24 August 2011
TesseracT: announce new vocalist
TesseracT announce Elliot Coleman as their new vocalist
Progressive metallers TesseracT are very excited to announce that Elliot Coleman has joined the band as lead vocalist. Elliot's huge range, distinctive character and brutal roars demonstrated on his work with OMNOMSky Eats Airplane and Zelliack made him the perfect replacement for former vocalist, Dan Tompkins.
TesseracT bassist, Amos Williams, makes the introduction: “We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce somebody special, Elliot Coleman. Some of you may know him as a member of Zelliack, Sky Eats Airplane and Of Legends, or maybe from OMNOM, or Haunted Shores. Well now he's part of TesseracT! We're very excited about working with Elliot as we feel he has a great talent and personality, as well as, and most importantly a voice that transcends the norm and continues the TesseracT tradition of taking things to the next level.”
Elliot’s catalogue of work is as impressive as it is extensive including numerous appearances with and a guest spot on Periphery's track “Race Car”. He most recently played bass in Washington DC tech metallers Of Legends, but as a passionate vocalist, he jumped at the chance to front TesseracT.
Elliot comments: “ I'm very much excited to be a part of the juggernaut that is TesseracT. I know I have big shoes to fill as Dan is a fantastic vocalist, but i'm confident that we'll be producing some great new music in the coming year and i'll be adding some new flavours to this ever evolving machine.”
Former vocalist Dan Tompkins left the band in July due to other life priorities.
Dan explains: "It is with a heavy heart that I must announce I am leaving TesseracT. This has been the most difficult decision I have had to make in my career as a singer. My priorities in life have changed and as such I can no longer continue with the band. Our friendships are strong and I wish to thank Acle, Mos, Jay and James for all their support and dedication over the past few years. We have achieved great things, travelled the world and met many incredible people and I stand proud to say that I have been a part of the band's success and helped to carve a wonderful album. I will hold onto these memories for the rest of my life. It has been an incredible journey and it is certainly not the end for myself or TesseracT. I look forward to new beginnings and wish my good friends all the very best for the future."
Amos continues: “You know, when you travel so far and spend so much time together, as well as achieving as much as we have over the past three years, you become like family. And it is precisely because of that close bond that we fully understand and respect Dan's choice to no longer be a part of TesseracT. We are and will always be close friends, and hope there will be a time in the future when we will work together again. Thank you buddy for being part of the TesseracT journey, we will always have fond memories of the Dan Tompkins years!”
Approaching the line up adjustment as a progression rather than a setback, the band is already hard at work writing the follow up to the critically acclaimed album, “One” with Elliot.
The band head out on their 'Lowering The Tone' headline tour throughout Europe in September and October before heading to the US for the "Saints and Sinners" Tour in November and December with Animals as Leaders and Between The Buried and Me.
Check Elliot out here:
Haunted Shores - www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM1o4_jKEJ0
Zelliack - www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1yY-BsAXI0