For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, ALCEST has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album »Spiritual Instinct« finds Neige at his most personal.
Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful »Kodama«, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact – be that in the breath-taking pace of 'Les Jardin De Minuit'’s tempo changes, or 'Sapphire'’s sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat, one thing »Spiritual Instinct« has is riffs, an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal.
»Spiritual Instinct« was recorded with producer Benoît Roux at France’s Drudenhaus studios, the same studio used for »Kodama«, between January and May of 2019. Ironically, the most immediate record in their catalogue born of the lengthiest, most arduous recording process.
Come January 2020 the band will embark on an extensive touring period in support of the record, the deluxe version of which features remixes of 'Sapphire' by celebrated synthwave producer PERTURBATOR and 'Protection' by long-time Chelsea Wolfe collaborator Ben Chisholm, in their own way articulating how ALCEST seem to dip their toes in a multitude of musical genres without ever quite fitting in.
Posted: April 24, 2023
2023 will finally see the band on tour celebrating Ecailles De Lune alongside their special guests The Devil's Trade.
Posted: April 28, 2022
Cradle Of Filth are pleased to announce that they will be hitting the road this October, on an extensive European wide tour. Alcest will be accompanying them on the road as support.
Today, ALCEST present a brand-new face to their art with a cinematic instrumental acoustic version of their hit single 'Protection'.Read more »
Today, the band presents an alternate version of their deeply emotional track 'Sapphire', remixed by electro/synth wave legend James Kent aka PERTURBATOR.Read more »