For as much as I love metal (especially prog and tech metal), I absolutely adore R&B and MoTown. So when I see a mixture of these two genres, I get more than a little excited, to say the least.
Below you can watch Skyharbor/ex-TesseracT vocalist Daniel Tompkins singing over singer/songwriter Jon Gomm‘s acoustic interpretation of the Chaka Khan classic “Ain’t Nobody”. It’s a fantastic, dynamic song that is helped by Tompkins’ unreal vocal harmonies and Gomm’s stellar guitar work. I highly recommend you watch it below! READ MORE
UK tech metal band Tesseract has revealed their new album title as Altered States. The uploaded the above image as their Facebook cover photo. Upon googling “Tesseract Band Altered States”, a new page on their official website came up. In that page, a similar banner (without the sponsors) was posted (see it below). The filename for that banner was “TessAlbumTitleReleaseTimeline02WEBSITE1″, pretty much confirming that this is the new album title.
This will be the first full album since singer Daniel Tompkins left the band. In that time, Sky Eats Airplane singer Elliot Coleman joined the band for a short while. He too left and the band is now joined by singer Ashe O’Hara. They released a single entitled “Nocturne”, which you can hear below. READ MORE
Ex-TesseracT singer Daniel Tompkins has announced the formation of his new band In Colour via his Facebook page. The group, which is foudned by ex-SikTh guitarist Dan Weller, is founded upon the group’s love of 80′s and 90′s pop music while adding in ethereal ambience and a modern flair.
The group has also released a music video for their first single “Listen For The Rain” as well as an audio stream of “All That I’ve Been Waiting For”. The songs come from their debut album, which has a Summer 2013 release date and was recorded at the Karma Sounds studio in Thailand.
You can stream the songs as well as read the full band bio below. READ MORE
TesseracT is a band that came seemingly out of nowhere and rocked the metal community. The band’s mixture of vicious metal riffs with glorious, beautiful soundscapes captured and awed, garnering a fanatical fanbase that are near rabid supporters.
In August of 2011, singer Daniel Tompkins left the band, replaced by Sky Eats Airplanes vocalist Elliot Coleman. Less than a year later, Elliot left the band and fans were again left wondering what would be the next step. After all, the only official release with Coleman was the Perspective EP, which was a rerecorded version of “Eden” entitled “Eden 2.0” as well as acoustic covers of three songs from the One album (review) and a cover of Jeff Buckley’s “Dream Brother”. So many were left wondering when new material would surface.
Then, suddenly, a post on the band’s Facebook stated that not only had a new singer been locked down but that a new single, “Nocturne”, would soon be released. Anticipation reached cosmic levels. Could this song satisfy the hopes of so many after so much had happened? Well, I was given a copy of the upcoming single and I have my thoughts on it below. Read on for my review! READ MORE