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Below is our complete Tesseract 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.

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Tesseract Splits With Vocalist Yet Again

In the continuing saga of Tesseract parting ways with front men, Ashe O'Hara has now departed the band and Daniel Tompkins is returning to the fold. Tesseract comments:

"We have amicably parted ways with Ashe as we have found ourselves in different places, creatively. Ashe is a fantastic talent and will continue to be successful in his career and we wish him the absolute best!

"Moving forward for TesseracT – Daniel Tompkins will be rejoining us as a full time member of the band. Starting from our main stage performance at Sonisphere, UK on 05.07.14. We are also looking forward to starting writing and recording album three with Daniel, which will begin later this year."

Daniel Tompkins was previously with the band before Elliot Coleman, who parted ways with Tesseract back in 2012.

Tesseract released the "Of Matter" album (reviewed here) in 2013 and you can see a music video taken off the release below. More...

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Tesseract Posts "Of Matter" Video

Tesseract has released a video clip for "Of Matter," shot live at Sphere Studios, which can be seen below. The track comes off the "Altered State" album (reviewed here), released via Century Media Records in 2013.

You can also see the band's previous video for "Singularity" at this location, or catch the band live with Intronaut and Cloudkicker in March. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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TesseracT Announces North American Tour

U.K. progressive rock band TesseracT will once again be returning to North America. It will be the band's third tour supporting the critically acclaimed "Altered State" album (see review here).

Former touring partners, Intronaut, who will be fresh off a tour of their own with Between The Buried and Me and Deafheaven will be direct support. To make these events even more special, instrumentalists, DIY prog artist, Cloudkicker, will be touring for the first time ever with the members of Intronaut as his backing band.

Comments TesseracT:

"Last year we spent a few short weeks with a bunch of west coast musicians called Intronaut, stalwarts of the scene who have been honing their skills for years into an awesome blend of progressive jazz tinged metal. For as long as we can remember there has been a home studio producer of genre defying music called Cloudkicker. He has until now been restricted to the studio. So, it's with great pleasure that we get to rejoin our brothers in Intronaut, and be a part of Cloudkicker's first ever tour! This will be seriously fun."

Intronaut comments:

"When we first met Ben a few years back and discovered the Cloudkicker album "Beacons", we unanimously fell in love with it and have since bugged him to let us be his band. Now it is finally happening. Intronaut is absolutely over the moon about this once in a lifetime opportunity for Cloudkicker fans to hear his stuff live. Sweetening the deal even further is the fact that we get to do the tour with our favorite British chaps in TesseracT. This tour is going to kick ass!"

Cloudkicker, aka, Ben Sharp elaborates:

"This just happened to be a time when Intronaut was free and, incredibly, I was able to get the entire month of April off from work. We have been in touch since 2010 and they had told me a few times that we could make this happen, but it wasn't until last fall that I decided to give it an honest effort. Having the professionalism and technical proficiency of a band like Intronaut was the piece of the puzzle that finally encouraged me to pursue this since they are making it so easy for me. I know that when we show up for the first night of the tour everything will be locked in and we can just focus on having a good time." More...

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TesseracT Posts New Music Video For "Nocturne"

TesseracT have posted their video for the track "Nocturne," taken from the latest album, "Altered State" (see review here). The video was directed by Ben Thornley for Sitcom Soldiers.

The band commented on the video: "As we haven't taken part in our promo videos for a while we felt now was the time to make an appearance. But, we also wanted to create a journey with the video that was similar to the journey portrayed by the music. A pretty straightforward step from the night, what it hides and the fear it generates, into the reassurance and safety of the dawn. We have always really liked the idea of creating silhouettes (we tried to something similar with our first video, "Deception"), so we decided upon using back lights for the majority of the video, which is then reversed when the feeling of the music changes towards the end of the track. We feel the guys at Sitcom Soldiers have really captured the mood of the song, and also produced a video that draws you in."

Ben Thornley who produced the video for Sitcom Soldiers states: "Working with TesseracT for us was about capturing something which did a great song justice with a memorable performance, whilst providing an equally provocative atmospheric narrative. The band naturally looked great and the creative process went very smoothly and shows in the final video."

Check out "Nocturne" here: More...

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Anciients Announces Tour Dates, Streaming Album

Vancouver's Anciients has announced new North American tour dates. The band will play alongside Tesseract and Scale the Summit as part of the "Altered State North America 2013" tour, starting on October 10th, in Edmonton, AB and running through the United States and Canada to end on October 29th.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found after the jump. Anciients is touring in support of debut album, "Heart of Oak" (reviewed here). You can stream the full album below.

