Alcest unveil studio documentary “La lumière autant que l’ombre”

Alcest video pic
Today, Alcest release their 6th studio album and Nuclear Blast debut “Spiritual Instinct” upon the world. To celebrate, the band has unveiled a studio documentary titled “La lumière autant que l’ombre”, accompanied with the acoustic instrumental version of their new track “Protection”, which was recorded by Neige and can also be found exclusively as a bonus track on select versions of the album. Watch the video below.

Frontman Neige states: “We are happy to release "La lumière autant que l’ombre", the making-of "Spiritual Instinct", filmed by the talented William Lacalmontie. William spent a lot of time with Benoît Roux and the band at Drudenhaus Studio in order to capture our moods, as well as glimpses from the long journey that was this recording process. Hope you guys will enjoy it”.

Order “Spiritual Instinct” here.

Recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful “Kodama”, the new and very cathartic album is leading the blackgaze pioneers into dark soundscapes. The artwork was once again designed by Førtifem.

To round off 2019, Alcest will be playing a string of festival dates, before embarking on their recently announced, 28-date headline tour in support of “Spiritual Instinct” in February/March 2020, with support coming from Birds In Row and Kælan Mikla. In addition, the first festival appearances for next year have already been confirmed. All dates can be found below!

European Tour Dates 2019:
18.10.  NL Leeuwarden - Into the Void
19.10.  D  Hameln - Autumn Moon Festival
25.10. F Paris - Gibert Joseph (Acoustic Set)
26.10.  F  Strasbourg - La Laiterie
02.11.  UK Leeds - Damnation Festival
16.11.  D  Neunkirchen - Gloomaar Festival
06.12.  E  Madrid - Madrid is the Dark
07.12.  P  Lisbon - Under the Doom Festival
13.12.  NL Eindhoven - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
14.12.  UK London - Beyond The Past

European Tour Dates 2020:
06.02.  FR  Audincourt - Le Moloco
07.02.  FR  Tourcoing - Le Grand Mix
08.02.  FR  Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
09.02.  DE  Munich - Technikum
10.02.  DE  Cologne - Kantine
11.02.  DE  Hamburg - Gruenspan
12.02.  DE  Leipzig - Täubchenthal
13.02.  DE  Berlin - Heimathafen
14.02.  DE  Hanover - Capitol
15.02.  DK  Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
16.02.  SE  Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
18.02.  FI  Helsinki - Tavastia
19.02.  LV  Riga - Melnā Piektdiena
20.02.  PL  Warsaw - Klub Proxima
21.02.  PL  Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
22.02.  AT  Vienna - Szene
23.02.  HU  Budapest - A38
24.02.  RO  Cluj-Napoca - Form Space
25.02.  RO  Bucharest - Quantic Club
26.02.  BG  Sofia - Mixtape 5
28.02.  SL  Ljubljana - Kino Šiška
29.02.  IT  Parma - Campus Industry Music
01.03.  CH  Lucerne - Schüür
02.03.  DE  Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
03.03.  BE  Brussels - Orangerie @ Botanique
05.03.  UK  Manchester - Gorilla
06.03.  UK  Bristol - The Fleece
07.03.  FR  Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge

In addition, the band will bring their cathartic sound to these European festivals in 2019 and 2020. See all dates below.

Festivals 2020:
29-31.05.  DE  Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
06-08.08.  DE  Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air

Neige - Vocals, guitars, bass, synths
Winterhalter - Drums