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Shelter, the new album from the French atmospheric black metal veterans Alcest, isn't a metal album at all. Instead, it's a straight-up shoegaze record, and a gorgeous one at that, all gummy streaks…   Read Story »
In February 2011, Brooklyn Vegan did an interview with Deafheaven frontman George Clarke -- only a year after the formation of his band, more than two years before their world-devouring Sunbather,…   Read Story »
We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums.…   Read Story »
Last year, we shared with you the news that the great French band Alcest, pioneers of the blackgaze (black metal x shoegaze) subgenre, were working on an album with Sigur Rós producer Birgir Jón…   Read Story »
French blackgaze band Alcest are one of extreme metal's most successful crossover bands, although they've moved further from metal over time (hence, presumably, their success in crossing over).…   Read Story »
The video for French metal travelers Alcest's new single "Autre Temps" is a shockingly pretty and romantic thing about forests and love and time passing. I kept expecting demons to erupt out of the…   Read Story »
Neige is on a roll. Over the past few years, the French multi-instrumentalist's honed his "post-black metal" (or whatever you want to call it) to an inspired blackened, dramatic, triumphant pitch. It…   Read Story »
The lineup shifts, but Alcest is basically Stéphane Paut, aka Neige, by his lonesome. Live, the project expands to a lush quartet. Last night at the Studio @ Webster Hall -- a show presented by…   Read Story »
Celestiial is the "forest doom" project of Minnesota's Tanner Anderson, who used to play guitar for area atmospheric black metallers Azrael. On his second full-length Where Life Springs Eternal he's…   Read Story »
Varg Vikernes -- who I spoke with a couple of weeks ago -- gets the bulk of the Norwegian-related black metal press, but for my kroner, Gylve Fenris Nagell, Darkthrone vocalist/lyricist/drummer/etc…   Read Story »