Dutch extreme progressive technical metallers TEXTURES are excited to announce that Daniel de Jongh, former front man of the Dutch metal band Cilice, will replace Eric Kalsbeek who left the band earlier this year.
De Jongh had to say this about joining TEXTURES:
“I am truly honored to have been asked to replace Eric as vocalist for TEXTURES. 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. 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 6 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!! We will see you guys soon!!”
The band had this to say about de Jongh joining TEXTURES:
“It was really hard for us to part ways with Eric. 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. TEXTURES 2.0 has just been launched!”
New vocalist Daniel de Jongh will make his live debut on a select number of shows this summer which will be announced soon.
TEXTURES joined the Nuclear Blast roster in June 2009.