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Tesseract To Play Bamboozle Fest

After wrapping up a successful U.S. tour with Between The Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders, Tesseract is pleased to announce the band will be playing day three of Bamboozle Festival. Held in Asbury Park, NJ, Tesseract will perform on May 20th, appearing alongside a number of impressive performers. The band commented:

"Festivals are always great to do, but for our first US festival to be Bamboozle is crazy. To be on the same bill as Incubus, Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi is a great boost for us. Bamboozle has a great tradition of mixing things up, and the bill for the 10 year anniversary festival looks to be adhering firmly to this, with bands like TesseracT, Periphery and Whitechapel sharing the stage with Skrillex, Jimmy Eat World and All American Rejects. It looks like it's going to be great fun!"

Visit this location for more information on the 2012 Bamboozle Festival. More...

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"Monsters Of Metal - Vol. 8" Release Pushed Back

The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.

The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.

The track list is as follows:

01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...

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Periphery Posts New Studio Footage

Progressive metallers Periphery have posted a new studio clip online documenting its recent time spent in the recording studio. You can check out the clip in the player below which also features a guest appearance from TesseracT frontman Elliot Coleman.

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Tesseract Posts 28 Minute "Concealing Fate" Clip

Tesseract has posted a 28 minute, uninterrupted clip of "Concealing Fate" recorded at Sphere Studios in December, 2010. The clip is included with the special edition CD/DVD version of "One," available through Century Media Records. You can check out the song below, and the band commented:

"Bam. We know other people have uploaded it. But here it is officially from us. This is where we were. And it was awesome. Where we're headed is really exciting and we're really looking forward to writing and recording the next album over the next 5 months or so." More...

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Tesseract Releases Equipment Video

Tesseract has posted an equipment walkthrough video clip online, which is available below. The band also commented:

"This is a small featurette that talks about some of the equipment we used during the recording of our 'Live in the Studio' version of the 27 minute beast, 'Concealing Fate'. This special recording was co-produced by myself, Acle Kahney and Francesco Cameli.

"It was recorded and mixed in glorious 5.1 surround sound by Francesco Cameli at the prestigious Sphere Studios, and then mastered by Andrew 'Hippy' Baldwin at Metropolis Studios during December 2010. It can be found on the special edition version of our debut album 'ONE', released via Century Media Records."

You can also find a recently released full Tessearct live set posted online by heading over to this location. More...

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Metal Injection Posts 2011 Recap Video

Metal Injection has posted a video highlight online of 2011 metal event coverage, from jumping aboard a cruise ship for 70,000 Tons of Metal, to hanging on the black carpet at the Revolver Golden Gods, to going to Summer festivals.

Check out this reel below, featuring the likes of William Shatner, Corey Taylor, Sebastian Bach, Suicide Silence, The Ozzy Osbourne Band, Richard Christy, and many more. More...

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Full Tesseract Set Posted Online

POV Recordings has posted footage online of a full Tesseract set in Charlotte, NC while the band was supporting Between the Buried and Me. You can check out the footage below. POV Recordings also commented:

"Check out TesseracT playing a full set in support of Between the Buried and Me on the Saints & Sinners tour. Filmed from directly behind the soundboard. Make sure to check these guys out, buy their albums, merch, and go to their shows. Well worth it!

"Many thanks go out to James Monteith of TesseracT for setting everything up and making sure everything went smoothly."

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Tesseract Offering Free Song Download

After announcing a change in vocalists, Tesseract entered the studio to record the revamped version of "Eden" featuring new vocals and a more developed instrumentation. After the track was completed, the band went directly into shooting a music video for the single, which was premiered earlier this week and can be seen here.

Now Tesseract is giving the song "Eden" away for free as a download. "We're really happy with how Eden 2.0 turned out, and as a gift to all of our wonderful friends we'd like to share it with you guys for free, as a token of our appreciation for your support over the last few years." Says bassists Amos Williams. "We had always wanted to revisit 'Eden' and Elliot joining our fold gave us the perfect opportunity to do such a thing. We hope that this, along with the beautiful and haunting video for its release directed by Ganesh Rao, is a fitting introduction to the world of the new TesseracT sound ahead of the new album which we aim to start writing soon."

You can get the track by navigating your browser over to this location. Tesseract is also on the road now with Between the Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders on "The Saints and Sinners" Tour. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...

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Tesseract Posts "Eden" Video

After releasing audio snippets, behind the scenes photos, and additional online teasers, Tesseract has finally revealed the new music video for the track "Eden." Though "Eden" was originally on the band's debut album "One," this rendition is a newly re-recorded version with vocalist Elliot Coleman. Check out the clip below.

Tesseract is also embarking on the "Saints and Sinners" tour with Animals as Leaders and Between the Buried and Me. Dates are as follows: More...

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Tesseract Canceling European Shows

Tesseract has checked in with the following update about canceling shows from the "Lowering the Tone" tour due to illness:

"Hi guys,

"Due to illness we're having to cancel the first part of the 'Lowering the Tone' tour in Europe with Chimp Spanner. This really sucks and it is something that we are deeply sorry about.

"However, we are trying to make sure that we're able to perform at Euroblast on October 22nd, and in Breda with Textures on the 23rd. To everyone that had purchased a ticket and everyone that was planning on coming along we're truly sorry."

For further details on Tesseract, head over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location.

