Release Date: 20 April 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|TESSERACT SONDER Limited 180gram Vinyl LP
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FOURTH ALBUM FROM PROGRESSIVE METAL'S MOST INNOVATIVE FORCE
"TesseracT sound more inventive and unique than ever before" The Guardian
The pioneers of an ever-evolving metal scene, TesseracT, are set to release their fourth studio album entitled 'Sonder', following 2015's worldwide acclaimed 'Polaris'. Originally formed as a studio project by guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT are band full of melody, dynamics and groove, they sit outside the bounds of any genre specificity to truly create a sound that has always been pioneering and creative; an unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics.
The band's vision quickly translated to success, with a collective 100,000 sales in North America alone. 'Polaris' reached Billboard's #10 (Hard Rock) & #57 (Current Albums) charts and #9 in the UK (Indie Albums) and #7 (Rock and Metal), and have seen continued support from worldwide press.
'Sonder' adds significant firepower to the band's arsenal, blending the abrasive and progressive tone from their first two records with the accessibility of 'Polaris'. It also includes field recordings submitted by the band's worldwide online fan base, giving an insight into the complex and varied lives of others; a theme which is also referenced in the artwork, designed by bassist Amos Williams, and the wider concept of self-identity within a population full of complex and vivid lives. For the first time, TesseracT acquired the talents of a choir for their album, produced and conducted by Randy Slaugh and recorded at Soularium Studios, Utah. Sonder was recorded in the UK at 4D Sounds, Celestial Sounds and Project Studios, and engineered by the band and mastered by Acle Kahney.
This LP edition of 'Sonder' is pressed on to 180g heavyweight vinyl in single packaging complete with a 4-page booklet featuring original artwork from Amos Williams.
Building on their phenomenal success with worldwide tours in support of 'Polaris' over two years - as headliners and as special guests for the likes of Megadeth and Meshuggah, Devin Townsend Project and Gojira - TesseracT are supporting 'Sonder' on a 2018 worldwide tour, that will take the band to North America in Spring, major European summer festivals including headlining Download Festival's Dogtooth Stage, Australia in late Summer and the UK & Europe in Winter.
1. Luminary ( 03:12 )
2. King ( 06:55 )
3. Orbital ( 02:19 )
4. Juno ( 05:12 )
1. Beneath My Skin ( 05:33 )
2. Mirror Image ( 05:46 )
3. Smile ( 04:47 )
4. The Arrow ( 02:36 )