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Textures

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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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:

DVD1
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:

Arcturus
Arkona
Be'lakor
Cattle Decapitation
Converge
Dimmu Borgir
Dodheimsgard
General Surgery
Heathen
Heaven Shall Burn
Immortal
Incantation
Ministry
Moonspell
Norther
Paradise Lost
Protest The Hero
Sodom
Textures
The Black Dahlia Murder
Virus

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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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Euroblast Festival Teaser Clip Posted

A teaser trailer has been posted online for Germany's upcoming Euroblast Festival, which takes place on October 21st and 22nd. The clip can be viewed below, and more details on the festival are available here.

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Textures Streaming Entire New Album

Textures and GuitarWorld.com are teaming up today to bring an exclusive full album stream of the band’s upcoming full-length album, "Dualism," out on Nuclear Blast in the U.S. on September 27th, 2011. The exclusive also features a special video introduction recently filmed at the Guitar World studios in New York City. Head over to this location to check out the album stream.

"Dualism" will also be released on September 23rd in Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia. The album was recorded at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam with Textures guitarist & producer Jochem Jacobs.

Textures is currently on a North American tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and The Contortionist. Remaining “Frak The Gods” tour dates are:

09-20-2011 The New Parish Oakland, CA
09-21-2011 Branx Portland, OR
09-22-2011 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
09-23-2011 The Venue Boise, ID
09-24-2011 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
09-25-2011 The Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
09-27-2011 Fubar St. Louis, MO
09-28-2011 The Bluestone Columbus, OH
09-29-2011 Mojoe’s Joliet, IL
09-30-2011 Rave Bar Milwaukee, WI
10-01-2011 MXTP Grand Rapids, MI
10-02-2011 Wreck Room Toronto, ON - CANADA
10-03-2011 La Tulipe Montreal, QC - CANADA
10-05-2011 The Palladium Worcester, MA
10-06-2011 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
10-07-2011 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
10-08-2011 Kingdom Richmond, VA

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Textures Posts "Reaching Home" Video

Textures has posted a music video online for the song "Reaching Home," which is taken from the album "Dualism." Check out the video clip below.

"Dualism" will be released September 23rd in Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America and September 27th in North America on Nuclear Blast. A teaser trailer for "Dualism" is available at this location.

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Textures Posts "Dualism" Teaser

Progressive death metal band Textures has posted a teaser video for the album "Dualism," which is scheduled for release on September 27, 2011 (North America) and September 23, 2011 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Dualism" can be found at this location.

Check out the video here:

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Periphery Concert To Be Streamed Online

The Rave will be streaming the "Frak The Gods" tour featuring Maryland's own Periphery on Friday September 30th, 2011. Joining the webcast will be The Human Abstract (LA), Textures (Netherlands) and The Contortionist (Indianapolis).

Periphery Guitarist Misha Mansoor states: "We are really excited to be announcing our very first North American headlining run. It is called the 'Frak The Gods' tour. We feel so lucky to be able to have our buddies in The Human Abstract as direct support to us. They will be followed by Textures, whom we all love dearly, and who will be coming to the U.S. for the first time ever! Last, but definitely not least, we have the wonderful dudes from The Contortionist rounding off this fun little package."

The webcast is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2011 (7:15pm ET / 6:15pm CT / 4:15pm PT) and will be available on a live pay-per-view for $2.99 in advance, and $3.99 on the day of the show.

This concert will be streamed live from The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will be available for viewing at this location. Each webcast will be shot with up to six cameras.

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Textures Streaming New Song "Reaching Home"

Textures has teamed up with Revolver to stream the new song "Reaching Home" online, which is taken off the band's "Dualism" album. Head over to this location to check out the track.

The new album "Dualism" will see release on September 23rd, 2011 (Europe, Asia, Australia, South America) and September 27th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The "Dualism" track listing is as follows:

1. Arms of the Sea
2. Black Horses Stampede
3. Reaching Home
4. Sanguine Draws the Oath
5. Consonant Hemispheres
6. Burning The Midnight Oil
7. Singularity
8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
9. Stoic Resignation
10. Foreclosure
11. Sketches from a Motionless Statue

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Metalhit.com Offering 11 Free Songs

Metalhit.com is currently offering 11 free downloads from upcoming releases. You can download the tracks by heading over to this location.

The songs currently available for download are as follows:

TEXTURES - "Singularity"
ANTHRAX - "Fight 'em 'till You Can't"
DIAMOND PLATE - "Pull the Trigger"
MORDBRAND - "The Fall of Flesh"
ANTERIOR - "Tyranny"
GHOST BRIGADE - "Cult of Decay"
ARKONA - "Zakliatie"
NOCTURNAL FEAR - "Excessive Cruelty"
NIGHTBRINGER - "Lucifer Trismegistus"
THE BROWNING - "The Sadist"
VAN CANTO - "The Seller of Souls"

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Textures Posts Sample Of New Song

Dutch metal act Textures has posted another sample online from the band's forthcoming album "Dualism." You can check out a brief clip of the track "Reaching Home" by heading over to Amazon.com.

