As you may remember, Tesseract (with vocalist Dan Tompkins still intact) did a short acoustic session for Metal Injection last year (video from the session above). It looks like the idea of Acousseract went over well and has stuck with them, because they’re releasing a new acoustic EP this year called Perspective (a working title). The EP will feature acoustic interpretations of select tracks from One with newcomer Elliot Coleman on vocals.

This came to some light on Saturday when bassist Amos Williams posted bass tabs for ‘April’ while mentioning the new EP and the title. UPDATE: Since this post was published, the band confirmed the acoustic EP along with a bass playthrough of the new version of ‘April:’

Now, TESSERACT fans will be pleased to hear the band is currently working on an acoustic inspired EP with new vocalist Elliot Coleman, to be released in Spring.  Below is a video of bassist Amos Williams performing a bass guitar play through to a track from the EP.  The video can be seen here, and Williams offers this insight on the video forthcoming EP:


“I’ve been planning to film myself playing along to TesseracT’s debut ‘One’ for a while now. Over the Christmas holidays I asked our fans which song they would like me to film first, to which the answer was ‘April’. This got me thinking however, as ‘April’ has evolved quite a bit, in a similar fashion to the way ‘Concealing Fate’ had evolved over the years of performing it on tour. So, I figured it would make sense to perform the latest version of ‘April’ which we’re about to release with our new EP, which has the working title of ‘Perspective’.  We’re still not sure if this will be the title, but at the moment it kind of makes the most sense.

The EP itself was inspired by an acoustic session we filmed last year in New York, whilst on tour with Protest The Hero. It made us realize that a few of the tracks sounded really great when re-arranged and approached at from a different perspective. It will feature 3 new versions of tracks from ‘One’ plus a very special cover.

Once we finish off this EP we will stay in the studio and begin work our new album. This is shaping up to continue the TesseracT sound we began to develop on ‘One’. A sound that is dynamic, tender, crushing, soaring, visceral, beautiful, emotive and heavy. A box of contradictions and infinite possibilities. With maybe the exception of Euro House…we’re not really that into Euro House…sorry.”

If Tesseract manages to release the acoustic EP and a full length album this year, then 2012 is going to be HUGE for Tesseract on top of their breakout in 2011, which saw their debut album One on many of our year-end lists, including getting top honors for both editors’ lists. What are the chances of them getting album of the year two years in a row? I hope we get to find out!

– JR


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