TesseracT have announced a deluxe vinyl reissue of their critically-acclaimed 2013 album ‘Altered State’ for release on the 6th November via Century Media. This 4LP+2CD set collects the original album together with the instrumentals, the latter of which have never been released on vinyl. Each 180g 2LP set comes in a gatefold sleeve, packaged in a slipcase with 4 individual inserts/lyric sheets, plus 2 CD’s.
The band comments: “For the band, we always felt like we hit a perfect balance with the presentation on Altered State. And that the concept was made even more striking in a gatefold vinyl package. There’s just something very tactile and real about that iteration. We’re all really looking forward to it being available in that format again.”
The deluxe set is now available to pre-order, including as exclusive silver & clear editions available only from the band here: www.brvd.de/TesseracTEU
There are also white & transparent turquoise editions available from CM Distro in Europe, and a standard black edition. Pre-order now here: https://tesseractband.lnk.to/AlteredState
‘Altered State’ was originally released back in 2013, and is the only album to feature vocalist Ashe O’Hara, as well as garnering as Best Album nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2013. This followed their Best New Band win at the previous years awards. Watch the video for the single ‘Nocturne’, which has over 2.7 million views on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/get0cXOsSXg
The instrumental version of ‘Nocturne’ which features on this 4LP set also features a guest appearance from Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried & Me.
Most recently, the band (with vocalist Daniel Tompkins) released their latest album ‘Sonder’ in 2018, before embarking on a world tour in support of the record. During the enforced lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, the band performed a ‘Live in Lockdown’ session, recorded in 5 different locations, across 3 different countries. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8bNzSr2zdw