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In 2003, the year of the launch of Textures’ debut album Polars, the first reactions start to stream in: “This is the best metal album that’s ever come out of the Netherlands” according to the Dutch music magazine Oor. The standard is set. Textures, once just a promising up-and-coming band from Tilburg, The Netherlands, has now emerged, 3 albums later, as an established name in the worldwide metal scene.
The band’s fourth album Dualism — on the band’s new home Nuclear Blast — is groovier Read more on Last.fm

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Damnation Festival 2012: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

November 9th, 2012

Damnation Festival 2012 Thrash Hits

Here it is! The final Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page of 2012. All our work from Damnation Festival 2012 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

The Thrash Hits Podcast 016: Damnation Festival 2012 PREVIEWED

October 18th, 2012

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With Damnation Festival 2012 a mere three weeks away, Hugh and Tom blast through every band on the line-up of the UK’s heaviest Winter festival, rating and slating as they go.

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Sunday Slaylist: Damnation Festival 2012

September 30th, 2012

Damnation Festival 2012 Thrash Hits

Earlier this week, Damnation Festival announced Hawk Eyes, Ravens Creed and The Atrocity Exhibit as the final three bands for their 2012 line-up, and my, what a killer line-up it is too. Headed up by Dorset doom overlords, Electric Wizard, this year’s Damnation Festival also sees Pig Destroyer make their first return to the UK in eight years – why the hell haven’t you bought a ticket already? If you have bought a ticket already: well done. You know the score.

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Damnation Festival completes 2012 line-up with Hawk Eyes, Ravens Creed and The Atrocity Exhibit

September 26th, 2012

Damnation Festival 2012 Thrash Hits

Right, that’s it – that’s you lot. Damnation Festival have completed the line-up for their 2012 festival tonight by confirming the opening acts for all three of the festival’s stages – The Atrocity Exhibit on the Terrorizer stage, Hawk Eyes on the Jägermeister stage, and Ravens Creed on the Eyesore.

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Primordial, Bossk, and Textures added to Damnation Festival 2012

July 2nd, 2012

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Damnation Festival have announced three more bands for their 2012 event. Heading up today’s announcements are Irish pagan black metal types, Primordial, who’ll be playing a UK festival exclusive set at Damnation. The other pair joining the bill today are reformed post-metallers Bossk, and Dutch revolving-line-up kinda-djentists, Textures.

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Album: Textures – Dualism

September 14th, 2011

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Textures
Dualism
Nuclear Blast
26 September 2011

by Ruth Booth

It’s the name. That’s it. Granted, there’s few better for a Textures album, with their penchant for taking threads of djent’s polyrhythmic metal and ambient sounds, and winding them ever tighter since 2003 debut Polars. You could talk about its applications to Cartesian philosophy, political theory, Yin and Yang, Thanatos and Eros, and the psychic war innate to every human being since time began. If that’s your bag.

But ‘Dualism’? It’s like Tom Waits releasing an album called Gravelly-voice Man, or Muse naming theirs Matt read this great theory about aliens in Machu Picchu. Or a Metallica record called Pissed-off Men, or Kings of Anger, or… oh. Right.

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Live + Photos: Textures @ Camden Underworld – 01 October 2009

October 10th, 2009

Dutch math-metallers, Textures, chose to play a one-off show in London as the final show in support of their Silhouettes album. Hugh Platt went along to do the words; Paul Caudell was there to do the pictures.

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As far as opening acts for Dutch tech-experimentalists Textures go, we’re finding it hard to think of someone less suited to the task than Anger Management. While their half an hour or so of boxy hardcore was far from incompetent, it wasn’t exactly tickling the avant-garde fancy of  the few people who turned up early doors.

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