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TesseracT To Release Tour Edition Of “Polaris” With Bonus Reworked Tracks


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TesseracT will be releasing a special two-disc tour edition of their latest album, “Polaris“, on September 16th, coinciding with their North American tour with Gojira. The second disc has been titled, “Errai“, and features reworked versions of the “Polaris” tracks, “Survival“, “Cages“, “Tourniquet” and “Seven Names“. To that end the band worked with producer/engineer Aidan O’Brien, who commented of the process:

“I’ve been lucky enough to contribute to various bits of TesseracT material since the Perspective EP back in 2012, but it was a thrill and an honour to be asked to have a much more involved role in working on reimagining four of the tracks from Polaris. Being given the chance to offer my interpretations of the songs at the core of these wonderfully nuanced and complex arrangements, as well as the chance to work closely with such talented musicians, was hugely exciting and I’m extremely proud of the results. It’s still unmistakably TesseracT, but from an angle I think a lot of people won’t have heard before.”

The band’s vocalist Daniel Tompkins commented:

“It’s been fantastic to re-visit & re-work the vocals to some of the Polaris tracks from a different angle and with the benefit of time and space. The normal process of writing TesseracT songs starts with the creation of the music followed by the lyrical content; this time Acle and Aidan have stripped away the music and re-created the songs based around the vocals. As a result this has allowed much more breathing space between both and also highlighted much more detail in the performance.”

A separate vinyl release of “Errai” is also being planned with pre-orders to launch on May 27th. Artist Dan Mumford also reinterpreted the cover art for the album, which you can view below:

TesseracT - Polaris (Tour Edition_

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