Brutus guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden interview for

Brutus guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden: “I used to make my sound thick – now it’s the opposite”

Belgian trio Brutus are an ultra-dynamic, post-hardcore force to be reckoned with. Comprised of vocalist/drummer Stefanie Mannaerts, bassist Peter Mulders and guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden, the band are striding into new sonic territories on third LP Unison Life, as Stijn explains... 

How has your playing evolved since the last album? 

“I’m starting to learn more now about the way I play. I’m not a schooled guitar player and I never studied or had lessons, but there’s things on the last record that I always used to do that I’ve tried to put behind me. I always tried the same things and came up with the same licks, so I’ve tried to switch things up by using different tunings and different types of guitars.”

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