Tesseract originally streamed their Portals performance in December 2020, which ran just over two hours and encompassed the band's decade-plus career. Tesseract will release Portals as a live album on August 27 on vinyl, CD, and Blu-Ray, and is now streaming "Nocturne".
"'Nocturne' has been a firm fan and band favorite since it was released ahead of the Altered State album cycle," said bassist Amos Williams. "As such, we threw a lot into the performance, which was matched by our production team, who really pushed the envelope with what they achieved during this track. The laser effects and lighting is powerful and emotive, and Rich's cinematography really hits the mark."
"Every tour produces a slightly different version of this track, as our mindset waxes and wanes, but this version of 'Nocturne' is a real high mark for us, we feel; it was just so much fun to perform after not performing it for a year. So, why didn't we close the show with this song if it was so fun? The thought did cross our minds — we figured everybody would want that. But we wanted to sit outside our comfort zone with an 'encore' of real deep cuts and fan favorites. Thus, 'Nocturne (P O R T A L S)' was the perfect handover between the desired and expected, as well as an excellent guide for everyone as we turned to face the weird and wonderful direction of the final act."
Pre-orders are available here, and Portals will run as follows:
- "Of Matter"
- "Concealing Fate Parts 1, 2 & 3"
- "Beneath My Skin/Mirror Image"
- "Of Energy"
- "Seven Names"