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Textures Announce New Vocalist

Textures have found a new vocalist. After a lengthy search, the Dutch extreme prog metal band has recruited Daniel de Jongh, the former vocalist of Cilice.

“I am truly honored,” de Jongh said. “Textures is a standout band which I’ve listened to the last couple of years, like so many other metal fans out there. Although it was a pretty tough decision to leave my former band Cilice, this was an offer I just couldn’t refuse. The guys in Textures are just a great bunch of people, and it is clear that there is and will be loads of inspiration for the next years to come.”

De Jongh replaces Eric Kalsbeek, who quit the band in January after playing with them for six years. “My life changed, priorities shifted,” Kalsbeek said. “I can’t cope with the heavy touring and the time investment anymore. I need to focus on my job and family. I need to take a few steps back.”

Added de Jongh, “I know how much Eric was respected by the fans and I hope that I can assure you guys out there that I will replace him with as much dignity as he did for Textures the last six years.”

The band is currently in writing mode for the follow-up to their third album 2008’s ‘Silhouettes,’ which is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2011.

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