November 9, 2022

TesseracT vocalist Daniel Tompkins has announced details on his first live stream show, ‘Ruins: Live Experience’ which will be broadcast on Saturday 26th November at 8pm GMT / 1pm PT / 4pm EST.

Tompkins released his most recent solo album Ruins in December 2020 via Kscope. The album saw him rework his debut album Castles alongside producer Paul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner) showcasing re-written music with more aggression and a truer, darker tone.  The album featured guest artists and additional co-creators including Paul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner), Plini and Trivium frontman and guitarist Matt Heafy.

Daniel (L) and Paul (R)

Daniel comments “In January this year I had the pleasure of playing my first ever live shows as a solo artist around the UK, performing my 2nd solo record ‘Ruins’ in full alongside my good friends Amos Williams (TesseracT), Paul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner), Mike Malyan (Monuments) and Pete Skipper (In Colour)

The shows were very well received but as great as it was to be one of the first acts back on the circuit post pandemic, it was short lived and many people missed the events. There was also a social push from fans to bring the lineup to Europe and the US, which at the time wasn’t possible.

I knew that fans would be disappointed to miss out on the shows so I decided to mark the occasion by filming a full album performance at Kinetic Group in Corby, UK with help from Richard Oakes (Dark Fable Media) and Tom Campbell (MIRRAD) co-producers of TesseracT’s PORTALS.

I’m so grateful to the guys for helping me bring the ‘Ruins: Live Experience’ to life on stage and on video, it turned out great and I’m so excited to see the fans at the show during the live stream, where we’ll be hosting an after show Q and A with the band.

Paul and I are currently working on the next solo album, which expands even further into the prog metal realm, so this feels like a perfect time to close the chapter on Ruins and to have a wonderful memory to look back on”


Early bird tickets priced £12 are available now until 2nd November before increasing to £15 –—ruins-live-experience

The performance will then be available to review for 7 days post show.

Order Ruins on available on vinyl, CD digipak with an 8 page booklet and digitally here –

2019’s Castles