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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 Signs to Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast recently announced they have just signed Textures. They plan to release their first album sometime in 2010. Jaap Wagemaker, A&R for Nuclear Blast says,

“After winning the “Igor Award” as unsigned band at Aardschok magazine’s “Metal Bash”, the band got signed to Listenable Records, who re-released their critically-acclaimed debut “Polars”. With their follow-up albums “Drawing Circles” and “Silhouettes” TEXTURES proved their musical status even more and became one of the most exciting new bands in (extreme) metal!

Diversity and complexity are important elements of the unique TEXTURES sound, building bridges between epic, polyrhythmic grooves and contrasting melodies. TEXTURES create their own style and establish their own interpretation of progressive, heavy modern metal!”

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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Textures Posts New Video For "Awake" Online

Textures has posted their new music video for the song "Awake" online (viewable below).

The video was shot at the beginning of October in the Belgian Ardennes under supervision of director Rob Hodselmans (GEM, Room 11) and producer David Leite from Hazazah. The video has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Dutch TAX funds – an incentive from the Dutch Government to assist up-and-coming Dutch artists with audio/visual output.

The band will be wrapping up 2008 touring their native country the Netherlands, next to an exclusive one off UK performance at the sold out Hard Rock Hell II festival. More...

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Textures Films Video For "Awake"

Textures will be filming a video clip for their song "Awake" from the band's current album "Silhouettes." The video clip will be directed and filmed by Dutch Filmmaker Rob Hodselaar who has been responsible for numerous documentaries as well as videoclips of Dutch artists GEM and Room Eleven. The production will be handled by David Leite from Hazazah.

For the videoclip the band received a generous grant from the Dutch TAX Videoclip Fund, which will give the band the opportunity to film a videoclip exactly as they had in mind, with minimal budget restrictions.

The video will be shot beginning of October and it is expected to premiere at the end of October/early November.

Meanwhile the band has posted the song Awake on their MySpace page.

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Textures Confirmed For "Suffer And Die!" Tour

Dutch math-metal band TEXTURES has been confirmed on the "Suffer and Die! Tour" featuring European death metal butchers ABORTED and German deathcore band NEAERA. The latest confirmed tour dates are as follows:

15/10/08 – DE – Hannover @ Musikzentrum
16/10/08 – DE – Würzburg @ AKW
17/10/08 – DE – Passau @ Metalinvasion
18/10/08 – AUT – Wien @ Viper Room
19/10/08 – DE – München @ Feierwerk
20/10/08 – CH – Aarau @ Kiff
21/10/08 – DE – Stuttgart @ Landespavillon
22/10/08 – DE – Trier @ Ex-Haus
23/10/08 – DE – Köln @ Werkstatt
25/10/08 – BE – Leffinge @ Den Zwerver
26/10/08 - NL - Den Bosh @ W2

New French and Dutch tour dates will follow.

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Textures Forced To Cancel Metal Camp Appearance

Dutch metal band TEXTURES was forced to cancel their appearance at the Metal Camp festival in Slovenia this past weekend due to Eric Kalsbeek (vocals) suffering throat problems. Here's a statement from the band:

“We regret to announce that we have been forced to cancel our appearance at Metal Camp in Slovenia this Sunday due to our singer Eric Kalsbeek suffering throat problems. After having his throat examined at the hospital, doctors found out that Eric had an abnormal reaction to allergies which has resulted in loss of voice and throat problems. A few weeks of prescribed rest and medication will have him back on his feet before you know it.

"Sorry to everyone who was excited to see us on this year's Metal Camp, we truly hope to make up for it in the near future.”

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Textures Announces Scandinavian Dates

Dutch tech-metallers TEXTURES have issued the following update:

"We will be touring Scandinavia at the end of September in support of our new album Silhouettes. These are the dates:

9/23 - Ballroom - Hamburg, Germany
9/24 - The Rock - Copenhagen, Denmark
9/25 - Club Maiden - Oslo, Norway
9/26 - Belsepup - Göteborg, Sweden
9/27 - Roxy Concerts - Flensburg, Germany

Hope to see you on one of those dates!"

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Textures Delay New Album

The new TEXTURES album, "Silhouettes", has had its release date pushed back to May 5 from the previously announced April 21 (via Listenable Records), According to the band, "the reason for this is that there is a manufacturing delay with the complexity of the gold print on the digipack."

