TesseracT: new material featuring Elliot Coleman (updated)


Century Media has published an announcement video for TesseracT's upcoming Lowering The Tone tour through the UK, which starts in a few days. The video features some new music with recently recruited vocalist Elliot Coleman. Listen below.

UPDATE: the demo is now also available on Elliot Coleman's SoundCloud page.

TesseracT: interview with new vocalist on TotalRock, recording available (updated)


Earlier this evening, Maz Star conducted an interview with newly recruited TesseracT vocalist Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane, Of Legends, Of Man Not Of Machine, Zelliack) on TotalRock Radio. They discussed the feedback the band have gotten so far, among other things. The 10 minute audio interview was recorded and can be downloaded from Sendspace. An official statement from the band was released earlier today. Elliot also confirmed that he has left Of Legends, where he played bass.

UPDATE: Metal Sucks have also published an interview about the new vocalist with bassist Amos Williams.

Download the TotalRock Radio interview from Sendspace.
Read the interview with Amos Williams on

TesseracT confirm Elliot Coleman as their new vocalist (updated)


Hold Tight! PR has released a statement from TesseracT, confirming that vocalist Dan Tompkins has left the band and is being replaced by Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane, Of Legends, Of Man Not Of Machine, Zelliack). TesseracT performed their first show with Elliot in Milton Keynes, UK last weekend, after which rumours started to surface.

These rumours have now been confirmed through official channels. Elliot says: "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." Dan had apparently already left the band in July, citing 'a change in life priorities' as the reason.

UPDATE: in an interview on Totalrock Radio this evening, Elliot Coleman confirmed that he has left Of Legends, where he played bass.

Read the full statement on

Vildhjarta recruit new vocalist


Vildhjarta have seemingly recruited a new member by the name of Vilhelm Bladin. The list of band members on their Facebook page was recently modified, with vocalist Robert Luciani being removed and Vilhelm Bladin being added, which seems to indicate that he is the band's new vocalist alongside Daniel 'Mynd' Ädel.

Vilhelm Bladin is also a member of death metal band Iscaroth, with whom he can be heard on the band's Myspace page.

This news comes shortly after the announcement that Vildhjarta's debut album is completed and has been sent to Jens Bogren for mastering. This seems to imply that the album was recorded with Vilhelm. Robert was recently announced as the vocalist of Means End, a collaboration with Rasmus Hemse, Leonard Östlund and Uneven Structure drummer Christian Schreil.

Vildhjarta will be performing at this year's edition of Euroblast Festival alongside Mnemic, Textures, TesseracT, and many others, which will take place in Cologne, Germany on October 21st-22nd.

View the member listing on the band's Facebook page.

TesseracT rumoured to have new vocalist (updated)


Following an intimate show in Milton Keynes, UK tonight, rumours are spreading about vocalist Dan Tompkins having left TesseracT. Several people who were present at the show claim that the band performed with an American vocalist, whom according to some is Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane, Of Man Not Of Machine). The news has not been confirmed through any official channels.

UPDATE: A live footage video of Elliot Coleman singing with Tesseract in Milton Keynes has surfaced on YouTube. Watch it below.

UPDATE 2: Dan Tompkins has supposedly left TesseracT because he has been offered to join a pop band. An official statement from the band should be out sometime in the coming week.

Beyond The Dust: more tour footage, looking for new vocalist


Beyond The Dust have posted another video with footage from their 'Pulse tour' through France last April, supporting Sybreed. Watch it below. Another tour video was posted in May.

They also report that they are currently searching for a new vocalist, after parting ways with Jed last month. They write: "As you may have heard, we recently parted ways with our singer, Jed. We have a lot of big stuff to come for september (51 gig tour) and more to come. We are not searching for exactly the same kind of singing as we had before but something more "fresh". We are located in Paris, France but we can eventually work remotely if it's possible with you."

Interested parties can get in touch by sending an email to contact at beyond-the-dust dot com.

Circle of Contempt parts ways with vocalist


Circle of Contempt have announced on the band's Facebook page that their lead singer Riku Haavisto has decided to leave the band. They also write "We are not breaking up. Riku as well as CoC will be releasing new music in the near future." The band is planning to tour Europe this Fall. The tour dates have not been announced yet.

Read the announcement on Facebook.

Beyond The Dust part ways with vocalist


Beyond The Dust have announced on their Facebook Page that one of the vocalists Jed has left the band.

They wrote: "Dear all. We are sad and really affected to announce that Beyond The Dust will part ways with singer 'JED'.
That was the most difficult decision we had to take so far.Lot of awesome moments spent together. We will never forget all that have been made with him during all this time. The show will go on with 'HELL OF A RIDE' his second musical involvement.
We wish him all the best and success he deserve in HOAR. BTD

A pre-production teaser from their upcoming material was posted earlier.

Read the announcement on Facebook.

Varekai part ways with vocalist, looking for replacement


Varekai have announced on their Facebook page that they have parted ways on good terms with one of their two vocalists, Isaiah Gardea. They are now looking for a replacement in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Interested parties are invited to message the band on Facebook. A track titled 'Rodeo Dr Baby' was posted in February.

Varekai's Facebook page

Heart of a Coward: new vocalist announced


Heart of a Coward have announced their new vocalist, Jamie Graham (ex-Sylosis), on the band's Facebook page. His vocals can be heard on the band's updated demo track, titled 'Around A Girl (In Eighty Days)'. Listen to it below. Jamie replaces Ben Marvin, who left the band last month.

Read the announcement on Facebook.

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