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Our inboxes have been flooded since it was announced yesterday vocalist Eric Kalsbeek has quit Dutch prog-metal masters Textures. Clearly, this band has a small but ferocious fanbase.

Here’s a statement from Kalsbeek:

“Dear fans & friends,

I decided to quit Textures. My life changed, priorities shifted. I can’t cope with the heavy touring and the time investment anymore. I need to focus on my job and family. I need to take a few steps back. I’ve had six beautiful years with the band, did loads of amazing shows, made tons of new friends and created some mind-blowing music. I’m going to miss the guys, and of course you, the fans. I know Textures will continue to conquer the world and give you all great, heavy and awesome music. I wish my successor all the best. I will keep on making music, but something totally different, much more low-profile. Maybe we will meet again. Eric out”

The band is searching for a new singer now. Here’s hoping they find someone as awesome as Kalsbeek!

While you mourn, check out the band’s 2008 video for “Awake”:


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