June 28, 2021

TESSERACT – PORTALS

THE MULTI FORMAT RELEASE OF THE AURAL & VISUAL CINEMATIC LIVE EXPERIENCE

COMING 27 AUGUST 2021 ON KSCOPE

In December 2020, TesseracT invited fans to join them in P O R T A L S – an ambitious concept created to offer an escape in a time of isolation. The live cinematic experience fused live performance with beautiful lighting and striking effects, brought together by chaptered screenplay. By taking their most daring steps as a creative force, the band offered the viewer a completely new and unique experience. 

TesseracT performed songs spanning their entire catalogue. Highlights included “Nocturne” off their 2010 debut EP, Concealing Fate and continued with “Eden” (One, 2011), “Of Matter” (Altered State, 2013), “Tourniquet” (Polaris, 2015), and “King” (Sonder, 2018), with the whole performance capturing 14 songs over 2+ hours. The show was a phenomenal success and garnered praise from fans and media worldwide 

“The quality of the audio and visuals provide testament to TesseracT’s statement that the performance represents their biggest production to date

Prog/ Louder Sound

“Everything from the stage to the sound to the visuals were killer… a beautiful two-hour venture. TesseracT should be very proud of themselves for delivering such an immense quality of work for their fans during these unfortunate times”

Metal Insider 

Bass player Amos Williams reflects on the show and its forthcoming release It is only with hindsight and some time to appreciate it that we realise what this show meant to us. P O R T A L S as a show was an experiment afforded to us in a time when anything was possible because nothing of our previous life was possible. The overwhelming acceptance of such an approach to our music, and the stories contained within it, has shown us a potential path forward for TesseracT. It was exciting to connect with our fan base in such a difficult time for everyone, and it was powerful to see how it allowed some respite and escapism. These things were the gifts that this show gave to us, a direction and a drive, as we use this show’s example to forge a new path for TesseracT.”  

Now, Kscope are proud to present this unique event to a wider audience for the first time. The film and soundtrack will be issued on an array of formats including Blu-Ray, Triple LP soundtrack and as a limited edition deluxe 4 disc book edition on 27 August 2021. 

TessearacT live

P O R T A L S Tracklisting: 

1. Of Matter (P O R T A L S) [13:55] 

2. King (P O R T A L S) [06:28] 

3. Concealing Fate Parts 1, 2 & 3 (P O R T A L S) [18:15] 

4. Tourniquet (P O R T A L S) [04:30] 

5. Beneath My Skin / Mirror Image (P O R T A L S) [05:44] 

6. Orbital (P O R T A L S) [02:06]  

7. Juno (P O R T A L S) [06:11] 

8. Cages (P O R T A L S) [05:28] 

9. Dystopia (P O R T A L S) [06:43] 

10. Phoenix (P O R T A L S) [04:18] 

11. Nocturne (P O R T A L S) [04:21] 

12. Eden (P O R T A L S) [06:30] 

13. Of Energy (P O R T A L S) [11:05] 

14. Seven Names (P O R T A L S) [05:02]  

 P O R T A L S will be released on the following formats with pre-orders available on theTesseracT band  webstore and Kscope label store from 17 June and other retailers from 18 June HERE (https://tesseractkscope.lnk.to/PORTALS

LIMITED EDITION DELUXE 4 DISC BOOK EDITION includes: P O R T A L S main feature; Behind the scenes documentary; Live In The Lockdown; P O R T A L S hi res audio only version (all BD/DVD audio 48/24 PCM Stereo); 2CD P O R T A L S soundtrack; All presented in a lavish set with 40 page book containing exclusive pictures, extensive liner notes from Amos Williams and individually numbered art print

The band webstore will exclusively sell a limited number of this set with the art prints signed by TesseracT – available from 17 June

BLU-RAY EDITION includes: P O R T A L S main feature; Behind the scenes documentary; Live In The Lockdown; P O R T A L S hi res audio only version (48/24 PCM Stereo)

3LP Gatefold / 2CD Edition / digital features the soundtrack to the stunning cinematic live experience P O R T A L S featuring tracks spanning the band’s career to date including Nocturne, Seven Names & King

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Along with the release of the livestream event, the band will be playing their first live shows in almost two years this November and December special guests to Trivium in the UK and Europe, as well as returning to North American shores in 2022 (see the band’s website for details).