What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – Playlist Swap – 7/18/15

Even a cursory glance of our biweekly “What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To” posts (last weeks update here) will reveal that there is a great deal of variety among our staff’s musical tastes. Due to this, we brainstormed the idea of “Playlist Swap,” another biweekly segment that takes place…

Major Sads: Elliot Coleman Out Of Tesseract?

Sad news, everyone. Just as his silky smooth pipes won over the hearts of downtrodden Tesseract fans through their acoustic EP Perspective, signs are pointing to Elliot being out of the group. Speculation arose through a series of tweets from the singer: Always stick to what suits you best, it…

Tesseract – Perspective

Coming out of the gate strong with their debut record One last year, Tesseract became progressive metal darlings, touring the world and playing shows with the likes of Periphery, Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, and Devin Townsend Project. Without a doubt, they were set to reach the upper echelons of the genre, with One hitting up more than a couple of our year-end best of lists. Of course, the year wasn’t without its troubles; the fanbase was divided when vocalist Daniel Tompkins left the band late in the year and was quickly replaced by former Sky Eats Airplane vocalist Elliot Coleman, leaving many to speculate on the future of the band.

HUGE BUMMER ALERT—PART ONE: Dan Tompkins Leaves Tesseract; Elliot Coleman (of Sky Eats Airplane) To Be Replacement

  This weekend, after an intimate show in Milton Keynes, UK, rumor spread like wildfire that Daniel Tompkins has left Tesseract — with Sky Eats Airplane, Of Man Not Of Machine vocalist Elliot Coleman as his replacement. This story is more than just rumor, it seems. It’s quite likely that it’s the…

All Hail The Trox

(“Our fearless leader, Killtrox”) So here’s a pretty cool compilation/side project. Killtrox And The Motherships is composed of vocalist Micah Kinard (Oh, Sleeper), guitarist Zack Ordway (Sky Eats Airplane), and drummer Travis Orbin (also of Sky Eats Airplane, and and ex-Periphery member too). The band are writing the music/lyrics from…