"Silhouettes" is being streamed in its entirety on the Dutch band's MySpace page.

The CD's cover artwork for "Silhouettes" can be viewed at this location. The album was recorded at Split Second Sound studio with the group's guitarist Jochem Jacobs in the producer's chair. Jacobs previously oversaw the recording process for TEXTURES' last CD, "Drawing Circles". More...

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Stream Textures' Entire New Album Online

The new TEXTURES album, "Silhouettes", is being streamed in its entirety on the Dutch band's MySpace page. Due on April 21 via Listenable Records, the CD's cover artwork for "Silhouettes" can be viewed at this location. The album was recorded at Split Second Sound studio with the group's guitarist Jochem Jacobs in the producer's chair. Jacobs previously oversaw the recording process for TEXTURES' last CD, "Drawing Circles".

"Silhouettes" track listing:

01. Old Days Born Anew
02. The Sun's Architect
03. Awake
04. Laments of an Icarus
05. One Eye for a Thousand
06. State of Disobedience
07. Storm Warning
08. Messengers
09. To Erase a Lifetime

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Textures Post New Song Available For Download

A brand-new TEXTURES song, entitled "Old Days Born Anew", has been made available for download at VS-Webzine.com. The track comes off the Dutch metal band's upcoming third album, "Silhouettes", which will be released on April 21 via Listenable Records.

The cover artwork for "Silhouettes" can be viewed at this location. The CD was recorded at Split Second Sound studio with the group's guitarist Jochem Jacobs in the producer's chair. Jacobs previously oversaw the recording process for TEXTURES' last CD, "Drawing Circles". More...

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Textures Confirm New Album Title and Tracklisting

After the tremendously successful album Drawing Circles, Dutch metallers TEXTURES are back with their third album for Listenable, "pushing down the barriers of musical conformity with its unique sophisticated metal style," according to a press release. The Dutch band now reveals the title and tracklisting of their forthcoming release which will be called Silhouettes due to be released on April 21st.

Silhouettes tracklisting: 'Old Days Born Anew', 'The Sun's Architect', 'Awake', 'Laments Of An Icarus', 'One Eye For A Thousand', 'State Of Disobedience', 'Storm Warning', 'Messengers', 'To Erase A Lifetime'.

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Textures Issue Third Studio Report

Dutch metallers TEXTURES check in with the following update:

"We have posted the third episode of our studio update, where you can see our bass player Remko getting ready for his fight in the studio and Richard explains a bit about synths in Textures (view here).

In the next week, more news on the album and we will announce our first live dates!"
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Textures Issue Second Studio Report

Dutch metallers TEXTURES check in with the following update:

"We hope you all had a good Christmas!

Thank you for all the kind words after our first studio update. The past two weeks we have been busy recording the guitar parts at Split Second Sound, which you can check out on our second studio update". More...

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Textures Start Recording New Album

TEXTURES are nearly done writing all the songs for their upcoming record, which they entered the studio to record on December 4. Just like with "Drawing Circles," they've have chosen to record at Split Second Sound with production being handled by the guitar player Jochem Jacobs.

The band announces:

"We expect to wrap the recording up, mixing and mastering by the end of January. While in the studio we will keep you updated by doing four video web-episodes which will be shot by our bass player Remko Tielemans. They will be exclusively posted on our myspace page, myspace.com/textures in mid December."

"As if that isn't enough, we have already confirmed our first 'warm-up show' for next year, which will be on the 5th of April in Leuven, Belgium, where we will be co-headlining the Sandstorm festival with Impious."

"We will have more news on the upcoming album and shows in the near future."

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Textures Enlist New Bassist

Holland's TEXTURES have posted this announcement on their official website:

"We're very proud to welcome our new bass player: Remko Tielemans. You might know him from his former band ISDE OF MAN and his recent band 37 STABWOUNDZ. He's a skilled musician, an open-minded guy and he's blessed with a crazy stage performance. His TEXTURES stage-baptism will be coming Saturday, in Nijmegen (Valkhof Affaire), so be sure to check him out."

TEXTURES split with bassist Dennis Aarts back in late June 2007 due to "personal reasons".

