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Reading, United Kingdom (2003 – present)

TesseracT is a band from Reading, UK, that uses , , and elements in their music. TesseracT started out back in 2003 as an archetypal djent band in then-teenage Acle Kahney’s bedroom. What started as an outlet for creativity and experimentation grew and Kahney posted clips of his technically heavy guitar work on forums such as, taking the feedback on board and gradually improving his technique. It was in this way that a community of bedroom producer-musicians were spawned and this new wave of progressive music was created, along with names such as Misha Mansoor (Periphery), Paul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner) and John Browne (Monuments), who was a bandmate of Kahney’s in Fellsilent.

The word ‘djent’ is an onomatopoeia for a heavily palm-muted, distorted guitar chord. It was coined by Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, though generally made popular by Mansoor on the band’s online forum and it was there that Kahney originally learned the technique. When Thordendal heard and commented on some of Kahney’s riffs, it was all the encouragement he needed to forge ahead.

Embodying the international vibe of the genre, Frenchman Juilien Perier initially supplied vocals but the logistical difficulties meant that he could not join the band permanently. The line-up was completed by Jay Postones on Drums, James Monteith on Guitar and Amos Williams on Bass. Monteith and Williams brought along with them the vocalist of their previous band 209, Abisola Obasanya.


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  • rolfeijg

    I mean, it's technically insane progressive music... But the overall impression is that nothing stands out. And the new vocalist really doesn't work for me...

    26 Feb 10:24pm Reply
  • rolfeijg

    Mehh.. boring new material

    26 Feb 10:23pm Reply
  • Gapkilla

    @forfrosne it's okay, ashe will kick just as much ass in his other band voices from the fuselage. but for Tesseract's NEXT...NEXT album (obviously not the one they're working on now) they can do a double sided LP kind of like what skyharbor did and have two vocalists in one LP. would be pretty sick imo. best of both worlds and everyone would be happy.

    26 Feb 12:21am Reply
  • niQboy

    Can't explain how stoked I am to hear new material with Dan.

    19 Feb 11:10pm Reply
  • nicolasbj

    new album pleeeeeeeeeease!

    17 Feb 6:54pm Reply
  • forfrosne

    Weird situation where everyone loves both Dan and Ashe so much that nobody can really tell whether this is good or bad lol [10] Both were amazing. I wish Ashe the best of luck. I did like that Dan can pull off harsh vocals as well though, means that Tesseract's sound can have a bit more diversity and aggression.

    1 Feb 12:12pm Reply
  • Chinoj5

    Altered State People. SHOULD HAVE MADE HEADLINES!

    6 Jan 7:42am Reply
  • letl0vebe


    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • thiago_japa

    É ótimo ter o Dan de volta, mas vê-lo cantar as músicas do Altered State me dá uma aflição absurda.

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Ondskapet

    I much prefer Ashe to Dan in tesseract ,but I just heard Skyharbor and it's pretty obvious that Dan has improved alot so I'm really stoked for new stuff.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Borreh

    Dan's are diverse? What? His monotone whining was what killed One for me. He has a great voice but he either screams (in a monotone way) or meows without any consideration for melody and variation. His vocals enchanted me on the first listen, but with each song I had more and more enough of him. Ashe was able to sustain variation throughout the album without resorting to screams even once.

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Dream-core

    I love both Dan and Ashe but i think it is good that Dan has FINALLY returned. His vocals are more diversive.

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nicolasbj

    Weird situation where everyone loves both Dan and Ashe so much that nobody can really tell whether this is good or bad lol [9]

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • AlexMetallist

    One still remains a modern prog classic in the djent movement, along with Animals As Leaders and Periphery (the albums)

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Xplosif_91

    Weird situation where everyone loves both Dan and Ashe so much that nobody can really tell whether this is good or bad lol [8]

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Reconstruct-Man

    Weird situation where everyone loves both Dan and Ashe so much that nobody can really tell whether this is good or bad lol [7]

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Ondskapet

    Look ma, I'm acting retarded on the internet

    6 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nicolasbj


    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • SukrutMhalas

    people who like this band can try out "Skyharbor"

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • nicolasbj

    can you recommend me another bands like this one?

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
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