Break Up

TesseracT parts ways with vocalist Dan Tompkins, introduce new singer Elliot Coleman

Posted by NichTheHair on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 12:01 PM (PST)

United Kingdom prog metallers TerreracT announce today that they have parted ways with their singer Dan Tompkins. Citing more pressing life issues, Tompkins had this to say on his departure:

“It is with a heavy heart that I must announce I am leaving TesseracT. This has been the most difficult decision I have had to make in my career as a singer. My priorities in life have changed and as such I can no longer continue with the band. Our friendships are strong and I wish to thank Acle, Mos, Jay and James for all their support and dedication over the past few years. We have achieved great things, travelled the world and met many incredible people and I stand proud to say that I have been a part of the band’s success and helped to carve a wonderful album. I will hold onto these memories for the rest of my life. It has been an incredible journey and it is certainly not the end for myself or TesseracT. I look forward to new beginnings and wish my good friends all the very best for the future.”

Tompkins’ last recording withTesseracT was “One,” which was released this year from Century Media.

Click here for the introduction of their new singer, Elliot Coleman.Bassist Amos Williams drops the bomb: “We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce somebody special, Elliot Coleman. Some of you may know him as a member of Zelliack, Sky Eats Airplane and Of Legends, or maybe from OMNOM, or Haunted Shores. Well now he’s part of TesseracT! We’re very excited about working with Elliot as we feel he has a great talent and personality, as well as, and most importantly a voice that transcends the norm and continues the TesseracT tradition of taking things to the next level.”

Here’s Elliot’s comments on joining TesseracT: “ I’m very much excited to be a part of the juggernaut that is TesseracT. I know I have big shoes to fill as Dan is a fantastic vocalist, but i’m confident that we’ll be producing some great new music in the coming year and i’ll be adding some new flavours to this ever evolving machine”

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