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TessseracT Release “King” Music Video

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TessseracT Release “King” Music Video

Deriving emotion from progressive metal can sometimes feel like squeezing water from a stone, the virtuoso playing often snuffing out any humanness in the music. TesseracT are unique in their ability to pull heart strings with guitar riffs, and when paired with the cinematic presence of directors Kyle Kadow and Steven Cleavland, there is plenty of feeling.

The duo have worked with the band to create the video for “King” from their forthcoming album, Sonder, which drops on April 20 via Kscope.

Bassist Amos Williams writes,

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 adds,
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.
Watch the video for “King” below, buy Sonder here, and catch TesseracT on tour (ticket details for all shows are here)!

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

Europe 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

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

 

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