Black metal/Blackgaze band Alcest announced a new album, Kodama, will be released September 30th. As you might guess from the title, the band's fifth album is Japanese-influenced (the title means "tree spirit"), and sonically the music is a return to the band's earlier, heavier sound. The band revealed to Noisey:
"I think we couldn’t have gone even softer then we went, because Shelter was the softest record we have done. We wanted to go back to something a bit more punchy, because at the time we felt this need, in a very natural way, because after such a mellow record, you want to make something a bit more punchy."
Stream Alcest's fantastic new song "Oiseaux de Proie" and catch up with Alcest on Facebook.
Published August 6th, 2016