TesseracT announce new album War Of Being, world tour, and release epic title track single/video

TesseracT announce new album War Of Being, world tour, and release epic title track single/video

12th July 2023 0 By John Deaux

Five years after the release of Sonder, UK prog-metal titans TesseracT have returned with their new album War Of Being, to be released on 15th September via Kscope. The Dream has crash-landed, and ‘ex’ and ‘el’ awaken to find themselves in ‘The Strangeland’, facing a foe known simply as ‘Fear’. The two are separated, and so begins the journey of the War Of Being

Pre order here: https://tesseractkscope.lnk.to/warofbeing

‘War Of Being’, the first single to be released from the album of the same name, is an eleven-minute visual extravaganza and provides the perfect prologue for the album’s aurally and visually immersive story. Written and directed by Found Format with 2nd Unit Director Richard Oakes / Dark Fable Media (Sleep Token) – the feature length video proves that TesseracT remains not only a pioneer but an innovator in a movement of their own making. Be sure to wait until the very end of the clip for the next piece of the puzzle to be revealed…

TesseracT bassist Amos Williams states:

“‘War Of Being’ has been all-encompassing for us since late 2019After I returned home from filming P O R T A L S I found myself in such a deeply introspective headspace. The scale of work and reward from that project kind of set this up to be inevitable. We simply had to try and see how far we could take a concept album with TesseracT.

“Within these songs, the band has given life to the themes and ideas that are personified within the characters of ‘The Strangeland’ story. It’s certainly been a catharsis and a way for me to explore the internal dissonance.”

Regarding the track, Daniel Tompkins, the band’s vocalist, had the following to say:

“‘War Of Being’ is a fight for acceptance, a battle of existence, and a resistance against ego. It’s a struggle for control as we cut through the white noise of reality. It’s the need to know and identify with oneself, to accept and understand what we stand for and who we are. There is an urgent need to ‘Tear the mask away’ and reveal your true self.”

Leaders not followers, TesseracT exist in a sphere of their own with ambition positively written into the band’s DNA, and War Of Being is no different.

The album opens with the reverie-shattering ‘Natural Disaster’, followed by the pendulum swing of ‘Legion’. That slingshots us into the herculean title track – the album’s 11-minute centerpiece that undulates with precision and power. When coupled with the beguiling melodies of ‘The Grey’, or the unshielded honesty of ‘Burden’, the band delivers their most impassioned release to date – an album to excite and inspire. Acle Kahney, Daniel Tompkins, Amos WilliamsJay Postones, and James Monteith truly have crafted a phenomenal set of immersive, absorbing sounds.

War Of Being was recorded at Middle Farm Studios in the United Kingdom with Peter Miles (Architects/Sylosis/Dodie) co-producing with the band alongside Katherine Marsh of Choir Noir (Bring Me The Horizon / Architects / Marillion). Assisting with additional programming and production, the band were joined by Randy Slaugh (PeripheryArchitectsDevin Townsend). With additional engineering by Forrester Savell (Karnivool). The artwork, which features characters ‘ex’ and ‘el’ was created in collaboration between AI and humans as a means to extend the concept into its presentation.

TesseracT online:

https://www.tesseractband.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/tesseractband
https://www.instagram.com/tesseractband
https://twitter.com/tesseractband
https://open.spotify.com/artist/23ytwhG1pzX6DIVWRWvW1r
https://kscopemusic.com/artists/tesseract

TesseracT are:

Daniel Tompkins (vocals)
Acle Kahney (guitar)
James Monteith (guitar)
Amos Williams (bass) 
Jay Postones (drums)

Alongside the brand new album, the band will be embarking on a worldwide tour that will begin in 2023 running through 2024, performing shows throughout the US, EU, UK, Asia, and Australia with support from Intervals, Unprocessed, Alluvial, and The Callous Daoboys.

Tickets will be on sale Friday, July 14th from: https://www.tesseractband.co.uk/tour-dates

UK dates are as follows:

Feb 20: UK Nottingham Nottingham Rock City
Feb 21: UK Birmingham O2 Institute
Feb 22: UK Bristol O2 Academy
Feb 23: UK London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb 24: UK Manchester O2 Ritz
Feb 25: UK Glasgow SWG 3 Studio Warehouse
Feb 27: IE Dublin Olympia

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