TESSERACT have announced a new album!
Titled War Of Being, the upcoming album from the UK progressive metal band is the long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s Sonder, and is scheduled to be released in September this year, via Kscope.
The upcoming album 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 [PERIPHERY, ARCHITECTS, DEVIN TOWNSEND] with additional engineering by Forrester Savell [KARNIVOOL].
Speaking about the upcoming album, bassist Amos Williams says, “War Of Being has been all encompassing for us since late 2019. After 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.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have released a new music video for a new song lifted from the upcoming album; the title track War Of Being. Speaking about the new song, vocalist Daniel Tompkins says, “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.”