Founding member, guitarist, and backing vocalist Jochem Jacobs of the Dutch progressive/technical metal band TEXTURES has taken leave of the band. Remaining band members state: "Ladies and gentlemen, it has been a bit quiet around the TEXTURES camp lately. It is for a valid reason: After 12 years being a big part of the band, Jochem has decided to leave TEXTURES. It is sad to see him leave, but we respect his decision fully. Since the very start of TEXTURES, Jochem has helped the band get to where it is right now and his input will always be part of our music." Jochem Jacobs adds: "I've been with TEXTURES from the very beginning and have had a lot of great adventures in the past 12 years, musically and socially! It was a dream coming true. I was traveling across the world with my best friends and making music!!! What more could you want?!! Strange as it may sound, my priorities changed gradually during the years... Now the time has come for me to start doing more other stuff. There are so many things in life that gives me goosebumps! I'm really busy producing great bands and other music at my studio and I want to focus more on that. I will keep on rocking!!!! Also, I will keep being involved with TEXTURES and will continue producing future TEXTURES albums." Information on the new guitarist search will be announced soon. View the “Reaching Home” video - directed by TEXTURES bass player Remko Tielemans - on the band’s YouTube page. A lyric video for “Stoic Resignation” is also available for viewing on YouTube. Both tracks comes from the band’s fourth studio album & Nuclear Blast debut Dualism, released in September, 2011.