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!
Textures is excited to announce that Daniel de Jongh - former front man of the Dutch metal band Cilice - will replace Eric Kalsbeek who left the band earlier this year.
Daniel had to say this about joining Textures: "I am truly honored to have been asked to replace Eric as vocalist for Textures. Textures is a standout band and is a band which I've listened to the last couple of years, like so many other metal-fans out there. Although it was a pretty tough decision to leave my former band Cilice, this was an offer I just couldn't refuse. The guys in Textures are just a great bunch of people and it is clear that there is and will be loads of inspiration for the next years to come. I also know how much Eric was respected by the fans and I hope that I can assure you guys out there that I will replace him with as much dignity as he did for Textures the last 6 years. All I can say is that we as Textures are ready to rock everyone out there and that the anticipation for the next album can be withhold. We are in writing process at the time and I can reveal that it is going to be kick-ass as always!"
Vocalist Eric Kalsbeek has left Textures to focus on his job and his family. Due to Eric leaving Textures the release date for the follow up of Silhouettes has been pushed back to the beginning of 2011. The following statement was issued:
"I decided to quit Textures. My life changed, priorities shifted. I can't cope with the heavy touring and the time investment anymore. I need to focus on my job and family. I need to take a few steps back. I've had six beautiful years with the band, did loads of amazing shows, made tons of new friends and created some mind-blowing music. I'm going to miss the guys, and of course you, the fans. I know Textures will continue to conquer the world and give you all great, heavy and awesome music. I wish my successor all the best. I will keep on making music, but something totally different, much more low-profile. Maybe we will meet again. Eric out."
Textures will release a best of album titled Extracts 2004-2009 exclusively in India, where up until now none of the band's albums have been available. Extracts 2004-2009 will be released on the 4th January through EMI Music. The album will consist of a compilation of songs from the Textures first three albums.
Extracts 2004-2009 tracklisting:
01. Storm Warning
06. Ostensibly Impregnable
07. Stream Of Consciousness
08. Laments Of An Icarus
11. To Erase A Lifetime
Textures performed for the first time in India on the 5th of December. The band co-headlined Deccan Rock Festival in Bangalore. Fan-filmed footage can be found here. Limited amounts will be exclusively available from the band's webstore in the new year.