Anciients is the featured artist in the latest installment of "Converse x Decibel." A mini-documentary about how the vast woodlands and epic mountain ranges of British Columbia influence the band's elaborate and progressive songs is streaming now at Decibel Magazine. More...

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Tesseract Comments On Upcoming Live Shows

TesseracT will be returning to North America for two upcoming tours. First the band will hit the road with Katatonia, Cult of Luna, and Intronaut. That tour begins September 23rd in Boston, MA and runs through October 7th in San Francisco, CA.

Immediately following the dates with Katatonia, TesseracT has announced a headline tour with support being provided by Scale the Summit and Anciients. These shows kick off October 9th in Vancouver and are currently set to wrap on October 27th in Greensboro, NC. More dates may be added in the coming weeks.

The band commented on returning to this side of the pond:

"North America! We're coming back. And for not 1, but 2 tours back to back. We've all been missing Cracker Barrel, and Timmy Ho's, so it's with great pleasure that we can announce that we will be touring your fair lands again. Ever since the first tour we did with DTP way back when Ashe was called Dan, you guys have always been so cool to us. A lot has changed since then, and we can't wait to show you what we've been showing the Europeans for the past year. Firstly we'll be on tour with Katatonia, Cult of Luna, and Intronaut, as part of the Uncrowned and Vertikal tour. This will be an intense evening of dark powerful prog. It's so cool to be apart of this bill as all 4 bands create a completely different yet compatible atmosphere.

"Then we'll start the Altered State tour, where we'll have support from Scale The Summit and Anciients. Two bands that stretch progressive music to its limits. All of this is great, but you know the best bit...French Toast. Everyday for 5 weeks. Maple Syrup. Bacon. TubberacT."

TesseracT's latest release "Altered State" (reviewed here) came out earlier this year on Century Media Records. For a taste of the album, check out the naughty tentacle action in the music video for "Singularity" at this location. More...

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Scale The Summit Announces Tour Dates

Fresh off a successful tour with Intronaut, instrumental progressive quartet Scale the Summit will return to the road this fall during a North American tour with Tesseract.

The three-week trek — which immediately follows Tesseract’s tour with Katatonia and Cult of Luna — kicks off in Canada on October 9th and also features opening act Anciients.

In addition, Scale the Summit was recently invited to take part in next year’s Cruise To The Edge with legendary English group Yes, with whom Scale The Summit will also take the stage this weekend at the inaugural progressive rock fest Yestival at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.

Catch Scale the Summit live: More...

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Katatonia Announces North American Tour

Katatonia has announced a co-headlining North American tour, the "Uncrowned & Vertikal Tour," with Cult of Luna plus special guests Intronaut and TesseracT.

The two-week run will commence September 23rd in Boston, Mass. VIP packages will be available next week, along with the public on-sales beginning Friday, August 9th.

Commented vocalist Jonas Renkse: "Dear North Americans! We are happy to announce yet another co-headline tour in support of Dead End Kings, this time with fellow Swedes Cult of Luna plus support from Intronaut (US) and TesseracT (UK)!

"Since we have been touring your continent quite a bit the last few years, we thought it was about time to re-decorate the good ol' setlist a little. Right now we are rehearsing and going through some of our hidden gems, songs that we haven't yet picked up or rarely have played live before. It will probably be as exciting for you as it is for us!

"Please note that it won't be an 'old-school' party, but an evening with atmosphere so thick you could cut it with a knife! Oh, and we will probably have time to play some of the 'hits' as well. All in all, we will squeeze out as much Katatonia as possible each and every night, so let's do this one together once again, shall we?"

The upcoming North American tour will coincide with the release of "Dethroned and Uncrowned," the band's debut album on Kscope (sister label of Peaceville), home to Anathema, Amplifier, Steven Wilson and most recently, Wisdom of Crowds, the new project from Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief and Katatonia's very own Jonas Renkse.

"Dethroned and Uncrowned" will release September 10 in North America to celebrate Kscope's fifth anniversary. It can be pre-ordered now at this location. More...

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2013: Day 1

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival promised to be an event to remember this year, with huge acts such as King Diamond, Wintersun and Nightwish taking command of the main stage! With finally perfect summer weather and a lineup that challenged many other summer festivals, Friday came with much awaited anticipation!

