Alcest fans, your Friday just got better. Are you ready for a taste of the new album Shelter? In that case, here is the first single "Opale" with a video made by Toshadeva Palan available for your viewing pleasure at this location. A new song and a new video in the same day. Why complain really?
So far, we knew that Alcest's new album would be called Shelter, some guests that will be participating on the album, but not much more. Today is the day to find out more about the band's fourth album to date. Firstly, the album will be released on January 17th (January 21st in North America) on Prophecy Productions. The album cover and tracklist are also available below. As for the music, you will have to wait a little bit more for that.
Alcest have recently revealed dates for a new three-week tour to take place in January/February 2014 in Europe to promote their upcoming new fourth album Shelter. The band will be accompanied by Hexvessel, the Finnish folk/psychedelic sorcerers, and also The Fauns, a shoegaze/dream pop act from the UK. You can check out the dates of this tour below to see if you will get a chance to see the French band in action and hear some new songs.
Alcest will take a break from the work on their upcoming fourth album to embark on a double-headlining US and Canada tour with atmospheric rockers Anathema in September/October 2013. Mamiffer will be the special guests opening for these two bands in what could be an interesting mix. Check out the tour dates below. Alcest promises to play a few new songs on this tour.
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.