Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Ninth Moon Black is an instrumental metal band with traces of psychedelic and ambient qualities. Their first full-length release, which came out in 2007, was self-titled and an EP followed in 2010. Now, the five piece band is back with another full length entitled Chronophage (translated: Time Eater). Only six tracks but clocking in at almost 45 minutes, does this epic take the listener on a journey or leave them by the wayside. Find out below. READ MORE
It’s summertime and Century Media wants to make sure that you rock long and hard through the heat! That’s why they’ve put out a free sampler of a ton of their artists, including In This Moment, Suicide Silence, TesseracT, Jeff Loomis, Fozzy, Nachtmystium, and a ton others. You can download this free sampler here.
Also below is the official video for In This Moment’s “Blood”, which comes off their upcoming album Blood, which comes out Aug. 14th. READ MORE
As a huge progressive music fan, the following news fills me with untold amounts of joy. Prog Magazine, a publication based in the UK, has teamed up with Orange Amps to bring the first annual Progressive Music Awards. This festival will honor visionaries, new talent, and talented musicians within the progressive rock genre. Now, I’m aware that genre-specific award shows don’t have much of a reach outside the listeners who enjoy said genre, but it’s still nice to see recognition given to a genre that is almost always shunned.
This year Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, Storm Corrosion) leads with five nominations. He is followed by both Steve Hackett (Genesis) and Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), who each have four nominations, while Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) and It Bites each have three.
A full list of the nominees can be seen here.
TesseracT bassist Amos Williams has entered the world of voice over acting and his debut is the amazing, super gory trailer for In God We Trust. Directed by Fightstar musicians Dan Haigh and Alex Westaway, the trailer, which was shot on a budget of £1200 (just under $2,000), is meant to entice studios to provide a larger budget for a feature-length film. The story revolves around a near-future Earth whose environment is deteriorating rapidly. The world’s governments and corporations have formed small coalitions that are each vying to secure what little remains. The protagonist, Piotr Drabik, is a scientist who believes that he has made a connection with God and that God’s true intentions are quite chilling indeed. Check below for this awesome trailer (Amos’ voice begins around 1:46). READ MORE
On April 11th, the Revolver Golden Gods took place, giving praise and recognition to the rock and metal community. Famous musicians, such as Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Amy Lee, and many more, were in attendance. It was a night meant to not only celebrate the achievements of rock and metal musicians and their offerings, but it was also a night for the fans, a way to honor their passion and their love. And it was a night that did absolutely nothing to spread the word and the importance of rock and metal. READ MORE
One of my favorite bands from the last couple of years is England’s djent/prog-metal group TesseracT. Combining seriously heavy riffs with some rather beautiful textures, they hit pretty much hit the nail on the head for me. I loved their Concealing Fate EP (review), I loved their album One (review), and I enjoyed the hell out of seeing them live. So, it’s with great excitement that I write that the band is preparing to release an acoustic inspired EP this spring. This EP will feature new vocalist Elliot Coleman, who replaced Daniel Tompkins late last summer.
BANDHAPPY is a website that offers live, on-line music instruction in all sorts of different areas, such as instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocals, etc…) to sound production and engineering, and much more. Many of the teachers that have committed to the site are from such bands as Periphery, TesseracT, Textures, Lamb Of God, Animals As Leaders, Soilwork, and more.
Many people were shocked when, a few weeks ago, TesseracT announced that vocalist Dan Tompkins had left the band and that Elliot Coleman (OMNOM, Sky Eats Airplane) had joined on as his replacement. While I wish Dan the greatest success in his future journeys, my eyes are set square on TesseracT and their next move. Turns out I didn’t have to wait terribly long as the band has unveiled a trailer for their upcoming Lowering The Tone Tour, which features support from Chimpspanner and Uneven Structure. This trailer features a new demo with Elliot on vocals. Check it out below and leave your thoughts!
A few days ago, we posted the exclusive breaking story that TesseracT singer Dan Tompkins was leaving the band and a replacement singer, Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane, OMNOM, Haunted Shores), had been found. Until now, the band has been keeping it quiet, waiting for the right moment to say something. Well, that time has come. Check after the jump for quotes from several of the members, including Dan.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored the exclusive scoop that singer Dan Tompkins has officially left TesseracT. Dan has been offered a chance to be part of a pop project, which is apparently where his heart lies.
In what might end up becoming the wet dream tour for prog metal fans, Between The Buried And Me have announced a full North American tour with support coming from Animals As Leaders (interview here) and TesseracT (interview here).
