Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive first look at the upcoming TesseracT music video for “Of Energy – Singularity” with eight amazing photos. The photos show a woman in red lingerie (possibly NSFW?) as well as close ups of some strange, alien creature. There’s also a nice homage to A Nightmare On Elm St. with a strange tentacle joining the woman in the bath.
“Video production began on “Singularity” a few days ago. Produced by Horsie In The Hedge/Pari Passu Films and featuring the Emmy Award-winning director of photography Mark Wolf, as well as the practical effects team that worked on Skyfall and Prometheus, the video is sure to be as cinematically stunning as the music itself.”
“Of Energy – Singularity” comes from TesseracT’s upcoming album Altered State (review). Head on below to see the images. READ MORE
UK prog-metal band TesseracT have unleashed a full stream of their upcoming album Altered State. The album comes out May 28th via Century Media Records. It is the second full-length album from the group and the first with new singer Ashe O’Hara. You can pre-order the album here.
Make sure to read our review here. READ MORE
When it was announced that TesseracT’s second full-length, Altered State, was going to be another “one track broken into several tracks” situation (exactly like their 2010 Concealing Fate EP), I was both extremely excited and full of uncertainty and hesitancy. After all, the band had struck gold with Concealing Fate. Could lightning strike twice? It was a question that stuck with me until I received a copy of their latest album. And now, having listened to the album more than once (read: a veritable sh*t ton of times), I can give my answer. Head on below for my thoughts. READ MORE
UK prog metal band TesseracT have released a radio edit of a new single entitled “Singularity”. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Altered State, which comes out May 28th in N. America. The song perfectly encompasses the various musical approaches the band takes, from mellow, ethereal beauty to vicious, biting heaviness. You can listen to the single below.
Make sure to keep an eye out for my review of the album, coming very soon! READ MORE
UK prog metal band TesseracT have released a stream of the studio version of “Of Mind – Nocturne”, which comes from their upcoming album Altered State (out May 27th via Century Media Records). The band had previously released an edited version for download as a single. You can give the full version a listen below. READ MORE
UK metal band TesseracT have unveiled a new album teaser for their upcoming release Altered State, which comes out May 28th via Century Media Records. The album was produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by 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. You can hear watch/hear the teaser below.
I’ll let you know right now that I’ve heard Altered State and it’s amazing. You should be excited for this album. READ MORE
It has been announced that prog-metal band TesseracT has booked a session at Sphere Studios with the intent of recording a live performance, although they did not specify what exactly they will be recording. The band has previously released a live DVD of themselves performing the entire Concealing Fate EP in one uninterrupted take (which you can see below), so it’s highly possible that this is the plan and that the band will be recording a one-take of their new album Altered State.
Bassist Amos Williams comments, “I am pleased to announce that TesseracT have just booked Sphere Studios to do another live session. The Concealing Fate live session we did was one of the most fun days I’ve ever had as a musician, so I’m really looking forward to recording and filming another batch of tracks with Francesco Cameli (New Model Army, Queen, BFMV, Gary Moore).”
Altered State will be released May 27th via Century Media Records. READ MORE
It’s an amazing time for music, one where we have more listenable options open to us than ever before. And this number is only increasing with each day as we are given the ability to find new bands from resources such as Pandora, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and much, much more. But with that vast amount of possibility lies a loneliness. After all, how can we hope to find great new music when there are so many options ahead of us?
Well my lovely readers, allow me to offer some suggestions, shall I? Without further ado, I present to you 5 Bands That Are The Future Of Rock And Metal! Head on below to see which bands I think are gonna be at the forefront of these beloved genres! READ MORE
It really seems that TesseracT are fast becoming a band that is not only releasing amazing music but are shaping and paving the way of the future of their genre. Their music is sophisticated yet engaging, intricate yet powerful, and, at the end of the day, it’s f*cking fantastic. I still blast the Concealing Fate EP and use them as an example of metal with amazing melody and vocals.
Coming to the point of this article, the band has released a second trailer for their upcoming album Altered State, which comes out May 28th via Century Media Records, and it features new music for fans to hear and enjoy. You can hear the music below. READ MORE
Sad news has come out of the music equipment world as Robert Zildjian, founder of Sabian Cymbals, has passed away at age 89. Many artists have expressed their grief, including Tesseract‘s Jay Postones, who states, “I’ll always use and love Sabian cymbals. RIP Robert Zildjian,” while ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy comments, “I am truly saddened to write that SABIAN founder and our fearless leader Robert Zildjian, has passed on today at age 89. RIP Uncle Bob.”
Sabian commented via their Facebook page, “It is with deep, deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert “RZ” Zildjian, our beloved founder and leader. A tireless and dynamic force, he inspired each one of us in the Sabian family to work harder, to reach farther, to make a difference – and he led us by example. We mourn his passing, and we will miss him for a long time to come. But we are better people for having known RZ, and we are richer for having worked alongside him. We draw comfort from the knowledge that his spirit will live on in the music made by artists the world over.
Rest in peace, RZ.”
