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January 7th, 2013

2013 Album Preview: TesseracT – Altered State

Tesseract 2013 band promo photo altered state Ash O Hara james monteith acle kahney amos williams jay postones

Altered State
Century Media Records
ETA Late Spring 2013

What they’re saying

We spoke to bassist, Amos Williams and he said…

“The new album has shaped up to be something of an evolution for TesseracT. Obviously there’s the new voice, which is exciting for us to work with. Ashe [O’Hara] brings such an intense level of emotion to the table it feels as if we have added another dimension to the music. We’ve also travelled so much and met so many incredible and inspiring musicians since the first album. This has had a huge impact upon our song writing.

Also, we now enjoy playing with dynamics and instrumentation. This came from releasing an acoustic EP last year. We’re no longer afraid to mix things up or stray from the expected path, which we feel we did with our first album. That was in the box, whilst this album is way out there for us. Don’t be afraid though, whilst it has evolved, our music is still somehow TesseracT. It’s like there is something just beneath the surface of everything we do, that shapes all we produce into a distinctly TesseracT-ish form.”

Thrash Hits verdict:

2012 was a tough year for the band but they eventually found their third vocalist, Ashe O’Hara. Judging from what Amos has told us, it should be even more diverse, including gentler moments after they veered towards the #m0sh when Elliot Coleman was in charge of the mic. Whether they’re intending on moving away from the “djent” side of things towards the prog end of the spectrum is yet to be seen but with such a solid fanbase in place and the O’Hara’s quality that we can hear on ‘Nocturne’ up there, TesseracT should be set to succeed with their second album now.

re: the album title
On 18 December 2012, TesseracT posted a new cover photo on their Facebook. It featured a the band’s tesseract-oriented logo with the words “ALTERED STATE” on it. Look.

Tesseract Altered State new album 2013 century media

After a quick google, we’ve deduced that their new album is called Altered State because the same image appears on their website, titled, “TessAlbumTitle…” Wallies. At least it’s not just called Two.



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