Brutus Premiere “What Have We Done” Music Video

Brutus have premiered a new video for their new song “What Have We Done.” This track is from the band’s new album “Unison Life,” which will be released on October 21. Stefanie Mannaerts commented:

“For some reason, this new piece of music felt like both a turning point and an intersection. In our history of being a band, this feeling came only a few times before, with the songs ‘Bearclaws,’ ‘Justice de Julia II’ and ‘War.’ Key songs such as these are challenging, but also feel like coming home at the same time. They define who you are as a band. The song embodies what was going on at the time of writing, in the middle of the pandemic. It is about suffering for too long and you have had enough. The verse echoes the mutual feeling we sometimes have as humans with too much going on in our heads and getting stuck in the same loop.”

Brutus To Release New Album “Unison Life” In October, Premiere “Liar” Music Video

Brutus will be releasing a new album, titled “Unison Life,” on October 21. You can find a video for the effort’s latest single, “Liar,” below. Stefanie Mannaerts commented:

“I wanted every song to feel like the last song we’ll ever write. 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.”

“Unison Life” Track Listing:

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”

Brutus Premiere New Song “Dust”, Announce UK Tour

Brutus have premiered a new song titled “Dust.” You can check that out below:

The group commented:

“‘Dust‘ was born out of the frustration of having friends with demands and expectations that were way too high. It’s a song about being at breaking point; pissed off about everything and everyone. ‘Dust‘ is honest, direct and unfiltered. It’s a very special and personal song for us, which is why we wanted this to be the first new song for people to hear.”

In other news, the band have also announced a November UK tour. Here’s their current schedule:

11/16 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
11/17 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/18 Glasgow, UK – Audio
11/19 Leeds, UK – Lending Room
11/21 Brighton, UK – Patterns
11/22 London, UK – the Garage
02/03 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique

Brutus Premiere “War” Live Video

Brutus have premiered a new live video for their song “War.“ The clip was filmed during the band’s May 29, 2019 show in Ghent, Belgium. A new live album featuring that performance, titled “Live In Ghent,” was released today (October 23). The group commented:

“Four videos have already been released: ‘Fire‘, ‘Cemetery‘, ‘All Along‘ and ‘Sugar Dragon’. Right now, we are happy to announce our personal favourite: ‘War‘. This song is super special to us. Not only does it reflect a tough period, but this song has set a new standard for our writing ever since. We are so happy we can share this live version.”

Brutus Premiere “All Along” Live Video

Brutus have premiered a new live video for their song “All Along.“ The clip was filmed during the band’s May 29, 2019 show in Ghent, Belgium. A new live album featuring that performance, titled “Live In Ghent,” will be released on October 23.

The group commented:

“We released ‘All Along‘ on November 21, 2016. It was the first song of our debut album ‘Burst‘, which came out early 2017. Back then, we had absolutely no idea about what would happen. We had no big plan, not even big dreams. We had played a hundred shows mostly in Belgium, when all of a sudden there was this warm independent label called Hassle Records and some guys called Wez and Mease who wanted to release our first album ‘Burst‘.

‘All Along‘ was the first song out. Our world changed. 2018 and 2019 were all about touring all over Europe and even the USA and writing ‘Nest“. We had to strip down day jobs and cut in on family life to follow this rising dream. We’ve learned that our music touches a lot of people and we are truly honoured by that. All Along is definitely the song that got everything rolling. That’s why All Along will always be a special song to us. Hope you’ll love this live version as much as we do.”

Brutus Cancel UK Tour

Brutus have officially cancelled their UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after the trek was previously postponed for September.

The band issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately we have to cancel our UK shows in London, Bristol and Leeds for good. They where originally scheduled for May and rescheduled to September. All tickets will be refunded directly by the ticket agents as soon as possible.

Just like everyone else, we started this no-show situation with the hope that this would be over soon. By now it’s pretty clear this will not be the case at all and we are trying to adjust to that feeling. In our calendars, in our heads, in our family, emotionally and financially.

Since day one of Brutus we have been playing live shows non stop. It’s why we do this. But right now, somebody has hit a big pauze button. And even if that break might look like “the perfect time to write”, “be creative” or “to get ready for when it starts again” … this feels more like a coma and not a break. It’s a shock, a moment of feeling lost. We try to reflect and adjust but we have no idea what the impact will be in the long run.

Our first (re)confirmed shows are scheduled for 2021, but even then it’s impossible to know if that’s even realistic. In the meantime we are writing new music, trying to find our way in this. But this is not the perfect time to write. It would have been the perfect time to play live.
Try to take care of yourself. Try to find your way, any way is cool.

We miss you and playing live a lot.

Brutus To Release New Live Album “Live In Ghent” In October

Brutus will be releasing a new live album titled “Live In Ghent” on October 23. The effort was recorded during the band’s May 29, 2019 show in Ghent, Belgium and it can be pre-ordered HERE. A new live video for “Cemetery” from the record can be found below:

“Live In Ghent” Track Listing:

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

Brutus commented:

“When the real world went into lockdown, early March 2020, a year of live music disappeared before our eyes. Going on tour, playing festivals, watching bands, it’s all gone. It was as hard for us as it has been for everybody involved in live music.

As a remedy, we took the time to look back on what we had already done and collected the footage we had of our previous shows. Painful and healing at the same time. That’s when we stumbled upon the recordings of our show at Handelsbeurs in Ghent, May 2019. A hometown show we fully recorded and filmed after a period of touring, in front of all our family and friends.

We know it’s just a recording and not even close to the real feeling we had on stage or the energy we got back from the crowd in the room, but looking back, almost a year later, we feel absolutely proud about that show.”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Brutus Performing At 2019 Hellfest Open Air Festival

Pro-shot footage of Brutus’ June 23, 2019 set at the Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France has been shared online. The band commented:

“This festival was super special to us. We drove up there with absolutely no expectations. Fourth day of the festival, super hot day, playing at noon … And so many of you showing us your love! Goosebumps at 40 degrees.”

Brutus Premiere “Sand” Music Video

Brutus have premiered a new video for their new song “Sand.” You can check that out below. In other news, the band have also confirmed that their May U.S. tour has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The group commented:

“Yes, new music! This weekend we will mark the one year anniversary of ‘NEST’. So that’s why we have a new song for you. Please enjoy ‘SAND’, one of the songs we recorded for ‘NEST’.

Stream along:

This video of this new song is built on live footage of our last show in Ghent, Belgium, only 4 weeks ago. At this point it’s so unreal to watch everyone having fun, sharing sweat and hugs on and off stage. The COVID-19 virus is taking our world by storm and has big consequences on all of us.

We thought for a minute about not using this footage, but we have to. Because it’s clear: if we want to share awesome moments like these again in the near future, we all need to take responsibility here. We have to sit this one out and all do our part.

About playing live in 2020… for now, Roadburn Festival (NL) is cancelled, our UK shows in London, Leeds and Bristol will be postponed, and our May US-tour will be cancelled too. We will keep you further informed regarding our 2020 live dates when we have more info.

We hope we can light up your day or playlist with this new music. Please stay healthy and stay home.