Four years after the release of GHOST (their fourth album) on My Proud Mountain and tours with bands like Neurosis, WLVS and Whores, TESA are back.
CONTROL is the new and sixth studio album of the band form Riga, Latvia, and will be released in May 2020.
Recorded and engineered by Girt Laumanis, with whom the band has worked on all previous records, and mastered again by James Plotkin who worked with artists like Sunn O))), Electric Wizard, ISIS, EARTH and Pelican.
With this release TESA has ventured into a more dynamic and diverse part of songwriting and composing.
Significantly, the first complete instrumental album (even though vocal parts have always been more of a contextual, often barely noticeable layer) that drifts from monotonous rhythmics, dark but still melodic riffs into layers of drone, ambient and even harsh noise.
Blending all tracks together with interludes and ambient passages, the album is best experienced as a whole, as was the band's primary intent when arranging the composition and flow of the songs.