This morning, Crustcake.com reported that new material from Alcest’s upcoming record ‘Écailles de Lune’ was beginning to surface. NOT the fake, bootlegged crap making the rounds in blogspots across the world, but real material you can download right here. The track is very chill and atmospheric in nature, and could easily put a guy like me right to sleep. That's not a particularly bad thing--as a fan of Neun Welten and Kauan I can appreciate the softer side of 'metal', that is to say music with metal sensibilities, or 'post-whateverthekidsarecallingit'. In all honesty, the new track is quite enjoyable and will probably spawn an all-day Alcest listening party here in the office--which means you can expect to be reading from the softer side of Deathscript today--JLovescript. <3
Alcest and label Prophecy Productions also announced today the first ever, North American Alcest tour to take place April 22 through May 01. You can see those dates after the jump.