Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES have announced the addition of vocalist Daniel de Jongh (ex-CILICE; pictured below) to the group's ranks.
Commented the band in a statement: "It was really hard for us to part ways with Eric [Kalsbeek]. Emotionally and musically. But Daniel gives us more than enough reasons to prolong our career, more hyped up than ever before. His experience, personality, musical taste and of course his awesome vocal skills make us see the future like a first spring morning after a severe winter darkness."
Added Daniel: "I am truly honored to have been asked to replace Eric as vocalist for TEXTURES.
"TEXTURES is a standout band and is a 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. I also 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.
"All I can say is that we as TEXTURES are ready to rock everyone out there and that the anticipation for the next album can be withhold. We are in writing process at the time and I can reveal that it is going to be kick-ass as always!!"
Daniel will make his live debut with TEXTURES on a select number of shows this summer which will be announced soon.
TEXTURES' follow-up to 2008's "Silhouettes" will not surface before early 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The vinyl version of "Silhouettes" was released in November 2008 through Garden of Exile Records. The LP was limited to 500 copies and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. The artwork was printed on extra-thick cardboard gatefold jacket with golden foil print.
"Silhouettes" was released in North America on September 30, 2008 via Listenable/Koch.
The album entered the Dutch chart at position No. 100. This was the band's first chart showing ever.
"Silhouettes" was recorded at Split Second Sound with Jochem Jacobs in the producer's chair. Jacobs previously oversaw the recording process for TEXTURES' last CD, "Drawing Circles".