24 January 2020


“It’s a virtuosity which will no doubt sate the appetite of TesseracT and Periphery fans, yet there’s also a strength in their songwriting which sets them apart from the pack. Magnifique.”  Kerrang!

“Novelists FR are taking a much bigger step forward.  Metal Hammer

“Energetic rhythms, complex and hidden riffs, at the same time subtle melodies: NOVELISTS FR impress with their third full-length album…it’s worth the wait. A refreshingly multi-faceted record. Don’t miss it!”  FUZE

“If you like melodic metalcore, which is sometimes a bit technical and you prefer the clean sound over the hard one, you will be very satisfied with the new album of NOVELISTS FR.” – MoreCore

“Bringing some much-needed heart and spirit to the technical end of metalcore, the third record from this Parisian quartet sees them redefining their sound once more.” – Rock Sound

Today, France’s most visionary progressive metal band NOVELISTS FR have released their brand new and highly acclaimed album ‘C’est La Vie’! To celebrate the new album the band also released the music video for ‘Modern Slave’! Watch it here:

Buy and/or stream the new album ‘C’est La Vie’ here:

‘C’est La Vie’ tracklist:
01. Somebody Else
02. Deep Blue
03. Lilly
04. Modern Slave
05. C’est La Vie
06. Head Rush
07. Kings Of Ignorance
08. Rain
09. Human Condition

Watch the music video for ‘C’est La Vie’ here:


Watch the official audio stream for ‘Somebody Else’ here:

Watch the music video for ‘Head Rush’ here:

‘Eyes Wide Shut’ here:

‘L’appel Du Vide’:


A Bitter End’:


‘Under Different Welkins’:

‘The Light, The Fire’:

Playthrough of ‘Heal The Wound’:

Order the album ‘Noir’ (2017) here:

Order the album ‘Souvenirs’ (2015) here:


NOVELISTS FR formed in early 2013 when Florestan and Amael Durand met former A Call To Sincerity members Matteo GelsominoNicolas Delestrade and Charles-Henri Teule. Starting strong with the release of 6 singles, one every two months, which created the foundations for a strong and loyal fanbase from the get-go, NOVELISTS FR then released their debut album on Arising Empire in November 2015.

After touring Europe extensively with bands like For TodayBreakdown of SanityDream on Dreamer, and Silent Planet, NOVELISTS embarked on a Summer of 2017 tour with WHILE SHE SLEEPS and NORTHLANE – the best way to conclude the ‘Souvenirs’ (2015) album cycle. Later came the follow-up album soberly named ‘Noir’ which was released September 8th via Arising Empire in Europe and Sharptone Records in the USA. This concept album showed a growing maturity in the band’s music and cemented them as a very promising young band in the modern metal scene.

After supporting the album in Europe on tours with Make them SufferEskimo Callboy, as well as on their own headline tour, 2018 brought new opportunities for the band. After another headline tour in Asia, and also their touring debut in the U.S.A. with Like Moths To Flames, in the Summer of 2019, the band announced some changes had to be made to their name due to legal issues. In October 2019, Novelists FR announced their new album would be released in January of the following year, after a month-long European tour with Being As An Ocean.

NOVELISTS FR has become, in only a few years, a rising star within the progressive metal scene, and their highly anticipated third effort will make that evident to all.

Matteo Gelsomino | Vocals
Florestan Durand | Guitar
Nicolas Delestrade | Bass
Amael Durand | Drums

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