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Brutus premiere the live version of »War« taken from their live album, »Live In Ghent«, out today via Sargent House and Hassle Records

Belgian post-hardcore/progressive rock trio Brutus premiere the live version of »War« taken from their live album, »Live In Ghent«, out today via Sargent House and Hassle Records (EU/UK).

The band comments: “Our live album »Live In Ghent« is out today and here is the live version of »War« to celebrate that with you. This song is super special to us. Not only does it reflect a very tough period, but it has set a new standard for our writing ever since. We are so happy we can share this live version with you.

The full album is up for streaming and vinyl is available in the stores. Pre-orders are shipped or will be shipped as we speak.

All info here:

Blast it loud, please. And we hope we can bring you back to the amazing feeling of a live show, a cool hangout with your best friends, back into a crowd, sweating, dancing and singing to a band you love. Carried away by the music, the emotions and the energy. With a bunch of people close to you, feeling the same.

‘Our world, it’s gone’, for now, but we will be back. In between quarantine and isolation, we are trying to write new music. It’s not easy, it never has been easy, but we can promise you it will be 100% us.”

01. Fire (Live)
02. Cemetery (Live)
03. Horde II
04. Drive (Live)
05. War (Live)
06. Justice de Julia II
07. Child (Live)
08. Space (Live)
09. Techno (Live)
10. Distance (Live)
11. All Along (Live)
12. Sugar Dragon (Live)
13. Baby Seal (Live)

Stefanie, Stijn and Peter teamed up to start Brutus in 2013. They all met while playing in different bands from the same region of Leuven, Belgium. In merging their different ideas and musical tastes they have formed a strong union, both musically and personally.

Drummer/vocalist Stefanie mixes black-metal blast beats with math-rock flourishes whilst belting out the most impassioned vocals, shifting from deceptively melodic to out-right larynx-punishing in the blink of an eye. Guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden takes ethereal post-rock tones to hardcore punk levels of speed and energy aside Peter Mulders powerful sub-frequency shifts. It’s the way in which the band mixes post-rock construction, metal dynamics with hardcore energy and prog rock all the while lacing it with pure pop melodies that make Brutus’ sound so unique and all their own.

Brutus’ debut album »Burst« was released in 2017 by Hassle Records in UK and Europe, and then later by Sargent House for USA and the rest of the World. In 2017-2018 they have toured extensively all over Europe, playing many large festivals as well as direct support to Russian Circles, Thrice and Chelsea Wolfe on their European tours.

With a new studio album »Nest« released in early 2019, they are ready for more. Trouble comes in threes, so does Brutus.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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