Elliot Coleman Leaves Tesseract
UK prog metal band loses second vocalist in less than a yearFeatured Artist June 13, 2012
U.K. progressive metal band Tesseract announced yesterday that vocalist Elliot Coleman has amicably parted ways with the band. This is the band’s second line-up change in less than a year, less than a month after the release of the band’s first and only EP with Coleman called Perspective. The band made the announcement on their website and had this to say:
Sadly, our good buddy Elliot has decided to leave team TesseracT.
We’d like to thank Elliot for everything he has done for us. We have loved having him be a part of this beast. He introduced us to a completely different side of our sound, as well the delights of Pho! Things we will always be grateful for.
So, as well as continuing to write and record album 2, we are also on the hunt for that special (shpecial) person to be the new full-time TesseracT vocalist.
In August 2011, former vocalist Daniel Tompkins left the band citing changing priorities and was replaced by Coleman. Tompkins, incidentally, went on to work with Indian prog metal outfit Skyharbor on their debut Blinding White Noise and recently played with the band at the Nokia Alive festival in Bengaluru in May, opening for Lamb of God.
Coleman also released a video statement about his exit from Tesseract, citing musical differences and logistical hurdles (Coleman lives in the United States) as the reasons behind his departure. Watch his video statement here: