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TesseracT will return to North America for a healthy batch of tour dates slated for later this year. The band has tapped THE CONTORTIONIST as main support along with ERRA, and SKYHARBOR. “Five years ago we bundled ourselves in to a van and set off on our debut North American tour,” says bassist Amos Williams. “It was not only our North American debut but also our first major tour, really.”

Dates will kick off on November 2nd at the Theater for Living Arts in Philadelphia and run coast to coast making a few stops in Canada before wrapping things up at Irving Plaza in New York City on December 7th.

Dates BELOW.

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TesseracT streaming ‘Odyssey/Scala’ in entirety

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:48 AM (PST)


British progressive metal mischief-maker’s Tesseract have decided to stream Odyssey/Scala in its entirety on Youtube.

Odyssey/Scala will be TesseracT’s first foray into releasing full-length live audio/video concert footage. It also sees the return of vocalist Daniel Tompkins.

Instead of the DVD being one full go, a traditional live concert, the band recorded the audio portion (Odyssey) while on the European and Russian legs of the Altered States World Tour.

The video portion (Scala) was filmed at home in London, UK.

Check out the video here.

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Tesseract release live video for “Nocturne”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:34 PM (PST)


Music keeps a lot of us sane, though Tesseract‘s nerve defying dare-devilry IS often insane. Taken from the live album,’ Odyssey/Scala‘, Century Media, 2015, the performance is a well shot and extremely capable expression of melody, climbing and complex arrangements and a plunge into the unknown. Prog fans can dig it BELOW.

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tesseract-tour-poster“It was the best of times, it was the…blurst of times?!”

That about sums it up, as I bang around on this keyboard trying to sum up ways to describe this experience. I witnessed two nights of this unique tour. Twelve dates in the whole tour sold out. UK’s TesseracT headlined with Intronaut pulling double support duty. They played as the backing band for Ben Sharp’s Cloudkicker before their own Intronaut set. All tour long. Playing and mixing all the various instruments on his Cloudkicker recordings makes touring next to impossible. Intronaut finally filled that gap, after three years of planning. Very special. I’ve heard of single musicians doing double duty. Protest the Hero’s drummer did it touring with them and his old band, The Kindred. The Defibulators’ guitarist Roadblock did it as well, playing with The Dixons before a lengthy Defibs set. A whole band doing their set, plus a second set of music that has never seen a crowd is very rare.

TesseracT had a bit of a rougher time. Singer Ashe O’Hara was sick pretty much the whole month, even to the extent of not performing for the sold out dates in both Boston and Philadelphia near the end of the tour. In my interview with TesseracT’s bassis Mos WIlliams, he said the crowd was very accepting of the announcement and filled the vocal void with their own voices. Ashe did perform for the final night at New York’s Gramercy Theater, but he was looking rough when I saw him at Aftershock in Kansas, just six days earlier. Also, second guitarist James Monteith was absent for this tour, as well as the last. Regardless of the hurdles, they powered through and still created a very dynamic and textured atmosphere, very true to their performance styles. I was also treated to an extended photo shoot, both for sound check and their full set.

Click here for the pictures and reviews from both nights. 

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Interview: Mos Williams of TesseracT

Posted by NichTheHair on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 3:36 PM (PST)



On the final night of TesseracT‘s headlining tour, I spoke with bassist Mos Williams on the challenges they faced down this tour and Altered State‘s year release. I was fortunate en0ugh to see two nights of this tour package and you can read about that here.


Check it out here.


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Tesseract release “Of Matter” live studio video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:55 PM (PST)

TesseractBritish prog-metallers Tesseract have released a video of them performing their song “Of Matter” live at the Sphere Studio.

“Of Matter” comes off of their latest album Altered State.

The band had this to say about the video:

“Way back in 2010, we filmed a live recording of “Concealing Fate” at Sphere Studios with Francesco Carmeli. We enjoyed this so much that we have always wanted to do it again, and Altered State gave us the perfect opportunity to do so. Sphere Studios London has now closed and moved to L.A, so it was especially important for us to go back and film the recording of “Of Matter” before Francesco moved the studio. This video is hopefully the first of four, that cover the whole of the latest album, where we aim to film four different recordings of the four different sections of Altered State in four different studios throughout our small little world. As with everything TesseracT, the video shows the slight evolution of each track as we take it from the studio on to the stage. We hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did!”

The band is currently on tour, check out tour dates along with the “Of Matter” video here.

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Double Beheader: One Night, Two Boroughs, Three Interviews

Posted by NichTheHair on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:23 PM (PST)

DoubleBeheaderNever before have I thrown myself into two concerts in a night. On top of that, I planned a hat trick of interviews throughout my evening. I was loaded for bear as my night started in Manhattan at The Marlin Room of Webster Hall to catch thrashers Diamond Plate from Chicago and Boston’s Revocation. This marks the second time I’ve seen Revocation. So fun to see live. Both have new albums out and Diamond Plate is sporting a new singer on theirs. I caught up with Diamond Plate’s Matt Ares after their set, along with David Davidson and Phil Dubois of Revocation later.

