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Below is our complete Tactus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Tactus Posts Instrumental Version Of New Album

After unleashing debut full-length album "Bending Light" on October 7th, New Brunswick five-piece progressive metal band Tactus now unveils an instrumental stream of the release. Check out this new rendition below.

Tactus' "Bending Light" features ten outer limit prog tracks produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit). It follows previously released EPs "ins(T)rumental" (2015) and "T," (2014) plus the "Enigma" single and a metal cover of The Police's "Roxanne." More...

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Tactus Posts Guitar Playthrough

After unleashing debut full-length album "Bending Light" on October 7th, the Fredericton, New Brunswick five piece progressive metal band just dropped a "Colossus" guitar playthrough video.

The "Bending Light" album features ten outer limit tracks produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit).

1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35) More...

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Tactus Posts "Red And Ivory" Playthrough

After unleashing debut full-length album "Bending Light" on October 7th, Fredericton, New Brunswick prog group Tactus is now showing fans the shredding power behind the "Red and Ivory" track in a new guitar playthrough.

"Red and Ivory" is just one of 10 tracks featured on "Bending Light," which was produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit).

1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35) More...

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Tactus Streams Full New Album

Fredericton, New Brunswick five piece progressive metal band Tactus is proud to unleash debut full-length album "Bending Light" today. In celebration of the release, all 10 tracks are now online and can be heard below.

The album was produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit. You can order a copy right here.

1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35) More...

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Tactus Streams "Aurora"

Fredericton, New Brunswick five piece progressive metal band Tactus will unleash debut full-length album "Bending Light" on October 7th, featuring mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit).

Today a third single from the album comes online - check out "Aurora" below. The band also comments on this new track:

"Aurora is the first full song on Bending Light. We wanted to kick the album off with something fast and heavy to get the momentum going, and we started writing Aurora with that purpose in mind. We loved the first few riffs so much though that we just kept writing more and more, and it evolved into one of the longer and more progressive songs on the album."

1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35) More...

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Tactus Streaming "Goliath"

Fredericton, New Brunswick five piece progressive metal band Tactus will unleash debut full-length album "Bending Light" on October 7th.

The album features ten outer limit prog tracks produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King. The band today premieres second single "Goliath" - listen in below. Tactus also comments on the newly released track:

"'Goliath' is one of the longest song's we've ever written, and it actually went through the most iterations and re-writes of any song on the album. We think it captures some of the more progressive spirit of 'Bending Light,' and is a great reflection of the directions in which we want to push our music in the future. We were beyond honoured to have incredible guitarist and our good friend Didier Archambault of Cardinals Pride put the cherry on top with the first guitar solo on the track."

1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35) More...

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Pit Stories: An Eventful First Show

Other than New Release Friday, each Tuesday is always my favorite day of the week - because it means more heavy metal Pit Stories to share!

This week we've got a tale of a show absolutely filled to the brim with shenanigans, and it just happens to have been the band's debut live performance. Guitarist Adrian Barnes from New Brunswick progressive metal band Tactus tells the story like this:

We have a bunch of funny things that actually occurred at our very first live show ever in 2013. We were playing at Pub Down Under in Saint John (which we’ve played a few times now, great little spot!). As most pubs have, there were a few weekend regulars who just happened to be at the pub during the metal show, some of whom clearly didn’t understand what to expect in the pit. In the middle of one of our songs, a few people were moshing and pushing each other a bit, and one of them bumped into this dude at the bar - he was loaded, and did not understand what was happening nor did he take it well.

He threw up his fists like he was in a boxing match and then chased the kid who bumped into him around the mosh pit for several seconds trying to hit him. Everyone was laughing, but the dude had a burning rage in his eyes that was actually pretty frightening. We were a bit worried for a second, but the door guy managed to grab a hold of him and took him outside to explain what was happening. It was pretty funny to see someone have to be taken aside after being struck in a mosh pit and get a crash course in metal culture.

Another amusing thing at that show was that at the time, the venue didn’t actually have a stage, so we were playing on the floor. The ladies washroom was just to the left of us, and our guitarist Alec had to keep stepping aside mid-song to let people by him to go use the washroom. It was simultaneously irritating and hilarious, because he just looked so awkward trying to play his parts while moving about precariously to let people past him.

Finally, another one of the locals who just happened to be at the bar, and who was clearly extremely intoxicated, came up to each of us after the show while we were loading out and had us all sign a napkin. It’s always humbling when someone wants your autograph, but it was also very hard to not laugh about it because it was only our first show and he was completely zonked . . . plus it was a napkin!

Tactus is gearing up to drop new album "Bending Light" on October 7th, 2016. Both a full song and an album teaser trailer are available below. More...

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Tactus Wields A Metal "Scimitar"

Fredericton, New Brunswick five piece progressive metal band Tactus is now streaming first single "Scimitar" taken off upcoming debut full-length album "Bending Light," which is due out on October 7th.

The album features ten outer limit prog tracks produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit). Tactus comments on the new song stream:

"We chose 'Scimitar' to be the first ambassador for 'Bending Light' because even though it's shorter and more accessible, it still showcases some of the weird progressiveness of the album. It's consistently fast and upbeat plus as one of our favourites to play, we thought it was a great way to introduce everyone to the new Tactus." More...

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Tactus Teases New Album

Fredericton, New Brunswick progressive metal band Tactus has posted a new teaser for upcoming debut full-length album "Bending Light," which is due out on October 7th.

The album features ten tracks produced by the band, with mixing and mastering handled by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit).

"Bending Light" follows previously released EPs "ins(T)rumental" (2015) and "T" (2014), plus single "Enigma" and a metal cover of The Police's "Roxanne." The new album's track listing isa s follows:

1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35) More...

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