TesseracT release music video for new single “King”
Ahead of the release of TesseracT’s highly anticipated new studio album Sonder the band reveal their first official video, for their new single “King”.
The emotive and viscerally challenging clip, was directed by Kyle Kadow & Steven Cleavland and shot in a snowy Wisconsin following a brutal storm, which all added to the atmospheric footage as bassist Amos Williams explains “We have been very lucky to work with two cinematographers of such vision and quality as Kyle and Steven. We gave them free reign with the creation of the first story board. They chose to explore the theme of claustrophobia and how fear can control our lives. Using a luminary figure as a beacon of hope and escape for the characters.”
Dan Tompkins – “Far too often we find ourselves lead into conflict and inner turmoil. Life is surely a battle, history has a bad habit of repeating itself and when living with the constraints of an onerous life it’s easy to overlook the greatest gift we’ve ever received: life itself”.
Sonder, due to be released on 20th April, adds significant firepower to the band’s arsenal, blending the harsh abrasiveness of One (2011) and progressive ethereal elements of Altered State (2013) with the accessibility of Polaris (2015). Sonder is streamlined, honest and direct with all the trademark TesseracT dreamy atmospherics and bending grooves.
2018 Sonder Headline Tour
North America + Europe
TesseracT area gearing up to take Sonder to worldwide audiences beginning in North America in April. On this tour they will be supported by Plini (Facebook) and Astronoid (Facebook) with the first show in Boston on 19th April and the tour culminating at New York’s Irving Plaza on 24th May. “North America is where TesseracT first took off and is always the leg of the album cycle that holds the most sentiment to me. There are a lot of good memories made and good friends discovered along those long and bumpy roads. This time we’re lucky enough to share the road with two boundary pushing bands: Astronoid, a wall of euphoric noise who have a bright and noisy future ahead of them. And Plini, with his genre defying effortless virtuosity. It’s going to be a fun tour for us, especially as we’ve got a bunch of new tunes to add to the set!” Amos Williams.
Their European tour will begin in November with support from Between the Buried and Me (Facebook) and Plini. Vocalist Dan Tompkins told us: “To have such a strong support bill with us means the SONDER European Tour could be the event of 2018 for many progressive rock fans! We’re bringing an exciting new production, which properly represents TesseracT in a live environment. Joining us are our friends in Between The Buried And Me – it’s been a long time since we last toured with them and it will definitely be worth the wait. To cap it all off we’re also bringing along the mighty Plini – this will be our second tour of 2018 with him, he’s an amazing musician and gives the tour a great dynamism!”
8-10/06/18 – UK, Donington, Download Festival
22-24/06/18 – BE, Dessel, Graspop Festival
22-24/06/18 – FR, Clisson, Hellfest
28-30/06/18 – ESP, Madrid, Caja Magica, Download Festival
13-15/07/18 – SWE, Gavle, Gefle Festival