TesseracT - War of Being

TesseracT's triumphant return has been a long five year wait since "Sonder" was released, and now the wait is finally over. Brace yourselves for a thunderous and exhilarating progressive metal listening experience like no other, as they unveil their latest magnum opus, "War of Being," set to hit the shelves on September 15 via Kscope.

Immersionists can revel in the Dolby Atmos mix by Bruce Soord, along with 5.1 surround and stereo mixes on a stand-alone Blu-ray. Plus, ‘The Journey of Being’ a 40 minute making of War Of Being documentary, ‘The Strangeland’ an introduction to the characters of War Of Being, and a Full length ‘War Of Being’ promo clip.

The album's grand entrance comes in the form of "Natural Disaster," a stunning overture that shatters any preconceived notions of what is to come. Following this, "Legion" takes listeners on a pendulum swing of sonic brilliance, paving the way for the colossal centerpiece, the 11-minute eponymous track, "War of Being" that pulsates with unrivaled precision and raw power, likely to leave one completely awe-struck.

TesseracT's sonic journey does not end there. "The Grey" enchants with beguiling melodies, while "Burden" highlights a vulnerability and honesty that strike a chord deep within one’s soul. The band's artistry has reached new heights, culminating in what has been promoted as their most impassioned release to date – an album that promises to ignite excitement and inspire wonder.

The band’s visionary lineup comprises of Acle Kahney, Daniel Tompkins, Amos Williams, Jay Postones, and James Monteith who have undeniably crafted a phenomenal tapestry of immersive and absorbing sounds. With each member contributing their unique talents,

Bassist Williams shares his insight into the album's creation, revealing how "War of Being" consumed their creative energies since late 2019. Having returned from filming 'Portals', Williams found himself in an introspective realm, paving the way for this ambitious concept album. The themes and ideas personified within the characters of 'The Strangeland' story come to life within the songs, making it a cathartic journey of exploring internal dissonance.

TesseracT remains at the forefront of innovation, solidifying their position as pioneers in a genre they have forged with their unique vision. Vocalist Daniel Tompkins, with his ethereal and commanding presence, reveals the depth of "War of Being." It is not just a musical venture; it is a fight for acceptance, an existential battle against ego, and a quest to transcend the white noise of reality. At its core, it calls for introspection, urging listeners to tear away their masks and embrace their true selves.

The album's artwork, featuring enigmatic characters "ex" and "el," is a captivating blend of human and AI collaboration. It serves as an extension of the album's conceptual depth, inviting listeners to delve deeper into the immersive narrative.

Get ready, pre-order your copy today, and embark on an unforgettable voyage with TesseracT's "War of Being." Their impassioned release is a driving force to their evolution as artists, setting a new standard for the genre they continue to shape. Brace yourselves, for this is heavy prog at its finest!

Released September 15, 2023.


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Blu-ray featuring Dolby Atmos, 5.1 Surround, and Stereo mixes.  Also available on CD, Vinyl, and via streaming sites.  Also available as a deluxe hardback book edition with Blu-ray,  CD's, and Vinyl.



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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.


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