French metallers ALCEST have announced that their new album will be called Shelter. The band remark: "We just received the master from Sterling Studios/New York City, by Joe Laporta who has done masters for FOO FIGHTERS, ARCADE FIRE, BEACH HOUSE. It sounds really nice!"
Guest appearances on Shelter include Neil Halstead (SLOWDIVE, MOJAVE 3) and Billie Lindhal (PROMISE AND THE MONSTER). The follow-up to Les Voyages De L'Âme was produced by Birgir Jón Birgisson at Sundlaugin Studio in Iceland. Shelter is tentatively scheduled for a release in late 2013 or early 2014 on Prophecy Productions.
Neige (guitars/bass, synths, vocals) had this to say about the new Alcest material: "You can expect something different from Alcest's previous releases. I don't think there are any metal music elements anymore, though a lot of very intense parts and dynamics are still there. Things are just done in another way, and the core remains the same. That album will come back to the nostalgic side of Alcest, it's very dreamy, aquatic and a bit less progressive than the last two albums. Melodies are taking their time to grow, if you see what I mean. I feel very excited about these songs and this new approach feels very refreshing to me."