Montreal, QC – June 15, 2022
Blackened Death Metal Brutality Ensues In BRUTTA’s (Athemon, ex-Haken) Debut Self-Titled Album Streaming Now!
L-R: Gledson Gonçalves (drums) | Adriano Ribeiro (guitars and vocals) | Tom MacLean (bass)
Photo credit: Gledson and Adriano: Felipe Rinke. Tom: self-taken photo
Brazil’s Brutta has concocted a blend of extreme blackened death metal that will entice metalheads around the world that desire fast, brutal and relentless music that will make heads bang, and faces melt. They are introducing their debut self-titled album, which is streaming now via its premiere on Metal-Rules HERE.
They share their thoughts on the upcoming release:
“The album is a definitive punch in your face… or maybe we could say a hammer in your forehead! A mixture of open evil chords with blast beats finding a defined yet tormenting growling vocal. The song themes are very precise and the lyrics bring a subjective aspect of human mental conflicts from a darker angle. It’s right there, aggression, darkness, heaviness, a critical sound mass with a huge personality, not to mention its fine production. A huge amount of energy will be released while listening to the album, guaranteed (laughs).”
Having worked together before in past bands, the trio of drummer Gledson Gonçalves; guitarist/vocalist Adriano Ribeiro (Athemon), and bassist Tom MacLean (Athemon, ex-Haken) work collaboratively on all the songs, and loads of ideas flow between them resulting in sheer power, that is energizing, obscure and refreshing punch in the face. They cover topics such as existentialism, murderers, religion, and evil. They back up their morbid themes with a solid display of blackened death metal suitable for the harshest of mosh pits.
The self-titled album has eight tracks, each one more deadly than the last. There is something for everyone on this initial offering and it is only the tip of the iceberg for them, there are plans to launch another album by next year already, as they have a bunch of new material waiting to be unearthed.
Staying true to their DIY attitude, the album was produced, mixed, and mastered by MacLean at Twelve Tone Studio. It is recommended listening for those who enjoy Dark Funeral, Morbid Angel, and Vltimas.
The album is being released on June 17th, 2022.
Album pre-order – https://bruttametal.bandcamp.com
1. Brutta (4:34)
2. Mortem (4:08)
3. Frgmntd (3:55)
4. Bastardo (4:20)
5. Inferno (4:21)
6. Cristus (3:42)
7. Devon (3:51)
8. Limbo (4:37)
Album Length: 33:20
Album Band Line Up:
Adriano Ribeiro (guitars, vocals)
Tom MacLean (bass)
Gledson Gonçalves (drums)
Album Recording Credits:
• All songs performed by: Brutta
• All songs written by: Brutta
• Produced by: Tom MacLean @ Twelve Tone Studio
• Mixed by: Tom MacLean @ Twelve Tone Studio
• Mastered by: Tom MacLean @ Twelve Tone Studio
• Album Artwork by: Luigi Quarta
After working for Athemon (Adriano Ribeiro (guitars, vocals) and Tom MacLean (ex-Haken) (bass)) as their session drummer, Gledson Gonçalves had the idea of creating another project with more extreme music. Recruiting Ribeiro (guitars, vocals) and MacLean (bass), both were very eager to dive headfirst into the aggressive sound Gonçalves had in mind. A few jams later and Brutta was officially formed as a studio project over two contents. Gonçalves and Ribeiro in Brazil and MacLean in the UK.
Brutta works collaboratively through every part of the process, first Ribeiro develops and assembles the riffs, to which Gonçalves adds drum parts. The final musical touches come in as MacLean weaves the bass riffs and then vocals are layered on top with lyrical themes coming from human behaviour, especially its darker angles.
As they plan to hit the stage in the near future, fans will be met with loads of energy and power during the set as Brutta releases their demons through strong performances, so the audience can do the same.
A modern and in-your-face version of obscure and wicked music, Brutta rises like brutal “Heavy Post Metal” their debut, self-titled album will be released on June 17, 2022.
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