TesseracT are an English progressive metal outfit hailing from Reading. Fronted by Ashe O’Hara, who’s joined by drummer Jay Postones, guitarists James Monteith and Alec ‘Acle’ Kahney, and bassist Amos Williams, the band has been around since 2003, though their line-up has gone through a handful of changes since then.
Pioneers of the ‘djent’ genre (an onomatopoeic name for music filled with distorted, palm-muted guitaring), they released their debut album ‘One’ in 2011 to favourable reviews - it ended up winning them a ‘New Blood’ Progressive Music Award.
Having released their second record, 'Altered State', in May 2013 (combining it with a few UK dates), they returned to the tour bus for live gigs in November 2014, before heading back to the studio to start work on some new music. Their next effort, 'Polaris', hit shelves in September 2015, supported with a UK tour in February 2016.
Tesseract have now confirmed that their next record, 'Sonder', is due in April 2018, and will be supported by a North American tour alongside Plini and Astronoid, as well as dates across Europe, Australia, and the UK to round off the year. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Fri 11th May 2018
TesseracT’s first three albums earned them, in vocalist Dan Tompkins’ own words, “three different fanbases”. If you can stomach scrolling through online opinions, you’ll find this to be true. Fans adore their forays into djent, brooding soudscapes, unfathomable prog wizardry, and their mix of clean and screamed vocals, to varying degrees.
Fri 27th Apr 2018
They started life as the bedroom project and Myspace page of guitarist Acle Kahney, but now Tesseract are credited with pioneering the madly expansive djent genre, have a intercontinental following, and can be safely regarded as one of the UK’s biggest names and exports in prog metal.