Alcest

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Alcest is a French band created by Neige (also in Amesoeurs, Peste Noire and Forgotten Woods) in early 2000. He began writing songs on his own but a few months afterwards Argoth (2) (bass) and Famine (2) from Peste Noire (lead guitar) joined him and his solo project became a real band.

Starting out playing raw black metal, after the release of the first demo "Tristesse Hivernale", Alcest soon evolved into metal with strong post-rock and shoegaze influences, changing direction and concept in order to explore more intimate themes.

The band's name Alcest doesn't have any meaning; Neige just chose it for its noble ethereal sound and couldn't imagine any other name in its pronunciation ("Al-sest", IPA: [al'sɛst]) to fit better with this music.
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Albums

Alcest - Aux Funérailles Du Monde... / Tristesse Hivernale album art Angmar (2) / Alcest Angmar (2) / Alcest - Aux Funérailles Du Monde... / Tristesse Hivernale Northern Silence Productions Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde album art Alcest Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde (Album) Prophecy Productions, Prophecy Productions Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Alcest - Écailles De Lune album art Alcest Écailles De Lune (Album) Prophecy Productions Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Alcest - Les Voyages De L'âme album art Alcest Les Voyages De L'âme (Album) Prophecy Productions Europe 2012 Sell This Version
Alcest - Shelter album art Alcest Shelter (Album) Prophecy Productions Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Alcest - Kodama album art Alcest Kodama (Album) Prophecy Productions Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Alcest - Le Secret album art Alcest Le Secret (EP) Drakkar Productions France 2005 Sell This Version
Alcest - Alcest / Les Discrets album art Alcest & Les Discrets Alcest & Les Discrets - Alcest / Les Discrets (EP) Prophecy Productions Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Alcest - Autre Temps album art Alcest Autre Temps (Single) Prophecy Productions Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Alcest - BBC Live Session album art Alcest BBC Live Session Prophecy Productions Germany 2012 Sell This Version
Alcest - Opale album art Alcest Opale Prophecy Productions Germany 2013 Sell This Version