18:18 - Alex Lemon Glad to see you added Desire's sophomore release as opposed to their debut. While I enjoy both, their second full length is their best imo
18:12 - EMols86 [link] So I just added Arcturus, Desire, Disillusion, Nocturnus and Shape Of Despair albums to my list. Definitely an improvement.
17:19 - scapeplan [link] "Anything but Heavy Metal": A paper on the influences of not liking music, relating to subjects such as racism and classism.
15:56 - Apothecary I love the punk feel of this, like Kvelertak on PCP [link]
15:52 - EMols86 @Jaeryd17 that's pretty cool (and insane if it were real), but I've heard of that concept before. @huascaman probably in the top 20 of best movies I've ever seen (for the record, I've seen 1200+ movies :P).
After releasing their latest album Les voyages de l'âme, French group Alcest had previously warned us that the band was working on a new album and now they have announced a guest that will do vocals on the output: Neil Halstead. The band will start the recording sessions in March.
Alcest have recently released BBC Live Session through Prophecy Productions and the label has made the entire release available for free streaming on YouTube. The live recording features the songs "Autre Temps", "Écailles De Lune - Part 1" and "Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde".
Swedish dark rock/metallers Katatonia have announced dates for an extensive European tour in November/December in support of their forthcoming 9th album Dead End Kings, which will hit stores in Europe on August 27th and North America on 28th August through Peaceville Records. The tickets for the tour go on sale from July 16th and support will come from Alcest and Junius.
French shoegaze outfit Alcest has recently updated its summer 2012 festival routing in Europe. The band will still be supporting their latest release Les Voyages De L'Âme, which came out in January via Prophecy Productions.
French shoegaze outfit Alcest has released a new video. "Les Voyages De L'Âme" is the second Alcest video and comes off the band's latest album by the same name, released in January via Prophecy Productions. The video that has been written, directed and edited by Toshadeva Palani and colored by Matt Schwab can be viewed below.
French shoegaze outfit Alcest have announced a North American tour in March with Deafheaven. The band will be promoting their freshly released album Les voyages de l'âme. Before, the band will be hitting Europe as well on a tour with Les Discrets and Soror Dolorosa in February.
French metallers Alcest have posted a sample online from the song "Faiseurs De Mondes" and you can listen to it at this location. The band also posted a promo clip from a second song, "Autre Temps". Both songs are taken from their upcoming new album Les Voyages De L'âme, which is due for release on January 6th, 2012. Check out the clip below. More album details here and here.
Alcest's new single Autre Temps (engl. Other Times) will be released on December 2nd, 2011 and is a harbinger of the band's upcoming album Les Voyages De L'Âme (engl. The Journeys Of The Soul), which is scheduled for release in January 2012. In keeping with Les Voyages De L'Âme, Autre Temps presents itself as a beautiful and magical song, which will be available as a blue vinyl 7" (with an etching on one side) limited to 500 copies as well as digital download single.
The vinyl single is now available for pre-order at Prophecy's online shop at this location.
In tandem with the single, also an impressive video clip visually supporting the song's fragile beauty will be released. A short teaser clip can be watched at this location.
In an interview with Romanian webzine Carta De Nisip, Alcest frontman Neige announces the title for its third album, Les Voyages De L'âme (Trans: The Soul's Journey), due out later this year through Prophecy Productions.
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Old Silver Key, a brand-new band born from the hyperactive mind of Drudkh mainman Roman Saenko.
Old Silver Key consists of the four Drudkh members plus French artist Neige (Alcest, Amesoeurs, Peste Noire) on vocals.
The aim of this new project is to create nostalgic, romantic and light atmosphere of solitude, beholding, childhood and warmth. The first album is already in recording process.
At the same time, the next Drudkh album is to be recorded this spring/summer. This ninth full-length will mark a return to the band's roots - long songs full of dark emotions and atmosphere of seasons change, close to the Ukrainians' early albums.
As announced by Primordial in early December, the band will undertake a small ten date European mini-tour (including the 5 Metalfests) at the end of May/beginning of June. Support on the trek will come from While Heaven Wept and Alcest.
The following dates were confirmed today:
May 27 - Dessau, Germany - Metalfest Open Air Germany
May 28 - Mining am Inn, Austria - Metalfest Open Air Austria
May 29 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Metalfest Open Air Switzerland
May 30 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13
May 31 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
Jun. 01 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
Jun. 02 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Jun. 03 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Stuk
Jun. 04 - Budapest, Hungary - Metalfest Open Air Hungary
Alcest's be all and end all, Neige, has posted the following statement on the band's MySpace blog:
"After having crossed Europe and North America with Alcest, unfortunately, Fursy Teyssier (Amesoeurs) will not be able to keep on playing bass live due to a lack of time. I guess we will play again togather when he will start making concerts with Les Discrets, I can't wait for that. A new bass player already joined us, Indria (from Lonesoul, Brutal Rebirth, ex-Peste Noire). He will be a part of the Alcest live line-up from the next shows we will do, in Finland.
Otherwise I am already working on the next album, which will be recorded in January-February 2011."
To finish in a musical way, here's a nice piano cover of "Sur L'Océan...".