Lantlos Lose Neige
2013-01-25 by DarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | 38 Comments
Post/black metal band Lantlos have parted ways with Neige, the vocalist and guitarist of Alcest. The decision of the founding member Herbst to continue the band and do the vocals himself.

Herbst says this to Neige in the form of an open letter:

"For me, you are not a member of the band anymore and that since quite some time. I don't blame you or anything, I am actually VERY happy for you and your success! But we and especially I had to go on... like with playing live and all. It feels weird to have you not with us, when you are a part of the band. And after all, we became a real band, without feeling "weird". LantlĂ´s is not a single myself-thing anymore. And I actually have to say that we are very comfortable with the line up we are having now. Things came naturally - I feel more and more comfortable with singing, the guys like what I do and we feel like a small family, so like a real band.
(...)
I hope you understand our/my situation and don't see this as total cut on all edges. I still like you as a person and still want to be friends. Needless to say this!!! And yeah, well, I don't know what to write now except for "thank you" and that I hope that you understand my decision."


Lantlos have been recording their new album without Neige over the last winter and is set for a 2013 release.

The full letter can be read here:
http://www.facebook.com/lantlos/posts/10151303150904830
Tagged: Lantlos

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oltnabrick
January 25th 2013
31592 Comments


interesting

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2013
8946 Comments


i'm actually really happy about this

oltnabrick
January 25th 2013
31592 Comments


His letter has a lot of improper English.

JizzInMyPants
January 25th 2013
2397 Comments


ya they really didnt need niege, dont even think he he was a major force in songwriting.

Recspecs
January 25th 2013
9831 Comments


Neige still gives me wood.

Keyblade
January 25th 2013
15436 Comments


i doubt Herbst's vocals would be better than Neige's. and that's all Neige was anyway, a vocalist. what a douchey letter though haha.

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Gard3n
January 25th 2013
302 Comments


It will be interesting. Since the vocals in the debut were not made by Herbst. But I agree that his voice won't match Neige's.

And the news about a new album this year. NOW THAT'S NEWS!!

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2013
8946 Comments


to those who think herbst isn't as good as neige:

http://youtu.be/y8FuseWDOBo?t=33m25s

Tyrael
January 25th 2013
20974 Comments


That was awful wtf noctus

Ignimbrite
January 25th 2013
5505 Comments


That letter sounds *extremely* similar to a lengthy breakup text.

Wolfhorde
January 25th 2013
13690 Comments


"That was awful wtf noctus"
It's ironic that you should say that.

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BallsToTheWall
January 25th 2013
44805 Comments


I didn't realize Neige was only 26. That makes Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde and Ecailles de Lune all the more impressive.

I never liked or cared about Lantlos so this doesn't bother me.

deathofasalesman
January 25th 2013
5871 Comments


Lantlos is a'ight. Not devastating. That live video is pretty lame though. Not the vocals but just the atmosphere of that show is way lacking. No emotion. No connection with the audience.

chambered99
January 25th 2013
821 Comments


wasnt he the only one in the band lol hes an angel as awlayuisdfs

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2013
22059 Comments


His letter has a lot of improper English.

It's not his first language so surely that's forgiveable?

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Enslaved
January 25th 2013
38 Comments


Class.

Two damn good bands. Hopefully they remain friends.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2013
8946 Comments


i thought the live show ruled ]:

i love how he made coma sound way doomier and his voice is very powerful (if rough around the edges but that was one of the first times he's ever performed vocals live AND right at the end of the show so he was likely exhausted), if nothing else there's at least a lot of potential in his voice

Hawks
January 25th 2013
35837 Comments


That letter sounds *extremely* similar to a lengthy breakup text.

My thoughts exactly.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2013
8946 Comments


i'm kind of confused as to why he made the letter public though, herbst is a bit strange, i hope he's gay :]

Hawks
January 25th 2013
35837 Comments


Sure sounds like he is.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2013
8946 Comments


when i see lantlos live one day i'll try and cuddle him

will post results! [:

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2013
19067 Comments


sucks for neige, lantlos was the best band he was ever in

he only did vocals so i doubt the music will suffer

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North0House2
January 25th 2013
5889 Comments


Lololol sounds like a high school break up message.

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GiaNXGX
January 25th 2013
4867 Comments


good news, not to say that neige isn't good, but herbst always struck me as a better composer all
around. Exited for something new!

JeiSiN
January 25th 2013
15 Comments


Herbst is a character, and while Neige didn't have much input on the music, his vocals were a major highlight of .Neon. Agape was a bit lacking, but that part in 'Eribo' after the build when Neige shrieks "I tear off my skin and bow to thee humbly" sends shivers down my spine every time. I am privileged to be able to see Neige play with them for the first and last time at Roadburn 2013.

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GiaNXGX
January 25th 2013
4867 Comments


herbst's vocals are also great, though. they're not as ethereal as neige's (of course), but with more practice he could easily manage to fit on the whole 'french falsetto' style employed by so many blackgaze bands.

GiaNXGX
January 25th 2013
4867 Comments


that letter was really cute `[:

YankeeDudel
January 25th 2013
9313 Comments


neige is dat dude

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auberginedreams
January 25th 2013
6077 Comments


"Sure sounds like he is."

lol it really does. that letter was kind of awkwardly written and it seems kind of weird to release a personal message like that to the public. this sucks but oh well, i didn't like their last album much anyway. "these nights were ours" is one of my favorite black metal soungs though. and wow i thought neige was older than 26.

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SCREAMorphine
January 25th 2013
1763 Comments


Oh well

SCREAMorphine
January 25th 2013
1763 Comments


Opps*

zaruyache
January 25th 2013
7419 Comments


Really weird decision to release this letter to the public, and it wasn't very professional at that. I second/third/fourth the notion that this sounds like a break-up letter. Would've been easier to just say that he didn't want to have to rely on Neige just to play live anymore.

The atmosphere on that live vid definitely sucked. Lantlos is dark and melancholic and not music that should be associated with a light show. :-/

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deathofasalesman
January 25th 2013
5871 Comments


More darkness. Maybe one light.

Wizard
January 25th 2013
19644 Comments


sucks for neige, lantlos was the best band he was ever in

he only did vocals so i doubt the music will suffer


Fuck yes!!!

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bloc
January 25th 2013
35024 Comments


Latias > Lantlos

zaruyache
January 25th 2013
7419 Comments


Latias is just a wimpy Lugia.



bloc
January 26th 2013
35024 Comments


Lugia was wimpy enough tbh

zaruyache
January 27th 2013
7419 Comments


SKY ATTACK MOFO!



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