Anyone familiar with British progressive metal band TesseracT will no doubt be aware of “Concealing Fate“, the six-part, 31+ minute long song that was released as an EP in 2010 prior to a North American tour with Devin Townsend, and also formed the core of their debut album One.
It should come as no surprise, then, that their forthcoming sophomore effort Altered State will follow a similar path, only bigger, longer and…multi dimensionaler, probably. Confirmed as per the above update on their label Century Media Records’ Facebook page on Friday, this continues the ramp up process for the new album, which will be their first with new vocalist Ashe O’Hara, who joined the band last year after the departure of Elliot Coleman, and is their fifth vocalist to date, and third in the past two years.
For anyone wondering how Ashe will sound – the bar being set high by Daniel Tompkins – have no fear, as “Nocturne” was released as a free download around the time he was announced, and shows he, at the very least, can match Daniel’s more ethereal vocal chops, which is what made Concealing Fate and One so special.
Expect a late spring release for this one.