ncguitar is gonna be pissed. :P
This is odd, as much as I love Tompkins, I thought Ashe was a really great fit for the band, really enjoyed his vox on Altered State. Would be interesting to see where Ashe goes from here.
Looks like I can start caring about TesseracT again!
Haha, I guess staff swag wins here.
I'm really glad this happened tbh
Really split on this. I thought Ashe did a stellar job on Altered State and I was looking forward to seeing how he and the band would progress...but getting Dan back is hugeee
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@ncguitar - Sorry, your article actually didn't exist while I was writing/posting mine.
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How many fucking vocalist changes has this band had now?
This is odd . I actually thought Ashe was the one for these guys, I guess not. Hope to god they actually keep Dan now.
I'm not really surprised overall at his return, I always thought he'd come back if Ashe left. TesseracT wouldn't want to run the risk of finding yet another new vocalist for and wouldn't go instrumental so Dan is the only choice. Their 3rd album should be interesting to say the least.
@AtomicWaste it's cool, the same could have happened here
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im bawwing im so excited omg
I liked Ashe, but Tompkins is untouchable
What? when did Ashe go? I'd say this is good for band overall though
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Sweet won't change the fact they are terrible these days I'm excited!
this band is seriously awful
Ashe was the only good thing about this band when i saw them supporting PTH, apart from him it was possibly the worst performance I've ever seen.
both excited and upset
Band is great, love both vocalists. Think it's cool that they got Dan back instead of trying to find a new cat again...but holy fuck, TesseracT, get your shit together. 5 vocalists already in what.. 7 years?
Band is probably going to make more shitty music whether or not Dan's here.
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Tesseract are like a teenage girl in secondary school with relationships as vocalists - After all that time, they go back to their ex
WTF! I remember lamenting hard when Tompkins left. When I heard how amazing Ashe was on Altered State, I could have cared less about Tompkins. Now I'm bummed out again because I feel like Ashe was the better of the two.
God knows I love TesseracT but they need to stop with these mid life crisis's.
dude are you shittin
I didn't expect this.
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What. The. Absolute. Fuck.
Ashe was a cool vocalist and this is unfortunate for him but good for tesseract
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next album confirmed for heavier
overall I'm excited about this.
still only care about skyharbor though
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Ashe was a cool vocalist and this is unfortunate for him but good for tesseract 
I know most of their fans adore Tompkins but i vastly preferred Ashe. He has a fantastic voice and did an amazing job on Altered State.
2011 me is rejoicing
tompkins is the superior vocalist anyway
Is this legit. I'm about to lose it.
Cool, now I have a reason to check out their next album.
looks like I (and a shit ton of others) are back to checking out Tesseract again.
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Ashe is cool and a great vocalist, but Dan pretty much made One as fucking good as it was and to me makes Tesseract
they need to get some new material out ASAP. This had better be a permanent thing, band had had the worst luck with vocalists.
I'm coming out of hibernation to comment on this. This is a terrible move. One is a boring, slightly passable metal album. It's got some good tracks on it, but most of them are instantly forgettable Meshuggah wannabe tracks. Altared State is the exact opposite - it's phenomenal, riveting, entertaining, and actually progresses the genre forward. This is ENTIRELY due to Ashe and the vocal production on the album. As good as Dan is as a vocalist, Tesseract just sound silly with his style of harsh vocals. And Ashe by FAR has the better clean vocal sound.
I'm bummed because Tesseract were on their way to doing something really important with the trajectory they took on Altared State. I sure hope they don't fall back into the crap they did on One.
fuck now im fucking pissed i missed them with ashe, fuck dan he fucking sucks
This is definitely a good move, but I only really cared about their song April anyway
As good as Dan is as a vocalist, Tesseract just sound silly with his style of harsh vocals. And Ashe by FAR has the better clean vocal sound.
Bring back Abi.
I sure hope they don't fall back into the crap they did on One.
I doubt that will happen considering the track Sky Harbour just released. Seems like Dan is actually headed more into the direction TesseracT took on Altered State.
I also think Dan had some material that wasn't his. Hence the screams.
I can't believe all you guys like ashe that much . His vocals and lyric content was all over the place at points in altered state you couldn't even make out what he was saying . Dan is way better live, ashe was way boring live. He stayed in the same place the whole time. Go Dan waiting for skyharbor first.
I think Ashe's vocals fit the music better than Dan's did on One. I agree with you on the live assessment. Ashe's far outperformed Dan in the studio though(IMO).
Damn man! I thought Altered State was a HUGE step forward, mostly because of Ashe's voice. Got to seem them live a few months ago so I feel blessed.
One was fucking sweet. Altered State was hit or miss.
Vocally I feel Ashe was on point but didn't quite fit in just yet with the music.
I'm hoping they can move forward with Dan and KEEP a vocalist for more than one album.
I always preferred Dan live. Saw Ashe at Soundwave this year and it was awkward.
Altered State seemed like a dud halfway through the first listen. I had set myself up to get another hard hitting One-clone. But when I changed my way of looking at it and gave it a fair listen, something clicked and I fell in love with it. Dan is amazing so I'm glad he's back, I just think that they could have done more amazing things with Ashe.
They'll start having threesomes to rev up their music-life soon enough here. I swear, they're as indecisive as an 8th grade girl when it comes to the vocalists.
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did they kick out ashe for dan though. cuz that would be hilariously dickish of them
The split seems pretty amicable.