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Real/full name:
Stéphane Paut
38 (born Apr 16th, 1985)
Place of birth:
France (Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Occitanie)


With his main project Alcest and the short-lived Amesoeurs, Neige is considered the inventor of the blackgaze genre.

He defined his collaboration with Peste Noire as a juvenile error done for the sake of music and detached himself from them and related bands, claiming to be anti-racist and anti-Nazi, and openly supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.


"Neige" means "snow" in French.

He played guitar for Emma Ruth Rundle during her 2015 US tour with Alcest playing several songs on stage with her every night.
He also joined Vampillia on additional vocals during their 2019 European summer tour and did a guest appearance on a Kælan Mikla show in Reykjavík in november 2021.


Drums (1999-2000, 2000-2009), Bass (1999-2000, 2001-2016, 2018-present), Guitars (1999-present), Vocals (1999-present), Keyboards (2001-present)

2001 Tristesse hivernale (Demo) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm, acoustic), Drums, Lyrics, Songwriting
2005 Le secret (EP) All instruments, Vocals
2007 Aux funérailles du monde... / Tristesse hivernale (Split) Vocals, Guitars (rhythm, acoustic), Drums
2007 Souvenirs d'un autre monde All instruments, Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting
2009 Les Discrets / Alcest (Split) Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
2010 Écailles de lune Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Songwriting, Lyrics
2011 Le secret (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Songwriting, Lyrics
2011 Autre temps (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2012 Les voyages de l'âme Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2012 BBC Live Session (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2013 Opale (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2014 Shelter Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 1-8)
2016 Kodama Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
2019 Protection (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2019 Sapphire (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2019 Protection EP - Exclusive Sampler (EP) Vocals, Bass (tracks 1-3), Guitars, Keyboards
2019 Spiritual Instinct Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
(show all)


Drums (2013-present)


Drums (2004-2007), Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (2004-2009)

2006 Ruines humaines (EP) Drums, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
2007 Valfunde / Amesoeurs (Split) Bass, Guitars, Lyrics
2009 Amesoeurs Songwriting (tracks 2-5, 7, 8, 10), Bass, Vocals (screams), Lyrics (tracks 2, 7, 8, 10, 11), Guitars

Dor Daedeloth

Drums (2000-2001)

2001 Aryan Supremacy (Demo) Drums
2001 Aryan Supremacy (Demo) Drums

Forgotten Woods

Vocals (2007-?)


Vocals (lead) (2011)


Vocals (2010-2013)

2010 .neon Vocals
2011 Agape Vocals, Guitars (acoustic) (track 1)


Bass, Drums (2001-2005), Guitars, Vocals (2004-2005)

2003 Complainte d'une agonie céleste (EP) Bass, Drums
2004 Mortifera / Blackdeath (Split) Drums
2004 Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Drums
2015 Alhena's Tears (Compilation) Drums

Old Silver Key

Vocals (2010-2013)

2011 Tales of Wanderings Vocals

Peste Noire

Drums (2001-2005), Bass (2005, 2009), Vocals (2006-2007), Guitars (rhythm) (2007-2008)

2002 Macabre transcendance... (Demo) Drums
2002 Mémoire païenne (Split) Drums
2003 Phalènes et pestilence - Salvatrice averse (Demo) Drums
2005 Phalènes et pestilence (Demo) Drums, Bass
2007 Lorraine Rehearsal (EP) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (lead) (track 2), Bass, Drums (track 5)
2007 Folkfuck folie Guitars (acoustic) (track 8), Organ, Vocals (lead), Songwriting (track 6), Guitars (rhythm)
2007 Mors Orbis Terrarum (Compilation) Drums, Bass (tape 2: track 5)
2009 Ballade cuntre lo Anemi francor Bass (as "Ragondin")
2012 Les démos (Compilation) Drums, Bass


As Stéphane:
Bass (2003-?)

2003 L'immobile (Demo) Bass
2004 Harmonia (EP) Bass

Pleasure of Mordor

As Dums:
Bass (2003)


Bass, Organ (2007)


Bass (2002)

Emma Ruth Rundle

Guitars (2015)


Guitars (acoustic, electric) (2011-2022)

Kælan Mikla

Guitars (2021)

Les Discrets

Bass (2011-2013)


Drums (2016-2017)


Vocals (2019)


2011 Nuit de neige Vocals (backing) (tracks 1, 10)


2015 Natron Vocals (tracks 1, 3)


As Stephane Paut:

2013 Sunbather Spoken word (track 4)


As Stéphane "Neige" Paut:

2015 Æther Vocals (track 3)


2013 Into the Pantheon (Live album) Guitars (electric, acoustic)
2013 Into the Pantheon (Video) Guitars (electric, acoustic)
2013 Dead Winter Ways (Single) Guitars (acoustic)
2013 Bochum | Christuskirche | 2012 (Live album) Guitars (electric, acoustic)


2012 1994 (EP) Vocals
2015 Sur les falaises de marbre Vocals (lead), Lyrics (track 6)

Harakiri for the Sky

2021 Mære Vocals (additional, track 2)


2017 The Circle Vocals (track 9)


As Stéphane Paut:

2019 All Tree Vocals (choirs) (track 4)

Peste Noire

2006 La sanie des siècles - Panégyrique de la dégénérescence Drums (tracks 1, 8), Bass (track 8), Vocals (tracks 6, 7), Organ


2019 Forgotten Paths Vocals (additional, track 1)


2001 Tristesse hivernale (Demo) Recording, Mixing
2007 Souvenirs d'un autre monde Recording, Photography
2010 Écailles de lune Recording (track 6)
2019 Protection EP - Exclusive Sampler (EP) Liner notes
2019 Spiritual Instinct Illustration, Art direction


2006 Ruines humaines (EP) Engineering, Recording
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