Alcest announce the release of their seventh album Les Chants De L'Aurore

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Atmospheric French duo Alcest have announced they will release their brand new studio album, Les Chants De L'Aurore, through Nuclear Blast Records on June 21. It's the band's first new studio album for five years, following on from 2019's Spiritual Instinct.

The band have also shared a video for brand new track L'Envol, which you can watch below.

“In the metal scene Alcest is a weird band, in the indie/post-rock scene Alcest is a weird band- we never quite fit in,” frontman Neige reflects. "This is how I feel in life, always an outsider; It’s not a problem, it’s just the way it is."

Speaking about the new song and video, he adds, "L'Envol is a musical return to the atmosphere of Alcest's first albums. I wrote this song after an inspiring trip to Corsica, where I met amazing people and was surrounded by some of the most unique landscapes I have ever seen. It is about escaping from earthly reality to join a flock of mythical birds flying through the known boundaries of our world.

"The song is accompanied by a music video created by the talented French artist Yoann Lossel, who also designed the album cover. For this first single release, we wanted the music, lyrics and visuals to be as coherent and immersive as possible. All the tracks on Les Chants de l'Aurore are very different from one another, but we thought this one would be a great introduction to the overall atmosphere and themes of the album."

At the same time the band (Neige is joined by longtime musical cohort, drummer Winterhalter) have announced a lenghty European and UK tour from October to December which sees the band playing dates in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin. You can see the full list of tour dates below.


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Alcest Les Chants De L'Aurore tour 2024

Oct 21: CRO Zagreb Boogaloo
Oct 23: GRE Athens Gagarin 205
Oct 24: GRE Thessaloniki  WE SKG
Oct 25: TUR Istanbul IF Performance Hall
Oct 28: ROM Bucarest Quantic Club
Nov 2: SWI Zurich Meh Suff!
Nov 13: GER Cologne Essigfabrik
Nov 14: GER Stuttgart Im Wizemann
Nov 15: GER Munich Backstage Werk
Nov 16: ITA Milan Alcatraz
Nov 18: SLO Ljubljana Kino Siska
Nov 19: AUT Vienne Simm City
Nov 20: HUN Budapest Durer Kert
Nov 22: CZE Prague Roxy
Nov 23: GER Berlin Festsaal
Nov 24: POL Warsaw Proxima
Nov 25: LIT Vilnius Loftas
Nov 26: EST Tallinn Paavli Kultuurivabrik
Nov 27: FIN HelsinkicKultuuraio
Nov 29: SWE Stockholm Fryshuset
Nov 30: NOR Oslo Vulkan Arena
Dec 1: DEN Copenhagen Vega
Dec 3: GER Hamburg Gruenspan
Dec 4: NED Amsterdam Paradiso
Dec 5: BEL Bruxelles Ancienne Belgique
Dec 6: FRA Paris L'Olympia
Dec 7: LU X Esch-sur-Alzette Den Atelier
Dec 8: GER Frankfurt Batschkapp
Dec 11: UK London electric Ballroom
Dec 12: UK Manchester Academy 2
Dec 13: UK Glasgow The Garage
Dec 14: IRE Dublin Academy

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.