Alcest is a musical project born in Bagnols-sur-C├¿ze, France. It began in 2000 with three members Ô Neige, Aegnor and Argoth. This band released a demo of black metal songs in 2001. Shortly after, Aegnor and Argoth left the band, leaving Neige as the sole member. This marked a change in style, as Alcest's subsequent releases have more often been described as shoegazing.