Ahead of the worldwide release of their career-defining new album War Of Being (Friday 15th September, Kscope), UK prog-metal luminaries TesseracT have unveiled their stunning new single ‘Legion’.
Pre-order the album here: https://tesseractkscope.lnk.to/warofbeing
‘Legion’ is proof that despite being able to create songs larger than life, TesseracT ensure that the human element of a genre so often devoid of emotion remains strong. Musically it showcases the versatility and ability of Daniel Tompkins’ effortless range and power.
Regarding the track, Daniel Tompkins had the following to say: “Conceptually, ‘Legion’ sets the scene by introducing “Fear” and its various cunning forms.” Says Tompkins, “Fear binds and restricts us from unlocking truth and obscures the paths that lay ahead in a deliberate attempt to skew our vision. From the perspective of our two main characters (Ex and El), ‘Legion’ sees Fear tearing the fabric of their lives apart, as they experience their world crumble whilst dealing with the chaos and confusion surrounding them. The music video focuses on Ex‘s experience of the same chaos, taking hold of the spaceship The Dream as it crashes on ‘The Strangeland’ – the introduction to the story of the War Of Being.”
The video, directed by Richard Oakes (Dark Fable Media) depicts the opening scene for the concept behind the War Of Being, written by Amos Williams. Ex (played by Dan Tompkins) gives an intense and emotional performance as things start to go wrong aboard The Dream, before crashing on ‘The Strangeland’.
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 (Periphery, Architects, Devin Townsend). With additional engineering by Forrester Savell (Karnivool). The artwork, which features characters ‘Ex’ and ‘El’ was created in collaboration between AI and human as a means to extend the concept into its presentation.
Alongside the brand new album the band will be embarking on a worldwide tour that will begin in 2023 running through to 2024, performing shows throughout the US, EU, UK, Asia and Australia with support from Intervals, Unprocessed, Alluvial and The Callous Daoboys.
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 Academy
Tickets onsale from: https://www.tesseractband.co.