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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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
8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
9. Stoic Resignation
11. Sketches from a Motionless Statue
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
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.
European progressive metal act Textures has posted some new studio footage online documenting its time spent recording its forthcoming new album. When asked about the album the band commented by saying;
"This might be the biggest thing we have done so far, especially guitar-wise. We really used every piece of gear – every guitar, amp, cabinet and effect – that was available to us at Split Second Sound studio, to get the right sounds for all the different parts of the album. It’s a very tough process; we have been tracking guitar for weeks now, but finally the end is in sight! Bass, synths and vocals still need to be done, and those are being recorded right now. The pieces are coming together. This album is growing beyond control! [We] can’t wait to get on the road with this!"
Progressive technical metal outfit Textures has posted a new video online, documenting the recording of the band's new studio album, which is currently being recorded at Split Second Sound studios in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In the first video report, Textures guitarist and backing vocalist, Jochem Jacobs, and drummer Stef Broks, discuss the new studio, their songwriting process, working titles of new songs, and more.
European progressive metal act Textures has announced that it has entered Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam to begin the recording of its forthcoming full length and Nuclear Blast Records debut. Guitarist and album producer Jochem Jacobs commented on the recording by saying:
"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. Sometimes you just have to crawl through the mud first to get to dry grounds. We are in the middle of the pre-production now, getting our asses in gear to create this baby. It’s kinda cool to see this band grow more and more and to continue this musical journey that we’ve been on for 10 years! Let’s make this thing heavy!!!"
CILICE has announced the addition of new vocalist Bryan Ramage to their lineup.
The band comments, "We are excited to announce that CILICE has a complete line up again! After singer Daniël de Jongh had left the band to join Textures earlier this year we are now even more excited to announce that Bryan Ramage will be the new front man of CILICE. The rehearsals and tryouts we had together sounded truly convincing. It feels great to play old songs in a refreshing way and to explore new directions working on new songs. With great confidence we are going to make another killer record!"
Guitarist Bart Hennephof of Textures has uploaded a video clip explaining the song "Laments of an Icarus," which is from the band's third album "Silhouettes." The video clip can be viewed below:
Guitarist Bart Hennephof of Textures has uploaded a video clip explaining the song "Stream of Consciousness," which is from the band's second album "Drawing Circles." The video clip can be viewed below.
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!"
"To the guys (including the crew) I'd like to say it's been an absolute honor and a privilege to have been in this band, seeing and helping it grow from this small local band to the phenomenon it is now. It will take a while to get used to not doing this with you guys anymore, and I'll cherish the friendship we have forever. I wish you guys well in all your future endeavors. You're going to be just fine. This decade has been one hell of a ride! THANK YOU!"
The band commented on Richard’s departure:
"After 10 very great years, it is sadly finally so...our synths & samples-maestro is leaving. We will miss Richard a lot, especially his laugh and his awesome humour."
After Eric left a few months ago, of course we began to think more about our future times and everything we do along the way. Things change all the time! For everyone."
"We know Richard will have a great time doing the other things he really loves, but meanwhile our tourbus is going to keep hitting the road we are unstoppable!"
"So Textures will live on of course, we are in the middle of writing a new album and at the same time we are keeping our eyes open for a new keyboard player! So keep 'em coming folks!! The band is contemplating how to fill Richard’s place within TEXTURES."
TEXTURES has announced 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!! We will see you guys soon!!" More...
Dutch thrash metal band Textures has issued the following update:
"Singer Eric Kalsbeek has left Textures to focus on his job and his family. He’s issued the following statement:"
"Dear fans & friends,"
"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." More...
Italian deathcore band, STIGMA, will head into the studio this November to record the band's follow-up to 2008's "When Midnight Strikes!" with former BLEEDING THROUGH and current BRING ME THE HORIZON guitarist Jona Weinhofen handling production duties. Vocalist Vlad makes a statement on the band's collaboration with Weinhofen:
"We'll be hitting the studio in November and we're beyond stoked to say that we'll work with the almighty Jona Weinhofen, to make sure we'll reduce "WMS!" to dust and come out with a beast of an album! Keep yourself updated, cause we've other big surprises coming up!" More...
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!”
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:
Extreme Doom Metal
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
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...
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.
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.
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.”
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!"