Survival is the stunning new music video from British progressive metal band TesseracT. The song is taken from Polaris, their new album which will be will be released on the 18th of September via Kscope, and is available to pre-order now on the TesseracT website, and the Kscope label store.
Vocalist Dan Tompkins said about the video “As musicians we’ve never had overnight success; we’ve all worked tirelessly for well over a decade and committed to many personal sacrifices to exist as a band. Survival is a hard hitting song about the struggles we’ve encountered along the way but specifically and especially about the strain and burden of being apart from our loved ones to whom we are forever beholden for their steadfast and loving support. The idea behind our video represents that struggle for Survival and the burning desire to be reunited with our families after long periods of absence”
The clip was directed by Pele Newell (www.pelenewell.com) who said about the effort – “Working with TesseracT has been great, it’s nice to work with people that are so passionate about what they do. …The video is set in the near future where Imani has been framed. Central are hunting him down as they have already captured his family. He’s on a constant battle to find them without being captured himself.”
Polaris will be the bands first album since their groundbreaking 2013 album Altered State and see’s Daniel Tompkins return to the band. From a press release for the record -“Having found a new creative energy after reuniting Tompkins, the highly anticipated new opus will be an evolution from Altered State. Fans can expect more experimentation with sounds and tones, and deeper exploration into the core attributes that define TesseracT’s trademark sound.”
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