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TesseracT Release Music Video For New Song "Legion" New Album "War Of Being" Out Now!

Updated: Mar 7

TesseracT's new album War Of Being is out now and the UK-based Progressive Metal band celebrated at London, U'’s "The Gallery" at Tileyard where fans were treated to an intimate Q&A hosted by Alyx Holcombe (BBC Radio 1) and got the chance to experience the "War Of Being" game in VR. The event concluded with an exclusive, worldwide first look, at the enthralling, interactive music video for their third single "Legion".

As a follow up to War Of Being's immensely successful release, the band has released this magnificent cinematic experience to the world.

Watch the stunning video for the track HERE. Or click the thumbnail below.

Throughout the five-minute track, TesseracT keeps its usual blend of concussive djent grooves with spacey strings of guitar stardust. However, Daniel Tompkins' octave-ascending vocal delivery is what makes the song stand out. 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 Tompkins) gives an intense and emotional performance as things start to go wrong aboard 'The Dream', before crashing on 'The Strangeland'.

"Conceptually, 'Legion' sets the scene by introducing 'Fear' and its various cunning forms. 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 focusses on Ex's experience of the same chaos, taking hold of The Dream as it crashes on 'The Strangeland' — the introduction to the story of the War Of Being." - Vocalist Daniel Tompkins on the concept behind "Legion".

TesseracT marked their return with their statement of intent that was the 11-minute "War Of Being," a world tour announcement, and the unveiling of the world's first ever VR concept album experience in "The Grey," bringing fans directly into the world of {The Strangeland." Now, the band now plot their course for the heart on the emotive "Legion" as we hurtle towards the release of their magnificent fifth album.

Fans can download and play the game here. 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 was 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. WAR OF BEING TRACKLISTING: "Natural Disaster" "Echoes" "The Grey" "Legion" "Tender" "War Of Being" "Sirens" "Burden" "Sacrifice"

In supporting War of Being, the band will be embarking on a worldwide tour that will begin in 2023 running through to 2024 performing shows in throughout the U.S., Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia, with support from Intervals, Unprocessed, Alluvial, and The Callous Daoboys. The North American trek will begin on 10/5 in Charlotte, NC and will conclude on 11/3 in Nashville, TN.

Tickets are on sale HERE.

TESSERACT US TOUR DATES: 10/5 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground 10/6 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm 10/7 — Norfolk, VA — Norva 10/8 — 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 11/1 — Los Angeles, CA — The Regent Theatre 11/3 — San Diego, CA — Observatory North Park 11/4 — Phoenix, AZ — Nile Theater 11/5 — Albuquerque, NM — Revel 11/7 — Dallas, TX — The Granada Theater 11/8 — Austin, TX — Emo's 11/9 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live 11/11 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum 11/12 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre 11/13 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl

Photo credit: Andy Ford


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