Our deepest condolences to the Zildjian friends and family, the Sabian crew, and all the musicians who use Sabian as a part of their arsenal. READ MORE
UK progressive metal band TesseracT have released a trailer for their upcoming album Altered State, which comes out May 28th in N. America (May 27th in Europe). The trailer, which you can watch below, features new music from the sophomore album.
The album is a single 43-minute track that is divided into four movements: Of Matter, Of Mind, Of Reality, and Of Energy.
Altered State is one of my most anticipated releases of 2013 and this music only reinforces my excitement. I’ve been a fan of this band for a few years now and it’s looking like I’ll be a fan for even more years to come! READ MORE
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 prog-metal band TesseracT has announced that their second full length album Altered State will be released May 28th in N. America (May 27th in Europe) via Century Media Records. The band has also released the official track list of the album. The album was produced by the band’s guitarist Acle Kahney, who was assisted by bassist Amos Williams. This will be the first full release with new vocalist Ashe O’Hara.
Consisting of 10 tracks, the album is broken into four different movements, “Of Matter”, “Of Mind”, “Of Reality”, and “Of Energy”. You can see the full track list below.
As a huge fan of these guys, I’m extremely excited to hear what they’ve done with this album. They’ve been through a helluva lot over the past few years and it’s amazing that they’ve still pressed forward. READ MORE
UK progressive metal band TesseracT have, according to Century Media Records, turned in their sophomore full length album Altered States as a 51-minute track. Now, in a way this isn’t a surprise as their Concealing Fate EP (review) was essentially a near 28-minute unending track that was split up into six individual pieces that flowed seamlessly into one another. I’m guessing that it will be the same with this album.
No official release date has been set but one can hope we’ll get to hear it before summer ends.
Altered State will be the first album with new vocalist Ashe O’Hara. A single entitled “Nocturne” can be heard below. READ MORE
Well, this is it folks, the last day of 2012. It’s been a year just like any others. We’ve had good stuff happen, we’ve had bad stuff happen. But now is the time to look forward and feel excitement. After all, it’s a new year! It’s a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, etc… And what makes things better than some new music, right? So, with that in mind, I’ve come up with 14 albums that I just cannot WAIT to get my grubby little mitts on. Check ‘em out below and make sure to leave your most anticipated albums in the comments! 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
Michigan progressive metal band The Omega Experiment has signed to Listenable Records, the record label that saw the beginning careers of such bands as Gojira, Soilwork, Textures, and more. The band’s debut album (review) will be re-released in late-February/early-March 2013. A sophomore album is in the process of being recorded.
The band’s debut EP was praised by Devin Townsend and their self-titled full length was mastered by TesseracT‘s Acle Kahney. 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
Since the signing of Destiny Potato to Century Media Records, I’ve been incredibly curious to hear what kind of music they’d release. While there is no album out yet, the band did release a single entitled “Dark Side Of You” (which you can download from the Carnival Of Sounds Vol. II sampler pack here) that I kinda love. Scratch that. I REALLY love it.
So, whilst scouring YouTube to see if I could find some more music from them, I stumbled across a mashup video they put together (I can’t believe I missed it). In it, the band presents two separate tracks, one that features a brief snippet of their song “The Wheel” that bleeds into TesseracT‘s “Origin” while the other begins with James LaBrie‘s “Euphoric” that shifts into their own “Lost Dream”. I’ve watched it several times now and I’m still not even remotely tired of hearing it. Check it out below. READ MORE
Being the huge TesseracT fan that I am, I was highly anticipating the release of “Nocturne” (review), the first new single from the band in a bit as well as the first time we listeners got to hear new singer Ashe O’Hara. Well, the band has decided that as a reward for all our patient waiting (I wasn’t patient at all. I had a ton of tantrums and was sent to time out at least six times.) they are going to release the single as a free download! So, if you head on down, you can stream the track and download it via Soundcloud. Talk about a great way to start the weekend, right?! 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
UK metal band TesseracT has unveiled Ashe O’Hara as their new singer, who hails from Hove, East Sussex. O’Hara has been a part of many groups over the years, from choirs to musical theater to ambient/metal projects to session work. Below is a picture of O’Hara with the band as well as a teaser video of the upcoming single “Nocturne”, which comes out Oct. 12th.
O’Hara states, “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!”
The band members comment, “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.” READ MORE
British prog-metal band TesseracT have announced via Facebook that they have landed a new singer, will be releasing a new single entitled “Nocturne” on Oct. 12th, and have also released a handful of shows. The singer is as-of-yet unnamed (c’mon guys, the suspense is KILLING me!), so speculation is running high. Being a huge fan of the band, I’m also on pins and needles awaiting word.
Check out the full statement below. READ MORE
Oh snap! We’re officially in the top ten and only one day away from finding out which riff crushes them all! Have you been keeping up with the awesome riffages that I’ve been posting? If not, check out 25-21, 20-16, and 15-11 before you head on down. That way, you’ll give your neck a nice warm up, getting it ready for some more Guitar Riffs That Make You NEED To Headbang! READ MORE