Spectrale is an innovative, and genre-defying, project founded by French musician Jeff Grimal in May of 2013. Grimal had already established himself as a painter and played in the black metal band The Great Old Ones.

Jean-Baptiste Poujol started out as an assistant engineer for the project’s two-song demo in April 2015, but was eventually welcomed as a full band member. Spectral is currently writing and recording its debut full-length album. Abridged Pause Recordings will be releasing an exclusive Spectrale song on the forthcoming Various Artists compilation, “Billowing Tempestus”, in early 2016.