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Latest Tesseract News

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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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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Tesseract Splits With Vocalist

After the recent release of the EP "Perspective," it is with heavy hearts that vocalist Elliot Coleman and Tesseract have parted ways. Bassist Amos Williams commented:

"Sadly, our good buddy Elliot has decided to leave team TesseracT. We'd like to thank Elliot for everything he has done for us. We have loved having him be a part of this beast. He introduced us to a completely different side of our sound, as well the delights of Pho! Things we will always be grateful for.

"So, as well as continuing to write and record album 2, we are also on the hunt for that special (shpecial) person to be the new full-time TesseracT vocalist."

A video statement from Elliot can also be seen in the player below. More...

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Tesseract Streaming Jeff Buckley Cover

Tesseract has just made "Dream Brother" available as a stream via Metal Hammer UK's website, so head over here to check out this very special cover of the song.

Amos Williams (bass) comments: "We decided to cover 'Dream Brother' (originally by Jeff Buckley) for an acoustic session in New York. Myself and Acle spent ages looking at different tracks. I think we entertained 'Tear Drop' by Massive Attack, 'Thin Air' by Anathema, and many more. But 'Dream Brother' just fits Tesseract very well. Plus it is one of our collective favourite tracks. It's always a risk working with a track that you love, but we feel we did it justice. It's a great showcase for the musicianship in Tesseract, and the deep emotive power that Elliot has added to the band since he joined."

"Dream Brother" will be out on the "Perspective" EP that is set for a North American release of May 22nd and a European release of May 21st. The five song digital only EP features "Eden 2.0," acoustic versions of three tracks ["Perfection (acoustic)," "April (acoustic)," "Origin (acoustic)," from the band's debut album, "One," plus the aforementioned cover of Jeff Buckley's classic, "Dream Brother." As a bonus, iTunes will offer instrumentals of all the songs on the EP.

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Tesseract Posts "Eden 2.0" Drum Video

U.K. act Tesseract has just launched a drum playthrough for the track "Eden 2.0." This is the second playthrough that the band has launched for the upcoming EP, "Perspective," which will be out on May 22nd (North America, May 21st Europe). Check out the clip below.

"Perspective," the five song EP, features "Eden 2.0," acoustic versions of three tracks from the band's debut album, "One," and a cover of Jeff Buckley's "Dream Brother." Perspective will be available digitally, and a physical version will be available exclusively through CMDistro.com in North America and the band's European webshop. As a bonus, iTunes will offer instrumental tracks of all songs with the release. More...

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Tesseract Announces Acoustic EP Details

Tesseract has announced additional details to the band's upcoming acoustic EP, "Perspective." Set for a North American release of May 22nd and a European release of May 21st, "Perspective" will be available digitally, while a physical version will be available exclusively through CMDistro.com in North America and the band's webshops.

The five song EP features "Eden 2.0," acoustic versions of three tracks from the band's debut album, "One," plus a cover of Jeff Buckley's "Dream Brother." As a special bonus, the iTunes version will contain instrumentals of all the tracks.

The "Perspective" EP track listing is as follows:

Dream Brother
Eden 2.0

iTunes bonus tracks:
Perfection (instrumental)
April (instrumental)
Origin (instrumental)
Dream Brother (instrumental)
Eden 2.0 (instrumental)

A trailer for "Perspective" was recently released, featuring audio clips from all the songs on the EP. The trailer can be seen viewed below. More...

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Amazon Celebrating March Is Metal Month

Amazon is celebrating March the right way with the March is Metal Month campaign. Lasting for the whole month, the promotion features a number of metal albums all available digitally for under seven dollars.

Included in the digital promotion are twenty-one albums from Century Media artists. A full list of albums can be seen below so be sure to take advantage of this sale by clicking one of the purchase links below!

Aborted - Global Flatline
Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions
Architects (UK) - Here And Now
Deicide - To Hell With God
Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading
In This Moment - A Star-Crossed Wasteland
Insomnium - One For Sorrow
Intronaut - Valley of Smoke
Krisiun - The Great Execution
Napalm Death - Utilitarian
Sleeping Giant - Kingdom Days In An Evil Age
SS-Kaliert - Subzero
Suicide Silence - The Black Crown
TesseracT - One
The Devastated - Devil's Messenger
The Great Commission - Heavy Worship
Vallenfyre - A Fragile King
Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder
Winds Of Plague - Against The World

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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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