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Brutus share a brand new music video for the third single »Victoria« taken from their upcoming studio album »Unison Life«

Belgian post-hardcore/progressive rock trio Brutus share a brand new music video for the third single »Victoria« taken from their upcoming studio album, »Unison Life«, set to release on October 21st, 2022 via Sargent House (US) and Hassle Records (EU).

Concept by Brutus and Jonas Hollevoet.
Directed & shot by Jonas Hollevoet.

01. Miles Away
02. Brave
03. Victoria
04. What Have We Done
05. Dust
06. Liar
07. Chainlife
08. Storm
09. Dreamlife
10. Desert Rain

Courtesy of Sargent House:

Genre-jumping Belgian trio Brutus has announced a new album »Unison Life« for October 21st via Sargent House. The follow-up to their breakout Nest, »Unison Life« is a concept of longing for a life of total peace. The album confronts the obstacles that stand in the way of a »Unison Life« and the acts of bravery that help to surpass the trials.

»Unison Life« is Brutus at their most intentional. They were more deliberate about their sound than ever, having had the time and space to really consider their direction due to the global pause on touring. “I wanted every song to feel like the last song we’ll ever write,” singer Stefanie Mannaerts explains. “It killed me inside because it’s almost an impossibly high standard, but that was my personal goal for this album. It was a two-year quest of trying to do better.” The result is a blistering illustration of a boundary-pushing band at the top of their game.

Photo by Eva Vlonk

When times are tough, or you’re feeling worn down, you start longing for a life of total peace. A life where there are no fights, arguments or lies; where there is no such thing as disappointment and your actions have no consequences. Some might call it a “fantasy world”. Genre-jumping Belgian trio Brutus call it the “Unison Life” – a phrase that titles their third studio album. Unison Life is about all the stuff that wears you down in the first place. It’s the ugliness, the pain, and the acts of bravery that get you through it all. Beginning with a portrait of contentment and unravelling from there, the album goes into battle and asks what really counts. In their own words: “Is this Unison Life a hoax? Or a quest?”

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Since their formation in 2014, Brutus has made a name for themselves with their restless, emotionally raw rock that traverses the landscape of metal, punk, post-hardcore, and beyond – often in the same song. The three members first met in their hometown of Leuven, where they cut their teeth playing in different local bands. Their influences are wide and varied. Drummer/vocalist Stefanie Mannaerts – who grew up above a music shop run by her family – is into a variety of genres from post-metal to electronic music. Bassist Peter Mulders is more of a punk guy, while guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden is into country and more melodic rock. Their diverse tastes come together through Brutus to create a sound that’s as heavy as it is unexpected, full of beauty and surprises.

Brutus is:
Stijn Vanhoegaerden – Guitar
Stefanie Mannaerts – Drums / Vocals
Peter Mulders – Bass

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

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