French blackgaze band Alcest has revealed the cover artwork for its third full-length album Les Voyages De L'Âme, which is planned for an early 2012 release.

More album details were previously reported here.




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Band profile: Alcest
 
Posted: 09.11.2011 by Array



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Milena - 09.11.2011 at 18:43  
Oh god, they're returning my love for digital art to its full glory. Hours of browsing deviantart will follow.
JD - 09.11.2011 at 18:51  
Nice cover.
Marcus - 09.11.2011 at 18:53  
Hmm, seems oddly similar to Ecailles de Lune...
Uldreth - 09.11.2011 at 18:54  
Shame they abandoned those fonts used in their logo, they were gorgeous.
Dark†SymphonY - 09.11.2011 at 18:59  
Beautiful cover.
White Winter Sun - 09.11.2011 at 19:04  
Nice one indeed.
Troy Killjoy - 09.11.2011 at 19:24  
Am I the only one not impressed by that cover? Seems kinda...bland, especially coming from Neige.
Mr. Doctor - 09.11.2011 at 19:39  
Friggin gorgeous. That is all.
Unhealer - 09.11.2011 at 19:52  
Blackgaze. Like it!

Stunning artwork
J. N. - 09.11.2011 at 19:54  
Written by Unhealer on 09.11.2011 at 19:52

Blackgaze. Like it!

Stunning artwork

Well... Black Metal + Shoegaze = Blackgaze, right?
Stabby - 09.11.2011 at 19:55  
This is spectacular! Yup, nothing smart, silly or serious to say here. Just wow. Works very well with the band's music.
Super_Greg - 09.11.2011 at 20:16  
Mmm looks sexy cant wait for this!
Hylia - 09.11.2011 at 22:00  
Beautiful
Mechaniacal - 09.11.2011 at 22:28  
Beautiful as always.
Uldreth - 09.11.2011 at 22:32  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.11.2011 at 19:24

Am I the only one not impressed by that cover? Seems kinda...bland, especially coming from Neige.

I like it better than Souvenirs (never was a fan of that one's cover) but I do agree that Écailles has a much better one. That one seems to be more... I dunno, delicate, perhaps.
Unhealer - 09.11.2011 at 23:00  
Written by J. N. on 09.11.2011 at 19:54

Written by Unhealer on 09.11.2011 at 19:52

Blackgaze. Like it!

Stunning artwork

Well... Black Metal + Shoegaze = Blackgaze, right?


Yeah, I never heard it before but it seems legit
InnerSelf - 09.11.2011 at 23:27  
Love the artwork really looking forward to this
elseif - 10.11.2011 at 00:44  
Very nice cover, can't wait.
Kenos - 10.11.2011 at 01:30  
Well, now I only have to wait to preorder the boxset with gorgeous poster flag in it.
strade - 10.11.2011 at 01:36  
Love the cover, but I wish they'd keep using the logo...
In Bone Factory - 10.11.2011 at 07:55  
Alcest's cover arts are great as their music are.
Slayer666 - 10.11.2011 at 10:12  
A peacock? Cool. I want an ostrich or a chicken on the next one. Featherless if possible.
Hybreda - 10.11.2011 at 11:48  
Unlike the album's name, the cover isn't L'ame
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.11.2011 at 12:14  
Could Alcest be more girly? I think not.
Eärendil - 10.11.2011 at 14:21  
Very nice Artwork! Peacock is the symbol of immortality and resurrection in christianity, so the Travels of Soul (Les voyages de l'âme) woul be the transition from life to death... I guess that this will be quite depressive, but it's in the nature of Shoegaze, isn't it lol!
Angel_Lament - 10.11.2011 at 18:00  
Cool artwork...
Mr. Doctor - 10.11.2011 at 19:45  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.11.2011 at 12:14

Could Alcest be more girly? I think not.

The girl inside me loves it... The one I recently ate that is.
Alcest is turning into that band which could help guys help their gals to get into metal Not that I complain.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.11.2011 at 19:46  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 10.11.2011 at 19:45

The girl inside me loves it... The one I recently ate that is.
Alcest is turning into that band which could help guys help their gals to get into metal Not that I complain.

Thanks for informing the thread of your "eating" habits there Rod, if you get what I mean.

For me Alcest have traversed too far down the pansy garden to get on board with.
Mr. Doctor - 10.11.2011 at 19:48  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.11.2011 at 19:46

Thanks for informing the thread of your "eating" habits there Rod, if you get what I mean.

For me Alcest have traversed too far down the pansy garden to get on board with.


I personally need some pancy music every now and then, it's the trap to get girls to think I'm a sensitive guy or something.
Troy Killjoy - 10.11.2011 at 20:49  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 10.11.2011 at 19:48
I personally need some pancy music every now and then, it's the trap to get girls to think I'm a sensitive guy or something.

Which is why you read the complete Twilight series overnight.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.11.2011 at 20:51  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.11.2011 at 20:49

Which is why you read the complete Twilight series overnight.

Then went and did Twilight LARPing.
Troy Killjoy - 10.11.2011 at 20:54  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.11.2011 at 20:51
Then went and did Twilight LARPing.

Mr. Doctor - 10.11.2011 at 21:04  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.11.2011 at 20:49
Which is why you read the complete Twilight series overnight.


I'm surprised that you didn't show up in the latest LARP, considering your look after the shaving
Slayer666 - 10.11.2011 at 22:06  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 10.11.2011 at 19:48

I personally need some pancy music every now and then, it's the trap to get girls to think I'm a sensitive guy or something.


"Girls liking sensitive guys" thingy is pretty much a modern myth, and actually quite counter-productive, from my own experience. Good stuff if you want to be the chick's best girlfriend, though.

