Brutus have confirmed that they have been writing new material as of late. The band posted the following about that on Instagram:
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 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 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 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:
03. “Horde II”
06. “Justice de Julia II”
11. “All Along”
12. “Sugar Dragon”
13. “Baby Seal”
“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.”
The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival. Most of the artists that were set for the cancelled 2020 edition have been rebooked for the event, which is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 20-22, 2021.
Here’s the lineup:
– Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“)
– Mercyful Fate
– The Flaming Lips
– Blue Öyster Cult
– Down (performing “NOLA“)
– Blonde Redhead
– At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show)
– Poison The Well
– Paul Cauthen
– Amigo The Devil
– Wolves In The Throne Room
– Zola Jesus
– Drab Majesty
– King Dude
– Pig Destroyer
– Lower Dens
– Cult Of Fire
– Death By Stereo
– Curl Up And Die
– This Will Destroy You
– Guantanamo Baywatch
– Dengue Fever
– Kaelan Mikla
– Black Joe Lewis
– Fatso Jetson
– Creeping Death
– Frankie And The Witch Fingers
– Foie Gras
– Flavor Crystals
– Lord Buffalo
– Glacial Tomb
– Black Sabbitch
– Hippie Death Cult
– Mother Mercury
– “Two Minutes To Late Night”
Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer will also perform during a “Psycho Swim” event at the Daylight Beach Club on August 19.
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 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: https://smarturl.it/Brutus_Sand
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.
Brutus have announced a May U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.
05/01 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
05/02 Concord, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/04 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
05/05 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
05/08 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
05/12 New Orleans, LA – Santos
05/14 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
05/15 Nashville, TN – High Watt
05/16 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival Art & Music Festival
05/19 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
05/20 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
05/21 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (Black Box)
05/22 Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
More artists have been added to the 2020 Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 14-16 and it will feature: Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“), Mercyful Fate, Emperor, The Flaming Lips, Blue Öyster Cult, Down (performing “NOLA“), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Mayhem, Satyricon, Obituary, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, HEALTH, Watain, Ulver, Katatonia, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show), Poison The Well, Paul Cauthen, Amigo The Devil, Exhorder, Wolves In The Throne Room, Thursday, Pinback, Zola Jesus, Drab Majesty, Boris, Eyehategod, Repulsion, Immolation, Midnight, MGLA, Windhand, Cursive, TSOL, Crowbar, King Dude, Pig Destroyer, Brutus, Profanatica, Lower Dens, Cult Of Fire, Intronaut, Boysetsfire, Death By Stereo, Curl Up And Die, Adamantium, This Will Destroy You, Khemmis, Mothership, Guantanamo Baywatch, Dengue Fever, Kaelan Mikla, Black Joe Lewis, Fatso Jetson, Wino, Creeping Death, Mephisofeles, Frankie And The Witch Fingers, Toke, Foie Gras, Flavor Crystals, Silvertomb, Lord Buffalo, Warish, Alms, Bömbers, Glacial Tomb, Relaxer, Black Sabbitch, Hippie Death Cult, Vaelmyst, Mother Mercury, and “Two Minutes To Late Night.” A pre-show “Psycho Swim” party will also be held at the Daylight Beach Club on August 13 and it will feature: Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer.