TesseracT have announced their first new album in five years, War of Being, arriving September 15th. The video for the title track can be streamed now.
The UK prog metal outfit will be supporting the LP with an extensive tour, including Fall 2023 North American dates. The trek kicks off October 5th in Charlotte, North Carolina, and runs through November 13th in Nashville.
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“War of Being” introduces the cinematic concept behind the album of the same name. TesseracT have always taken a maximal approach to their art, both aurally and visually, but this might be their most ambitious project to date.
The story behind the album focuses on the saga of “The Strangeland.” Reads the band’s synopsis: “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 War of Being…”
The 11-minute video for the title track brings the concept — part action/adventure movie, part video game, part musical opus — to life. Musically, TesseracT continue to explore the djent side of progressive metal with a literary zest.
“‘War of Being’ is a fight for acceptance, a battle of existence and a resistance against ego,” states the band’s Daniel Tompkins. “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.”
War of Being was recorded at Middle Farm Studios in the UK with Peter Miles co-producing alongside the band and Katherine Marsh of Choir Noir.
You can pre-order the album in numerous formats, including deluxe packages, via this location. Stream the video for the “War of Being” and see the album art, tracklist, and tour dates below. Get tickets to TesseracT’s upcoming shows here.
War of Being Artwork:
War of Being Tracklist:
01. Natural Disaster
03. The Grey
06. War of Being
TesseracT’s 2023 Tour Dates with Intervals, Unprocessed, Alluvial, and The Callous Daoboys:
10/05 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
10/06 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
10/07 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
10/13 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/14 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
10/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
10/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
10/23 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
10/28 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre
11/03 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
11/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
11/05 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
11/07 – Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theater
11/08 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/09 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/11 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
11/13 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl