Brutus Seal Of Approval

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Ahead of their heavy European festival run this summer, Belgium’s BRUTUS have revealed a new  live session version of track ‘Baby Seal’, filmed and recorded live at Red Bull Studios in Paris. ‘Baby Seal’ is taken from the band’s debut album ‘Burst’, which is out now via Hassle Records.

Describing the track, Stefanie reveals ‘Baby Seal’ is “just a simple rock song, maybe the most classic song Brutus can build. Rock hard, hit harder!”; a statement that certainly shines true on this live session recording. “The lyrics came to me by accident. I was singing the word “see” and Stijn was hearing the word “seal”. Simple as that, Baby Seal”, Stefanie explains, “But. This could have been a funny anecdote, nothing more, nothing less. But it’s not”. In fact, this spawned the true creative and drive behind the song, as Stefanie goes on to reveal; “I was hit by the idea to make a real song about a Baby Seal, clubbed to death. As a vegan, I love animals a lot and if it’s up to me, this is the new anthem against animal abuse! :)”.

Hailing from Leuven, Belgium, BRUTUS create a pummelling, meteor-shower of sound. 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. Trouble comes in threes. So does Brutus

Order ‘Burst’ now via all the traditional retail platforms:

Catch Brutus live across the summer, including a just-announced show at London’s The Dome in September, as main support for Black Foxxes.

For further details and tickets, visit the band’s facebook page:




Jul 01 – Conincx Pop – Elsloo (NL)

Jul 07 – 2000 Trees Festival – Gloucester (UK)

Jul 08 – Sjock Festival – Gierle (BE)

Jul 14 – Rock Herk – Herk-De-Stad (BE)

Jul 15 – Dour Festival – Dour (BE)

Jul 22 – Welcome To The Village – Leeuwarden (NL)

Jul 28 – Rock Olmen – Olmen (BE)

Jul 29 – Rock Im Wald – Michelau (DE)


Aug 01 – Sounddrive Festival – Gdansk (PL)

Aug 06 – OLT – Rivierenhof – Antwerp (BE)

Aug 09 – Lokerse Feesten – Lokeren (BE)

Aug 13 – Sziget Festival – Budapest (HU)

Aug 19 – ArcTanGent Festival – Bristol (UK)

Aug 26 – Akkerpop – Meer (BE)


Sep 01 – Villa Pace – St Nicolas (BE)

Sep 02 – Misty Fields – Heusden (NL)

Sep 16 – Breda Barst – Breda (NL)
Sept 20-23 – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg (DE)

Sep 29 – Tufnell Park Dome – London (UK) (club show)


Dec 21 – Vooruit – Gent (BE) – Autumn Falls with Kapitain Korsakov and Cocaine Piss (club show)


Brutus are: Stefanie Mannaerts – drums / vocals, Stijn Vanhoegaerden – guitar & Peter Mulders – bass.

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