Many of the bands this year were scheduled at the same time, perhaps the cause of this was that in the past there have always been four stages, but this year there were only three. Only two of these stages allowed media to shoot footage and photos, which led to a massive and unfortunate stress factor to an otherwise phenomenal festival experience. In addition, overcrowded photo pits with unqualified photographers led to an unfortunate decline in coverage from other medias this year. Die hard Tuska fans and Medias still showed up in hordes, and showed why Tuska is still the metal festival to be at in Helsinki! More...

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Tesseract Posts "Singularity" Video

Tesseract has released new album "Altered State" (reviewed here) today via Century Media Records.

The band has been working with Horsie In The Hedge / Pari Passu Films on the video for "Singularity." The video features Emmy Award winning director of photography, Mark Wolf, as well as the practical effects team that worked on Sky Fall and Prometheus.

Today in conjunction with the album's release, the band is pleased to present the video for "Singularity." Check it out below.

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Tesseract Streaming Full New Album

Prog rock/metal act Tesseract is gearing up for the release of "Altered State" via Century Media Records on May 28th. Starting today, "Altered State" is streaming in full via the Youtube playlist below. The album's track listing is:

01. Of Matter - Proxy
02. Of Matter - Retrospect
03. Of Matter - Resist
04. Of Mind - Nocturne
05. Of Mind - Exile
06. Of Reality - Eclipse
07. Of Reality - Palingenesis
08. Of Reality - Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy - Singularity
10. Of Energy - Embers More...

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Tesseract Posts Rehearsal Footage

Tesseract is gearing up for the release a new album and corresponding European tour. The band has been rehearsing nonstop and recently recorded footage from the practice space jamming on the track "Singularity." Check out the clip below.

"Singularity" is part of the "Of Energy" movement from new album "Altered State" and has been chosen as the first single and video off the album. An edited version of the song will be making its premiere on the BBC's Radio Rock 1 show this coming Monday. Expect the song to hit online shortly thereafter.

Video production began on "Singularity" a few days ago, produced by Horsie In The Hedge / Pari Passu Films and featuring the Emmy Award winning director of photography Mark Wolf.

"Altered State" will be released on May 28th, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records. The track listing is:

01. Of Matter - Proxy
02. Of Matter - Retrospect
03. Of Matter - Resist
04. Of Mind - Nocturne
05. Of Mind - Exile
06. Of Reality - Eclipse
07. Of Reality - Palingenesis
08. Of Reality - Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy - Singularity
10. Of Energy - Embers More...

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Tesseract Posts "Altered State" Trailer

Tesseract has posted another teaser trailer online for new album "Altered State," which is due out May 27th EU/28th US through Century Media Records. Check out the clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:

01. Of Matter - Proxy
02. Of Matter - Retrospect
03. Of Matter - Resist
04. Of Mind - Nocturne
05. Of Mind - Exile
06. Of Reality - Eclipse
07. Of Reality - Palingenesis
08. Of Reality - Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy - Singularity
10. Of Energy - Embers More...

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New Metal Added To The Rock Band Network

If you need a new fix of heavy tracks to headbang with, a handful of new tunes are now available on the Rock Band Network. Xbox 360 players can now get these two new tracks:

Hopes Die Last - "Unleash Hell (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Terror - “The New Blood” (160 MSP)

PS3 players instead will get these songs on 4/2/2013 (North America) and 4/3/2013 (Europe):

Ava Inferi - “The Living End” ($1.99)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - “Parasitic Twins” ($1.99)
TesseracT - “Deception - Concealing Fate Part Two (2x Bass Pedal)” ($1.99)
August Burns Red - “Internal Cannon (2x Bass Pedal)” ($1.99)

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Tesseract Posts Video Teaser

Tesseract has released a video promoting U.K. and European tour dates, but more importantly, is the first chance for fans to hear brand new music from the upcoming album "Altered State." Check out the clip below.

The release will be Tessearct's sophomore full-length album and will be released on May 28th, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records. Divided into four movements: Of Matter, Of Mind, Of Reality and Of Energy, "Altered State" represents the transformations that Tessearct has gone through over the past few years.

"Altered State" was produced, mixed, mastered, and engineered by Tesseract guitarist, Acle Kahney, assisted by bassist, Amos Williams at Acle's 4D Sounds studio, and marks the first full release with new vocalist, Ashe O'Hara. More...

