Alcest have signed to Nuclear Blast Records and are currently working on their 6th, as of yet untitled, studio album which is due later in 2019. Founded in 2000 by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neige and joined by drummer Winterhalter in 2009, Alcest have become the  pioneers of blackgaze, a unique and virtuosic mixture of post (black) metal and shoegaze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuclear Blast’s head of A&R, Andy Siry, states: “Alcest” have always been a band that never followed anyone’s footsteps and forged a completely new music genre by following the sound of  their most hidden dreams. Therefore we are more than happy to join them along their path, support them on a worldwide level, and see where their next album will guide us to. Bienvenue à Donzdorf, Neige et Winterhalter!”

Alcest comment: “We are happy to start a new chapter of our journey by signing a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. We are in the studio at the moment, working on our 6th album and feel really excited about releasing this record with the help of our new partners. We will also start playing live again from May this year, so keep an eye on the dates!”

So far, the band have announced the following live shows for this year – more to follow soon:

31.05 Dortmund (D) – Rock Hard Nights
01.06 Zottegem (B) – Dunk!Fest
07-09.06 Austin (USA) – Austin Terror Fest
14-16.06 Mannheim (D) – Maifeld Derby
14-16.06 Donington Park (UK) – Download Festival
29.06 Ferropolis (D) – With Full Force
12.07 Warsaw (PL) – Prog In Park
20.07 Weil Am Rhein (D) – Baden In Blut Open Air
26-27.07 Sibiu (RO) – ARTmania Festival
13-14.09 Balver Höhle (D) – Prophecy Fest
18.10 Leeuwarden (NL) – Into the Void
19.10 Hameln (D) – Autumn Moon Festival
13-14.12 Eindhoven (NL) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting