Textures stream Illuminate The Trail

Textures have made track Illuminate The Trail available to stream.

The song is taken from their forthcoming record Phenotype, which will be released via Nuclear Blast on February 5. The Dutch six-piece are also putting out a follow-up concept album, Genotype, next year.

Founding member and drummer Stef Broks recently told TeamRock: “I had to halt the guys and say, ‘Listen, do we really want to make just another album? Or do we want to do something completely different?‘

“I knew we couldn’t just write 10 songs for a new record and think that was going to be enough. This is our fifth album, and traditionally that’s a very important step for a band. It’s where reputations are cemented.

“We could carry on as normal, or we could really strive to make a statement. So we made the decision – we were going to make something that would make the fans sit up and take notice. Something we’d never even attempted before.”

Textures are also in Europe next month on their Oceans Collide tour to promote Phenotype, performing at the London Underworld on February 25.

Textures Phenotype tracklist

  1. Oceans Collide
  2. New Horizons
  3. Shaping a Single Grain of Sand
  4. Illuminate the Trail
  5. Meander
  6. Erosion
  7. The Fourth Prime
  8. Zman
  9. Timeless

Textures Oceans Collide European tour 2016

Feb 12: Dordt Bibelot, Netherlands
Feb 13: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Feb 18: Zurich Dynamo, Switzerland
Feb 19: Frankfurt Elfer, Germany
Feb 20: Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany
Feb 21: Hamburg Headcrash, Germany
Feb 25: London Underworld, UK
Feb 26: Paris Divan Du Monde, France
Feb 27: Lyon CCO, France
Feb 28: Colmar Le Grillen, France
Mar 04: Hasselt Muziek-O-Droom, Belgium

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