Celeste to release new studio album “Assassine(s)” on January 28th 2022

Celeste Assassines cover
They are a band known for crossing borders, overstepping genre taboos and keeping the (metal) world in suspense. Today, French avantgarde black metallers Celeste take their immersive experience one step closer to the edge: January 28th, 2022, will see the release of the band’s new LP “Assassine(s)”, produced by Chris Edrich (Gojira, Tesseract, The Ocean, Leprous) - a long awaited follow-up to 2017’s “Infidèle(s)”.

With their unique mix of black metal, sludge and post hardcore, and over 500 shows played since their inception in 2005, Celeste have cemented their status as one of France’s most important underground acts. Today they also deliver the first single off their upcoming piece of art. Driven by almost djenty rhythms, the band prove their subtlety on this first excerpt titled “Des Torrents de Coups”, displaying overwhelming emotion through the bleak yet occasionally blissful soundscapes.

“We’re glad to unleash our first single”, Celeste states. “This track is the first one we started writing for the new album, but it’s also one of the last we finished. It’s pretty representative of the reflection we had all along the creation process of "Assassine(s)", I hope you’ll enjoy the new sonorities and our new approach to the songwriting. This epic song comes with the videoclip it deserves, “Des Torrents de Coups” is the first part of a video triptych to be released in the coming months, produced in collaboration with video artist Gregoire Orio. Those videoclips totally emphasise our well know imagery”.
Witness the artistic black and white music video for “Des Torrents de Coups”, directed by Grégoire Orio, below.

“Assassine(s)” will be available in the following formats:
Digipak CD w/ satin coated finish
• LP gatefold w/ satin coated finish in the following colours:
• black
• transparent vinyl w/ black yolk and gold splatter
• split black/transparent vinyl w/ white splatter
• transparent vinyl w/ gold yolk and black splatter
• Stream or download

“Assassine(s)” is now available for pre-order here.

1. Des torrents de coups
2. De tes yeux bleus perlés
3. Nonchalantes de beauté
4. Draguée tout au fond
5. (A)
6. Il a tant rêvé d’elles
7. Elle se répète froidement
8. Le cœur noir charbon

Catch Celeste together with their new label mates Conjurer on their upcoming European tour, which includes a date at London venue The Dome on 10th March 2022.

Tickets are available here.

European Tour Dates 2022:
02/03/  FR  Clermont Ferrand - La Coopérative De Mai
03/03/  FR  Toulouse - Le Rex
04/03/  ES  Barcelona - Sala Bóveda
05/03/  ES  Madrid - Independance Club
06/03/  FR  Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
07/03/  BE  Brussels - Le Botanique
08/03/  FR  Tourcoing - Le Grand Mix
09/03/  FR  Paris - Trabendo
10/03/  UK  London - The Dome
11/03/  NL  Rotterdam - Baroeg
12/03/  LU  Esch-Sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
13/03/  DE  Cologne - Gebäude 9
14/03/  DE  Hamburg - Hafenklang
15/03/  DE  Berlin - Lido
16/03/  DE  Leipzig - UT Connewitz
17/03/  CZ  Prague - Nová Chmelnice
18/03/  PL  Krakow - Hol
19/03/  SK  Kosice - Collosseum
20/03/  HU  Budapest - Dürer Kent
21/03/  RO  Cluj-Napoca - Form Space
22/03/  RO  Bucarest - Quantic
23/03/  BU  Sofia - Live And Loud
24/03/  CR  Zagreb - Mixtape 5
25/03/  SK  Bratislava - Randal Club
26/03/  AT  Vienna - Viper Room
28/03/  DE  Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
29/03/  BE  Antwerp - Trix
30/03/  FR  Strasbourg - La Laiterie
31/03/  CH  Düdingen - Bad Bonn
01/04/  IT  Milan - Tunnel Club
02/04/  FR  Lyon - Ninkasi

Having played more than 500 shows around the world, including appearances at several prestigious extreme music festivals, theatres and venues (Hellfest, Roskilde, Copenhell, SummerBreeze, Brutal Assault, Roadburn, Psycho Las Vegas...), with one EP and five albums under their belt, Celeste has succeeded in creating their own musical atmosphere and are today considered to be one of the most important bands of the “French Avant-Garde Black-Metal” scene.

Johan Girardeau - Vocals & Bass
Guillaume Rieth - Guitar
Antoine Royer - Drums
Sébastien Ducotte - Guitar