17:19 - Nimlot I kind of regret not writing up the Haken/BTBAM new project Nova Eclipse when they announced it. [link] No point now, huh?
17:16 - Karlabos Blood tears said news should be actually news. If there's an album streaming which is not necessarily new even though it wasn't advertised here before, then it would be better to leave as it is
17:08 - Pazdzioch Nothing wrong with it if you ask me.
Another band is preparing a new album. This time around, it's Textures, who have officially entered the studio last week to record the follow up for their 2011 album Dualism, which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be the progressive metal band's first album with current guitarist Joe Tal, who completed the band as a six-piece again in 2013. The new album is expected to be released in early 2016. As long as it's good, right?
And now for something different from Textures. With their fifth album in the works, the Dutch metallers release an exclusive acoustic live version of "Messengers", from their third album Silhouettes. On account of this special occasion, the band has recorded a music video for this song which has been released and you can watch it here.
With their fifth album in the works, Textures will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album Polars this year and they are not missing the opportunity to do it with a bang. On this special occasion, the Dutch metallers will be playing an exclusive headline tour through Europe in October 2014, during which the band will be performing the debut album Polars in its entirety, supplemented with songs from their other albums.
Following a couple of shows in India this October and December (dates below), Dutch Textures will start finishing their upcoming new album, to be expected sometime in 2014. The follow-up to 2011 Dualism will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Records.
Textures has announced that Joe Tal is the new guitarist that will replace Jochem Jacobs who left the band earlier this year to pursue other dreams. Joe Tal will make his live debut on a select number of shows this summer and the band has already announced some dates.
"Stoic Resignation", the brand new lyric video from Dutch progressive technical metallers Textures, created by the band's bass player Remko Tielemans, is now available for viewing below. "Stoic Resignation" is one of the tracks from their latest album Dualism, which came out last year via Nuclear Blast.
"Singularity", a brand-new track from Dutch progressive metallers Textures has been made available for streaming over at the band's Facebook page (A Facebook "like" is required. Then again it's Textures, what's not to like.)
"Singularity" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Dualism, which is scheduled for release in Europe, South America, Australia and Asia on the 23th of September and in North America on the 27th of September via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Textures have announced the title of their new album, Dualism, which will see its release in Europe, South America, Australia and Asia on the 23th of September and in North America on the 27th of September via Nuclear Blast Records.
The album was recorded at Split Second Sound Studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and was produced by the band's guitar player Jochem Jacobs. The first single, Reaching Home, will be released on 19th of August through all major download sites.
The artwork of the album was designed by former Textures' frontman Eric Kalsbeek and the band's bass player Remko Tielemans. Eric had the following to say: "The guys asked me to co-create the artwork together with Remko, for good old times' sake. Of course I said yes! I might not be in the band anymore, but I'm still involved in some ways. We're still pretty close, you know. It was a challenge, it had to be 'different' but still Textures-like. Hope you like it!"
Textures have started recording their fourth album at Split Second Sound studios in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
This will be the first record with new vocalist Daniel de Jongh (ex-Cilice) and new keyboard player Uri Dijk. The album will be produced by Textures' guitar player Jochem Jacobs, who also was responsible for the production of Textures' previous albums.
Jochem had the following to say about the recordings of the album: "It's all really exciting! This album is really going to express where and what we are these days... and that's a good thing. We've been through a lot lately, especially the last year. Now with some new air and fresh ideas, we finally reached the point that we are actually quite confident in the new material.
Textures is proud to announce the addition of new keyboard and sample-maestro Uri Dijk to their line-up.
This past summer Uri helped out by filling in on keyboards at the band's festival appearances. During the rehearsals and live shows there was a strong personal and musical connection between Uri and the band members of Textures, which made the band decide to ask Uri to join Textures as a full member. Uri gladly accepted, which means Textures is a 6-piece again after a small period being without a keyboard player.
Uri comments about joining Textures: "First of all I am honored to have been asked to join Textures. This is an opportunity that doesn't come along every day, and let's be honest, how could I refuse. Getting to know the guys in the past few weeks has shown me that the spirit of Textures is as much alive as ever and that this is just an amazing group of friends who have worked very hard to bring mind-blowing music to the world. I feel privileged to be able to become a part of this and I am happy the band is now complete again. I hope I can bring as much atmosphere and musicality to the band and its music as Richard did. We are back in business!"
Keyboard player Richard Rietdijk has left Textures to pursue other interests. In a statement to the band's fans he had to say the following:
After 10 awesome years playing synths in the band, I've decided to leave Textures. There are other projects (music and other) I've been wanting to do for a while now and currently the time and effort it takes to be in the band is in the way of me achieving those.
I want to thank all you fans for your continued support and making this journey as awesome as it has been. I got the rare opportunity to travel and meet the most awesome people from all over the world and appreciate the sustained contacts online. I hope all of you will continue supporting this hardworking band. They earn every bit of it. Their next album will blow your socks off, believe me!