Here are the band's upcoming live dates:

July 14 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Valkhof Affaire
Aug. 25 - Varsselder, Netherlands - Huntenpop
Sept. 22 - Alhama de Murcia - Alhama Metal Madness

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Textures Part Ways With Bassist

Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES have issued the following update:

"Due to personal reasons, our bass player Dennis [Aarts] has decided to leave the band and focus on his personal life for a while. We're surely going to miss him! We wish him tons of luck in all his future endeavors and thank him for all these years of fun, crazy heavy music and crushing the stage with us. We're currently in the process of finding a new bass player. Michel 'MuD' Quak will temporarily replace Dennis during the upcoming CYNIC show and U.K. tour. We'll keep you posted.

"In September we will continue writing our new album, which we hope to start recording in November. We set our minds to a 2008 spring release, of course, followed by a big number of new shows to support the new material. We can't wait to crush you all with new songs!"

TEXTURES' latest album, "Drawing Circles", was released in April 2006 via France's Listenable Records. The band's self-produced debut CD, "Polars", was originally issued through the group's own label and was later re-released through Listenable.

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Textures Plans UK Tour w/ Romeo Must Die

TEXTURES will be supporting their latest release, "Drawing Circles" with Romeo Must Die and The Mirimar Disaster on an upcoming tour through the United Kingdom. Here are the tour dates so far:

17.05.2007 BRIGHTON (UK), THE GREAT ESCAPE @ Engine Rooms w/ Architect, Ghost of a Thousand

28.06.2007 SOUTHAMPTON (UK) The Joiners
29.06.2007 LUTON (UK) Student Union
30.06.2007 LONDON (UK) The Underworld
01.07.2007 SHEFFIELD (UK) The Corporation
02.07.2007 MANCHESTER (UK) The Music Box
03.07.2007 GLASGOW (UK) The Barfly
05.07.2007 MILTON KEYNES (UK), The Pitz Club

TEXTURES' second album 'Drawing Circles' was released officially in the U.S. in November, 2006 after being available for some time previously throughout Europe.

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Textures Announces UK Tour Dates

Preceding their anticipated live date in Brighton for "The Great Escape" TEXTURES will tour the U.K. once again. Here are the tour dates:

TEXTURES with Architect & Ghost of a Thousand
17.05.2007 BRIGHTON (UK), THE GREAT ESCAPE @ Engine Rooms

TEXTURES with Romeo must Die & The Mirimar Disaster
28.06.2007 SOUTHAMPTON (UK) The Joiners
29.06.2007 LUTON (UK) Student Union
30.06.2007 LONDON (UK) The Underworld
01.07.2007 SHEFFIELD (UK) The Corporation
02.07.2007 MANCHESTER (UK) The Music Box
03.07.2007 GLASGOW (UK) The Barfly
04.07.2007 MILTON KEYNES (UK), The Pitz Club

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Textures To Play The Great Escape

Textures is confirmed to play The Great Escape (one of Europe's leading showcases) on the 17th of May in Brighton together with Architects and Ghost of A Thousand. The showcase will take place at the at Engine Room.

Taking its inspiration from internationally established events such as SXSW and CMJ, The Great Escape Festival & Convention in Brighton (UK) is attended by over 1,000 music industry professionals from the UK and abroad, with promoters from SXSW (US), Glastonbury (UK), Carling Weekend (UK), T In The Park (Scotland), By:Larm (Norway), Roskilde (Denmark), Eurosonic (Netherlands) and Haldern Pop (Germany). The event is also attended by key international media such as MTV, NME, Kerrang!, Billboard, the BBC plus other media such as XFM, The Fly, My Space and Mojo many of whom host stages.

TEXTURES are also scheduled to tour the UK in June. The band is currently on tour with ALL THAT REMAINS and MISERY SIGNALS in Europe.

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Twin Zero Prepare For Mini-Tour w/ Textures

Experimental rock/metal band Twin Zero cross the waters this weekend for their first shows in mainland Europe. The band will be supporting Textures for a handful of Dutch shows in support of their second album ‘The Tomb To Every Hope,’ which is out now.

Guitarist and founding member of the band Roo Gotto has just landed back in the UK after a six-week Canadian tour with his ‘other’ band Johnny Truant.

You can catch Twin Zero and Textures at the following shows:

MARCH
LEEUWARDEN (NL), Romein (23) /w Textures
LEIDEN (NL), LVC (24) /w Textures
ROOSENDAAL (NL), Eros Moshmetal Meeting (25) /w Textures

You can hear some of Twin Zero's material on their MySpace page.

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