To coincide with their previous announcement of touring with Gojira in the US this coming September, TesseracT have announced a new version of their critically acclaimed studio album, Polaris, will be out on 9/16. The new 2016 edition features a bonus second disc, Errai, which features four reworked off of Polaris — “Survival”, “Cages”, “Tourniquet” and “Seven Names”. These tracks have been re-imagined by the bands long time live producer and sound engineer Aidan O’Brien.
TessaracT vocalist Dan Tompkins comments “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”
The Polaris Tour Edition will be released as a 2 CD set, with Errai being released as a stand-alone 180g heavyweight clear vinyl with enclosed download code. Pre-order starts on 27th May.