Brutus’ live album Live in Ghent is due for release on October 20th via Hassle Records.
Belgium alt-rock/post-hardcore outfit Brutus have announced the upcoming release of a live album titled Live in Ghent and shared a live performance video of ‘Cemetery’ from the gig. Recorded in their home town in front of 750 of their rabid fans, the release is seen by the band as a way to celebrate the live gigs that have been stolen from music fans the world over this year.
“When the real world went into lockdown, early March 2020, a year of live music disappeared before our eyes, “says the band. “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.”
Live In Ghent artwork (it is a photo of Brutus bassist Peters Mulders’ step-son writing out the setlist on the night of the gig):
Live In Ghent tracklisting:
3. Horde II
6. Justice de Julia II
11. All Along
12. Sugar Dragon