TesseracT are quickly becoming one of the biggest names in up and coming artists and rightfully so! They are incredibly intricate yet easily accesible, something that’s very difficult for a band in their particular genre. Now, after the release of One, TesseracT are already looking forward, keeping the momentum going. Working with Metal Injection, the guys recorded three acoustic tracks and the videos are now online! Check out April below and Origin and Dream Brother after the jump.
It’s Wednesday, so I figure a little humor will help make the week go by faster. Therefore, let me tell you an anecdote. My pal Jamie (drummer of Tesseract) took advantage of Facebook’s “Add any friend you want immediately to your group without them being okay with it” function. Normally, I get pissed off in these situations and immediately leave and block that group. However, this group is something so magnificent, so hilarious, that I had to remain a part of it. For, you see, this group is the “Venue C*ck Art” group, a forum where musicians, artists, and whomever so desires, can post pictures of the various male genitalia graffiti they see in venue green rooms across the world. Join the group at the link above.
A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to go and check out TesseracT, one of my favorite new bands, rocking the Magic Stick in Detroit, Michigan. Calling them new is a bit misleading as they’ve been in the underground scene for years. However, since signing to Century Media Records, their rise in popularity is nothing short of astounding. They’re currently nominated in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods as “Best New Band” (cast your votes here), they’ve toured all over the world and they have several surprises up their sleeves for 2011 alone (I can’t say what yet, but it’s awesome). Check after the jump for some live photos and a review.
Well, the time has come. The review that many have been waiting for is finally up. Tesseract’s ‘One’ was chosen as my ‘Most Anticipated Album of 2011’ due to my love of the ‘Concealing Fate EP’. So the question arises, has Tesseract been able to produce an album that satisfies? Have they been able to create that same magic? Find out after the jump!
Tesseract are making a huge scene in the metal world right now. Hell, their debut album isn’t even out yet and they got nominated for Best New Band in the UK Golden Gods (which I’m pretty sure they’re gonna get). Now, they hype is building up even more as they have released a video for their upcoming single ‘Nascent’, which is off their debut album ‘One’ (due for release next week, the 22nd). Check out the video below and then check after the jump for a comment from bassist Amos Williams about the Golden Gods nomination and tour dates for a full North American run.
If those exclusive pictures we showed you weren’t good enough, TesseracT have released a short teaser for their upcoming music video ‘Nascent’. This song comes off their soon-to-be-released album ‘One’, which hits stores March 22nd (pre-order it here). I’m loving the look and the song is badass, so I can’t wait to see the full version!
TesseracT has teamed up with AOL Noisecreep to premiere the video for ‘The Impossible – Concealing Fate Part III’, which you can watch below. The footage was recorded in studio where the band performed the Concealing Fate EP with no edits or overdubs. The entire performance will be released on a DVD which will come with ‘One’ (due March 22nd).
Bloody-Disgusting has an exclusive audio interview with Misha Mansoor, guitarist/programmer/producer of progressive metal/djent band Periphery. We chat about the upcoming tours with TesseracT and Monuments (The League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen Tour), and Fair To Midland with Scale The Summit, what the next Periphery release is going to be like and we even manage to sneak some possible exclusives out of Misha. What are they you might ask? Well, I guess you’ll just have to listen to the interview after the jump!
Bloody-Disgusting has scored some exclusive before and after shots of TesseracT’s upcoming music video ‘Nascent’. The song comes from their upcoming album, ‘One’, which hits stores March 22nd. Also after the jump are some quotes from singer Daniel Tompkins and bassist Amos Williams. I’m personally loving the look and those weird octopus brain things are kinda badass. Check ‘em out after the jump!
British progressive-djent band TesseracT have released details about their upcoming debut LP ‘One’, which will be released on Century Media Records on March 22nd. The album has the ‘Concealing Fate’ EP (review here) sandwiched by five new songs. The album will also include a bonus DVD that features the band playing the entire ‘Concealing Fate’ EP live in studio without any overdubs, re-records or anything like that.
TesseracT drummer Jay Postones has been kind enough to shoot Bloody Disgusting his Top 10 Horror Movie list. Filled with a mixture of classics and a few unusual choices, this is definitely a horror fan’s list! Jay was so excited to do this list that he even sent a picture of his home theater system! Check after the jump for the home theater system pic, the list as well as some honorable mentions.