23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
23:10 - Netzach Agalloch are so damn uneven though. The Mantle is fantastic and I also really like Marrow... but as for the rest, meh.
Gojira has announced the first North American tour in support of their awaited new album, Magma. With shows booked for the U.S. and Canada in September and October, TesseracT will be providing direct support for Gojira on this trek.
TesseracT are now showcasing the second track off of their new album. Ahead of the release of the brand new studio album Polaris, the progressive act is giving fans worldwide a chance to see their first video for the new 5-minute track "Survival". Feast your eyes and ears on the visuals and music below.
With their new album to showcase, TesseracT have announced a string of tour dates for Europe as well as North America. The band will be promoting Polaris later this year. The band has tapped ERRA, Skyharbor and The Contortionist to support them on the North American run. In Europe, the trek is happening in 2016 and they will be joined by The Contortionist too. Check out all the dates below.
New music alert! There is a new song from TesseracT to be enjoyed now. Ahead of the release of the brand new studio album Polaris from the U.K.'s progressive act, the band is giving fans worldwide a chance to hear a new album track "Messenger". This release sees the return of vocalist Daniel Tompkins. How was that as a first taste of the record?
While this year has already brought interesting releases, there are still many others being revealed every week. Today, we can start discovering TesseracT's new and third album, Polaris. The progressive act has announced an all new LP due out on September 18th, 2015 via their UK label home Kscope and a partnership with eOne Music in North America. The first new sounds can be heard on the album teaser below and you can check out the cover and song titles as well as a starting point.
After sharing clips from their upcoming release, Odyssey/Scala, TesseracT have made their entire performance from the DVD available for your viewing pleasure online. The band's first ever DVD comes out this Tuesday via Century Media Records and will be available in CD/DVD, LP/DVD and in digital formats. The video portion of the release can be enjoyed fully below where the British metallers perform with Daniel Tompkins, who returned to the band last year. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
Here is a treat for TesseracT fans. As the band is about to release their first DVDOdyssey/Scala, the first clip you get to see is the band perform two parts from the revered "Concealing Fate" movement (One). Feast your eyes below on the beauty of "Concealing Fate Part 2 & 3" performed live by the U.K. band.
In 2013, Metallicaplayed a unique show in Antarctica and also set a world record by becoming the first and only band in history to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year. Now it's TesseracT time to enter the books as the first band to perform on top of a structure made completely out of ice. The gig was part of Jagermeister's Ice Cold series of gigs and took place at Snow Village in Kittila, Lapland in Finland. Check out the chilling footage from the gig on an igloo below.
TesseracT are busy working on a new album, but before that the progressive metallers are set to release in May their first live audio/video concert. Titled Odyssey/Scala, the CD/DVD and 2LP/DVD package welcomes back One vocalist, Daniel Tompkins. Odyssey, the audio portion, was recorded live during various stops in the autumn of 2014 throughout Europe and Russia on the Altered State World Tour. Scala, the video portion, was filmed live on November 6th, 2014 at Scala, London, in the UK. You can have the first taste of what you can expect on the trailer available here.
UK progressive metallers TesseracT have a new label home. They are joining the Kscope family. The band has already found a new creative energy having recently reunited with singer Daniel Tompkins and have already written half of their third album, the follow-up to Altered State (released on Century Media), which is slated for a 2015 release. So, you don't have to wait that long to have another TesseracT album.
We know by now that if you are the vocalist of Tesseract, chances are you won't be in that position for very long. That is proven yet again as Ashe O'Hara is now out of the band. However, this time around, Daniel Tompkins rejoins after leaving the band in 2011. Tompkins will pull a double duty as singer for both Tesseract and also Skyharbor.
Tesseract have presented the first part of their latest album Altered State in a version live in the studio. It follows a tradition the band already started on their debut album One. The band performed the entire "Of Matter" movement at Sphere Studios. Watch their 14-minute performance right here.
Lucky North Americans, some of you at least. Tesseract, Intronaut and Cloudkicker will be doing a North America tour in March/April. More notably, this tour will mark the first-ever live tour for Cloudkicker. Members of Intronaut will be fleshing out the backing band for Cloudkicker on the run as Ben Sharp couldn't do it all by himself. Check out the flyer and the dates below. Tesseract will headline the tour.
Tesseract have posted online their new video for the single "Nocturne", taken from their most recent album, Altered State, only the second album of their career which followed the acclaimed debut One. The video was directed by Ben Thornley for Sitcom Soldiers and you can now watch it right here.
Altered State, the second full-length studio album following One from the British progressive band Tesseract has been made available online and can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube clip below in advance of its release. This is the first album featuring new vocalist Ashe O'Hara. Enjoy it while you can.