By: Anders
Posted: May 16, 2006

One of Holland's most promising newcomers, who really are positioning themselves with their new and current album "Drawing Circles" has been picked as May month's featured band. Metallic hardcore with a mind-blowing technical approach and a good deal of atmospheric rock, to even it all out, are what they deliver, done almost to perfection.


Textures is the brainchild of Jochem Jacobs, Stef Broks, Bart Hennephof, Dennis Aarts, Richard Rietdijk and former vocalist Pieter Verpaalen. The band was created in Tilburg, Holland in 2001 and since then the train has been steaming.

The first album from the band was the debut "Polars" from 2003, which created quite a fuzz when it was released. It secured the band a lot of live activity and the band won an award for "Holland's most promising act". The album was solely made by the band themselves, even the production and the artwork of the release was made by the band.

Somewhere in between the release of "Polars" and the making of the new album "Drawing Circles", vocalist Verpaalen was replaced by Eric Kalsbeek, who rips up the vocals in the band now. The new album is as the first, solely made by the band themselves, and they really excel in this discipline now. The album is released by the French label Listenable Records, and it won't take long before the band hits a stage near you!

Check out the review of "Drawing Circles" and this interview answered by Stef Broks.

Band members:

Eric Kalsbeek – Vocals
Jochem Jacobs – Guitars and vocals
Bart Hennephof – Guitars
Dennis Aarts - Bass
Richard Rietdijk – Keyboards
Stef Broks - Drums

Former member:

Pieter Verpaalen – Vocals


Polars – 2003
Drawing Circles – 2006

Upcoming gigs:

17.05.06 Nijmegen (NL), Doornroosje /w Gojira
18.05.06 Amstelveen (NL), P60 /w Gojira, Parkway Drive
19.05.06 Sneek (NL), Bolwerk /w Engine of Doom
20.05.06 Rotterdam (NL), Waterfront /w Gojira
21.05.06 Vosselaar (B), Biebob /w Gojira
08.06.06 Köln (D), MTC Textures
09.06.06 Oss (NL), De Groene Engel Textures
10.06.06 Zierikzee (NL), Brogum Anywave Festival
23.06.06 Clisson (F) HELLFEST
30.06.06 Venlo (NL), Perron 55 /w The Psyke Project
01.07.06 Oostende (B), JH OHK /w Dedicted
14.07.06 Purmerend (NL), P3 Textures
15.07.06 Lottum (NL), OJC Canix Weistock
15.07.06 Gent (B), The Frontline Textures
16.07.06 Leiden (NL), Leidse Hout Werfpop
11.08.06 Svojsice (CZ) BRUTAL ASSAULT
16.08.06 Leiden (NL), Catena Textures
20.08.06 La Louvaire (B) Textures
25.08.06 Ieper (B) IEPERFEST
26.08.06 Leiden (NL), Hut van Ome Henne Rockblok 2006
30.09.06 Baarlo (NL) Progpower 2006

[link]Textures[/link] website

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