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Tesseract Reveals New Album Details

Tesseract has announced that the band's second full length album, "Altered State," will be released on May 27th, 2013 throughout Europe and May 28th, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records.

Divided into four movements: "Of Matter," "Of Mind," "Of Reality," and "Of Energy," the "Altered State" album in its purest form is about the transformations the band has gone through over the past few years. Tesseract elaborates:

"The concept behind the presentation of Altered State is very simple. It is about change, and how life is change. We have been through a very difficult period of time over the last few years. It is a miracle that the band has survived. I feel it is the ability to step back and see everything for what it is (hence the Perspective EP) that has allowed us to get on with life and try to enjoy it. Reality is change."

The track listing is as follows:

01. Of Matter - Proxy
02. Of Matter - Retrospect
03. Of Matter - Resist
04. Of Mind - Nocturne
05. Of Mind - Exile
06. Of Reality - Eclipse
07. Of Reality - Palingenisis
08. Of Reality - Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy - Singularity
10. Of Energy - Embers

"Altered State" was produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by Tesseract guitarist Acle Kahney, assisted by bassist Amos Williams at Acle's 4D Sounds studio, and marks the first full release with new vocalist Ashe O'Hara.

The band is set to head out with longtime friends, Periphery, throughout mainland Europe and then headline dates throughout the U.K. just prior to album release. Worldwide touring will follow throughout the year. More...

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Tesseract Streams Song With New Vocalist

U.K. progressive metal act Tesseract recently recruited new vocalist Ashe O'Hara, and the band has now teamed up with Metal Hammer UK to premiere the track "Nocturne," which features Ashe's vocals. Check out the song right here or in the player available below.

Fans will get to see and meet Ashe very soon when Tessract heads out on an upcoming European run of dates, including Euroblast Festival 2013. Additionally, Tessract is happy to announce that the band has been added to the U.K. leg of the Devin Townsend Project and Fear Factory tour. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Tesseract Announces New Vocalist

Tesseract is excited to welcome Ashe O'Hara as the band's new vocalist. The following press release was issued about the new member:

"Ashe's power, emotion, and diversity will help to continue the distinctive yet ever evolving Tesseract sound. Hailing from Northampton originally, Ashe spent his early years singing in many different groups, from choirs to musical theatre, and has more recently worked on a number of ambient/alternative metal projects as well as session work. Ashe currently resides in Hove, East Sussex and is eagerly awaiting the upcoming tour and working on the new album."

Comments Ashe: "I have always been an admirer of their work so it's pretty awesome to be passed such a challenging flame. I am very aware of the anticipation and I am certainly feeling the weight of it; but I am equally excited for what shall be an amazing and shithot experience!"

Tesseract adds, "We realize that the vocalist search seemed like it took a long time, but we wanted to make sure that we found someone who was a perfect fit both on stage and in the studio and Ashe is just that. We very much appreciate the patience and support our fans have shown us and look forward to the next TesseracT chapter." The first preview of that chapter, a teaser of the song "Nocturne," can be heard here: More...

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Tesseract Recruits New Vocalist

Tesseract, which split with the band's vocalist back in June, has now issued the following update about recruiting a new member and releasing a single:

"We have found our new singer. He fits our vision for the stage and studio perfectly. Thank you for your patience over the last few months, but as the new single will attest, we feel it was worth the wait. The new single, entitled ‘Nocturne’ will be released through Century Media Records on October 12th."

TesseracT will also be performing on the following dates in October:

10/17th – The Haunt – Brighton, UK
10/19th – Crauford Arms – Milton Keynes, UK
10/21st – Euroblast – Live Music Hall – Koln, DE
10/22nd – Le Batofar – Paris, FR
10/23rd – Merleyn – Nijmegen, NL More...

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Tesseract Announces Rescheduled Shows

Tesseract has checked in with the following announcement about rescheduling shows after Animals As Leaders canceled a run of tour dates:

"Following the announcement of Animals As Leaders' cancellation of their headline tour, we have very reluctantly been forced to cancel some of our planned headline shows in Aarau, Vienna and Ostrava however rest assured we will be coming back next year.

"Please note the rescheduled dates for the Paris and Nijmegen:

22.10.2012 (F) Paris - Le Batofar
23.10.2012 (NL) Nijmegen – Merleyn

"We are again very sorry for the inconveniences caused and will make it up to all the fans who are missing out!"

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