Video Premiere: TESSERACT unveil ‘King’ from upcoming album ‘Sonder’

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Ahead of the release of TesseracT‘s much-anticipated new studio album Sonder, the band has revealed the first official video for the new single “King.” The emotive and viscerally challenging clip was directed by Kyle Kadow and 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.”

Lyricist and vocalist Daniel Tompkins expands on the song’s concept, saying:

“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 through Kscope on April 20, 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. Sonder was recorded in the UK at 4D Sounds, Celestial Sounds, and Project Studios, engineered by the band and Aiden O’Brien with mastering by Acle Kahney, and cover artwork designed by Williams.

Listen to the first single “Luminary” here.

Sonder will be released on CD/2CD — featuring binaural album bonus disc/black LP/white vinyl LP/picture disc (exclusive to the band’s webstores) and digitally (with digital album pre-orders receiving “Luminary” and “King” as instant downloads). It is available to pre-order here.

SONDER TRACK LISTING:
“Luminary”
“King”
“Orbital”
“Juno”
“Beneath My Skin”
“Mirror Image”
“Smile”
“The Arrow”

TesseracT are also gearing up to begin their worldwide Sonder tour in North America in April, with summer festivals across Europe before hitting stages in Europe towards the end of the year.

Ticket details for all shows are here.

TESSERACT ON TOUR:
North America With Plini + Astronoid:
4/19 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
4/20 — Philadelphia, PA — TLA
4/21 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Sound Stage
4/22 — Greensboro, NC — Arizona Pete’s
4/24 — Tampa, FL — Orpheum
4/25 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
4/27 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
4/28 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
4/29 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
5/1 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
5/2 — Phoenix, AZ — Club Red
5/3 — Los Angeles, CA — Regent
5/4 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
5/5 — Berkeley, CA — The UC Theatre
5/7 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
5/8 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
5/9 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theater
5/11 — Edmonton, AB — Starlite
5/12 — Calgary, AB — Marquee
5/14 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
5/15 — Denver, CO — Summit
5/16 — Lawrence, KS — Granada
5/18 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway
5/19 — Chicago, IL — Metro
5/20 — Detroit, MI — Majestic
5/22 — Toronto, ON — Opera House
5/23 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
5/24 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza

EUROPEAN DATES
With Between The Buried and Me + Plini
11/9 — Cologne, DE — Live Music Hall
11/10 — Nijmegen, NL — Doornroosje
11/11 — Vosselaar, BE — Biebob
11/12 — Paris, FR — Le Trabendo
11/13 — Aschaffenburg, DE — Colos-Saal
11/14 — Hamburg, DE — Gruenspan
11/15 — Copenhagen, DK — Pumpehuset
11/16 — Oslo, NO — Parkteatret
11/17 — Stockholm, SE — Kägelbanan
11/19 — Berlin, DE — Lido
11/20 — Stuttgart, DE — Im Wizemann
11/21 — Vienna, AT — Flex
11/22 — Munich, DE — Backstage
11/23 — Aarau, CH — Kiff
11/24 — Parma, IT — Campus Industry
11/25 — Esch, LU — Rockhal

More dates to be announced.

SUMMER FESTIVALS:
5/26 — Monthey, CH — Irreversible Festival
6/8 — Donington, UK — Download Festival
6/22 — 6/24 — Dessel, BE — Graspop Festival
6/22 — 6/24 — Clisson, FR — Hellfest
6/28-6/30 — Madrid, ESP — Caja Magica, Download Festival
7/22 — 7/28 — Tomlin, SL — Metal Days Festival

TESSERACT ARE:
Daniel Tompkins – vocals
Amos Williams – bass
Acle Kahney – guitar
James Monteith – guitar
Jay Postones – drums

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