Belgian trio Brutus release their atmospheric video for Justice De Julia II ahead of extensive European tours with Russian Circles & Chelsea Wolfe and their return to 2000Trees. Hypnotic and paranormal, the video compliments Brutus epic and genre defying sound and is the final visual instalment from 2017’s acclaimed debut album Burst (Hassle Records/Sargent House).
“Justice De Julia II is definitely one of our favorite tracks on the album. It’s one of the oldest songs and it shaped Brutus as a band. We feel really connected with this song and it’s super intense to play live” – Stefanie, drums & vocals
“We’re really happy we could give one of our favourite songs a dedicated video, together with the awesome guys at Lion Beach Productions. We pretty much gave them carte blanche on the video, to shape the song with their techniques and own creative vision. It’s cool to work with guys who have a passion for what they are doing in a similar way to ourselves, you feel connected in some way”
– Peter, bass
“This video feels like some kind of closure for the BURST album – and for us it feels perfect to close the campaign with this track. After the big run of live shows we have coming up, we start looking towards the next album!”
– Stijn, guitars
A formidable and captivating live force, Brutus are currently gearing up for a UK & European tour withRussian Circles in May, and a European tour alongside Chelsea Wolfe in July-Aug. The band are also pleased to announce their support to Thrice on their upcoming UK tour this June.
The trio are also nominated for Best International Breakthrough Band in this year’s Heavy Music Awards, with voting now open: https://vote.heavymusicawards.
Brutus create a pummelling, meteor-shower of sound. Drummer vocalist Stefanie mixes black-metal blast beats with math-rock flourishes whilst belting the most impassioned vocals, shifting from deceptively melodic to out-right larynx-punishing in the blink of an eye, whilst guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden takes ethereal post-rock tones to hardcore punk levels of speed and energy aside Peter Mulders powerful sub-frequency shift. The three collide to make a sound as monolithic and frantic as it is emotive.
February marked one-year since Brutus made their grand entrance with colossal debut album Burst. To celebrate the occasion, Hassle Records will be releasing a limited edition splatter LP version on Friday 11th May.
Produced by Jesse Gander (White Lung, Japandroids), Burst perked up the ears of BBC Radio 1 with airplay from Daniel P. Carter, Huw Stephens and MistaJam, alongside a Maida Vale live session in September. Burst also received rave reviews across the board (KKKKK – Kerrang!, 5/5 – Upset, 9/10 – Louder Than War, 4/5 – Record Collector).
Wearing an eclectic and vast set of influences, Brutus are quickly gaining notoriety as one of the most exciting emerging rock acts, with notable figures such as Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil and The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato championing their music.
With all their different ideas and tastes they are able to form amazing collisions, both musically and personally. It’s exactly this that makes Brutus an unpredictable entity, a band that will keep you on your toes. Trouble comes in threes, so does Brutus.
* w/ Russian Circles
§ w/ Thrice
+ w/ Chelsea Wolfe
5th May – Besancon, FR @ Circasismic
9th May – Opglabbeek, BE @ Rock Louwel
12th May – Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
13th May – Luxemburg, LU @ Rockhal*
15th May – Leeds, UK @ Stylus*
16th May – London, UK @ Oval Space*
17th May – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje*
18th May – Lojr am Main, DE @ Stadthalle Lohr*
20th May – Vienna, AT @ Arena*
22nd May – Bulle, CH @ Ebullition*
23rd May – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik*
24th May – Lyon, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne*
26th May – Lille, FR @ Aeronef*
27th May – Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat
9th Jun – London, UK @ Electirc Ballroom §
12th Jun – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall §
13th Jun – Aarau, CH @ Kiff §
17th Jun – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg §
19th Jun – Brussels, BE @ AB §
20th Jun – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof §
21st Jun – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys §
26th Jun – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk §
27th Jun – Bologna, IT @ Zona Roveri §
6th Jul – Hannover, DE @ Indiego Glocksee+
7th Jul – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude+
12th Jul – Cheltenham, UK @ 2000Trees
13th Jul – Lichtenvoorde, NL @ Zwarte Cross
14th Jul – Anyskciai, LI @ Devilstones
28th Jul – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte+
29th Jul – Milan, IT @ Circolo Magnolia+
30th Jul – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
1st Aug – Reijeka, HR @ Trsatska Gradina+
2nd Aug – Budapest, HU @ A38+
4th Aug – Vienna, A @ Arena+
5th Aug – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar+
7th Aug – Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2+