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Alcest
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Neige (Stéphane Paut) performin in a Alcest show in 2011.
Background information
Origin Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Fraunce
Genres Shoegazing[1]
Black metal (early)[2]
Years active 2000–present
Labels Drakkar Productions
Northern Silence Productions
Prophecy Productions
Associatit acts Peste Noire (2001-2005)
Phest (2003-2004)
Mortifera (2004-2006)
Amesoeurs (2004-2009)
Les Discrets (2009-present)
Wabsteid alcest-music.com
Members Neige (2000-)
Winterhalter (2009-)
Past members Aegnor (2000-2001)
Argoth (2000-2001)

Alcest is a French muisical project frae Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Fraunce, foondit an lead bi Neige (Stéphane Paut).[3] It began in 2000 as a black metal solo project bi Neige, suin a trio, but follaein the release o their first demo in 2001, baund members Aegnor an Argoth left the baund, leavin Neige as the sole member.

This marked a chynge in style, as Alcest's subsequent releases hae mair aften been describit as shoegazing mixin numerous rock an metal influences, includin black metal an post-metal. In 2009 Winterhalter frae Les Discrets joined Alcest as drummer, efter aicht years wi Neige as the sole full time member.

Concept[eedit | eedit soorce]

As a child, Neige haed experiences[4] o being in contact wi a "far aff kintra", which he generically refers tae as "Fairy Land". Alcest serves as the muisical adaptation o the memories frae this "itherwarld".[5][6] Neige intends for Alcest tae be a journey for the listener tae this warld through his memories. This chynge in concept was first introduced on Le Secret. Souvenirs d'un autre monde will serve as a literal summation o the concept ahint the baund.[7]

Baund members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Live members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Past members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Aegnor - lead guitar (2000-2001)
  • Argoth - bass (2000-2001)
  • Fursy Teyssier - bass (live member)

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Studio albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Demos[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes an references[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Jurek, Thom. "The Secret review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. True, Chris. "Alcest biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  3. Ratliff, Ben (2012) "Spooky Cathedrals and Twilight Moods", New York Times, 13 January 2012, retrieved 2012-02-13
  4. "ALCEST : Transcending Human Boundaries. (Interview with Neige)". 
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named True
  6. "Interview with Neige for ATMF Webzine". Retrieved 2007-07-06. 
  7. "Interview with Neige for Todestrieb Records". Retrieved 2007-07-06. 

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