TesseracT invited fans to join them in P O R T A L S last winter, an ambitious concept created to offer an escape in a time of isolation. Set to a screenplay the band created, they performed highlights 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 band and their label Kscope will release this performance/hi-art concept 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 August 27. Watch the trailer now!
Bass player Amos Williams reflects on the show and its forthcoming release, saying, “It is only with hindsight and some time to appreciate it that we realize 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 is 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 August 27.
P O R T A L S TRACK LISTING:
- “Of Matter” (P O R T A L S) [13:55]
- “King” (P O R T A L S) [06:28]
- “Concealing Fate Parts 1, 2 & 3” (P O R T A L S) [18:15]
- “Tourniquet” (P O R T A L S) [04:30]
- “Beneath My Skin/Mirror Image” (P O R T A L S) [05:44]
- “Orbital (P O R T A L S) [02:06]
- “Juno” (P O R T A L S) [06:11]
- “Cages” (P O R T A L S) [05:28]
- “Dystopia” (P O R T A L S) [06:43]
- “Phoenix” (P O R T A L S) [04:18]
- “Nocturne” (P O R T A L S) [04:21]
- “Eden” (P O R T A L S) [06:30]
- “Of Energy” (P O R T A L S) [11:05]
- “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 the TesseracT band webstore and Kscope label store from June 16 and other retailers from June 18 HERE.
LIMITED EDITION DELUXE 4 DISC BOOK EDITION:
Blu-ray & DVD 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) • 2-CD 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 • 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 June 17.
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:
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,” and “King.”
Along with the release of the livestream event, the band will be playing its first live shows in almost two years this November and December, as 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.