Alpha du Centaure is a 5-piece blackened post rock band from Lyon, France. Started in 2015 as an instrumental shoegaze duo and after two EPs the project took its current shape in 2018 following a change in line-up. The duo started by Cédric and Gaël was joined by Xavier on bass and Joan on drums. Together they found a new collective dynamic and expanded their influences to include post metal and black metal. They redefined the band’s sound and visuals for the release of their first album, “Paralysis”, in September 2020.

With this first album they went on exploring the themes of dreams, sleep, and in particular the experiences linked with sleep paralysis. They also built an original light show with second-hand lamps in order to facilitate total immersion in their dreamlike universe.

In 2023 they released a split in collaboration with German doomgaze duo unknown fault. Vocalist Nadia also makes an appearance on the track “Sunray Inertia”. This was a chance for the band to explore further their new post-black influences and overall future musical orientation. Introducing vocals gave the tracks a new intensity, reinforcing the duality between tempestuous and atmospheric passages.

After three tours across France and Europe, the band started working on their second LP. They welcomed Nina on vocals and synths and Sebastien on drums in January 2024, opening a new arc for the band.