Alcest join the roster of Nuclear Blast Records, and are currently at Drudenhaus Studio in Nantes, putting the final touches to the recording of their impending 6th, up to now untitled, studio album – due out later in 2019.

Formed in 2000, the French pair are regarded as the pioneers of the infamous blackgaze style, a unique and virtuosic mixture of black metal, post-rock and shoegaze. The deal with Nuclear Blast brings the long-term partnership with Prophecy Productions – who released all the five of the duos’ albums – to a close.

“We are happy to start a new chapter of our journey by signing a deal with Nuclear Blast Records,” comment Alcest. “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!”

Nuclear Blast’s head of A&R, Andy Siry, adds: “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 2019 live dates (more to follow soon):
May 31: Dortmund – Rock Hard Nights, DE
Jun 01: Zottegem – Dunk!Fest, BE
Jun 07-09: Austin – Austin Terror Fest, TX, US
Jun 14-16: Mannheim – Maifeld Derby, DE
Jun 14-16: Donington Park – Download Festival, UK
Jun 29: Ferropolis – With Full Force, DE
Jul 12: Warsaw – Prog In Park, PL
Jul 20: Weil Am Rhein – Baden In Blut Open Air, DE
Jul 26-27: Sibiu – ARTmania Festival, RO
Sep 13-14: Balver Höhle – Prophecy Fest, DE
Oct 18: Leeuwarden – Into the Void, NL
Oct 19: Hameln – Autumn Moon Festival, DE
Dec 13-14: Eindhoven – Metal Meeting, NL

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2019-04-12 09:58:48