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.

Alcest Discography


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) Prophecy Productions, Prophecy Productions Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Alcest Écailles De Lune (Album) Prophecy Productions Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Alcest Les Voyages De L'âme (Album) Prophecy Productions Europe 2012 Sell This Version
Alcest Shelter (Album) Prophecy Productions Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Alcest Kodama (Album) Prophecy Productions Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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


Pro090 Alcest Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde(File, MP3) Prophecy Productions Pro090 US 2007