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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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TesseracT Comments on Aussie & BTBAM Tours

Prog-metallers TesseracT have filled their calenders with future tour dates. Before embarking on a massive North American tour with Between the Buried and Me, the UK act hits the road for a European headlining tour. Recently, the band completed an Australian tour.

"Australia was a revelation! We won't lie, it's not easy to get 'down-under'. 25 hours trapped in a tin can, hurtling at 600 miles an hour, 40,000 feet in the air over land and sea with nothing but your fellow passenger's flatulence and airline 'food' for company is hell. But the end goal was SO worth it! We were amazed at the response in each town, especially Melbourne. You guys really made the gig amazing," comments bassist Amos Williams.

"So what's next for us this year? First, we have a European headliner - the Lowering the Tone Tour 2011, with Chimp Spanner and Uneven Structure. Secondly, we return to the US and Canada this October as part of the 'Saints and Sinners' North American Tour. This bill is insane. We're gonna have to really be on the ball every night as the other two bands are masters of tech. After us will be Animals As Leaders. Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes are probably the most exciting guitarists on the scene today. The pair are like aliens with super human skills and innovative ideas. Then headlining will be Between the Buried and Me...Intense and hugely energetic."

"We're so happy to be returning to the US and Canada re-visiting all our North American fans, and hopefully picking up a few new ones along the road!"

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BTBAM Announces North American Tour Dates

American progressive metal act Between The Buried And Me has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of North America. The tour, which will feature support coming from Animals As Leaders and TesseracT, will begin in late October and will run through to December hitting 27 cities in the United States and Canada. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

10/27 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/28 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs
10/29 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
10/30 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/01 Richmond, VA – The Hat Factory
11/02 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
11/03 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/05 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
11/06 Birmingham, AB – Zydeco
11/08 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/10 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/11 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/15 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
11/16 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
11/18 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/19 Austin, TX – Emo’s (outside)
11/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
11/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11/23 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/25 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/26 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
11/27 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/29 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
11/30 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
12/01 Calgary, AB – The Republik
12/02 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/03 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
12/04 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Center
12/07 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/08 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
12/09 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
12/10 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts

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Tesseract Video Interview Posted Online

Hit The Floor Magazine has posted a new video interview online with guitarist James Monteith from Tesseract, which can be viewed in the player provided below.

Tesseract also recently announced upcoming U.K. tour dates in September. Full details on the run of shows can be found by heading over here.

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Tesseract Posts Behind-The-Scenes Footage

U.K. progressive metal group Tesseract has posted some behind-the-scenes footage online from its time spent at the recent Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards in London, England. You can check out the clip in the player provided below.

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Tesseract To Embark On U.K. Tour

Progressive metal group Tesseract has announced that it will be touring the United Kingdom this September alongside Chimp Spanner and Uneven Structure. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

09/08 London, UK – The Garage
09/09 Cardiff, UK – CF10
09/10 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/11 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy
09/12 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
09/13 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
09/15 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
09/16 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
09/17 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms

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More Metal Songs Hit The Rock Band Network

After several disappointing weeks with less variety in the metal department, this Friday's roundup of new Rock Band Network tracks includes offerings from Amberian Dawn, Black Guard, Ill Nino, Indestructible Noise Command, and Otep. The PS3 edition will also get music from Andromeda and Tesseract starting on the 21st.

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


Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Ill Niño - "Against The Wall" (160 MSP)
Indestructible Noise Command - "Rain" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Otep - "Fists Fall" (160 MSP)
Where The Ocean Meets The Sky - "The Mettle of a Man" (160 MSP) More...

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Periphery Announces Australian Shows

This July will see Periphery heading to Australia as part of the "The League of Extraordinary Djentlemen" tour and joining the bill will also be fellow metallers Tesseract. The currently announced dates are as follows:


You can also find a video clip of Periphery discussing the band's new "Icarus" EP by navigating over here. Periphery's cover of the Metallica track "One," which is part of the "Homefront" video game soundtrack, is available to be heard at this location.

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