08:34 - ScreamingSteelUS I've returned from tonight's show with a setlist from Mayhem, a pick from Watain's bassist, the new Mayhem and Rotting Christ, a Mayhem shirt, and vomit on my shoes from the guy next to me. Shook Necrobutcher's hand. Good show.
Textures will release the first of their upcoming two albums, Phenotype, on February 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The second record of the diptych, Genotype, will be released one year later. But as of today you can get the first glimpse into the new material the band has been working on. The Dutch metallers have presented the first new track off the new album to their fans. "New Horizons" is the first single of their anticipated 5th album. You can enjoy the music by clicking on the lyric video available below. Was it pleasing to your ears? Let us know.
Finally, some news regarding Textures' new studio album or two rather. After a few years, the Dutch metal maniacs are about to release a musical diptych: Phenotype and Genotype. Two new albums set up around one concept. The sextet is not a band to put out an album every year in a row. The band took almost 2,5 years to write and record albums number five and six. Phenotype, the first album to be released on February 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast, is a song-based, 60-minute long album.
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.