We previously reported that UK progressive metal group Tesseract’s new record Altered State would essentially be a 51-minute song. Considering the act’s crowning achievement thus far has been the stellar Concealing Fate, a full album in that songwriting style of recurring musical themes and reprising hooks bodes well for their sophomore album. Now, the band’s label Century Media Records has unveiled another key detail about the highly anticipated record: the album’s one song will be cut into four parts, with the first track being titled ‘Of Matter’:
Get ready. @tesseractband - Altered State. Four parts to the whole. Part One - Of Matter.— Century Media Records (@centurymedia) February 8, 2013
51-minutes divided into four tracks makes an average of around 13 minutes. However, it has been confirmed that the 4:18 long single Nocturne would appear on the new record, so assuming it will be a standalone track, the average length of the remaining tracks would be around 16 minutes long. Interesting! Any way you slice it, Altered State will see Tesseract playing with epic-length tracks. Prog nerds everywhere are stoked.