Prog Awards: Watch TesseracT Win Best New Band Back In 2012


Cast your minds back, if you will, to 2012, and the very first Progressive Music Awards. Back then, the Limelight feature wasn’t even a thing in Prog magazine. So we called the best new up and coming band category New Blood. And the very first recipients were none other than TesseracT. You can see them, all rabbit in the headlight stares, in this video footage. But my, didn’t they go on to bigger and better things?

You’ve still got time to vote in this year’s Progressive Music Awards, which is now in its sixth year. Below is a list of all this year’s nominees in the Limelight category - the proviso for which, as the name implies, is that they have to have been featured in the Limelight section of the magazine. They represent some of the finest young talent in today’s progressive music scene, and you can cast your vote for your favourite nominee here.

Keep your eyes peeled for more action from the Awards vaults over the next two weeks.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.