Dutch progressive metal maniacs TEXTURES will release the first of their upcoming two albums, ‘Phenotype’, on February 5th 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
The second record of the diptych, ‘Genotype’, will be released one year later.

Now the time has come for the band to present the first new track off ‘Phenotype’ to their fans.

Click on the link below to watch the ‘New Horizons’ lyric video:

‘Phenotype’ is a song-based, 60-minute long album. TEXTURES present an eclectic overview of what the band, with their own style in modern metal, has to offer for over a decade.
Catchy, innovative and progressive songs . New musical virtuosos Uri Dijk (synth) and Joe Tal (guitar) deliver a new, harmonic vibe to their already mature sound.

Pre-order ‘Phenotype here: http://nblast.de/TexturesPhenotypeNB

In support of ‘Phenotype’, TEXTURES will hit European stages in February 2016.
The dates are as followed below:

Oceans Collide Tour 2016

12.02 NL Dordrecht – Bibelot TICKETS
13.02 NL Tilburg – 013 TICKETS
18.02 CH Zürich – Dynamo TICKETS
19.02 D Frankfurt – Elfer TICKETS
20.02 D Berlin – Musik & Frieden TICKETS
21.02 D Hamburg – Headcrash TICKETS
25.02 UK London – The Underworld TICKETS
26.02 F Paris – Divan Du Monde TICKETS
27.02 F Lyon – CCO TICKETS
28.02 F Colmar – Le Grillen TICKETS
04.03 B Hasselt – Muziek-O-Droom TICKETS

Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES are about to release a musical diptych: ‘PHENOTYPE’ – ‘GENOTYPE’. Two new albums set up around one concept. The Dutch sextet is not a band to put out an album every year in a row. The band took almost 2,5 years to write and record albums no. 5 and 6.

“Music is no fast food! Details are crafted and re-crafted. Extra layers are created and stretched to form the ultimate tension span for years to last.”

‘PHENOTYPE’, the first album to be released on February 5th 2016 via Nuclear Blast, is a 60-minute long song-based album. TEXTURES present an eclectic overview of what modern metal has to offer. Catchy, innovative and progressive songs are what TEXTURES stand for.
The new virtuosos Uri Dijk (synth) and Joe Tal (guitar) deliver a new, harmonic vibe to the mature TEXTURES sound.

‘GENOTYPE’, which will be released a year later, is a 45-minute long conceptual track. The root material of which ‘PHENOTYPE’ consists of is presented in this song, but in a totally different context: TEXTURES go out-of-the-box. More proggy, more atmosphere and lots of extra layers to fill the last gaps left in this extensive double rollercoaster ride.

In support of ‘PHENOTYPE’, TEXTURES will hit the European stages in February 2016.
The dates are as followed below:

12.02. NL Dordrecht – Bibelot
13.02. NL Tilburg – 013
18.02. CH Zürich – Dynamo
19.02. D Frankfurt – Elfer
20.02. D Berlin – Musik & Frieden
21.02. D Hamburg – Headcrash
25.02. UK London – The Underworld
26.02. F Paris – Divan Du Monde
27.02. F Lyon – CCO
28.02. F Colmar – Le Grillen
04.03. B Hasselt – Muziek-O-Droom


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

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