|After releasing their latest album, The Impassable Horizon, last month via Metal Blade Records, Fractal Universe is now ready to announce an upcoming livestream event in support of this new release: “The Impassable Horizon – Alive”. Set to take place on Sunday, July 25th at 11AM PST//2PM EST//8PM CEST, this show will be the one and only time that the band performs The Impassable Horizon in its entirety. Tickets can be reserved now at: https://fractaluniverse.veeps.com/ *Fans who can’t watch the initial stream will be able to re-watch it through Veeps until August 8th; additionally, an exclusive shirt design will be available for purchase during the show at Veeps.
Fractal Universe comments: “With the release of ‘The Impassable Horizon‘, we received messages from fans all around the world asking us when we’ll be able to perform in their countries. While we don’t have an answer for that, with ‘The Impassable Horizon – Alive’ we want to give all of you the opportunity to experience a Fractal Universe show from home!
We’ve prepared a unique setlist: this is our one and only time performing the new record in its entirety, alongside some of your favorites from our previous albums, all of that with our brand new stage production! So make sure not to miss it!”
Purchase and stream The Impassable Horizon at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where the record is available on CD, vinyl, as well as digitally. Fans can also visit Fractal Universe‘s official store for additional vinyl and more: https://shop.fractaluniverseband.com/categorie-produit/the-impassable-horizon/
With 2019’s Rhizomes Of Insanity, France’s Fractal Universe created one of the most musically, lyrically, and emotionally complex and compelling progressive metal works of the twenty-first century. The band toured the record hard, joining heavyweights Obscura in February/March of 2020, making for one of the last tours in the world pre-pandemic, and in doing so, sated their faithful while winning legions of new followers. With its successor, The Impassable Horizon (once again produced by Flavien Morel), they have gone even deeper, effortlessly following the trajectory they set themselves on to create an album that is riveting from start to finish. “We wanted to keep developing our musical personality and the natural sound we managed to get on ‘Rhizomes‘,” says drummer Clément Denys. “It’s a very versatile and complex album. Musically speaking, you will find catchy songs which are really direct, progressive and mysterious ballads with epic saxophone solos, and technical songs with intricate riffing.” Elaborates vocalist/guitarist/saxophonist Vince Wilquin, “despite the record being even more diverse, dynamic and including more clean vocals than its predecessor, the overall atmosphere is also slightly darker and more melancholic.” And with the introduction of Wilquin’s newly honed saxophone skills to their live set, alongside working with Gojira‘s Christian Andreu on their stage scenery and production, once the band return to the road, they are sure to be an unmissable act.
Photo credit: Anthony Dubois
Fractal Universe line-up:
Guitar/Vocals/Saxophone: Vince Wilquin
Guitar: Hugo Florimond
Bass: Valentin Pelletier
Drums: Clément Denys
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