War Of Being: Blu-Ray
Release date: 15 September, 2023
On their fifth studio album, War Of Being, TesseracT return with a career-high release that is their most conceptual, dynamic and sonically intricate (complex) to date. The story revolves around an inter-dimensional journey undertaken by two characters (Ex and El), within The Strangeland, a world made to reflect the socio- economic state of our own. Throughout its hour- long run time, the band treat listeners to sprawling atmospherics, impassioned vocal performances from Daniel Tompkins and atom bomb level heavy riffs. The band have long been an innovative entity and with War Of Being prove they have become masters of a truly unique sound.
The album begins with the reverie shattering 'Natural Disaster', followed by the pendulum swing of 'Legion'. That slingshots us into the herculean title track - the album's 11- minute centrepiece that undulates with precision and power. When coupled with the beguiling melodies of 'The Grey', or the unshielded honesty of 'Burden', the band deliver their most impassioned release to date - an album to excite and inspire. Acle Kahney, Daniel Tompkins, Amos Williams, Jay Postones and James Monteith truly have crafted a phenomenal set of immersive, absorbing sounds.
War Of Being was recorded at Middle Farm Studios in the UK. The record was co-produced and engineered by the band and Peter Miles (Dodie, Sylosis, Architects) along with his long-time collaborator Katherine Marsh of Choir Noir (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Marillion). Assisting with additional programming and production, the band were joined by Randy Slaugh (Periphery, Architects, Devin Townsend). With additional engineering by Forrester Savell (Karnivool).
War Of Being is TesseracT's defining moment, an album that will be remembered as the beginning of a new era for this forward-thinking, dynamic band.
Blu-ray includes Dolby Atmos mix of the album by Bruce Soord plus all the DVD features including:
Hi-Res Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes
'The Journey Of Being' - 40 minute making of 'War Of Being' documentary
'The Strangeland' - an introduction to the characters of 'War Of Being'
Full length 'War Of Being' promo clip