Release Swelling “Corrosion”

France’s fresh new band finds hope in the face of despair on the second single from their debut album Janis. 

VESTIGE are fresh on the scene, but the French band are made of raw emotions. Formed amidst a tumultuous period in the life of vocalist and guitarist Théodore Rondeau, the band weave intense layers of feeling into evocative, atmospheric post-metal on their debut album. “Corrosion”, the second single off Janis, is an anthem for those who have lost their way but still have faith that they will find themselves again.   

Janis comes out September 6, 2024 on Season of Mist. 

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“Corrosion” opens with a somber guitar riff. The drums come in, adding an extra layer of depth and emotion. The lyrics speak of hope in the face of despair, how love has the power to heal our wounds. Théodore’s vocals are soft and haunting, only to harden as the band switches into a more aggressive style. 

Each song on Janis narrates a step in Theodore’s journey through depression, from pain to redemption. By embracing modern metal, Vestige dissolve those fears and transform them into catharsis and beauty. 

The video for “Corrosion” was directed by  Mathieu Ezan, who’s also worked with Cult of Luna and Hans Zimmer. 

Tracklist1. Différent (2:47)
2. Deviens la Nuit (5:29) [WATCH]
3. Démence de l’Âme (6:25)
4. Océan (5:27)
5. Automne Part 1 (5:50)
6. Automne Part 2 feat Neige (Alcest) (4:54)
7. Appel de l’Âme (4:15)
8. Corrosion (5:16) [WATCH]
9. Stigmates du Temps (4:34)
10. Envol de l’Âme (5:40)
11. Avant la Fin(7:15)
Total runtime: 57:53

Country: France
Genre: Modern MetalAtmosphericPost-Metal
FFO:Deftones, Alcest, Loathe, Sylvaine

Théodore Rondeau, the creative initiator behind VESTIGE, embarked on a journey of forming the band during a turbulent phase in his life. Emerged as a creative vessel for a complicated emotional journey, the band transcends the boundaries of individual therapy into a collaborative force that hopefully resonates with the feelings that may be all too common for the human experience.

With a profound connection to their craft, VESTIGE pour their souls into their debut album, infusing it with a captivating blend of melancholy, desperation, and catharsis. The music serves not only as an expression of their turmoil, but as a conduit for listeners to navigate the complexities of their own emotions. Through this process, VESTIGE becomes a project with the potential to connect with people on a profound level, forging a collective experience through the universal language of music.

The formation of VESTIGE’s lineup reads like a musical destiny unfolding: Pierre-André Krauzer on the bass, Quentin Regnault on drums, and Théodore on vocals and guitar. They first crossed paths during their tenure in Naraka, a band that shared stages with icons like Cradle of Filth and Alcest. This initial connection laid the groundwork for the formation of the band. Not long after, the addition of Thomas Petit on the second guitar solidified the lineup, bringing a sense of completeness to the ensemble. The band’s sonic identity now established; VESTIGE was ready to share this experience with the world.

The signing with Season of Mist brings the band’s first milestone, allowing VESTIGE to share their journey in the form of their debut album, Janis. Poised for release in late 2024, the album is a culmination of their collective efforts and a statement of the band’s arrival in the heavy music scene. Weaving through atmospheric shoegaze textures, melodic landscapes and intense, tormented moments that reflects the emotional spectrum of the human experience, the band established a foothold into the genre of modern metal.

Beyond the studio, VESTIGE is gearing up for a series of live performance in 2024, setting the stage for an introspective musical experience that brings raw and authentic energy. A cathartic release that pulls in the listener into the emotional depths the band has to bring.
Théodore Rondeau – Vocals, Guitar
Pierre-André Krauzer – Bass
Quentin Regnault – Drums
Thomas Petit – Guitar

Recording Studio
Théodore’s Home Studio, Quentin’s Home Studio (For Drums), Pierre-André Krauzer’s Home Studio (For Bass)

Production Credits
Mixed by Geoffrey Bonnifet at his Home Studio
Mastered by Acle Khaney at 4D Sounds, Oxfordshire, UK

Sébastien Gamez

Cover Art
Kilian d’Angelo & Justine Dorin

Photography & Video Production
Mathieu Ezan

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Booking Contact:
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Available Formats:
Digital Download
CD Digipak
2×12″ Vinyl Gatefold – Black
2×12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Gold


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