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Textures Parts Ways With Singer Eric Kalsbeek and Delays New Album

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."

"I will keep on making music, but something totally different, much more low-profile. Maybe we will meet again. Eric out”

"We are currently auditioning a possible replacement singer and hope to announce him in the coming months. We will miss Eric a lot.. We had the greatest times together and these will live on in eternity.. Eric, you rock!"

"Due to Eric leaving Textures the release date for the follow up of Silhouettes has been pushed back to the beginning of 2011."

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1. brent_a_petrie writes:

The greatest singer in metal hanging it up? This is a sad day indeed. Someone, somewhere, convince him not to go!!

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2. Guitarmadman writes:

No f***ing way...
The greatest Dutch metal vocalist left the greatest Dutch metalband???!
This definitely ruined my day...

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3. Vijay Desai writes:

Unbelievable!! Eric will be missed in the metal fraternity.. His position is irreplaceable. All the best for his future projects and job!!

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4. Galactic Guardian writes:

Eric had a voice that was perfectly suited to the band, its going to be almost impossible to replace the man and the voice, tracks like 'Messengers' stay with you 4ever like a drug

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