Stefanie, Stijn and Peter teamed up to start Brutus in 2013. They all met while playing in different bands from the same region of Leuven (Belgium). In merging their different ideas and musical tastes they have formed a strong union, both musically and personally.
Drummer/vocalist Stefanie mixes black-metal blast beats with math-rock flourishes whilst belting out impassioned vocals: she shifts effortlessly from hummable melodies to screams which would punish any larynx. Melding with bassist Peter Mulder’s subby line, Guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden plays ethereal post-rock tones at hardcore-punk levels of speed and energy.
It’s the way in which the band mixes post-rock construction, metal dynamics with hardcore energy and-prog rock, all laced with pure pop melodies, which makes Brutus’ sound so unique.
The trio’s sophomore album, 'NEST' was released following their debut, 'BURST', in March 2019. Both albums were released in the UK and Europe by Hassle Records and by Sargent House for the USA.
They continue to tour extensively all over Europe, playing many large festivals as well as direct support to Russian Circles, Thrice and Chelsea Wolfe on their European tours.
With an exponentially amassing fan-base and a killer sound, they are ready for more.
Trouble comes in threes. So does Brutus.