TESSERACT RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘KING’

The video was directed by Kyle Kadow and Steven Cleavland and filmed in Wisconsin in the aftermath of a brutal storm.

Bassist Amos Williams says: “We have been very lucky to work with two cinematographers of such vision and quality as Kyle and Steven. We gave them free reign with the creation of the first story board.

“They chose to explore the theme of claustrophobia and how fear can control our lives. Using a luminary figure as a beacon of hope and escape for the characters.”

As for the concept behind King, vocalist and lyricist Daniel Tompkins says: “Far too often we find ourselves lead into conflict and inner turmoil.

“Life is surely a battle, history has a bad habit of repeating itself and when living with the constraints of an onerous life, it’s easy to overlook the greatest gift we’ve ever received – life itself.”

Sonder will be released on CD, LP, clear vinyl, picture disc and via digital platforms, while a 2CD version will come with a binaural album bonus disc, which will provide a 360-listening experience specifically designed for headphones.

Sonder is now available for pre-order – CLICK HERE

Tesseract have live dates scheduled in North America and Europe throughout 2018 – CLICK HERE

KING

You died within me //
The boatmen came to sail me down the river /
Bind me up with visions of a blind man //
I operate this way /
Turn nothing into gold //
Death on such an ugly day /
You dine like a king on top of the world •
You show us all //
That forgiveness is the weakest call /
And now revenge //
Against that grudge inside your tiny head /
Remove the crown of absolution //
Let the retribution fly /
The king has all the king has all //
But words can kill and maim and take their toll /
And you massacre my dreams at night //
And eat away at every thought /
Until we take control //
The king has all totalitarian and carnivore •
Bow down submit to me and kiss the ground //
Until it’s safe to breathe and coexist again /
Bow down submit to me and kiss the ground //
Until it’s safe to live and coexist again •
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you //
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you /
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you //
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you /
But the sun always shines for you //
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you •
You’d kill to find me //
But the crown above my head is deadly •
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you //
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you /

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TESSERACT ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘SONDER’

New studio album Sonder coming 20th April 2018+video for new single “Luminary”+North America Tour for April & May

TesseracT, a band that sit outside the bounds of any genre specificity, pioneers of the ever-evolving metal scene and unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics release their fourth studio album Sonder on April 20th 2018 through Kscope.

Sonder adds significant firepower to the band’s arsenal, blending the harsh abrasiveness of One (2011) and progressive ethereal elements of Altered State (2013) with the accessibility of Polaris (2015). Sonder is streamlined, honest and direct with all the trademark TesseracT dreamy atmospherics and bending grooves. Sonder was recorded in the UK at 4D Sounds, Celestial Sounds and Project Studios, engineered by the band and Aiden O’Brien with mastering by Acle Kahney, and cover artwork designed by Amos Williams.

Listen to the new single “Luminary” above, described by vocalist Daniel Tompkins as “conceptually exploring a deep and devouring sense of insignificance, which ties into the overall theme and meaning behind ‘Sonder’”. Also featured is an extended and re-worked version of last summer’s single “Smile”.

Sonder will be released on CD / 2CD – featuring binaural album bonus disc / black LP / Crystal Clear vinyl LP / picture disc (exclusive to the band’s webstores) and digitally (with digital album pre-order receiving “Luminary” as an instant download) and is available to PRE-ORDER HERE.

For audiophiles, TesseracT have produced a binaural version which will be available exclusively as part of the 2CD version, this version is a 360-listening experience designed by Klang: Fabrik for headphones listening Amos Williams explains more “the concept is to push past the restrictions of a stereo headphone mix and create an accurate ‘3D’ space in which positioning outside of the normal Left Right axis can occur. This is something that every artist that uses in ear monitors on stage wishes to recreate; the real and accurate positioning of instruments. We immediately felt that this technology could be applicable to us in the studio. TesseracT loves to bring what it does in the studio to the stage, but this time it’s experimenting with bringing a live element to the studio.”

FREE E-BOOK FOR SINGERS NOW AVAILABLE

Hey Everyone, It’s with great pleasure that I am giving away a free e-Book on the ‘7 Biggest Mistakes Made By Singers’ ahead of the official launch of the new vocal coaching website (http://daniel-tompkins.com) that I have been steadily developing over the past few years. To get hold of a copy just head over to DANIEL TOMPKINS VOCAL COACHING and sign up to the mailing list. In the meantime if you would like to book in for some vocal coaching yourself then just send me an email to rockwithdan@gmail.com and ill send over all the information you need. DTVC AD

TESSERACT LAUNCH NEW TRACK ‘MESSENGER’

MESSENGER
 
TESSERACT LAUNCH NEW TRACK “MESSENGER” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW AND ALSO AVAILABLE AS INSTANT DOWNLOAD ON DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS
 
Ahead of the release of the brand new studio album ‘Polaris’ from the U.K.’s premier progressive act TesseracT, the band are giving fans worldwide a chance to hear a new album track ‘Messenger’.
 
Vocalist Dan Tompkins comments on the track “The concept of our new album, Polaris is simple; it is about the transient nature of universal truth. There is no such thing as an absolute fixed human concept that will forever be the truth. Perhaps that is a message most of us can’t or don’t want to listen to but Messenger highlights an ever growing awakening from the onslaught of the social conditioning we’re exposed to everyday from the media. The truth constantly obscured and the public subdued by ‘Casting fear into doubt’”
 
‘Messenger’ is available to stream and watch the animated lyric video here: youtu.be/DsBZh4Yz2k0 or vimeo.com/135232060
 

 
POLARIS, is due out September 18, 2015 via Kscope.
 
1. Dystopia
2. Hexes
3. Survival
4. Tourniquet
5. Utopia
6. Phoenix
7. Messenger
8. Cages
9. Seven Names
 
WATCH THE ALBUM TEASER CLIP AT www.tesseractband.co.uk
POLARIS IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER ON CD+DVD / CD / 2LP / Digital
Physical:
UK & Europe: bit.ly/1IjRAHn
North America: bit.ly/1KLUuHU
Australia: bit.ly/1SVJZng
Digital: itunes: smarturl.it/Polaris_Digital
(digital pre-order incl. download of Messenger)
 
LIVE SHOWS:
14/10/15 – AUS – The Zoo, Brisbane 

15/10/15 – AUS – The Factory Theatre, Sydney 

16/10/15 – AUS – Max Watts, Melbourne 

17/10/15 – AUS – Fowlers, Adelaide
18/10/15 – AUS – Amplifier Bar, Perth
 
More dates to be announced shortly
 
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www.facebook.com/tesseractband
www.twitter.com/tesseractband
www.kscopemusic.com/artists/tesseract

TESSERACT BEGIN POLARIS TOUR IN AUSTRALIA

TesseracT’s Polaris Tour begins in Australia:
 
Polaris Facebook event
 
During October we’ll be hitting those long Australian roads with Caligula’s Horse.
October:
 
14th – The Zoo, Brisbane
15th – Factory Theatre, Sydney
16th – Max Watt’s, Melbourne
17th – Fowlers, Adelaide
18th – Amplifier Bar, Perth
 
Tickets on sale HERE at 9am Friday 24 July
 
See you there!
 
POLARIS AUSTRALIA TOUR