It’s no secret that Heavy Blog loves Tesseract. As far as djent is concerned, their 2011 effort One is a staple of the genre. However, in the past year we’ve seen TesseracT take some serious blows. Losing two exceptional singers is a tough thing to recover from. Little did we know, things were far more awry than we had anticipated. James Monteith recounts the misfortune and the band has endured in the past year via Thrash Hits:
Let’s be straight up; the last year has pretty much sucked for TesseracT. We lost our singer from our debut album, much to the disappointment of fans, we parted ways with our US management, lost our US booking agent and stopped getting any gig offers in the UK / Europe.
One plus was that we got to work with the phenomenal vocalist Elliot Coleman, who joined the band to replace Dan Tompkins. But with him living in the US, the impracticalities of writing the second album were far greater than we envisaged, so we found ourselves down a singer once again in June. Various people in the industry were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to come back from this, and told us that another singer change will lessen fan confidence even further. And just went we didn’t think stuff could get any worse, our one and only tour of the year (with Animals As Leaders, no less) was cancelled. With no singer, no gigs and a massive drop in industry confidence, it’s pretty safe to say that summer 2012 was a bit of a low point for us.
You can read the rest of his Prognosis column entry at Thrash Hits. Make sure to catch them on tour with Devin Townsend Project and Fear Factory this Fall/Winter! Tour dates after the jump!
10/19 Milton Keynes The Crauford
10/21 Koln – Euroblast 2012
10/22 Paris Le Batofar
10/23 Nijmegen Merleyn
10/26 London – Voodoo Halloween @ the Electrowerkz
12/13 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (supporting Devin Townsend)
12/14 Glasgow ABC (supporting Devin Townsend)
12/15 Manchester Ritz (supporting Devin Townsend)
12/16 Bristol O2 Academy (supporting Devin Townsend)
12/17 Southampton Mo Club Southampton, United Kingdom