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PROGTOLOGY with James Monteith of TesseracT: #10 – Getting to Download Festival? As easy as riding a bike…

June 11th, 2013

It’s fair to say James Monteith has been a bit busy releasing TesseracT‘s excellent second album, Altered State. That’s why this is his first post in eight months, but he’s already taken up a new challenge – cycling to Donington. From London. Hopefully without vomiting. Yeah, right…

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Just over two months ago I was minding my own business, scratching my balls, watching the clock count down to 27 May (Altered State release date), when Prog editor, Jerry Ewing emailed me about The Heavy Metal Truants bike ride. At first I thought it was a joke – especially coming from Jerry, who doesn’t look like he’s ever sat on a bike, let alone up for a 161-mile bike ride – but after a few days of harassment I realized it was for real, and after reading about the event and the charities it supports, I was very intrigued and decided I had to get involved.

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2008 into 2009: The Plight

December 18th, 2008

Hailing from Leeds, weighing in at a combined weight of some are hard rockers, The Plight. Bassist, Sean Loughlin took some time out to talk about his year in rock ‘n’ roll.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Breaking the speed limit on my bike, signing on and touring with Converge (in that order).

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
The realisation that this is it and there’s nothing more and the fact that The Hellacopters split up.

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