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Prophecy Fest add Alcest to 2022 billing


Alright, it is true that we recently claimed that the billing of Prophecy Fest 2022 was complete. Well, we have good reasons to believe, nobody will complain that we are adding another band to the programme, especially as this concerns a group of dear long-time friends from France: ALCEST!

The French post-black metal or blackgaze traiblazers have released their acclaimed first 5 albums that are each already considered as modern classics via our label. Prophecy Productions are successively reissuing the band’s catalogue, of which the latest was the beautiful 10th Anniversary Edition of “Écailles de Lune” in 2020. And don’t tell anybody yet, but ALCEST and the label are already working together on a new edition of “Les Voyages de l’Âme”. 

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CRADLE OF FILTH announce UK/European tour with ALCEST in October


British extreme metal ghouls Cradle Of Filth are pleased to announce that they will be hitting the road this October, on an extensive European wide tour. Each night, the vile six-piece will be bringing their eldritch extravaganza live to our stages, travelling to 22 cities across 12 different countries. Blackgaze pioneers Alcest will be accompanying them on the road as support.

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CRADLE OF FILTH announce London Halloween show on Saturday 29th October with ALCEST


British extreme metal ghouls Cradle Of Filth are pleased to announce that this forthcoming Hallowmas season will present some freshly fiendish celebrations. The vile six-piece will be performing on Saturday 29th October at London venue Indigo at The O2, followed by an after-party set to run deep into the night. Blackgaze pioneers Alcest will be playing as support.

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ALCEST to support CULT OF LUNA in London as part of Beyond The Redshift festival 2022


After the long, dark time that fans have had to go without the mesmerising beauty of Alcest’s live shows, the French duo are proud to share some great news – Alcest will support Swedish post metal band Cult Of Luna on their 2022 European tour. Alcest and Cult Of Luna will be joined on the road by Svalbard, and will be playing at London venue The Forum on 12th March. This special show will be a part of Cult Of Luna‘s self-curated Beyond the Redshiftfestival, which is returning to London for the first time in eight years!

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HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SING FOR THE DAMAGE WE’VE DONE” FEAT. NEIGE OF ALCEST


With their upcoming album “Mӕre”, due to be released on January 29th (Vinyl/CD on February 19th in the US),HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY have delivered the soundtrack to the desolation of this year, and now another single from the Austrian duo is arriving with the grey clouds of November: ‘Sing For The Damage We’ve Done’ is a particularly haunting highlight of the 84 minutes long album that once again blends the melancholic spirit of black metal and post rock.

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PHOTO REPORT: ALCEST, BIRDS IN ROW & KÆLAN MIKLA


Alcest, Birds in Row and Kælan Mikla played a sold out show at Tavastia in Helsinki on February 18, 2020. The intensity was solid through all three bands in very unique ways. Although Kælan Mikla suffered some show stopping technical difficulties, they put on a positively unforgettable show. Their dreamy and somewhat eerie aesthetic (including incense and glow wands) and chill but intense vibes set a unique atmosphere to start the show. Birds in Row shattered that with a full volume hardcore set that left me wondering how the light bulbs they used in their decor didn’t shatter. It was a very drastic switch genre wise and energy wise, but Alcest pulled it all together. They had a balanced mix of both chill, dreamy and crazy energy. The band seemed real present at the gig, into their music and connecting flawlessly with the audience. Although the gig was sold out, they made it seem like a much more intimate show, connecting everyone. They played mostly songs from the new album Spiritual Instinct but snuck in a few classics. Although they left me extremely content, I cannot wait to see them again at John Smith Festival.

Here are some photos from the evening:

Kælan Mikla –

Birds in Row –

Alcest –