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!
Major news as Nuclear Blast has signed post-Rock legends Alcest to a new deal. Their new album is due out later in 2019. The band are in the studio right now finishing that album. The band finished their recent touring cycle for their amazing 2016 album Kodama (Prophecy Productions). Continue reading
Prophecy Fest USA is getting closer, and going down this weekend in Brooklyn, NY on November 2nd and 3rd at the Knitting Factory! Celebrating the Prophecy Productions label and featuring Alcest ( playing Kodama in its entirety – possibly for the last time) Novembers Doom, Eye Of Nix, Crowhurst, Xasthur, So Hideous, Year of The Cobra, new signees Kayo Dot and more! To win a pair of tickets for the weekend head over to Ghost Cult’s Instagram account and share our post to win. You can also see the full lineup, set times, a preview trailer, and a link to buy tickets. Continue reading
One of the events of the fall is going to be the first Prophecy Fest in Brooklyn, NY on November 2nd and 3rd. Celebrating the Prophecy Productions label featuring the best the label has to offer with both legend status bands and future greats. Among the bands appearing are Alcest ( playing Kodama in its entirety – possibly for the last time), Novembers Doom, Eye Of Nix, Crowhurst, Xasthur, So Hideous, Year of The Cobra, new signees Kayo Dot and more! To win a pair of tickets for the weekend head over to Ghost Cult’s Instagram account and share our post to win with the hashtags #ProphecyFest & #GhostCultMag. Entries are open until 10/29 at 5 PM EST, and the winner will be announced on 10/30. You can also see the full lineup, set times, a preview trailer, and a link to buy tickets below.
Friday, November 2nd
7-7:30 – Völur
8-8:30 – Xasthur
9-9:30 – Kayo Dot
10-10:45 – So Hideous
11:15-End – Novembers Doom
Saturday, November 3rd
7-7:30 – 1476
8-8:30 – Year of the Cobra
9-9:30 – Crowhurst
10-10:45 – Eye Of Nix
11:15-End – Alcest
*Disclaimer: Winners are chosen completely at random, and selected at the discretion of the editors of Ghost Cult Magazine. Entry for the contest is free of charge via Ghost Cult’s Instagram account (www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag) The grand prize available is one pair (2 tickets), of tickets given to one winner to attend Prophecy Fest in Brooklyn 11/2 and 11/3 in Brooklyn, NY at The Knitting Factory. There are no other prizes and this prize is non-transferable. This prize does not include transportation or other costs or local taxes associated with attending the show. Entries are open until 10/29 at 5 PM EST, and the winner will be announced on 10/30. The winner must be 21 years old and give their full legal name (with ID) to collect the prize, in the form of will call tickets the day of the show. No other claims may be made against Ghost Cult, Prophecy Productions, or The Knitting Factory after entering this contest.
Having recently blown me away at Damnation Festival, I was particularly looking forward to seeing Sinistro a second time in little over a week. Their last album Semente (Seasons of Mist) has been getting a lot of listens since seeing them at Damnation last week. Continue reading
French Blackgaze leaders Alcest have forged a career out of merely being artists following their will, rather than the passions of what fans want them to be. By setting the artistic ideal almost too high from the first ghost-notes of The Secret in 2005, to the twist and turns of Souvenirs d’un autre monde, through the evolution from Écailles de Lune, and more recently the brilliant Shelter in 2014, the band has charmed and confused equally. Continue reading