Fractal Universe: launches live video for “Fundamental Dividing Principle”

Fractal Universe launches live video for “Fundamental Dividing Principle”; announces 2020 tour with Obscura, God Dethroned, Thulcandra


Earlier this year, Fractal Universe released their new full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records, and toured across Europe in support of it. During their album release show at Le Gueulard+ in Nilvange, France, on April 19th, 2019, the band recorded their performance, where they played Rhizomes of Insanity in its entirety, along with some fan favorites. To see the first video from this set – “Fundamental Dividing Principle” – please visit:

Shot by Vincent Tournaud, the complete live show will be posted soon. See below for the full set list:
– “Oneiric Realisations”
– “Flashes of Potentialities”
– “Rising Oblivion”
– “A Reality to Foreclose”
– “Masterpiece’s Parallelism”
– “Parabola of Silence”
– “Madness’ Arabesques”
– “Architectural Aberrations”
– “Fundamental Dividing Principle”
– “Chiasmus of the Damned”
– “Tears of Misanthropy”

Rhizomes of Insanity hits as hard intellectually as it does sonically, affirming the French quartet’s place on the progressive death metal map. “‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ is a concept album based on a thought experiment around the concept of insanity,” asserts vocalist/guitarist Vince Wilquin. “It questions the origins of it, and tries to define where we set its boundaries with ‘reason’. It eventually questions its place in our modern society and surmises that it has turned into an intrinsic, unavoidable but also necessary part of it and of every human being, which we’re trying to repress at all costs.” From start to finish, the album is an immersive, complex yet wholly accessible collection rich in melody, invention, and packed with decimating riffs – wielding ten tracks, all of which hit their mark.

To purchase and stream Rhizomes of Insanity, please visit:

Next year, Fractal Universe will hit the road again in Europe, this time with Obscura, God Dethroned, and Thulcandra. Fractal Universe comments: “We’re stoked to be part of this amazing line-up alongside Prog-Death giants Obscuraas well as our Metal Blade label-mates from God Dethroned and German Death/Black heavyweights Thulcandra! This is a huge opportunity for the band and we’re looking forward to meeting old and new fans all over Europe! Special thanks to Kult Management and Obscura for their trust.”

See below for all upcoming dates!

Fractal Universe tour dates:
Nov. 30 – Audincourt (France) – Le Moloco w/ Klone, Betraying the Martyrs
Dec. 7 – Marmoutier (France) – La Charrue
Jan. 31 – Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg) – Kulturfabrik

Fractal Universe tour dates:
w/ Obscura, God Dethroned, Thulcandra

Feb. 15 – Zug (Switzerland) – Galvanik
Feb. 16 – Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv
Feb. 17 – Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar
Feb. 18 – Graz (Austria) – Explosiv
Feb. 19 – Tuzla (Bosnia-Herzegovina) – Palma
Feb. 20 – Sofia (Bulgaria) – Mixtape5
Feb. 21 – Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club
Feb. 22 – Belgrade (Serbia) – Bozidarac
Feb. 23 – Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer-Kert
Feb. 24 – Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal
Feb. 25 – Prague (Czech Rep.) – Futurum
Feb. 26 – Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat
Feb. 27 – Warsaw (Poland) – Proxima
Feb. 28 – Riga (Latvia) – Melna Piektdiena
Feb. 29 – Tallinn (Estonia) – Tapper Club
Mar. 1 – Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia
Mar. 3 – Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben
Mar. 4 – Oslo (Norway) – John Dee
Mar. 5 – Aarhus (Denmark) – Voxhall
Mar. 6 – Essen (Germany) – Turock
Mar. 7 – Landshut (Germany) – Rocket Club

Fractal Universe line-up:
Guitar/Vocals: Vince Wilquin
Guitar: Hugo Florimond
Bass: Valentin Pelletier
Drums: Clément Denys

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