New live album ‘Live In Ghent’ out 23/10!
Taken from the new live album ‘Live In Ghent’, out 23rd October 2020 via Hassle Records, order –HERE
The band’s recent album ‘Nest’ was hugely acclaimed and was in a variety of 2019 End Of Year lists, including Revolver, Upset, and Stereogum.
One of the most exciting live bands in the world, Belgian 3-piece BRUTUS, has released a new live video for ‘War (Live In Ghent),‘ the track is taken from the band’s brand new live record ‘Live In Ghent’ out on 23rd October through Hassle Records. Capturing this incendiary outfit in their hometown of Ghent in front of 750 of their most die-hard fans at this special, sold-out show, is seen by the band as a way to balance out the fact a year of touring has been taken away from them and all musicians.
Watch the new video for ‘War (Live In Ghent)’ here or by clicking the image below.
The band spoke about the new video for ‘War’ saying,
‘Four video’s 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.
With an album cover depicting Peters (Mulders, bass guitar) step-son, who wrote out their set-list on the night of the recorded show, ‘Live In Ghent’ goes some way to giving fans a taste of what they have missed in 2020 thanks to the ceasing of actual live shows.
The band explain a bit more –
“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 band has actually played two live shows recently in Belgium, as a tentative return to concerts takes shape on mainland Europe. Recent shows: On July 17th they played the Rivierenhof in Antwerp, to 400 people (seated) in a 2000 people open-air venue, and on July 20th they played at Fort Napoleon in Ostend, to 100 people (seated), exclusive to the band’s mailing list fans.
BRUTUS: Live In Ghent
3. Horde II
6. Justice de Julia II
11. All Along
12. Sugar Dragon
The album will be available on CD and double vinyl, with both a limited Orange vinyl pressing and a Black vinyl pressing available.
Stefanie Mannaerts – Drums, vocals
Peter Mulders – Bass
Stijn Vanhoegaerden – Guitar
‘Live In Ghent’ – All songs written and performed by Brutus, recorded by Thomas Coene,
mixed by Jesse Gander and mastered by Magnus Lindberg. Artwork by Peter, photography by Geert Braekers
Released October 23rd through Hassle Records, pre-order the album – HERE
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