Dutch modern progressive metalband TEXTURES entered the studio last week to record the follow up for their 2011’ album ‘Dualism’, which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be the band’s first album with current guitarist Joe Tal, who completed the band as a six-piece again in 2013. Founding guitarist Jochem Jacobs, who has left the band in 2012, will also be a part of the process as he will be producing and mixing the upcoming album at Jacobs’ Split Second Sound Studio. Besides the participation of Jochem, TEXTURES will also be having Yuma van Eekelen (Exivious/ex-Pestilence) on board as co-producer/engineer at both Split Second Sound Studio as Bart and Yuma’s own Final Focus Studio.

This is what the band has to say:
“We are thrilled to be back in the studio after such a long time. We know our fans are waiting for a while now as our previous album ‘Dualism’ has been released 4 years ago already. We have spent a long time making the songs really fit, so we can tell you this album will have something in store for every TEXTURES fan out there and even more than that!!”.

TEXTURES already tried out one of the new songs live on their ‘Polars 10th Anniversary Tour’ last October, which has been well received by the fans. The new album by TEXTURES is expected to be released early 2016.


TEXTURES guitarist Bart Hennephof recorded a playthrough video of the song ‘Awake’ by request of TEXTURES’ endorsers Mayones Guitars. The video shows Bart playing his Mayones Regius 7 4ever Custom. The footage of Bart playing Awake can be viewed by clicking the video below:


As of today TEXTURES has a brand new merch-store. In this all new and improved web-store you can find almost every merch-item the band has to offer. Also this new merch-store has improved on its customer service, which means a better guarantee of deliverance and worldwide coverage. You can find the new web-store by clicking here

TEXTURES announce Exivious as special main support Polars 10th Anniversary Tour

TEXTURES announce, the instrumental quartet, Exivious to be special main support for their ‘Polars’ 10th Anniversary Tour coming October. “As TEXTURES and Exivious are good friends for a long time, it just felt as the perfect fit to take Exivious along for this unique tour” the band states.

With their fifth album in the works, TEXTURES will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album POLARS this year. On account of this special occasion TEXTURES will be playing an exclusive headline tour through Europe in October 2014, during which the band will be performing the debut album POLARS in its entirety, supplemented with songs from their other albums.


18 OCT – SHOKO – Madrid – Spain*
23 OCT – UNDERGROUND – Cologne – Germany*
24 OCT – EBULLITION – Bulle – Switzerland
25 OCT – CCO – Lyon – France
26 OCT – DAMAGE FESTIVAL – Paris – France*
29 OCT – THE GARAGE – London – UK
30 OCT – EFFENAAR KZ** – Eindhoven – The Netherlands
31 OCT – P60** – Amstelveen – The Netherlands

*without Exivious

**with Special Guests

TEXTURES headed back to Asia in 2012 and 2013, where the band played as headliner at the NH7-Weekender in India (Pune and Kolkata) and at the Silence Festival in Nepal. This also included the farewell show of ex-guitarist Jochem Jacobs at the show in Pune, where TEXTURES entered the stage with three guitarists for the first time in the history of the band. Besides that TEXTURES was there to play at these grand festivals, the band loves to discover the country as well. Due to the fact that the band has not yet released this material before, it has been molded in a 9:30 minute lasting Documentary-like Podcast for your viewing pleasure. All which you can see below. Enjoy!

*TEXTURES will also be touring this fall. More details below: … Read more


With their fifth album in the works, TEXTURES will be celebrating the 10th
anniversary of their debut album POLARS this year. On account of this
special occasion TEXTURES will be playing an exclusive headline tour
through Europe in October 2014, during which the band will be performing
the debut album POLARS in its entirety, supplemented with songs from their 
other albums.  … Read more


TEXTURES is going back to headline in India again! On October 19th en December 14th the Dutch metalband will headline the Bacardi NH7 Weekender Festivals in Pune and Calcutta. … Read more