Amesoeurs is a French black and post-punk / coldwave> band from Bagnols-sur-Cèze. It is dissolved in 2009 after a single self-titled album, an EP and a split with Valfunde (solo project of La Sale Famine de Valfunde, main member of Black Death). The main themes of this group are depression, modern urban life, and dehumanization.
The band was formed in summer 2004 by Neige (Alcest), Audrey Sylvain (Black Death) and Fursy Tessier (The Discreet). According to the press, Amesoeurs "mixes black metal and cold rock, a bit like a merger between Joy Division and Burzum>. "
Shortly after the formation of Amesoeurs, some songs are written and played by the group in concert. Later, Fursy Teyssier decides to leave the group and return to her studies. In April 2005, the group self-produced and published a first EP entitled Human Ruins. Neige leaves Mortifera at the same time and will include two songs - Amputated Happiness and Human Ruins - originally composed for Mortifera, on the Amesoeurs EP. The EP will eventually be reissued by the German label Northern Silence Productions in 2006. In early 2007, the band signs with the label Code666 Records and announces its first studio album for the second half of the year. That same year, the group publishes a split with Valfunde.
Fursy joins the band again, and drummer Winterhalter (Black Death between 2006 and 2008) is recruited. In February 2009, the group completed the production of its first album, eponymous, Amesoeurs>. The album includes a total of 11 songs> and is recorded during the winters 2008-2009 at Klangschmiede Studio E with Markus Stock of Empyrium. Pitchfork gives the album a score of 7 out of 10, and sees it as "triumphant and poignant". After the release of the album, Amesoeurs separates as a result of personal tensions, and conflicts over the future of the band.