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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...
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...
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!"
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
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.
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.
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
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...
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:
Friday 29 JULY BRISBANE, THE ZOO
Saturday 30 JULY SYDNEY, THE ANNANDALE
Sunday 31 JULY MELBOURNE, NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
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.
Tesseract recently completed a tour of North America alongside Protest the Hero and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster. On May 2nd of that trek, the band stopped into Metal Injection's Brooklyn studio to record an acoustic session that is now available online through MetalInjection.net. The band recorded three songs, one being a cover of Jeff Buckley's Dream Brother. Bassist, Amos Williams commented:
"There are very few artists that TesseracT, as a band, can all enjoy. Jeff Buckley is one of them. Ever since hearing Dan's voice on Tess' tunes, covering a Buckley song was something I thought would be cool to try and pull off. We didn't stray too far from the path on this one (that might come later...), though we certainly had fun doing it as well as the other songs. We want to thank the Metal Injection guys for putting this together as well as Taylor for hooking up James and Acle with the sweet sounding guitars."
The three songs recorded are as follows:
2. "Origin (Concealing Fate Pt. 4)"
3. "Dream Brother (Jeff Buckley Cover)"
This week's newest additions to the Rock Band Network are sparse, with continuing outages on the Playstation Network and only a handful of tracks hitting the Xbox 360. This week's metal roundup includes songs from Amberian Dawn, Andromeda, and Tesseract.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
"Dreamchaser" - Amberian Dawn
"Dreamchaser (2x Bass Pedal)" - Amberian Dawn
"Another Step" - Andromeda
"Revenants" - The Cold Goodnight
"Give It Up! Give It Up!" - His Statue Falls
"Schizophrenia" - Jukebox the Ghost
"I Hate" - Madlife
"Eden" - TesseracT
"Trying Hard" - Loni Rose
After the upgrade to the Rock Band Network a few weeks back, things are starting to pick up steam again with new songs becoming available. Although this week's lineup isn't as full as in past months, there are still quite a few tracks for the headbanging inclined to help celebrate the weekend in true metal fashion. Besides RBN regulars Amberian Dawn and Evile, there are also new offerings on the way from Tesseeract for the Xbox 360, as well as material from Heaven Shall Burn and Within the Ruins for the PS3.
Here are the new tracks, including the non-metal songs, added today to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network:
Amberian Dawn - "Lost Soul"
Mafia Track Suit - "Forest for the Trees"
Parry Gripp - "Spaghetti Cat (I Weep For You)"
TesseracT - "Deception - Concealing Fate Part Two"
TesseracT - "Deception - Concealing Fate Part Two (2x Bass Pedal)"
Twin Atlantic - "Audience and Audio"
Madlife - "Money"
Rose of Jericho - "Find Beauty"
Quartered - "Africa (RB3 Version)"
Lazarus AD - "Thou Shalt Not Fear"
Bioshaft - "Payback (Come On)"
These tracks will hit the PlayStation 3 version on April 19th:
Dance Gavin Dance - "Lemon Meringue Tie"
Heaven Shall Burn - "Endzeit"
Within the Ruins - "Feast or Famine"
Amberian Dawn - "Snowmaiden"
Stan Bush - "Til All Are One"
Evile - "Plague to End All Plagues"
Widespread Panic - "Surprise Valley (Live)"
Sea Wolf - "You're a Wolf"
The B.O.L.T. - "Genius"
Ballyhoo! - "Paper Dolls"
Tesseract is currently touring through North America alongside Protest the Hero and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, marking the band's first trek through the U.S. since releasing the full-length album "One." The band has now checked in with a second tour video, which can be viewed below. The first tour video is also available at this location.
Here's the tracklisting for the sampler.
