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Formed: 2001
From: Tilburg, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Textures News

Below is our complete Textures news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Metal Bands React To Paris Terrorist Attacks

Members of Metallica, Pantera, In Flames, Testament, AC/DC, Kiss, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Slash, Warbringer, Aborted, Periphery, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Raising The Veil, Born Of Osiris, All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Textures and Anthrax etc. are among the musicians who have (so far) reacted with shock and pledges of solidarity for France following the killing of scores of people in attacks in Paris on Friday night. Some of their views can be seen below.


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Textures Posts "New Horizons" Lyric Clip

The Dutch progressive metal maniacs from Textures will release the first of their upcoming two albums, "Phenotype," on February 5, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The second record of the diptych, "Genotype," will be released one year later.

Now the time has come for the band to present the first new track off "Phenotype" as new musical virtuosos Uri Dijk (synth) and Joe Tal (guitar) deliver an updated harmonic vibe to the sound. Check out "New Horizons" below and you can also catch the band live on these dates:

12.02 NL Dordrecht - Bibelot
13.02 NL Tilburg - 013
18.02 CH Zürich - Dynamo
19.02 D Frankfurt - Elfer
20.02 D Berlin - Musik & Frieden
21.02 D Hamburg - Headcrash
25.02 UK London - The Underworld
26.02 F Paris - Divan Du Monde
27.02 F Lyon - CCO
28.02 F Colmar - Le Grillen
04.03 B Hasselt - Muziek-O-Droom More...

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Textures Reveals Two Upcoming Albums

Dutch progressive metallers Textures is about to release a musical diptych: "Phenotype - Genotype," which will be two new albums set up around one concept. The Dutch sextet is not a band to put out an album every year in a row. The group took almost 2.5 years to write and record albums no. 5 and 6.

"Music is no fast food! Details are crafted and re-crafted. Extra layers are created and stretched to form the ultimate tension span for years to last."

"Phenotype," the first album to be released on February 5, 2016 via Nuclear Blast, is a 60-minute long song-based album. Textures presents an eclectic overview of what modern metal has to offer. Catchy, innovative and progressive songs are what Textures stands for. The new virtuosos Uri Dijk (synth) and Joe Tal (guitar) deliver a harmonic vibe to the band's sound.

"Genotype," which will be released a year later, is a 45-minute long conceptual track. The root material of "Phenotype" is presented in this song, but in a totally different context as Textures goes out of the box: more proggy, more atmosphere and lots of extra layers to fill the last gaps left in this extensive double rollercoaster ride. More...

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Dutch Artists Collaborate For "The Power Of Love"

The Power of Love is a Dutch metal collaboration for the Red Cross, a very special large-scale collaboration between Netherlands-based metal artists to help gather donations and bring aid to victims of sexual abuse in conflict territories, featuring (amongst others) Floor Jansen, Simone Simons, Mark Jansen, Charlotte Wessels, Arjen Lucassen, and Ruud Jolie.

The Power Of Love comes on the occasion of 3FM’s Serious Request 2014 - a massive Dutch charity event that is organised every year by one of Netherland’s biggest radio stations.

From December 8th onward, fans will be able to give a donation and download a heavy cover of “The Power of Love,” originally performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, at this location. The lineup includes: More...

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Exivious Announces New Tour Dates

The prog metal fusion band Exivious has announced a string of European dates in continued support of latest album "Liminal" (reviewed here).

In addition to the band's previously announced festival appearances, the tour sees Exivious supporting Textures in October. Catch the band live on these dates:

8/9 Jaromer, CZ @ Fortress Josefov (Brutal Assault Open Air)
9/15 Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
10/3 Köln, DE @ Euroblast Festival X
11/15 Nürnberg, DE @ Generation Prog Festival

10/24 Bulle, CH @ Ebullition
10/25 Lyon, FR @ CCO
10/29 London, UK @ The Garage
10/30 Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
10/31 Amstelveen, NL @ P60 More...

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Euroblast 2013 Teaser Posted Online

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming Euroblast 2013 festival, which will take place from October 11th - 13th in Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany.

