There’s a menacing red-shimmering light at the end of the dark journey that CELESTE started last year, since signing to metal heavyweight Nuclear Blast and announcing their new masterpiece. Today, the band unleashes their new longplayer “Assassine(s)”, produced by Chris Edrich (GOJIRA, TESSERACT, THE OCEAN, LEPROUS).
With their unique mix of black metal, sludge and post hardcore, and over 500 shows played since their inception in 2005, CELESTE have cemented their status as one of France’s most important underground acts and now unveil a new single off their upcoming album, released today!
The band states:
“After these recent years full of struggles, it is with an immense joy that we unleash our 6th album in its entirety.
Recording Assassine(s) was a long journey, during which we’ve all had our hearts working to full capacity. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.”
You can order “Assassine(s)” here:
Together with their new album, CELESTE reveal a video for the song “Elle répète froidement”, once again a cineastic masterpiece that you can check out here: https://youtu.be/fJZz7Z4rdys
The band stated regarding this hypnotizing track:
“These sparkling drums introduce us to a song which perfectly depicts how forward thinking and more accessible this new effort is. Modern riffing, almost pop–likelead guitars and structures embrace voluptuous melodies. This song is a praise of despair and melancholia, four magnificent minutes of pure spleen.“
The album is available as:
Digipak CD with satin coated finish
LP in gatefold with satin coated finish in the following colours:
– Transparent Vinyl with Black Yolk and Gold Splatter
– Split Black/Transparent Vinyl with White Splatter
– Transparent Vinyl with Gold Yolk and Black Splatter
Stream or download
In case you missed the first singles from “Assassine(s)”, check them out here:
‘Des Torrents De Coups’: https://youtu.be/WmRIfUw1ymo
‘De Tes Yeux Bleux Perlés’: https://youtu.be/3Gz9o8lrmtI
‘Le Coeur Noir Charbon’: https://youtu.be/sJn1YitKn_s
Having played more than 500 shows around the world, including appearances at several prestigious extreme music festivals, theaters and venues (Hellfest, Roskilde, Copenhell, SummerBreeze, Brutal Assault, Roadburn, Psycho Las Vegas…), with one EP and five albums under their belt, CELESTE have succeeded in creating their own musical atmosphere and are today considered to be one of the most important bands of the “French Avant-Garde Black-Metal” scene.
Johan Girardeau – Vocals & Bass
Guillaume Rieth – Guitar
Antoine Royer – Drums
Sébastien Ducotte – Guitar