Alcest previously announced March 2020 tour dates in support of their recent album Spiritual Healing (Nuclear Blast Records). will hit the road again, in support of their new studio album Spiritual Instinct, that saw the light of day last month. The band has now added a London show date to the UK leg, set to take place on March 4th at Heaven. French hardcore punk act Birds In Row as well as the Icelandic synth-pop trio Kælan Mikla will provide direct support on all dates. Continue reading
Damnation Festival is upon us, returning tomorrow, 2 November for that is extreme, unholy, and revolutionary in music. The festival is Sold out completely. Among the bands on the stacked bill are Opeth, Mayhem, The Vintage Caravan, Alcest, Venom Prison, Birds in Row, Dawn Ray’d, Imperial Triumphant, Lord Dying, Inter Arma, Primordial, Dragged Into Sunlight, Gaahl’s Wyrd, Gost,Voices, Blood Red Throne, Jo Quail and Carnation, and more.Continue reading
2019 see’s the third installment of what’s becoming an important event in the calendar for the discerning Heavy Metal connoisseur, BadgerFest. The brainchild of the undeniably hardest working man in the Manchester metal scene John Badger, If any qualification of that were needed, aside from it being reiterated by every band of the weekend, as well as their gratitude as to the smooth running, he’s also running the Drumming up Change in November whereby he’ll be playing the drums for the full sets of all ten bands. There’s hard-working and then there’s John Badger. Continue reading
Imagine yourself about to jump into an oblivion of feelings, you do not know what to expect, but you feel thrilled because you know that you’re going to enjoy it and that you’re ready for the trip. That is what the new Alcest album, Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast Records) brings to the table from the first track up to the last. I have to admit that I have never really paid any attention to the French masters of post-Black Metal, even a lot of people of my close circle loves them. For some reason, I didn’t want to pay attention and, by God, how wrong I was!
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Blackgaze legends Alcest are releasing their new album Spiritual Instinct via their new label Nuclear Blast Records on October 25th. We caught up with bandleader Neige all about the process of making the new album, the differences between Kodama, reincorporating more extreme and heavy sounds, hos love of 1980s post-Punk music, his feelings about concept albums, collaborating on artwork, and a lot more!
Blackened Post-Metal greats Alcest have shared their second single from their upcoming album Spiritual Instinct which will be released on October 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. Hear the single and watch the video for ‘Sapphire’ right now! The video was directed by Craig Murray (Mogwai, etc), and the track is avaialble from all DSPs to stream and purchase.Continue reading
One of Europe’s most respected instrumental/experimental post-rock and metal music festivals returns in 2019, with AMFest in Barcelona this October. Returning for its eighth edition returns AMFest takes place 10-13 October 2019, Fabra I Coats, Barcelona. Headlining the festivals are Daughters and includes Foscor, Zeal & Ardor, Alcest, Pelican, Deafheaven, Tides From Nebula, Brutus, Portrayal of Guilt, The Album Leaf, Cocaine Piss and many more! Ticket links and other info can be found below. Continue reading
Alcest is releasing a brand new album Spiritual Instinct, their first for on Nuclear Blast this October 25th. The band has shared the first new music from this highly anticipated album, ‘Protection’. You can stream it now! Pre-orders are also live at the link below.Continue reading
Throughout the journey from my home in the North of England to Leicestershire’s infamous Download Festival, I could be sure of only two things as a first time attendee; that I would absolutely see Tool headline, and that I would have to endure what was to become the muddiest weekend of my life in order to reach that point.Continue reading