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Tesseract Posts Instrumental Version Of "One"

TesseracT has gone back to the band's roots with the release of an instrumental version of "One." Check out the song below. Bassist Amos Williams explains:

“TesseracT began as an instrumental project in Acle's filthy cat ridden bedroom, so it has always had quite a strong instrumental focus. That's not to say that we don't enjoy vocals, we love them! But, it is worth noting that with every song we write, we like for it to be able to stand up on its own with or without vocals. We've always had the mind to, about six months after the initial release of 'One', to then release the instrumental version. It’s something that the fans have always asked us to do, and we felt now was the correct time to do so.”

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Tesseract Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Tesseract has posted a behind-the-scenes video clip online from the band's time working on the upcoming "Eden" music video. You can check out the footage below, or find still photos and comments from the director at this location.

Tesseract "Eden" Behind the Scenes from Escape Plan Productions on Vimeo.

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Tesseract Posts European Tour Teaser

Tesseract will be heading out on a European tour with Chimpspanner this October, and the band has now posted a teaser clip for the trek, which can be viewed below.

The dates are as follows:

Sat, Oct 15 Logo Hamburg
Sun, Oct 16 Magnet Berlin
Tue, Oct 18 Modrá Vopice Statenice
Wed, Oct 19 Nachtleben Frankfurt
Thu, Oct 20 Arena Wien Bezirk-Landstrasse
Sat, Oct 22 EUROBLAST Underground Koln
Sun, Oct 23 (w/ Textures) Mezz Breda

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Euroblast Festival Teaser Clip Posted

A teaser trailer has been posted online for Germany's upcoming Euroblast Festival, which takes place on October 21st and 22nd. The clip can be viewed below, and more details on the festival are available here.

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"Metal For The Masses" Volume 9 Details Revealed

On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.

"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."

The track listing is as follows:

Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden

Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...

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Tesseract Posts "Lowering The Tone" Tour Teaser

Progressive act Tesseract has posted a teaser video for the upcoming "Lowering the Tone UK Tour" with Chimpspanner and Uneven Structure. In addition, the band posted a rough pre-production demo track with new vocalist, Elliot Coleman on the band's Facebook page.

"Lowering the Tone UK Tour" dates:

Sept 08 - Relentless Garage London, United Kingdom
Sept 09 - CF10, Cardiff University Cardiff, United Kingdom
Sept 10 - O2 Academy 2 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sept 11 - Academy 3 Manchester, United Kingdom
Sept 12 - O2 Academy 2 Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Sept 13 - Cathouse Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sept 15 - Cockpit Leeds, United Kingdom
Sept 16 - Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sept 17 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom

Check out the video here:

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Septicflesh And More Added To Rock Band Network

Metal fans looking looking for new songs to try out on the Rock Band Network this weekend can look forward to new tunes from Septicflesh, All Shall Perish, Amberian Dawn, and Halcyon Way. PS3 users also get new music from Asking Alexandria and Tesseract starting on September 6th.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:


All Shall Perish - "Spineless" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Stabbing to Purge Dissimulation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "War in Heaven (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Fading Sacrifice" (80 MSP)
Conflicted - "Victor(ia)" (160 MSP)
Eminence - "Devil's Boulevard (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Scum of the Earth - "Bombshell From Hell" (80 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis" (160 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Without Mercy - "Slit" (160 MSP) More...

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Tesseract Posts "Eden" Studio Footage

Tesseract recently announced the recruitment of new vocalist Elliot Coleman, and the band has now posted a recording clip online.

You can check out the footage below of Tesseract recording the "Eden" single with Francesco Carmeli at Sphere Studios in London.

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Tesseract Introduces New Vocalist

TesseracT has announced that Elliot Coleman has joined the band as lead vocalist. Elliot replaces former vocalist Dan Tompkins. TesseracT bassist, Amos Williams, makes the following introduction:

“We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce somebody special, Elliot Coleman. Some of you may know him as a member of Zelliack, Sky Eats Airplane and Of Legends, or maybe from OMNOM, or Haunted Shores. Well now he's part of TesseracT! We're very excited about working with Elliot as we feel he has a great talent and personality, as well as, and most importantly a voice that transcends the norm and continues the TesseracT tradition of taking things to the next level.”

Elliot also comments: “I'm very much excited to be a part of the juggernaut that is TesseracT. I know I have big shoes to fill as Dan is a fantastic vocalist, but i'm confident that we'll be producing some great new music in the coming year and i'll be adding some new flavours to this ever evolving machine” More...

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Tesseract Filming New Music Video

While the band takes a break from the road, Tesseract decided to begin work on a new music video for the track "Eden", which appears on the group's debut album, "One." In association with Escape Plan Productions, "Eden" will feature the artistic vision of Director Ganesh Rao and Director of Photography Jonny Greenwald. In regards to the new music video, bassist Amos Williams comments:

"We like to keep a close eye on what's happening in the underground and the scene from which we were born. One day a jaw-dropping, stunning video appears on Got-Djent.com. I mean beautiful, cinematic, and emotive. Ganesh Rao created not only a great example of 'djent' with his entirely self created EMPYREAN project, but as director of the video, made something that has truly risen the bar for independent creators. Now, as it happened we were looking for a director to work with us for our upcoming video for 'Eden', so it was a no-brainer to approach Ganesh to try and make it happen. We're very excited to see what we can create together. The hope is that it's a piece of art, not a bullshit piece of marketing that does nothing but to self serve and ego boost the band. A lasting composition that can be enjoyed both visually and aurally. It won't be MTV, but like all things TESSERACT, it should be intense, emotive, and enthralling."

Behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot will be available soon, so stay tuned for a preview of "Eden." Beginning this fall, Tesseract will also join Between The Buried and Me and Animals As Leaders for the "Saints And Sinners" tour. Dates for the tour are below. More...

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