|Genres||Shoegazing, post-punk, black metal|
|Labels||Code 666 Records
Amesoeurs was a French post-punk/black metal band formed in Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France in Summer 2004 by guitarist/vocalist Neige of Alcest, and by bassist/singer Audrey Sylvain and guitarist Fursy Teyssier (Phest, Les Discrets) with the purpose of creating a music that reflects the dark side of the industrial era and modern civilization. Neige and Audrey Sylvain are also known for their input as session/live musicians in La sale Famine de Valfunde's band Peste Noire.
Shortly after Amesoeurs's formation a few songs were written and the band performed a gig. Soon after, Fursy Teyssier decided to leave the band to go back to his studies. In April 2005, a first 3 track-MCD entitled "Ruines Humaines" was self-recorded. Neige was leaving the Black Metal band Mortifera at the time and he used two tracks (“Bonheur Amputé” and “Ruines Humaines”) he had originally composed for Mortifera for Amesoeurs's MCD. The MCD was finally released through Northern Silence Productions from Germany in 2006.
In 2007 Fursy joined the band again and drummer Winterhalter (drummer in Peste Noire between 2006 and 2008) was added to the mix for the full-length album "Amesoeurs" released in March 2009 through the Italian label Code 666 records. The first album was recorded during winter 2008-2009 in the Klangschmiede Studio E with Markus Stock from Empyrium and it is described by the band as "a kaleidoscopic soundtrack for the modern era". Pitchfork.com gave the album a 7, calling it a "journal of triumph and heartbreak." After the release of the full-length, Amesoeurs split up due to personal tensions and conflicting ideas regarding the band's future.
- Neige - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, synths
- Fursy Teyssier - guitars, bass
- Audrey Sylvain - clean vocals, bass, piano
- Winterhalter - drums