19:17 - Bad English Johan Nilsson on FB updated great cover img ... bm ist krieg'' awesome
17:50 - BlackEssence Wherever I visit metal site, I see a bunch of people fapping about new sludge release. 3-4 years ago it was calm, now? "We are new sludge metal band" "OH YESS YOU MUST BE COOL"
17:25 - Apothecary I definitely would not say that sludge is the "hot new trend" within metal. If anything, that's deathcore and the recent ramp up of all the pseudo-intellectual "progressive" death metal
17:23 - BlackEssence But it's true. 5 years ago I just know couple of band playing that kind of music. Now - everyone is playing it. Because why? They have no money for good guitars and amps?
17:21 - Apothecary I don't often respond to comments with memes, but that last one calls for it [link]
17:16 - BlackEssence Sludge is some kind of nu metal now. Everyone want to play it and be "so sludge". It's stupid trend.
17:09 - Apothecary I think it works both ways, really
French black/shoegaze act Alcest, currently working on a new album, have announced an upcoming European tour, where they are sharing the stage with the Japanese post-rock band Mono. It will be a co-headline tour happening later this year, so if you're a fan of these two bands, make sure you don't miss this!
Prophecy Fest 2016 is shaping up nicely! The first two artists have already been announced. The German festival showcases bands from Prophecy Productions and Alcest will offer a complete performance their classic Écailles De Lune album plus a "best-of" set! This special performance will be exclusive to Prophecy Fest 2016. The band will be performing the album in its entirety for the first time.
The French duo Alcest is returning to North America three years after their latest headline tour. At the time, the band was showcasing the album Les Voyages De L'âme while now they will be presenting the newest creation, Shelter. Alcest will tour in Mexico, Canada and the United States in September/October 2015. Their support guest on this tour will be Emma Ruth Rundle (Marriages, Red Sparrowes).
Alcest and Lantlôs are joining forces for a German tour. Probably other countries would like to see this package, but for now the bands will only play a German tour in September. The tour will also include two festivals in Switzerland and The Netherlands where Alcest will perform. See dates and details below.
Earlier this year, Opeth announced their tour dates for an European Tour. Alcest have now revealed that they are going to join them on this tour, in support of the release of Opeth's new album Pale Communion. The French group also has a new album, Shelter, to present. If you have the chance to go, do not miss this lineup!
You don't have to wait until January 17th (January 21st in North America) to listen to Alcest's new opus Shelter because it is already streaming online in its entirety at this location. You can now listen to the whole thing and tell us your thoughts about it. Are you pleased with the new album?
You can finally have another taste of Alcest's new album. The new track from the French duo's forthcoming album Shelter is called "Délivrance". If you have ten minutes, check out the new song below for the first time. The band says it is one of their favorite songs on Shelter. Enjoy!
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.