UK progressive juggernauts TesseracT and their UK label home Kscope have partnered with eOne Music to release their all new LP this fall in North America. “We’re very excited to be working with the eOne team, their experience and well rounded ability will certainly help us grow in our biggest market,” says TesseracT frontman Dan Tompkins. “The band is really looking forward to making the most of utilizing the resources that eOne has to offer and can’t wait to start this album cycle.”
The new effort will followup to the highly regarded Altered State LP that was released in 2013. The partnership aims to bring the band and their music to the band’s rabid fanbase here in the U.S.. “eOne are totally focused on this new record,” says Johnny Wilks, director of sales and marketing for Kscope. “Working closely with our Kscope team in London, they have created a truly exciting campaign.”
The new album from the UK’s heavy progressive rock act will be the band’s third studio album and first for Kscope.
Over the course of the last six years, TesseracT have been at the forefront of the ever-evolving metal scene. Originally formed as a studio project by guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT immediately eschewed all well-established notions of what metal should sound like and swiftly became a unique and daring entity. Acle had recruited a line-up worthy of his groundbreaking compositions and the band embarked upon a quest to inject some originality and excitement back into an often myopic and lazy British metal scene. The longstanding line up of drummer Jay Postones, guitarist James Monteith, bassist Amos Williams have recently welcomed back vocalist Dan Tompkins, whose first show back with the band was on the main stage at last year’s UK Sonisphere Festival.
The debut album One received widespread critical acclaim, not least due to the album’s staggering six-part centerpiece “Concealing Fate,” which brilliantly showcased the band’s pioneering sonic approach and unstoppable arsenal of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics. The primarily acoustic Perspective EP emerged in May 2012 to an effusive response from critics and fans alike and shortly after, their status as progressive metal’s most fascinating new creative force was very publicly celebrated when TesseracT picked up the Best New Band trophy at 2012’s inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London. Not wasting any time the band released their second album Altered State in early 2013 again to worldwide media acclaim.
Having found a new creative energy after reuniting Tompkins, the highly anticipated new opus will be an evolution from Altered State. Fans can expect more experimentation with sounds and tones, and deeper exploration into the core attributes that define TesseracT’s trademark sound.