The clip is available below, and the following bands will be appearing at the fest:

Aliases, Arecibo, Arsis, Bear, Benea Reach, Cambion, Circles, Cyclamen, Dawn Heist, Deathember, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Empathea, Ever Forthright, Feared, Grand Exit, Hacride, Heights, Hord, Humanity's Last Breath, Hypno5e, Invocation, Kartikeya, Lifeforms, Meshuggah, Monuments, Nexilva, No Consequence, Overdown, Pomegranate Tiger, Skyharbor, Syqem, Tardive Dyskinesia, Textures, The Agonist, The Algorithm, The Ocean, The Omega Experiment, ThirdEar, Threat Signal, Twelve Foot Ninja, and Xerath. More...

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Textures Recruits New Guitarist

Dutch progressive metallers Textures are excited to announce that guitarist Joe Tal will replace Jochem Jacobs, who left the band earlier this year. A video announcement about the lineup change can be found below.

Joe had to say this about joining Textures: "I am really super excited about this, it was a lot of fun doing the audition and jamming with the guys. It feels great to say I'm a part of the group now and I can't wait to actually get started."

The band also issued the following statement: "It was a big setback for us to see Jochem leave Textures. Jochem was a driving force behind the band from the beginning and helped the band get to where we are right now. But Joe gives us more than enough reason to continue our journey with loads of new ideas and riffs. His diversity, personality, musical taste, the background of the band and of course his great technique were the reasons why we chose Joe to become our new guitarist. This makes us want to play shows and write new music even more than we already did!!"

Joe will make his live debut on a select number of shows this summer. Those new dates are as follows:

31-05: BUMA ROCKS, Doornroosje: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
31-08: Rockstadt Extreme Fest Open Air, Risnov, Brasov, Romania More...

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Textures Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Textures guitarist Bart Hennephof has released a guitar playthrough video of the song "Denying Gravity" from the band's 2006 album "Drawing Circles." Watch the video clip below.

The band also prviously released a lyric video for "Singularity," from their 2011 release "Dualism," which can be found here. Textures will be performing in Nepal this weekend, along with upcoming shows in the U.K. and the Netherlands to finish off a busy 2012. Tour dates for 2013 will be announced soon. More...

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Textures Posts Tuska Open Air Footage

Dutch technical metallers Textures have released a quick video update recapping their experience at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland earlier this month where the band appeared alongside Megadeth, Behemoth, Exodus, Animals as Leaders, Insomnium and more.

The newsflash video features live footage from the show, backstage shots of the band, clips from around Helsinki and more. Check out the clip below. Textures also recently released a new lyric video for the track "Stoic Resignation" from the 2011 album "Dualism," available here.

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Textures To Headline Silence Festival III

Nepal's Silence Festival III is in the planning stages, which will be held on October 13th Saturday, 2012. So far, five international bands and two local acts have been confirmed. Dutch progressive metal band Textures has been announced as the headliner.

Here are the details so far:

Venue: Jawalakhel Football Ground, Kathmandu, Nepal.

For Booking RSVP to: +977 01 4437486, +977 9851118866, +977 9841873912.

Textures (Headliner) from Holland
Jindabaad from Nepal (Art Rock)
Almost Human from Switzerland (Metal)
Freak Kitchen from Sweden (Progressive Metal)
Near Death Condition from Switzerland (Death Metal)
4 Dead in 5 Seconds from Australia (Melodic Death Metal)
Rage Hybrid from Nepal (Metalcore)

Ticket pricees are Rs.500 for the early bird and Rs.600 at the gate. Ticket availability will be announced soon.

For more info, visit Silence Festival’s Facebook Page here.

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Textures Releases New Lyric Video

Dutch progressive technical metallers Textures have released a new lyric video for "Stoic Resignation," one of the heavier tracks from their latest album "Dualism." Like much of the band's visual representation, this video was created by Textures bass player Remko Tielemans. Watch it below.

You can also check out the band's previously posted guitar playthrough video for "Singularity" at this location.

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Textures Posts Guitar Play Through Video

Dutch progressive death metal band Textures posted guitar play through video footage featuring Bart Hennephof performing the song "Singularity." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Dualism," which was issued last September through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out "Singularity" here:

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Textures Posts Newsflash Video

Dutch progressive metallers Textures have released another quick "newsflash" video via their YouTube channel.

