Alcest Tracking New Album

Alcest

They’ve been recording their new album since yesterday, which is awesome because, well, Alcest are awesome. And if you disagree, we can’t be friends anymore.

The French metal act entered Sundlaugin Studio in Iceland to start recording the successor to Les Voyages De L’Âme with producer Birgir Jón Birgisson.

“You can expect something different from Alcest’s previous releases,” said Neige in late 2012.

“I don’t think there are any metal music elements anymore, though a lot of very intense parts and dynamics are still there,” Neige added.

“Things are just done in another way, and the core remains the same. That album will come back to the nostalgic side of Alcest, it’s very dreamy, aquatic and a bit less progressive than the last two albums. Melodies are taking their time to grow, if you see what I mean. I feel very excited about these songs and this new approach feels very refreshing to me.”

Guest appearances from Neil Halstead of Mojave 3 and Slowdive and Billie Lindhal from Promise and the Monster are expected on the new disc.

The yet untitled album is tentatively scheduled for release in late 2013 or early 2014 through Prophecy Productions.

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