TEXTURES drummer Stef Broks has been voted ‘Best Dutch Metal Drummer’ and ‘Best Dutch Drummer’ overall by the readers of the Dutch drum magazine Slagwerkkrant. An award 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 Donati-style. Most of the practicing happens on my knees and....in my head. 24/7, creating rhythmical- 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 Sickdrummer.com, and can be viewed now at Sick Drummer’s YouTube channel. ‘Singularity’ is cut from TEXTURES forthcoming album Dualism, which is set to hit stores on September 23rd in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia and September 27th in North America via Nuclear Blast. Dualism can be pre-ordered from Nuclear Blast webstore; pre-order bundles that include band t-shirts can be purchased from Bandstores.com. All Band Store 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 RevolverMag.com, and listen to‘Singularity’ on the band’s Facebook page. German Release show 22-10-2011 Euroblast Koln Germany Dutch Release show, TesseracT supporting. 23-10-2011 Mezz Breda Netherlands Face Tomorrow and Steak Number Eight supporting 17-11-2011 Vera Groningen Netherlands 18-11-2011 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht Netherlands 20-11-2011 LVC Leiden Netherlands UK Co-headline tour with The Ocean, opener Aliases 24-11-2011 Joiners Southampton United Kingdom 25-11-2011 Garage London United Kingdom 26-11-2011 Rescue Rooms Nottingham United Kingdom 27-11-2011 Academy 3 Manchester United Kingdom 28-11-2011 Cathouse Glasgow United Kingdom 29-11-2011 02 Academy 2 Newcastle United Kingdom 01-12-2011 02 Academy 2 Birmingham United Kingdom 02-12-2011 The Haunt Brighton United Kingdom The Ocean supporting 03-12-2011 La Scene Bastille Paris France Advance tickets to most shows can be purchased via online links found on the band’s Facebook page.