The video features rehearsal footage of Textures practicing some new songs for an upcoming tour of Europe with Sylosis. The video also announces details of a special contest Textures will be running in Holland to win a pair of the band's custom-designed Textures Floris van Bommel shoes. Watch the newsflash below.

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Textures Posts Drum Playthrough Video

Sick Drummer Magazine has posted footage online of Stef Broks from Textures performing the song "Laments of An Icarus" from the "Silhouettes" album. Check out the playthrough video below.

Textures also recently posted a video update online discussing the band's recent and upcoming tour plans. Watch the video at this location.

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Textures Posts Video Update

Textures has posted a short video news flash about past events and upcoming tour plans. Check out the footage below, or find more details on Textures via the band's Facebook profile or official website.

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Textures Posts Video Podcast

Textures has released a new video podcast recapping the band's recent North American tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and The Contortionist. The band's first ever North American tour saw Textures play 32 shows over the course of 5 weeks to packed houses from New York to California, Canada, Mexico and everywhere in between. Watch footage from the tour, including some live performance clips, in the player below.

Plans for a return to the U.S. are also in the works. Textures will tour Europe in March and April with support on different dates from Sylosis, Uneven Structure, and My Own Private Alaska, culminating in several shows in the band's native Holland in April and May.

Textures will hit the European festival circuit this summer with appearances at Tuska (Finland), Vagos Open Air (Portugal), Brutal Assault (Czech Republic) and more. A complete list of dates can be found here. More...

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"Monsters Of Metal - Vol. 8" Release Pushed Back

The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.

The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.

The track list is as follows:

01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...

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Nuclear Blast Offering Free Sampler

Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about offering a sampler for free download online:

"Nuclear Blast says thank you, for an awesome year to their fans and friends, by offering a free download compilation, exclusively on our Facebook page. Surf to this location and like the page and get the free sampler! Have a merry and rocking Christmas and an ass-kicking 2012!"

The track listing is as follows:

01. Destruction - The Price
02. Hell - Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
03. Demonaz - All Blackened Sky
04. Scar Symmetry - lluminoid Dream Sequence
05. Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
06. Hammerfall - One More Time
07. Pain - Dirty Woman
08. Rhapsody Of Fire - Aeons Of Raging Darkness (edit)
09. Symphony x - Dehumanized
10. Communic - Destroyer Of Bloodlines
11. Vader - Come And See My Sacrifice
12. Seven - Get It
13. Fleshgod Apocalypse - The Violation (edit)
14. Tasters - Please Destroy This World
15. Cipher sytem - Communicate The Storms
16. Anthrax - Fight'em Till You Can't
17. Biohazard - Vengeance Is Mine
18. Textures - Singularity
19. We Came As Romans - Mis/understanding
20. Threat Signal - Fallen Disciples
21. Texas In July - 1000 Lies
22. Graveworm - See No Future
23. Like Moths To Flames - You Won't Be Missed
24. Gotthard - Remember It's Me
25. Battle Beast - Enter The Metal World

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Amon Amarth Confirms For Brutal Assault 2012

Swedish death metal giants Amon Amarth are the latest band to confirm an appearance at the Brutal Assault 2012 Festival. The festival will be held from August 9-11, 2012 at the Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic.

Amon Amarth will join the following bands who had previously confirmed:

Cattle Decapitation
Dimmu Borgir
General Surgery
Heaven Shall Burn
Paradise Lost
Protest The Hero
The Black Dahlia Murder

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Textures Announces European Tour Dates

Dutch progressive metallers Textures have announced their European touring plans for the upcoming year. At the end of February the band will hit the road for an 11 date tour with U.K. shredders Sylosis. This run will be followed by a short tour in France and Spain, starting at the end of March.

Textures will be touring in support of the band's latest album "Dualism," which was released on September 23rd 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's currently announced dates are as follows:

24-11-2011 Joiners Southampton United Kingdom
25-11-2011 Garage London United Kingdom
26-11-2011 Rescue Rooms Nottingham United Kingdom
27-11-2011 Academy 3 Manchester United Kingdom
28-11-2011 Cathouse Glasgow United Kingdom
29-11-2011 02 Academy 2 Newcastle United Kingdom
01-12-2011 02 Academy 2 Birmingham United Kingdom
02-12-2011 The Haunt Brighton United Kingdom More...

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