Alcest have announced their overall sixth studio album, Spiritual Instinct, will be released on October 25th via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016’s Kodama marks the group’s debut with Nuclear Blast as we are curious to hear what soundscapes these French blackgaze pioneers have to offer under a new label.
Frontman Neige commented:
“Alcest’s 6th album is called Spiritual Instinct and will be released on the 25th of October on Nuclear Blast. The recording of Spiritual Instinct has been a long and challenging process, but we feel really proud of it and can’t wait to share our new music with all of you. The artwork has been made by the Parisian duo Førtifem and represents a sphinx, as a reference to the symbolism art movement. The sphinx is the ultimate figure of the enigma, which embodies both the spiritual and feral sides inside us.“
The group will unleash a new single as well as a pre-order date in the near future. In the meantime, check out the album artwork below: