Around september 2000 “Bastard” (Textures, ex-Lost Sacrament) and “Ploegbaas” (EX-Goddess of Desire, ex-The Mess Age) decided to start up a giga-Death-Metal-project wherein a continuous plow/blast, brutal rigid zombiguitars and murderous quasi-poetic Dutch lyrics are the main ingredients.
Soon “Molestrator” (Razorblade Perversion) and “Schoft” (Wiri Smokkor) joined the two to complete the madness. After a few rehearsals, they decided an extra growler wasn’t necessary, and that 3 vocalists sounded just as hectic and chaotic as BRUTUS was meant to sound. With 3 guitarists on the mics the writing and arranging of the songs went only smoother and faster.
Women and relationships are not allowed to disturb the grim ambience of BRUTUS, so, Molestrator got his lazy butt firmly kicked when he arrived at the rehearsal with his new “play-maid”. “Ploert” (Pandaemonium), our Saviour, The Eternal Jerker, replaced the Molestrator. With this line-up several venues had already been pletwalsed when ’round Xmas 2001 Brutus recorded a 6-song PROMO in order to indoctrinate label-owners and other deathmetal freaks…WORLD DOMINATION !
With a lot of nagging and a little physical violence we managed to get an opening slot on one of the “Gutting Europe”shows supporting Deeds and Disgorge and surprisingly enough the Unique Leader camp was impressed enough to release our debrut album “SLACHTBEEST” which was recorded in December of 2002. After a vast period of delays this brutal statement was finally issued in December 2003 immediately followed by an extensive European tour with Macabre and Cephalic Carnage.
When Brutus was in the middle of the recordings for the highly anticipated follow up “Murwgebeukt/TotalLoss” Plowboss, who had been struggling with his inner demons, decided to end his time on earth. Since then the band has had a hard time getting to grips with the fact that the fuel had gushed from the machine.
2008: “We feel we’ve caught up with life and can finally keep our promise. The time to finish what we started has come…” Schoft/ Brutus
With a strong new line-up Brutus celebrated their comeback at the Neurotic Deathfest. After tapping the young apprentice Yuma (the New Dominion) and re-welcoming BastÃ¦rd back into the ranks the foursome has since grown stronger each show. The conclusion of the Epic 2nd album is turning out to be a bitch of a task but the band hopes to wrap up the production by the end of the year. “Bear with us”.