- By Cori Westbrook

Stream the latest preview of ‘War of Being’ and get the details on the band’s ambitious rollout that includes an immersive video game coinciding with the album release.

Stream the latest preview of ‘War of Being’ and get the details on the band’s ambitious rollout that includes an immersive video game coinciding with the album release.

Last month, the U.K. progressive masters TesseracT announced their upcoming new album, War of Being, and shared the cinematic 11-minute title track. The band continues to explore “The Strangeland”, the world in which the concept album takes place, with new single “The Grey.” With groove flanked by polyrhythmic rhythms and TesseracT’s masterful melodies, “The Grey” weaves an intricate story.

Regarding the track, Amos Williams says, “‘The Grey’ explores the story and character within The Strangeland of the same name — a character who has suppressed their own voice to the point that they have blended into the shadows, their story lost amongst the white noise of the world. Through the song, we experience their journey as they wrestle with their frustration and sorrow at how they have ended up this way

“It’s a powerful, energetic piece that pushes each member of TesseracT to a next level of musicianship and expression. And continues to shine a light upon the diversity that can be expected from War Of Being.”

TesseracT have also released an immersive video game. War of Being, the video game, is out now on both VR and desktop platforms. The game was a collaboration between Unreal Engine 5 and TesseracT vocalist Daniel Tompkins. Download and play it HERE.

Regarding the game, Tompkins says, “As a keen gamer and livestreamer, I have always understood the potential waiting for a musical project to bridge the gap between the gaming and music worlds and with such a visually stunning concept, I could see that this was the perfect opportunity to bring it to life in virtual reality and as a desktop game. This has been without a doubt the biggest project I have personally ever undertaken and is a huge achievement for our developers. It has pushed us to our absolute limits and I’m so proud to have accomplished the beginnings of a fully developed game on Steam.”

Alongside the new album, the band will trek across the globe for a worldwide tour this fall. The absolutely mammoth tour will begin on October 5th in Charlotte, NC, USA and wrap on May 19th, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan. The band will hit the U.S., Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia, with support from Intervals, Unprocessed, Alluvial, and The Callous Daoboys. Tickets are available HERE.

10/5 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground
10/6 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
10/7 — Norfolk, VA — Norva
10/8 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live!
10/10 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
10/11 — Pittsburgh, PA — Roxian Theatre
10/13 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza
10/14 — Boston, MA — Paradise
10/15 — Philadelphia, PA — TLA
10/17 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
10/19 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
10/20 — Grand Rapids, MI — Elevation
10/21 — St. Louis, MO — Red Flag
10/23 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
10/24 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
10/26 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox
10/27 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore
10/28 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
10/29 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
10/31 — San Francisco, CA — Regency Ballroom
11/1 — Los Angeles, CA — The Regent Theatre
11/3 — San Diego, CA — Observatory North Park
11/4 — Phoenix, AZ — Nile Theater
11/5 — Albuquerque, NM — Revel
11/7 — Dallas, TX — The Granada Theater
11/8 — Austin, TX — Emo’s
11/9 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live
11/11 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
11/12 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
11/13 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl

The album will be available in a variety of formats that include the following:

— Deluxe version — “The Strangeland” – a limited edition collector’s 3 Disc, 68 page Hardback Book Edition containing the War Of Being audio CD/a DVD/a Blu-Ray  that features “The Journey of Being” 40-minute documentary on the making of War Of Being, “The Strangeland,” an in-depth view of the characters of War Of Being, the 1- minute feature length video and album in 5.1 Surround — strictly limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.

— CD Digipack with 24-page booklet
— Digital (+ in Dolby Atmos)
— Gatefold 2LP ‘The Scribe” – Black and Gold Corona (TesseracT EU Store exclusive limited to 1000)
— Gatefold 2LP “Fear” – Red and Black Marble (TesseracT US/AUS Store exclusive limited to 1000)
— Gatefold 2LP – Red Vinyl (Revolver.com exclusive limited to 500)
— Gatefold 2LP – Clear Vinyl (Amazon.co.uk + Euro indie stores exclusive limited to 1000)
— Gatefold 2LP – Yellow Vinyl (Kscope Store + EMP Germany Exclusive limited to 500)
— Gatefold 2LP – Black Vinyl
— Blu-Ray (5.1 Surround/”War Of Being” 11-minute feature length video / “The Strangeland” and “The Journey of Being”)

War of Being arrives September 15th via KScope. Pre-order the album – HERE

War Of Being Tracklisting:

  1. “Natural Disaster”
  2. “Echoes”
  3. “The Grey” 
  4. “Legion”
  5. “Tender”
  6. “War Of Being”
  7. “Sirens”
  8. “Burden”
  9. “Sacrifice”
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