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Last year, influential French blackgaze duo ALCEST released their sixth studio album Spiritual Instinct through Nuclear Blast. Warmly-received by press and fans alike, the album scored the band their highest ever chart position in several countries. Today, the band presents an alternate version of their deeply emotional track ‘Sapphire’, remixed by electro/synth wave legend James […]

This week’s #MusicMonday comes by way of  the On Air team, and is the choice of The South (UK) Metal & Rock host Sam.   Sam’s choice comes from ALCEST, who was founded in 2000 by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neige and later joined by drummer Winterhalter in 2009.   Labeled as pioneers of post metal/shoegaze or […]

ALCEST add London show to ‘Spiritual Instinct’ spring 2020 tour   In February and March 2020 ALCEST will hit the road again, in support of their new studio album Spiritual Instinct, that saw the light of day last month. Today, ALCEST are pleased to reveal that a London show date has been added to the UK leg, set to take […]

ALCEST Discuss the lyrical themes and artwork in new album trailer + ‘Spiritual Instinct’ out worldwide   Last Friday, ALCEST released their 6th opus ‘Spiritual Instinct‘ through Nuclear Blast. To give fans another insight into its creation process, they have launched a new trailer, in which frontman Neige details the lyrical themes and artwork of the album. Watch […]

ALCEST | UNVEIL STUDIO DOCUMENTARY ‘LA LUMIÈRE AUTANT QUE L’OMBRE’, NEW ALBUM ‘SPIRITUAL INSTINCT’ OUT NOW   “’Spiritual Instinct’ is a strong consolidation of ALCEST’s sound… a worthy follow-up to ‘Kodama’ that further cements their place in the history and – most importantly – the progression of metal music” – METAL HAMMER   “It would be trite to […]

ALCEST  DISCUSS THE RECORDING AND WRITING PROCESS OF UPCOMING ALBUM ‘SPIRITUAL INSTINCT’   It’s less than two weeks to go until ALCEST release their 6th studio album ‘Spiritual Instinct!’ Recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful ‘Kodama‘, the new and […]

ALCEST  announce ‘Spiritual Instinct’ UK + European Tour 2020   In February and March 2020 ALCEST will hit the road again, this time in support of their upcoming studio album Spiritual Instinct that will see the light of day on October 25th. This headline tour will take them to our shores for two dates in March 2020, in Manchester […]

After recently revealing their first single ‘Protection‘ and performing a genre-crossing set with Perturbator this week, French sound wizards ALCEST are ready to present the second single off their upcoming sixth studio album titled ‘Spiritual Instinct’. Recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful ‘Kodama’, […]

On October 25th, ALCEST will once again open the gateways to the otherworldly and release their sixth studio album titled ‘Spiritual Instinct’. Recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful ‘Kodama’, the new album – the first to be released via Nuclear Blast […]


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