TesseracT's Portals is now available to rent and buy on digital platforms

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TesseracT fans can now enjoy the band's cinematic live show, Portals, in SD and HD via Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google. 

The slick, five-act "experience" – filmed at Lite Up Studios in Fareham and originally streamed exclusively via the band's website in December 2020 – contains material from the British act's back catalogue, including tracks from their 2018 concept album, Sonder. The recorded audio and footage was released across multiple physical formats in 2021, but this is the first time it's been made available to rent or buy digitally.

At the time of the original stream, Prog reviewer David West described it as "a slick and polished record of the djent flagbearers in fullest mettle."

Says bassist Amos Williams of the show's expansive concept, “Portals is a celebration of our love of performing. Each act is a still from an ever-evolving musical personality. Each song is the conversations you have with old friends when you meet up for the first time in ages and you pick up exactly where you left off.” 

TesseracT are currently working on their studio fifth album, which is rumoured to be out later in 2023.

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Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.