Wednesday, August 31, 2011


TEXTURES drummer Stef Broks has been voted ‘Best Dutch Metal Drummer’ and ‘Best Dutch Drummer’ overall by the readers of the popular Dutch drum magazine Slagwerkkrant. An awards show to celebrate this achievement will take place in the beginning of September. This is the first time in the magazine’s history that a specific metal drummer has won both awards.

“This is really bizarre. I've never considered myself a drummer's drummer,” states Stef Broks. “Of course I practiced a lot on drums, but not [Virgil] Donati-style. Most of the practicing happens on my knees and... in my head 24/7, creating rhythmic and song ideas. I am a reader of Slagwerkkrant since I was 9 years old, playing along with Yes and old U2 songs. Winning these awards is really flattering, but doesn’t mean I don't want to make progression anymore. On the contrary! Thanks to you all!”

Recently, Stef’s first play-through video for the song ‘Singularity’ was released by the American drum webzine and can be viewed now at Sick Drummer’s YouTube channel. ‘ Singularity’ is a track from the forthcoming TEXTURES album Dualism, which is set to hit stores on September 23rd in Europe, South America, Asia & Australia and September 27th in North America via Nuclear Blast.
Dualism can be pre-ordered for $10.00 from Nuclear Blast USA’s webstore; pre-order bundles that include band t-shirts can be purchased from All Indie Merch pre-order bundles will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a TEXTURES Mayones guitar. Fans can stream the new track ‘Reaching Home’ at, and listen to ‘Singularity’ on the band’s Facebook page.

If you are located in the New Jersey or New York City area, make sure to be at tonight’s official listening party for Dualism. The band is confirmed to be in attendance, so head over and throw back a few with the guys and listen to the new record in full! Sponsored by, the listening party will begin at 9pm at Idle Hands Bar, located at 25 Avenue B (Downstairs) in Manhattan.

TEXTURES will kick off their first-ever North American tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and The Contortionist this Friday in Baltimore, Maryland at the Otto Bar. See below for a full listing of upcoming tour dates.

TEXTURES “Frak The Gods” Tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and The Contortionist:

9/2 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar

9/3 Greensboro, NC @ Greene St. Club

9/4 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater

9/5 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

9/7 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

9/8 Dallas, TX @ Trees

9/9 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

9/10 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

9/11 Mexico City , MEXICO (Distrito Federal) @ Foro Alicia ***HEADLINING ONE-OFF SHOW***

9/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

9/14 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch

9/15 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

9/16 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

9/17 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre

9/18 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

9/20 Oakland, CA @ The New Parish

9/21 Portland, OR @ Branx

9/22 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

9/23 Boise, ID @ The Venue

9/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

9/25 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre

9/27 St Louis, MO @ Fubar

9/28 Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone

9/29 Joliet, IL @ MoJoe's

9/30 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/1 Grand Rapids, MI @ MXTP

10/2 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room

10/3 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe

TEXTURES with Periphery, Stray From The Path, and The Contortionist:
10/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

10/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

10/7 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

10/8 Richmond, VA@ Kingdom

Advance tickets to most shows can be purchased via online links found on the band’s Facebook page.

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