Those of you who have seen Brutus play live, know we live by the energy we create among the three of us. When playing live, we try to make you feel what we feel and recreate all of the emotions we went through during the writing process. Every show we try to take our songs further, explore them deeper, play them better.
When the real world went into lockdown, early March 2020, a year of live music disappeared before our eyes. 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 Gent, May 2019. A hometown show we fully recorded and filmed after a period of touring, in front of all our family and friends. (That’s Peter’s stepson on the cover, writing our setlist for the night.) Looking back, almost a year later, we feel absolutely proud about that show particularly. Almost every song could be a better version than the studio album.
Fire and Sugar Dragon, open- and closing track of the set are already up on Youtube, but now it's released the full set as a double album on vinyl and CD.
For you to enjoy, for you to join us into our world when playing live. 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. We will release more video of the show soon, but right now, enjoy Cemetery - Live in Ghent.
We hope you like it.