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

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


With their fifth album in the works, TEXTURES release an exclusive acoustic live version of
‘Messengers’, from their third album ‘Silhouettes’. On account of this special occasion
the band has recorded a music-video for this song which will be released on YouTube
the 20th of June. The single ‘Messengers’ will also be available as paid digital download
on iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US and Google. The Acoustic Live Session of ‘Messengers’ will be available
June 20th in Europe, June 22nd in the UK and June 24th in the US.

TEXTURES will also be touring this fall on account of their ‘POLARS’ 10 year anniversary:

18 OCT – SHOKO, Madrid, Spain TICKETS
23 OCT – UNDERGROUND, Cologne, Germany TICKETS
24 OCT – EBULLITION, Bulle, Switzerland TICKETS
25 OCT – CCO, Lyon, France TICKETS
30 OCT – EFFENAAR, Eindhoven, The Netherlands TICKETS
31 OCT – P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands TICKETS

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