Tesseract’s One has got to be one of my highest anticipated albums at the moment. The band have finished the record, but apparently Century Media are putting the album off until 2011, chalking it up to “marketing reasons.” However, Century Media approved of Tesseract releasing an EP next month (October 12th) entitled Concealing Fate, which can be pre-ordered here. The EP is actually a standalone epic broken apart into six tracks.

Here’s the band’s official statement on the matter:

“Concealing Fate is where TesseracT began. A 27 minute exploration of where we were, where we are, and where we’re aiming to be. So, it’s fitting that we release it, in it’s entirety as a stand alone piece. We can’t thank Century Media enough for the opportunity they have given us to release Concealing Fate in tthis format. It’s funny because Acle wrote Epiphany (Part 5) first, and we kind of wrote backwards from there. And the first thing that we did with Dan was 20 seconds of Origin (Part 6). But, it somehow all fits together, and seems to have a purpose and sense of direction.

We enjoy playing the whole thing through from start to finish, and to be honest it kind of feels odd when we don’t. So, sit back and enjoy the ride!”

Here’s the tracklist, which runs longer than most EPs nowadays at 27 minutes.

1. Acceptance
2. Deception
3. The Impossible
4. Perfection
5. Epiphany
6. Origin

I’m so excited about this. I’d pre-order if the shirt wasn’t white. Call me fickle, but I don’t like pit stains. Doesn’t make the band look any better, you know? But if you can handle it, you can get the package for a mere $15. That’s a deal!

In other Tesseract news, the band will be supporting Devin Townsend on his Devin Townsend Project headlining tour (aka Nerdfest USA thanks to Metalsucks). This tour is too good to pass up if you live close enough to witness such an event. Check out tour dates after the jump!

08th October       Rickshaw – Vancouver BC, CAN
09th October       Studio Seven – Seattle WA, US
10th October       Hawthorne – Portland OR, US
12th October       Slim’s – San Francisco CA, US
14th October       Key Club – West Hollywood CA, US
15th October       Ramona Mainstage – Ramona CA, US
16th October       Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas NV, US
26th October       Jaxx – West Springfield VA, US
27th October       The Note – West Chester PA, US
28th October       The Gramercy Theatre – New York NY, US
29th October       The Palladium – Worcester MA, US
30th October       Oneonta Theatre – Oneonta NY, US
31st October       Webster Theatre – Hartford CT, US
02nd November   Foufounes Electriques – Montreal QC, CAN
03rd November    The Mod Club – Toronto ON, CAN
04th November    London Music Hall – London ON, CAN
05th November    Peabody’s Down under – Cleveland OH, US
06th November    Machine Shop – Flint MI, US
07th November    Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL, US

– JR


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