • BeingofEvil

    poser garbage, if you want metal - listen to peste noire, if you want shoegaze (what a retarded name) listen to my bloody valentine. if you want poser shit, listen to this.

    4 Jan 3:53pm Reply
  • forfrosne

    Shelter is probably my AOTY.

    2 Jan 12:04am Reply
  • Pheneks

    Man, if Alcest's Shelter was on MTV that'd be fantastic. It would raise the bar on that channel quite significantly. If you think it's MTV quality, you should here some of the shit that channel spews, holy crap. lol.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sudial

    Чейта, они зимой в Россию не приедут что ли?!

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • samuelcrf

    Thank you, Neige. I can't imagine my life without your music. You're a fucking genius.

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    Let's see: Tristesse hivernale - A pretty decent black metal demo. Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde - Pretty good Écailles de lune - Glorious Les voyages de l'âme - Good, but not so strong. Shelter - Again glorious. Seriously, Alcest seems to be the only band that doesn't muck up. IMO at least.

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Gringo53

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • hulmebantam

    Shelter is one of the best albums of the year for me.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • M0rbidBoy

    I could listen to them endlessly, Shelter is a dreamy album..makes me sleepy and lethargic!

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Rapid9

    last album = mtv

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Aliksir

    They really lost me with their last album. I used to love their music, and still think Les Voyages de l'Ame is a master-piece.

    30 Nov 2014 Reply
  • irresistibIe

    Délivrance is good.

    27 Nov 2014 Reply

    @gmoney2216 they are no longer a black metal band but they were at their debut. Give a listen to Tristesse Hivernale, it is fully black metal.

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
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    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • IlyaDDD

    фу не тру((

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
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