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.
So, we’re at the end of another year and we here at Bloody-Disgusting love sharing our favorites (and our most hated) of the past year with you. So, I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite releases of the past year. Here’s the catch: I only used albums or songs from albums I reviewed in 2010. So, check after the jump for my “Best of 2010″!
2010 was the first full year of Bloody-Disgusting Music and it’s been one hell of a ride. We’ve worked hard to bring you readers contests, exclusives, reviews, originals and more, all because of our love of music and horror. For me personally, I’ve gotten to hang out with some of the coolest musicians, listen to great albums and write about what I love. Because of all of this, here is a random list of personal favorites from this year in Bloody Disgusting Music.
I’m not going to try and sugarcoat anything: TesseracT’s ‘Concealing Fate’ EP is one of my favorite releases this year. I really enjoyed hanging out and chatting with the guys when they rocked out The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. Plus, they were cool enough to show me their guitar rigs, which might usually isn’t safe since I’m a serious gear/guitar junkie. So now you can see below what the band is like live as they rock through India. Best part of the video? Look at the bathroom at 1:32. I want that in my house with Natalie Portman or Mila Kunis (can I have both?) in the tub. Anyone want to get me a belated Hanukkah gift?
James Monteith and Acle Kahney, guitarists of prog-djent band TesseracT, showed Bloody-Disgusting their guitar rigs during their tour with Devin Townsend. The tour includes pedals, amps and guitars, so if you’re a gear junkie, like myself, then this is definitely a couple of videos you want to check out! Also, make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Acle, James and bassist Amos Williams HERE as well as our review of their EP, ‘Concealing Fate’ HERE.
Bloody Disgusting doesn’t stop when it comes to bringing you the goods and here’s another example! BD caught up with the legendary Devin Townsend, who has been a part of/produced Steve Vai, Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, GWAR, Devin Townsend Project, Ziltoid The Omniscient, etc… Honestly, he’s done too much to write out here, but it’s all been badass! Well, after the jump, you can feast your eyes on an exclusive video interview conducted during his N. American headlining tour with fellow Century Media act TesseracT (interview here). Devin and I chatted about TWO upcoming albums, great gory horror films and Devin’s love of…Antiques Roadshow?
Bloody Disgusting presents another awesome video interview, this time with progressive metal/djent masters TesseracT. I got the chance to sit down with guitarists James Monteith and Acle Kahney as well as bassist Amos Williams during their tour with Devin Townsend. We spoke about the Concealing Fate EP (review here), the upcoming album, horror and their hatred of the ‘post’ and ‘core’ genres. Check it out after the jump!
So, I’m gonna try a new article series for you readers where I post the track list of the latest mix CD that I made. I still don’t have an MP3 player aside from my Droid (never saw the use for one), so I still resort to making mixes for my car.