Leaving the Nest: How Brutus' New Album Has Taken the Trio to New Heights // Astral Noize 

(full feature via Astral Noize)

“Maybe it has to do with the fact that Belgium is such a small country and nobody wants to copy each other’s sound,” guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden tells us when we ask him why Belgium is such a hotbed of creativity. “Everybody is really doing their own thing.”

Brutus are certainly doing their own thing. The trio’s merging of punk and post-rock spawns music that is powerful and yet emotive, capable of both cathartic aggression and subtle poignancy, often simultaneously. This musical freedom, Vanhoegaerden explains, comes from the way in which the band approach writing. “When we started the band we never discussed what style we wanted to play,” he says. “It just felt good to play together. It was really freeing to not think in genres. The melodies were more important. As long as the three of us liked what we were doing, we were happy. To this day when we write there’s still a feeling that anything goes as long as we feel the songs.”

Nest is out now on Sargent House. Purchase here.

Earth Announce EU/UK 2019 Tour 

Earth will be headed to Europe this fall in support of their most recent album, "Full Upon Her Burning Lips". Tickets available now at 

NOV 06 Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez 
NOV 07 Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Fest 
NOV 08 Rouen, FR @ Le 106 
NOV 10 Bristol, UK @ Trinity 
NOV 11 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla 
NOV 12 Glasgow, SCO @ Classic Grand 
NOV 13 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 
NOV 14 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2 
NOV 16 Brighton, UK @ The Old Market 
NOV 17 London, UK @ EartH 
NOV 19 Paris, BE @ Petit Bain 
NOV 20 Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair 
NOV 21 Zurich, CH @ Bogen F 
NOV 22 Mezzago, IT @ Bloom 
NOV 23 Bologna, IT @ TPO 
NOV 24 Vienna, AT @ Arena 
NOV 26 Budapest, HUN @ Durer Kert 
NOV 27 Prague, CZ @ Futurum 
NOV 28 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz 
NOV 29 Berlin, DE @ SO36 
DEC 01 Aarhus, DK @ Tape 
DEC 02 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega 
DEC 04 Dortmund, DE @ Junkyard 
DEC 05 Ghent, BE @ Vooruit

Brutus “Nest on ‘The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far’ // Stereogum 

via Stereogum

12. Brutus – Nest (Sargent House) 

Words don’t do it justice. They can’t. Words can’t capture Nest, the second album from Belgian post-metal power trio Brutus. For instance: Nest feels like a primal howl, a raging fire, a force of nature. Describe it in those terms, though, and you’ve inadvertently erased the entire process — the discipline, the dedication, the painstaking, life-encompassing labor — required to create a work of art that feels like this. Another example: The focal point of Brutus is drummer/singer Stefanie Mannaerts, whose face-scorching performances throughout the entirety of Nest suggest a superhuman talent, an Olympian greatness, an unknowable brilliance. Reduce Brutus to Mannaerts alone, though, and you’ve failed to understand the essential contributions of her co-workers — bassist Peter Mulders, guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden, and producer Jesse Gander — all here in the room alongside Mannaerts, everyone in precisely perfect balance with everyone else, each component supporting, propelling, and elevating both its counterparts and the whole. When you listen to Nest, you hear a golden-glowing lightning-wielding storm-goddess deity laying waste to Zoroastrian hell realms. –Michael 

HEAR IT: Spotify | Apple Music | Bandcamp

The Armed Signed to Sargent House + Video for New Song “FT. FRANK TURNER” // Pitchfork 



(via Pitchfork)

Detroit punk/hardcore/experimental collective The Armed have shared the music video for their new song “FT. FRANK TURNER” (which came out yesterday, June 5, as part of Adult Swim’s ongoing Singles series). Check out the clip, directed by Tony Wolski, below.

Along with the music video, the Armed have announced that they’ve signed with Sargent House. Check out the group’s upcoming tour schedule below.

“FT. FRANK TURNER” is the Armed’s first track since last year’s Only Love. The music video for that LP’s “Role Models” starred Tommy Wiseau, director and star of The Room.

See where Only Love fell on Pitchfork’s “The Best Metal Albums of 2018.”

The Armed:

07-06 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07-12 Montmartin-Sur-Mer, France - Chauffer Dans La Noirceur
07-13 Upcote Farm, England - 2000trees Music Festival

Lingua Ignota Shares ‘Butcher of the World’ + Announces New LP // The Quietus 

via The Quietus

LINGUA IGNOTA has announced a new album, CALIGULA, to be released by Profound Lore on July 19. You can listen to the lead track 'BUTCHER OF THE WORLD' hereCALIGULA can be pre-ordered here.

Kristin Hayter follows up two self-released albums from 2017 (Let The Evil Of His Own Lips Cover Him and All Bitches Die) with another foray into her own sound composed from noise, black metal, modern composition and opera (although with less of an industrial influence than early work). It's a dizzying and pulverising assault that bears some of the same hallmarks as such tQ favourites as Gnaw Their Tongues and The Body.

The album features more live instrumentation from a band of collaborators that includes Sam McKinlay (THE RITA), drummer Lee Buford (The Body) and percussionist Ted Byrnes (Cackle Car, Wood & Metal), with guest vocals from Dylan Walker (Full of Hell), Mike Berdan (Uniform), and Noraa Kaplan (Visibilities).

CALIGULA can be pre-ordered here

Brutus EU Tour 2019 with Cult of Luna 

Brutus will be joining Cult of Luna for some shows in Europe this Winter. 
Tickets will be available at

NOV 24 Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg 
NOV 25 Köln, DE @ Stollwerck 
NOV 26 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg 
NOV 28 Leeds, UK @ University Stylus 
NOV 29 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom 
NOV 30 Paris, FR @ Le Trianon 
DEC 03 Milan, IT @ Alcatraz 
DEC 04 Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska 
DEC 05 Munich, DE @ Backstage 
DEC 06 Vienna, AU @ Arena 
DEC 08 Warsaw, PL @ Progresja

Emma Ruth Rundle Announced Headlining 2019 EU/UK Tour 

Emma Ruth Rundle has just announced her headlining EU/UK tour for this Fall. All info and presale links at 

EU tour w/ full band:
SEP 25 Dunkerque, FR @ 4 écluses 
SEP 26 Bristol, UK @ Exchange 
SEP 27 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 
SEP 28 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Beta 
SEP 29 London, UK @ The Dome 
OCT 01 Paris, FR @ Petit Bain 
OCT 02 Bruxelles, BE @ Botanique 
OCT 03 Den Haag, NL @ Paard 
OCT 04 Brugge, BE @ Biekorf 
OCT 05 Bochum, DE @ Trompete 
OCT 07 Frankfurt, DE @ Nachtleben 
OCT 08 Münster, DE @ Gleis 22 
OCT 09 Berlin, DE @ Ostkreuz 
OCT 10 Augsburg, DE @ Kantine Soho 
OCT 12 Porto, PT @ Amplifest (solo) 
OCT 14 Wien, AT @ Arena 
OCT 15 Rijeka, HR @ OKC Palach 
OCT 16 Lubijana, SI @ Gala Hala 
OCT 17 Ravenna, IT @ Bronson 
OCT 18 Verona, IT @ Colorificio Kroen 
OCT 19 Zurich, CH @ Bergmal Festival 
OCT 20 Karlsruhe, DE @ Stadtmitte 


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