Post-Gramercy, I hopped a train to Brooklyn to catch the last, and sold the fuck out, show for TesseracT‘s US tour at the mighty Saint Vitus. Vitus is by far the standard for live metal in New York City and was totally pumped to see such a dynamic band on that stage. They had some troubles on the road earlier in the day, so their tardiness was actually a boon for me to get there in enough time in my already insanely booked night. After a ridiculously energetic yet ethereal performance, I spoke with drummer Jay Postones afterwards about this tour and the reception of their new singer, Ashe O’Hara.

My daunting endeavor turned out a to be a huge victory and with you I share the spoils. I got set lists from everyone I interviewed. So if you want to relive the shows, check out the Double Beheader playlist out here.

Click here for the coverage of the two shows and the three interview links.

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Interview-Jay Postones of TesseracT

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM (PST)


After thoroughly entertaining a sold out crown at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus, TesseracT‘s drummer Jay Postones talked with us about the reception of their latest release on Century Media, Altered State. We also hit on tentacle porn and vomit-flavored Jelly Belly beans. It was interesting. Tesseract just finished a tour of the Us and are now touring Mexico. ¡Ir a velos!

Click here for the full interview.

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Tesseract release “Nocturne” music video

Posted by GageT on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM (PST)

tesseract_altered_stateBritish progressive metallers Tesseract have released the video for “Nocturne,” a track from their outstanding sophomore album, Altered State.

The band commented:

“As we haven’t taken part in our promo videos for a while, we felt now was the time to make an appearance. But we also wanted to create a journey with the video that was similar to the journey portrayed by the music. A pretty straightforward step from the night, what it hides and the fear it generates, into the reassurance and safety of the dawn.”

Check out the video here.

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Tesseract UK progressive metallers Tesseract have today released their new album Altered State via Century Media Records. In conjunction with that release, they have also released the music video for “Singularity”.

Check out “Singularity” as well as the Altered State track listing here.

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Tesseract announce release date and track listing for Altered State

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM (PST)

Tesseract Band Picture UK progressive metallers Tesseract will release their second album Altered State on May 27, 2013 in Europe and May 28, 2013 in North America via Century Media.

Tesseract says of the album:

“The concept behind the presentation of ALTERED STATE is very simple. It is about change, and how life is change. We have been through a very difficult period of time over the last few years. It is a miracle that the band has survived.  I feel it is the ability to step back and see everything for what it is (hence the Perspective EP) that has allowed us to get on with life and try to enjoy it. Reality is change.”

The track listing is:

01. Of Matter – Proxy
02. Of Matter – Retrospect
03. Of Matter – Resist
04. Of Mind – Nocturne
05. Of Mind – Exile
06. Of Reality – Eclipse
07. Of Reality – Palingenisis
08. Of Reality – Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy – Singularity
10. Of Energy – Embers

Check out European tour dates with Periphery here.

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MR Staff Picks: Top Ten Albums of 2011 (Nich The Hair)

Posted by NichTheHair on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM (PST)

Greetings my sweet cretins and Happy New Year to you all. I, Nich The Hair, deliver to you my top ten metal albums of the year. We here at Metal Riot saw some phenomenally brutal offerings, and some flat out terrible ones as well, this past year from many of the front runners of metal. Picking and choosing this was hardly an effortless task.

So, without further ado, I humbly submit my selections and await the virtual bitch slapping you psychotic know-it-alls are dying to administer.

Click here for the rundown.

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Tesseract offers free download for “Eden”

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM (PST)

UK progressive metallers Tesseract have recently released their re-recorded version of their track “Eden” as a free download. The song, which was originally included on their debut album “One”(via Century Media), was re-recorded with their current vocalist Elliot Coleman. They also have recently released a video for the track directed by Ganesh Rao, which you can check out here.

“We’re really happy with how Eden 2.0 turned out, and as a gift to all of our wonderful friends we’d like to share it with you guys for free, as a token of our appreciation for your support over the last few years.” Says bassists Amos Williams. “We had always wanted to revisit ‘Eden’ and Elliot joining our fold gave us the perfect opportunity to do such a thing. We hope that this, along with the beautiful and haunting video for its release directed by Ganesh Rao, is a fitting introduction to the world of the new Tesseract sound ahead of the new album which we aim to start writing soon.”

You can download “Eden” at this location.

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Tesseract releases new music video for “Eden”

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 5:44 PM (PST)

UK progressive metallers Tesseract have recently released a video for their re-recorded version of their track “Eden.” The song, which was originally included on their debut album “One”(via Century Media), was re-recorded with their current vocalist Elliot Coleman and the video was directed by Ganesh Rao.

Check it out here.

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Video: TesseracT recording new material

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 12:48 PM (PST)

Hot off the heels of one front man leaving and another taking his place, prog metal band TesseracT are in the studio trying to continue their new-found success.

The track shown in the following video is entitled “Eden,” a song they once recorded but are now re-imagining with their new singer Elliot Coleman.

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