by BBG


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