Cradle Of Filth Announce European/UK Tour With Alcest

Cradle Of Filth have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Alcest will open.

Tour Dates:

10/01 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
10/03 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
10/04 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
10/05 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/07 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
10/08 Bochum, GER – Matrix
10/09 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
10/10 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
10/12 Brno, CZE – Fleda
10/13 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
10/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
10/15 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
10/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
10/19 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/21 Barcelona, SPA – Razzamataz 1
10/22 Madrid, SPA – BUT Club
10/23 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
10/25 Rennes, FRA – L’etage
10/27 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
10/28 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/29 London, UK – Indigo at the O2

Alcest To Release 10th Anniversary Edition Of “Écailles de Lune” In December

Alcest will be releasing a 10th anniversary edition of “Écailles de Lune” on December 18. The effort can be pre-ordered in various formats including a “Sand Edition” box set and an “Ocean Edition” box set.

The following was said about the box sets:

“The strictly limited ‘Sand Edition’ (100 copies) box set includes among many other collector’s items, a crystal clear hand-crafted vinyl that contains real sand from the beach that Neige used to frequent while writing these songs! Less flamboyantly luxurious but nonetheless beautiful comes the ‘Ocean Edition’ with a sea-blue-black vinyl.

Both editions include the hardcover CD book, which is also available separately and offers a preface by Neige, liner notes, artwork, and more. In addition to these editions, there will be more Gatefold vinyl in different colors.”

Stéphane “Neige” Paut also commented:

“For this album, I was especially inspired by the sea, the energy, and the exaltation that you can feel when you sit in front of the ocean at night. The sea appears terribly fascinating, full of secrets, beautiful and frightening at the same time.”

Alcest Share Ben Chisholm Remix Of “Protection”

Alcest have shared a new version of their song “Protection.” This version was remixed by Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe) and it can be streamed below:

Alcest‘s Neige commented:

“It was a real pleasure for us to have ‘Protection‘ remixed by the multi-instrumentist and producer Ben Chisholm (known for being the close collaborator of Chelsea Wolfe). His take on the song left us speechless as he gave it his very own style; a totally new sound, atmosphere and structure. We absolutely loved his approach.”

Chisholm added:

“It was an honor to be invited to reimagine ‘Protection‘. The melodies and changes are so strong, it was a pleasure to work with. I have the utmost respect for Alcest, so it’s really special to be connected to their legacy, and especially to this fantastic album.”

The original version of “Protection” appears on the band’s latest album “Spiritual Instinct.“

Alcest Announce European/UK Tour With Birds In Row & Kaelan Mikla

Alcest have announced a European/UK tour with Birds In Row and Kaelan Mikla. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Spiritual Instinct,“ which is set to be delivered on October 25.

Tour Dates:

02/06 Audincourt, FRA – Le Moloco
02/07 Tourcoing, FRA – Le Grand Mix
02/08 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
02/09 Munich, GER – Technikum
02/10 Cologne, GER – Kantine
02/11 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/12 Leipzig, GER – Täubchenthal
02/13 Berlin, GER – Heimathafen
02/14 Hanover, GER – Capitol
02/15 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
02/16 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
02/18 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
02/19 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
02/20 Warsaw, POL – Klub Proxima
02/21 Krakow, POL – Klub Kwadrat
02/22 Vienna, AUT – Szene
02/23 Budapest, HUN – A38
02/24 Cluj-Napoca, ROM – Form Space
02/25 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
02/26 Sofia, BUL – Mixtape 5
02/28 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Šiška
02/29 Parma, ITA – Campus Industry Music
03/01 Lucerne, SWI – Schüür
03/02 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/03 Brussels, BEL – Orangerie @ Botanique
03/05 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
03/06 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/07 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge

Alcest Premiere “Protection” Music Video

Alcest have premiered a new video for their new song “Protection.” This track is from the band’s new album “Spiritual Instinct,” which will be released on October 25. Frontman Neige commented:

“‘Protection‘ is the first track I wrote for ‘Spiritual Instinct‘. It’s probably one of our most heavy, spontaneous songs. It is about inner conflict, the tension between the spiritual and darker sides of a person, facing your own anguishes in order to embrace them and then fight them. Like the other tracks on the album, writing it was a very cathartic, healing process for me.”

Alcest To Release New Album “Spiritual Instinct” In October

Alcest have announced that their new album “Spiritual Instinct” will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast. The band commented:

“Alcest‘s 6th album is called ‘Spiritual Instinct‘ and will be released on the 25th of October on Nuclear Blast. The recording of ‘Spiritual Instinct‘ has been a long and challenging process, but we feel really proud of it and can’t wait to share our new music with all of you. The artwork has been made by the Parisian duo Førtifem and represents a sphinx, as a reference to the symbolism art movement. The sphinx is the ultimate figure of the enigma, which embodies both the spiritual and feral sides inside us.”

Alcest Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Alcest have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, the band have also confirmed that they are working on a new album.

Alcest commented:

“We are happy to start a new chapter of our journey by signing a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. We are in the studio at the moment, working on our 6th album and feel really excited about releasing this record with the help of our new partners. We will also start playing live again from May this year, so keep an eye on the dates!”

In other news, the band also have the following dates booked:

05/31 Dortmund, GER – Rock Hard Nights
06/01 Zottegem, BEL – Dunk!Fest
06/07-09 Austin, TX – Austin Terror Fest
06/14-16 Mannheim, GER – Maifeld Derby
06/14-16 Donington Park, UK – Download Festival
06/28 Ferropolis, GER – With Full Force
07/12 Warsaw, POL – Prog In Park
07/20 Weil Am Rhein, GER – Baden In Blut Open Air
07/26-27 Sibiu, ROM – ARTmania Festival
09/13-14 Balver Höhle, GER – Prophecy Festival
10/18 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Void
10/19 Hameln, GER – Autumn Moon Festival
12/13-14 Eindhoven, NET – Eindhoven Metal Meeting