Neige (Stéphane Paut) performin in a Alcest show in 2011.
Black metal (early)
Northern Silence Productions
|Associate acts||Peste Noire (2001-2005)
Les Discrets (2009-present)
|Past members||Aegnor (2000-2001)
Alcest is a French muisical project frae Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Fraunce, foondit an lead bi Neige (Stéphane Paut). 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.
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As a child, Neige haed experiences 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". 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.
Baund members 
Current members 
- Neige - vocals, guitars, keybouids (2000-present), bass (2001-present), drums (2007)
- Winterhalter - drums, percussion (2009-present)
Live members 
- Indria - bass
- Zero - guitar, backin vocals
Past members 
- Aegnor - lead guitar (2000-2001)
- Argoth - bass (2000-2001)
- Fursy Teyssier - bass (live member)
Studio albums 
Split releases 
- Aux Funérailles du Monde.../Tristesse Hivernale wi Angmar (2007)
- Alcest / Les Discrets wi Les Discrets (2009)
- Tristesse Hivernale (2001)
Notes an references 
- Jurek, Thom. The Secret review. Allmusic. Retrieved on 5 Januar 2012. .
- True, Chris. Alcest biography. Allmusic. Retrieved on 5 Januar 2012. .
- Ratliff, Ben (2012) "Spooky Cathedrals and Twilight Moods", New York Times, 13 January 2012, retrieved 2012-02-13
- ALCEST : Transcending Human Boundaries. (Interview with Neige).
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- Interview with Neige for ATMF Webzine. Retrieved on 6 Julie 2007. .
- Interview with Neige for Todestrieb Records. Retrieved on 6 Julie 2007. .