The new album "Dualism" will see release on September 23rd, 2011 (Europe, Asia, Australia, South America) and September 27th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The "Dualism" track listing is as follows:

1. Arms of the Sea
2. Black Horses Stampede
3. Reaching Home
4. Sanguine Draws the Oath
5. Consonant Hemispheres
6. Burning The Midnight Oil
7. Singularity
8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
9. Stoic Resignation
10. Foreclosure
11. Sketches from a Motionless Statue

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Textures Streaming New Song "Singularity"

Dutch metal act Textures has released the first taste of new music from the band's forthcoming album "Dualism." The track, entitled "Singularity," is available on the band's Facebook page for free and can be accessed by pressing the "Like" box at this location.

"Dualism" is set for release on September 23rd, 2011 (Europe, Asia, Australia, South America) and September 27th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. You can check out a studio video report from the recording of the album here.

The "Dualism" track listing is as follows:

1. Arms of the Sea
2. Black Horses Stampede
3. Reaching Home
4. Sanguine Draws the Oath
5. Consonant Hemispheres
6. Burning The Midnight Oil
7. Singularity
8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
9. Stoic Resignation
10. Foreclosure
11. Sketches from a Motionless Statue

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Textures Posts Final "Dualism" Studio Report

Textures has posted the final studio report online from the band's time recording the new album "Dualism," which can be viewed below.

"Dualism" is set for release on September 23rd, 2011 (Europe, Asia, Australia, South America) and September 27th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The "Dualism" track listing is as follows:

1. Arms of the Sea
2. Black Horses Stampede
3. Reaching Home
4. Sanguine Draws the Oath
5. Consonant Hemispheres
6. Burning The Midnight Oil
7. Singularity
8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
9. Stoic Resignation
10. Foreclosure
11. Sketches from a Motionless Statue

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The Contortionist Updates Tour Schedule

Indianapolis, Indiana’s The Contortionist is kicking off a co-headlining run with the Slaughter Survivors Tour this Thursday in Hollywood, CA. The tour also features Conducting From The Grave, Scale The Summit, Rings Of Saturn, Volumes, and Structures.

The Contortionist also recently announced its inclusion in the upcoming Frak the Gods North American summer tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures. Tour dates are now available, so see below for the complete listing.

The Slaughter Survivors tour dates with Conducting From The Grave:

7/21 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
7/22 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/23 Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
7/24 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
7/25 Austin, TX @ Emo's
7/27 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
7/28 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
7/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
7/30 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
7/31 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
8/03 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
8/04 Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar
8/05 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern
8/06 Amsterdam, NY @ Elks Hall 101
8/07 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby's
8/08 Covington, KY @ The MadHatter
8/10 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
8/11 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In the Wall
8/12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
8/13 Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
8/14 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
8/18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/19 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/20 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ The Skatehouse More...

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Textures Announces New Album Details

European metal act Textures has announced the title of its new album as "Dualism," and the album will see its release in North America on September 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. "Dualism" 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 August 19th through all major download sites. Artwork, which can be viewed below, was designed by former Textures frontman, Eric Kalsbeek, and the band’s bass player, Remko Tielemans.

“The guys asked me to co-create the artwork together with Remko, for good old times' sake. Of course I said yes!” said Kalsbeek. “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!”

The "Dualism" track listing is as follows:

1. Arms of the Sea
2. Black Horses Stampede
3. Reaching Home
4. Sanguine Draws the Oath
5. Consonant Hemispheres
6. Burning The Midnight Oil
7. Singularity
8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
9. Stoic Resignation
10. Foreclosure
11. Sketches from a Motionless Statue

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The Ocean Announces Shows With Textures

The Ocean will be hitting the road with Textures for a run of U.K. shows in November. Robin Staps from The Ocean commented on the shows: “We're looking forward to returning to UK shores with our old buddies from Textures for a number of headlining shows with full production and set time. This will be a good way to end our massive 4-months world tour in support of our Heliocentric and Anthropocentric double-album, which has lead us to North America and Europe this spring, and will continue through China and Russia this fall.”

Bart Hennephof, Textures guitar player, had the following to say about the tour: “Yes, finally it's time to do some shows again! After this long period in the studio we really want to get back on the road! It has been a while since we were in the UK, so get ready for some brutal live shows! With our friends from The Ocean and Aliases each night will be a party! We are back, stronger than ever!”

The currently announced dates are as follows:

24/11/11 – UK – Southampton – Joiners
25/11/11 – UK – London – Relentless Garage
26/11/11 – UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
27/11/11 – UK – Manchester – O2 Academy 3
28/11/11 – UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
29/11/11 – UK – Newcastle – O2 Academy 2
01/12/11 – UK – Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
02/12/12 – UK – Brighton – The Haunt

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Periphery Announces U.S. Tour

After years of touring as a supporting band, Periphery has finally attained headlining status. The group will embark on the "Frak The Gods" tour in September and has put together a stunning package. Head over to the Periphery Facebook page for additional information and VIP Ticketing info, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Misha Mansoor (guitars) states: "Hey guys. We are really excited to be announcing our very first North American headlining run. It is called the 'Frak The Gods' tour. We feel so lucky to be able to have our buddies in The Human Abstract as direct support to us. They will be followed by Textures, whom we all love dearly, and who will be coming to the U.S. for the first time ever!

"Last, but definitely not least, we have the wonderful dudes from The Contortionist rounding off this fun little package. The dates are still being worked out but the tour will be from early September to early October and it will also hit a few Canadian locations as well because we love you guys too. Needless to say, this is definitely a tour by musicians for musicians. With that said, all fans of progressive music, musician or not, will enjoy this tour greatly. We hope to see you guys at the shows."

The band also recently announced several Australian shows, with details available at this location.

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