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tex·tures (těks’chərs) noun. 1. A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.2.The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts.3. A modern metal sextet who’s avant garde musical output is as brutal as it is diverse or experimental. Since their inception in 2001, TEXTURES – Jochem Jacobs, guitarist Bart Hennephof, drummer Stef Broks, bassist Dennis Aarts and synth maestro Richard Rietdijk – decided the only way to capture the full momentum of their collective creativity was to be involved in every aspect of crafting their 2003 debut album ‘Polars
). From production right through to artwork, the bands meticulous endeavors explosively emerged as a melting pot of polyrhythmic attacks combined with soaring melody. A beast was born.
Heralded in the press in their native country Holland as well as overseas, ‘Polars
’ was also bestowed an Essent Award for ‘Most Promising Act’ in 2004. Hot on the heels of these accolades TEXTURES took their incendiary live spectacle on the road, racking up a huge array of shows next to inspiring performances at Fury Fest and Lowlands. The next chapter, the next layer, if you will for TEXTURES was their sophomore album, 2006’s ‘Drawing Circles’. With new vocalist Eric Kalsbeek aboard once again band creativity dictated that the album was entirely self-produced, the result a jaw dropping body of work that saw the sextet still frothing with rabid ambition. Determined to push metal and hardcore to breaking point they experimented with bending and moulding the two genres into unexpected new shapes. Taking many a risk but never any prisoners TEXTURES hunger for diversity resulted in ‘Drawing Circles’, ten tracks which were unrestrained by boundaries, trends or conventions. Overwhelming praise engulfed the record with multiple cover stories and equally amazing reviews worldwide. Of course TEXTURES, not the types to be complacent hit the road.
Tours with The Ocean, Gojira and Arch Enemy ensued keeping audiences across Europe transfixed for 2006 and much of 2007. This road trek culminated in a Europe wide tour with All That Remains and Misery Signals plus nominations in no less than three categories of Holland’s Live XS Awards. Chapter three in the TEXTURES legacy is about to unfold Late 2007 saw bassist Remko Tielemans join as the band prepared to enter the studio to record album number three. Once more the self autonomy of TEXTURES came into it’s own at the hands of uber producer and guitarist Jochem Jacobs to create the bands most ambitious project to date, the result is ‘Silhouettes
). Having already burned metal’s blueprint with ‘Polars
’ and ‘Drawing Circles’, TEXTURES have taken their already rich and vibrant sound and pushed it to an entirely new level. Defying genre’s ‘Silhouettes
’ is the bands most varied, intense, daring and most ambient record to date. This long anticipated masterpiece of diversity and ingenuity will easily elevate TEXTURES to the pillars of modern metal legend, setting a benchmark all others shall toil to surpass. Their time is now…