band, familiair faces! Bruut is a female fronted three piece combo
coming from Killburg, The Netherlands. The band is lead by the one and
only Corinne Van Den Brand, see also Acrostichon. For me Bruut is
one of the most promising new acts around, so time to have a little chat
folks, let’s jump right into it. How and when did Bruut take form? It
seems all members are well-known veterans from the old school Tilburg
metal scene, right?
In the spring of 2017 Corinne and I had an idea to start an old school
death metal band. During the summer of that year we asked Joris to join
us and Bruut was born. In the beginning we thought about what style of
death metal we would like to play.
Our other bands Acrostichon and Crustacean both resurrected in 1989,
still existing these days. During the nineties and early zeroes
Crustacean’s Michel Meeuwissen joined Acrostichon and so the paths of
Corinne and Joris crossed.
Yes, Joris and I go back a long time. He is a very brutal drummer so I`m
glad he wanted to join us.
a bit more about Bruut! What bands/styles influenced you and is there
any goal you like achieve with Bruut?
We are influenced by old school death metal bands like Entombed,
Autopsy, Death, Massacre, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Carcass… our goal is
to become masters of the universe.
Corinne: Becoming masters of the universe is cool but that`s a 10
years plan. For now we want to play shows and record our music on
writing the music and or lyrics and what are you lyrical themes all
The songwriting process is standard really. The music starts with the
guitar riff. Albert takes care of that and creates the basic structure
of the song. During rehearsal, we finalize the song to a flow that we
all feel comfortable with. We add the drums and bass parts, and the
vocal melody. Corinne later adds the lyrics. The lyrics are about things
we encounter in real life like Liars and Backstabbers but also songs
about the horror genre like Vampires, Bloodmoon, Cannabalistic Sadistic
often do you rehearse and how serious are these practice session…?
on a bi-weekly basis. We are taking rehearsals very seriously. After
all, we are very serious people, ha ha ha
future plans around some release(s) and or any planned live gigs and or
festivals coming up?
recorded the 4-track EP in early 2018, and it should have been released
on 7-inch vinyl by now. Unfortunately, there has been some serious delay
beyond our influence. We hope it will be out very soon. For 2019 we are
planning a CD release of this first BRUUT effort. Since we have a whole
batch of new songs, we are even considering another recording session to
release our first full-length album. That would be a late 2019 or early
2020 release then. When it comes to gigs, we recently started working on
that. We will do a “proper” release party of the EP in the Little Devil
since the thing wasn’t available the first time we did the gig. One
other gig that is also confirmed, is the Big Ass Metal Fest in Utrecht
on 6 April. It will be a show together with Bloodphemy and
DeathThrash Metal Recordings ever, please go Dutch… ?
Pestilence – Consuming Impulse
Entombed – Left Hand Path
03. Death -
– Severed Survival
Angel – Altars of Madness
rock you like a hurricane in 2019 !!
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