2016 certainly has thrown down the gauntlet in terms of Metal releases. Despite us only just coming into the month of June so far we have had some absolutely astounding releases. From comebacks to phenomenal debuts, expansive work to avant garde madness this is a list chronicling just some of the newest releases this year. Today we will be looking at some of the releases from the first third of the year and boy are there some truly top additions.
Homogenising the bands past, present and future to mould a new era of Textures, Phenotype the bands new release, will see them breaking more new ground in the arena of Progressive Metal. Focusing the album’s thematics to mirror the conceptual idea of both genotypes and phenotypes, each one respectively reliant on the other in order to survive. One about origin another in a sense about destination. Explaining in more depth to us shortly before flooring London I was able to speak to time keeper extraordinaire Stef Broks about Textures’ past, present and very bright future.
Forging a creative path that many would hardly conceive in a lifetime Textures have announced their return this year. Releasing their brand new album Phenotype this month the band embarked on their Oceans Collide tour. Currently performing all over Europe, Textures brought their brand new show comprising material from their early beginnings in Polars right up until their conceptual tour de force Phenotype to London for one night only.
It is said that every seven years a mutation is set to occur within the human DNA system, chemical reactions have eventually led life to evolve developing different characteristics both genetic and physical to suit our habitat. Determined to find the answer surrounding humans and their genes Gregor Mendel, regarded as the father of genetics and the understanding of inheritance decreed certain characteristics are owing to genetical make up. Ever mutating cells create mass difference in genes which not only affect the organism’s inner physique but it’s outside appearance. Now just shy of seven years later a mutation has occurred in the genus of Textures.
Ahead of their album release set for the end of this week, Textures have released a third single complete with full video!
Coming ever closer to its release date Textures have lifted the lid on some of the songs that will be coming on the band’s forthcoming and hugely anticipated record Phenotype.
For those who might have been on the fence about the band’s brand new album Phenotype, I can safely say that there is nothing to worry about.
Celebrating the fantastic year that was 2015 sadly it is time to usher in the new year. With a new year comes Metal head’s favourite treat, new albums. We invite you to come with us to see what we believe to be some of the most anticipated albums of the next coming year. Adding in some that we’re speculating could be up for release into the mix as well.
Barcelona’s premier Prog festival may well have stolen the show this year.
Earlie this week Textures were teasing the release of a brand new song. The band have just released the lyric video for the aptly titled “New Horizons“.
At long last our favourite Dutch progressive metallers have announced their return with not only one album but two!
Recording for the bands fifth album has begun, the first since the departure of long time guitarist Jochem Jacobs.