During the beginning of 2016, we managed to sit down with Dutch progressive metallers Textures guitarist Bart Hennephof about their fifth studio album Phenotype. Back then, Hennephof seemed hopeful for the band’s future including touring plans and a continuation to Phenotype with him estimating album number six, Genotype, would be released in a year or so:
“We thought to make two discs on that concept spread across two years to make a longer impact. And there will be melodies that you hear for the first time on Phenotype, you will hear on Genotype but in a different way.”
Now that a year has flown by, we would normally expect to hear an update from the band announcing the promised release date for Genotype. Unfortunately, after nearly fifteen years together, the band revealed instead that they’re breaking up due to “personal motives.” This seems rather unexpected and we are disappointed in this split.
The band shared the following:
“Personal motives have led to this decision and it has not been made in haste. These personal reasons made it harder to be the productive band TEXTURES always has been in the past and which this band needs to be. Without this dedication TEXTURES would merely be a shell of what it used to be.
Break-ups are never easy and always bring difficulties. Unfortunately we have to announce that our anticipated 6th album ‘Genotype’ will not be released and so there will be no double album. At least not for the coming years…
The break-up of TEXTURES doesn’t mean that there is any hardship within the band. We still have a strong connection with current and former members and this decision won’t lead to any tensions whatsoever. Furthermore the individual bandmembers will continue to make music and persue new musical endeavours. Keep your eyes and ears open…
Thanks to all the friends, fellow musicians and other colleagues we have had the pleasure to meet along the way. And of course special thanks to all the fans who have supported us throughout the years. It is your dedication, appreciation and continued presence at our shows all over the world that made this journey one to remember for a lifetime.
We hope to see you all very soon on our farewell tour.
TEXTURES – OUT”
The band will have a farewell European tour entitled “A Farewell to Textures: Last Miles to the Moon” and tickets will go on sale this Friday (19).
* w/ special guest: Exivious
11/03 – Netherlands Zoetermeer @ Boerderij*
11/04 – Netherlands Utrecht @ Tivoli De Helling*
11/08 – France Paris @ Backstage BTM*
11/09 France Toulouse @ Connexion Live*
11/10 Spain Madrid @ Caracol*
11/11 Spain Barcelona @ Apolo 2*
11/12 France Lyon @ CCO*
11/15 England Manchester @ Rebellion
11/16 Ireland Dublin @ Voodoo Lounge
11/17 – Scotland Glasgow @ G2
11/18 – England London @ Underworld
11/23 – Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
11/24 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
11/25 Czech Rep. @ Prague Futurum
11/26 Austria Vienna @ The Chelsea
12/02 Netherlands Tilburg @ 013*