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New ALCEST Album to Omit "Metal Elements"?

March 8, 2013

ALCEST recently entered Sundlaugin Studio in Iceland to start recording the successor of Les Voyages De L’Âme with producer Birgir Jón Birgisson. Last year, Neige had this to say about the new ALCEST material:

“You can expect something different from ALCEST’s previous releases. I don’t think there are any metal music elements anymore, though a lot of very intense parts and dynamics are still there. 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 of Neil Halstead (SLOWDIVE, MOJAVE 3) and Billie Lindhal (PROMISE AND THE MONSTER) have been confirmed so far.

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