And screw Alcest haters (both Joe and Marcel), Neige is brilliant, even borderline genius I dare say.
Just wish this damn artwork didn't have a bloody bird on it...
Roro - 10.11.2011 at 23:33  
That what i call a decent artwork
(i just noticed the 2 girls holding the gate sides, really sad and beautiful )
InnerSelf - 11.11.2011 at 14:09  
Written by Slayer666 on 10.11.2011 at 22:06

And screw Alcest haters (both Joe and Marcel), Neige is brilliant, even borderline genius I dare say.


YEAH !
Mr. Doctor - 11.11.2011 at 15:34  
Written by Slayer666 on 10.11.2011 at 22:06

Just wish this damn artwork didn't have a bloody bird on it...


What's the problem with the bird?
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.11.2011 at 17:37  
Written by Slayer666 on 10.11.2011 at 22:06


"Girls liking sensitive guys" thingy is pretty much a modern myth, and actually quite counter-productive, from my own experience. Good stuff if you want to be the chick's best girlfriend, though.

And screw Alcest haters (both Joe and Marcel), Neige is brilliant, even borderline genius I dare say.
Just wish this damn artwork didn't have a bloody bird on it...

I'm not an Alcest hater, Le Secret is one of my favourite EPs of all time, and I can totally understand why people like them, but Neige, a genius? You have to be off your tree to think someone who's ripping off 20+ years of shoegaze music a genius.
Troy Killjoy - 11.11.2011 at 19:33  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.11.2011 at 17:37
...but Neige, a genius?

That's what gives Alcest fans a bad name. I love the sound, and I love a lot of his work, but he's literally the furthest thing from a genius. I mean maybe he's got an IQ of 170 but musically, just no. He's good at mixing atmospheric black metal with shoegaze, and he's a good artist. But that's about it.

Call me when he writes his own "Symphony No. 9".
Slayer666 - 12.11.2011 at 01:15  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.11.2011 at 17:37

I'm not an Alcest hater, Le Secret is one of my favourite EPs of all time, and I can totally understand why people like them, but Neige, a genius? You have to be off your tree to think someone who's ripping off 20+ years of shoegaze music a genius.


Ah, the joys of reading comprehension fails.
I said the guy was borderline genius, which is quite a difference from being a... full-blown genius, if you will. It means there are hints of genius in him that show every once and a while, without being dominant.
Ripping off shoegaze? Sure, you can say that, but I look on his work as creating a fairly unique metal/shoegaze mixture, which was pretty new at the time. Not so much a rip-off as using two already existing styles and joining them together into something new.

Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.11.2011 at 19:33

Call me when he writes his own "Symphony No. 9".


Well, that is a bit of a dumb argument, no? There are plenty musicians regarded as geniuses in their own fields who never wrote "Symphony No. 9".

Although, knowing you, that was prolly some jolly old sarcasm.
Troy Killjoy - 12.11.2011 at 03:03  
Written by Slayer666 on 12.11.2011 at 01:15
Although, knowing you, that was prolly some jolly old sarcasm.

Ya it was a bit of a sarcastic dig. I don't think he's a genius though, not even borderline. And that's coming from someone who loves just about everything he touches.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.11.2011 at 19:47  
Written by Slayer666 on 12.11.2011 at 01:15



Ah, the joys of reading comprehension fails.
I said the guy was borderline genius, which is quite a difference from being a... full-blown genius, if you will. It means there are hints of genius in him that show every once and a while, without being dominant.
Ripping off shoegaze? Sure, you can say that, but I look on his work as creating a fairly unique metal/shoegaze mixture, which was pretty new at the time. Not so much a rip-off as using two already existing styles and joining them together into something new.


People who call people "borderline genius" = fanboys who secretly know that the people in question are NOWHERE NEAR genius level and are trying to cover the fact with understatement. My comprehension is tenfold.

And you think Neige was the creator of that area of music? I think you'll find that the likes of Bergtatt era Ulver, In The Woods... and Joyless were responsible for laying that groundwork, just so happens the moniker of "blackgaze" was only a mere twinkle in the eye of a hipster somewhere at that point. People assume: new phrase = new genre! Clearly that's not the case. Meshuggah are djent now, they were called progressive post-thrash and what have you only a few years ago. What Neige did was more of a refinement taken from those and other progenitors than anything else.

"If I've seen further than other men, it's because I have stood on the shoulders of giants."
Slayer666 - 13.11.2011 at 01:34  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.11.2011 at 19:47

People who call people "borderline genius" = fanboys who secretly know that the people in question are NOWHERE NEAR genius level and are trying to cover the fact with understatement. My comprehension is tenfold.


Not even vaguely close. I'll admit to being a fanboy of certain bands, but Alcest (and thus Neige) is, to use your method of writing, NOWHERE NEAR that mark.
But yeah, I imagine your innate powers of prophecy and generalization tell you more about me than I myself know.

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And you think Neige was the creator of that area of music? I think you'll find that the likes of Bergtatt era Ulver, In The Woods... and Joyless were responsible for laying that groundwork, just so happens the moniker of "blackgaze" was only a mere twinkle in the eye of a hipster somewhere at that point. People assume: new phrase = new genre! Clearly that's not the case. Meshuggah are djent now, they were called progressive post-thrash and what have you only a few years ago. What Neige did was more of a refinement taken from those and other progenitors than anything else.

"If I've seen further than other men, it's because I have stood on the shoulders of giants."


If you say so. I don't hear the kind of sound Alcest has in neither Bergtatt nor In The Woods (not familiar with Joyless).
Void Eater - 13.11.2011 at 07:56  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.11.2011 at 12:14

Could Alcest be more girly? I think not.

Are you denying that Fairlyland is the most METAL! concept ever devised?

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