Alcest is a French shoegazing band from Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France, founded and led by Neige (Stéphane Paut). It began in 2000 as a black metal solo project by Neige, soon a trio, but following the release of their first demo in 2001, band members Aegnor and Argoth left the band, leaving Neige as the sole member.
This marked a change in style, as Alcest's subsequent releases have more often been described as shoegazing mixing numerous rock and metal influences, including black metal and post-metal. In 2009 drummer Winterhalter from Les Discrets (and formerly Peste Noire) joined Alcest's studio line-up, after eight years with Neige as the sole full-time member. Since its creation, Alcest has released four studio albums.
Alcest was formed as a solo project by Neige in 2000. Soon after, the band became a three-piece black metal outfit, consisting of Neige on vocals, rhythm/acoustic guitar, and drums, Argoth on bass, andЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Tristesse hivernale [2001, макси-сингл]
- Le Secret [01.05.2005, макси-сингл]
- Souvenirs d’un autre monde [03.08.2007, альбом]
- Les Discrets / Alcest [30.11.2009, макси-сингл]
- Écailles de lune [26.03.2010, альбом]
- Autre temps [02.12.2011, сингл]
- Les Voyages de l'âme [06.01.2012, альбом]
- Opale [13.12.2013, сингл]
- Shelter [17.01.2014, альбом]
- 2010-03-21: Silver Church Club, Bucharest, Romania [21.03.2010]
- Tristesse hivernale / Aux funérailles du monde... [10.08.2007, прочее]
- BBC Live Session [14.12.2012]