Posted in metal | music | tour dates on March 4, 2010

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Alcest - "Percées De Lumière" (MP3)


Alcest is a French band created by Neige (also in Amesoeurs, Peste Noire and Forgotten Woods) in early 2000. ...The first chapter of this journey was Le Secret EP, which was released in 2005 by Drakkar Productions. In 2007, Neige agreed to a contract with the German label Prophecy Productions and released Alcest's debut album Souvenirs d'un autre monde the same year. All music/lyrics/artwork are deeply linked to Alcest's concept and aim at depicting that "place" and the ecstatic feelings one can experience there. This project is a real quest, a perpetual wandering through unknown regions, the hope of which is to shed some light on some mysteries of this esoteric experience.
Even though Neige has decidedly black metal roots, Alcest has a lot more in common with the dream pop of Cocteau Twins than the buzzsaw guitars of Darkthrone, as exhibited on the critically acclaimed (and awesome) Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde. As previously mentioned, now Alcest is prepping to release a new album, Écailles De Lune, due on Prophecy Productions at the end of this month and currently up for preorder. The release will serve as a launchpad for "Lunar Abysses Over North America", a short tour in April which includes The Studio at Webster Hall on 4/29 with Woe and Have a Nice Life. Tickets are on sale.

Full tour dates, tour flyer and a youtube clip of "Écailles De Lune (Part I)" from the new album are all below.

Alcest - "Écailles De Lune (Part I)"


Mar 21 2010 The Silver Church Club Bucharest w/Agalloch
Apr 1 2010 K17 Berlin
Apr 2 2010 Music Hall Exit Chmelnice Praha
Apr 3 2010 Escape Metalcorner Vienna
Apr 4 2010 Olden Live Club Lonato del Garda
Apr 5 2010 Posthalle Würzburg
Apr 6 2010 Glazart Paris
Apr 7 2010 Purple Turtle London
Apr 8 2010 Turock Essen
Apr 9 2010 Romein Leeuwarden
Apr 10 2010 Biebob Vosselaar
Apr 22 2010 Bar Octobre Québec, Quebec
Apr 23 2010 Hard Luck Bar Toronto, Ontario
Apr 24 2010 Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
Apr 25 2010 To be announced To be announced, Alabama
Apr 26 2010 To be announced To be announced, Alabama
Apr 27 2010 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 28 2010 Cafe Nine New Haven, Connecticut
Apr 29 2010 The Studio At Webster Hall New York, New York
Apr 30 2010 Underworld Montreal, Quebec
May 1 2010 Unit Boston, Massachusetts
May 14 2010 Auditorium Sá de Miranda Braga
May 15 2010 Side-B Benavente
May 23 2010 Wave Gothic Treffen Leipzig



Comments (15)

ALABAMA? wow. that's cool, that's one of the last places i'd ever think there'd be a fanbase for alcest but wow. i guess i'm more close minded than i had previously thought? fucking awesome tour though, wish it was coming through DC.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 4:25 PM

the show in Allston, MA is apparently going to be opened by Have a Nice Life but you didn't hear me that sa

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 4:31 PM

*say that

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 4:32 PM

Oh my GOD this line-up is so fucking good and I can't go please kill me.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 8:11 PM

Have a Nice Life is also appearing at the Webster Hall show in NYC

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2010 11:46 PM

Nice spam!...!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 12:39 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2010 10:15 AM

Alcest ... You mean the guy who was playing in 'Peste Noire'? Yeah, I heard about this guy ... 'Peste Noire' first demo was called 'Aryan Supremacy' ( ... So you guys are into it?

Posted by GillesdeRais | March 5, 2010 10:33 AM

Come to Los Angeles, California

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2010 9:51 PM

Yeah please come to Los Angeles

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2010 9:52 PM

Los Angeles is waiting for you

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2010 9:53 PM

Because he was a part of a band with a history of white power, does not mean that many years later he's still part of that belief system. People mature and grow, as if Alcest's music wasn't a sign of that...

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2010 9:21 AM

I used to kill people, but now I'm mature. I hope you forgive me.

Posted by Grosse Vase | March 8, 2010 12:16 PM

this music is spectacular. he could be saying "kill all the white people" and i'd still like it. come to think of it, type o negative did say that and i think they're awesome as well. if the listener had to agree with every artist, do you think burzum would have so many fans in latin america? nothing wrong with being proud of your heritage anyway. it's PC for every skin color to do it except for whites. you can live by that double standard; i won't. i'll listen to awesome music and enjoy it no matter who makes it. hail!

Posted by steveA | March 8, 2010 11:19 PM

hahaha L.A. Chicago is better than you! :p

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2010 1:53 PM

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