1. Goes Cube - “Thunderheads” from In Tides And Drifts”
2. TesseracT - “Nascent” from “One”
3. Trap Them - “The Fact” from “Darker Handcraft”
4. Kvelertak - “Mjød” from “Kvelertak”
5. Napalm Death - “Diktat” from “Time Waits For no Slave”
6. Last Chance To Reason - "Temp Files" from “Level 2”
7. Deicide - “Into the Darkness You Go” from “To Hell With God”
8. Blackguard - “Firefight” from “Firefight”
9. As Blood Runs Black - “Resist” from “Instinct”
10. Thomas Giles - “Sleep Shake” from “Pulse”
11. Arch Enemy - “Beast of Man” from “The Root Of All Evil”
12. Believer - “Lie Awake” from “Transhuman”
13. Within The Ruins - “Red Flagged” from “Invade”
14. Triptykon - “Shatter” from “Shatter”
15. Nachtmystium - “Ruined Life Continuum” from “Addicts”
16. Novembers Doom - “Harvest Scythe” from “Aphotic”
17. Daath - “Deconstruction/Restoration” from “Daath”
18. Nevermore - “Emptiness Unobstructed” from “The Obsidian Conspiracy”
19. Pathology - “Code Injection” from “Legacy Of The Ancients”
20. Wretched - “My Carrion” from “Beyond The Gate”
U.K. progressive metalcore act Tesseract has posted a new song online for streaming. The song, titled "April," is taken off of the band's full length debut "One" and can be streamed in the player below.
Tesseract is currently on the road with Protest the Hero and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster. The band has issued a first tour diary from the run of shows, which can be viewed below. Tessearct commented on the clip:
"So, we're currently on tour in North America with Protest the Hero and are documenting the epic fails so far. See how many you can count :D We're having a great time obviously. Still a long-ass way to go so there will be a tonne more vids real soon!"
The remaining shows are as follows:
4/5 Seattle, WA @ Corazon
4/6 Portland, OR @ Branx
4/8 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
4/9 San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage
4/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
4/11 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
4/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
4/14 Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
4/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
4/16 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
4/18 Austin, TX @ Emo's Outside
4/19 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/20 Dallas, TX @ The Door
4/22 Orlando, FL @ The Social
4/23 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Downstairs
4/24 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
4/26 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/27 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/29 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/20 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
5/1 Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
5/3 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
5/4 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
5/6 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
5/7 London, ON @ London Music Hall
5/8 Chatham, ON @ Encore Bar
5/9 Kitchener. ON @ Wax Nightclub
5/11 Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theatre
5/12 St. Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
Tesseract has posted a music video online for the song "Nascent," which is off the band's upcoming album "One." You can check out the music video below. "One" is set for release on March 22nd, 2011.
The previously uploaded teaser trailer for the video is also available for viewing at this location.
The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.
Best International Band:
1. AVENGED SEVENFOLD
2. DIMMU BORGIR
3. STONE SOUR
4. CHILDREN OF BODOM
Best U.K. Band:
1. IRON MAIDEN
2. BRING ME THE HORIZON
5. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Best Live Band:
1. CANCER BATS
3. ROB ZOMBIE
5. MACHINE HEAD
Best New Band:
1. THE DEFILED
4. THE DAMNED THINGS
4. THE DEAD LAY WAITING
1. PARKWAY DRIVE
2. A DAY TO REMEMBER
1. Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
4. Marc Rizzo (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
Metal As Fuck:
4. Zakk Wylde
Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection
Tesseract is gearing up to release the band's debut full length "One" on March 22nd and is also now giving fans another opportunity to hear new music from the record. The song "Eden" is available via Tesseract's official Facebook page at this location.
The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:
March 23 - Kingston, ON @ Stages
March 24 - Ottawa, ON @Capital Music Hall
March 25 - Montreal, PQ @ Le National
March 26 - Oshawa, ON @ The Green Bottle
March 27 - Barrie, ON @ The Mansion
March 29 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
March 30 - Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
March 31 - Yorkton, SK @ Agri Pavillion
April 1 - Edmonton, AB @ Avenue
April 2 - Calgary, AB @ The Gate / SAIT
April 4 - Abbotsford, BC @ Abby Arts Centre
April 5 - Seattle, WA @ Corazon
April 6 - Portland, OR @ Branx
April 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
April 9 - San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage
April 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
April 11 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
April 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
April 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
April 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
April 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
April 18 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Outside
April 19 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
April 20 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
April 22 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
April 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Downstairs
April 24 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
April 26 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
April 27 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
April 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
April 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 1 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
May 3 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
May 6 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
May 7 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
May 8 - Chatham, ON @ Encore Bar
May 9 - Kitchener. ON @ Wax Nightclub
May 11- Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theatre
May 12 - St. Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
Behind the scenes touring footage has been posted online featuring Periphery, Tesseract and Monuments. The footage was captured during the "League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen" 2011 tour. You can view the second and third videos in the series below: