História

Slovenskú death metalovú kapelu BRUTE založil Štefan Tokár v decembri 1998 vo Vranove nad Topľou. Prvú zostavu tvorili: Štefan Tokár /basgitara/, Pavol Fil /spev/, Slavko Tokár /gitara/, Jozef Mucha /bicie/ a Tomáš Laco /gitara/. Na jar 2000 nahráva kapela svoje prvé demo „Fetus of evil“. Ešte v tom roku sa kapela rozpadá. V roku 2002 pôsobí Štefan Tokár v českej death/grindovej skupine Mortura a po takmer 8 ročnej pauze Brute ožíva ako jednočlenný projekt /gitara, basgitara, spev a programovanie bicích. Vo februári 2008 vzniká druhé demo „Furious pictures and agony“. V roku 2010 pribúdajú ďalší členovia. Sú nimi gitarista Štefan Puhalla /Exliris/ a staronový spevák Pavol Fil. V tejto zostave v marci 2010 vzniká tretie demo „Inhuman seed of terror“. Onedlho sa ku kapele pridáva bubeník Peter Heteš /Organon/ a po ňom nový člen Róbert Demeter /gitara, spev/. V decembri 2011 kapela nahráva debutové album „Sophisticated atrocity“ (Tretradrot štúdio), ktoré vychádza na jar 2012 v Nice To Eat You Records. Novým členom sa v roku 2012 stáva basgitarista Radoslav Michalko. V roku 2013 sa novým koncertným bubeníkom stáva Sead Bihorac /Mortally Infected, Typhoid/. Po roku ho nahrádza bubeník Marek Džupin /Grinding Jesus Brothers/. V roku 2014 nahráva kapela druhý album „Pillory“ (Tretradrot štúdio). Album vychádza v Gothoom Productions. V roku 2015 prichádza do kapely nový spevák Martin Calko /Perversity/. V roku 2016 vzniká z terajších i bývalých členov kapely bočný brutal death projekt PAIN PURIFICATION (Štefan Tokár, Radoslav Michalko, Pavol Fil). V roku 2016 vzniká tretí album „Henchmen“ (Tretradrot štúdio). Bicie na obidva albumy Pillory a Henchmen nahráva v Davos štúdiu Jirka Zajíc /Heaving Earth a iné…/. Koncom roka 2016 prichádza do kapely nový bubeník Marek Baran. Brute je komplet a 15. marca 2017 oficiálne predstavuje svoju novinku, ktorá vyšla v Slovak Metal Army. V lete 2017 kompletizuje zostavu kapely druhý gitarista Boris Palko /Disconsolate/.

 

The history of BRUTE, nowadays one of premier Slovak death metal acts, begins back in December 1998 in Vranov nad Topľou, a regional town in eastern Slovakia. The first line-up was Štefan “Steve” Tokár (bass guitar), Pavol Fil (vocals), Slavko Tokár (guitar), Jozef Mucha (drums) and Tomáš Laco (guitar). The band recorded its first demo “Fetus Of Evil” in spring 2000, but the same year marked the end of the first incarnation of BRUTE. Štefan Tokár, who temporarily relocated to Czech republic, played in Czech death/grind band MORTURA in 2002 and after his returning to Slovakia BRUTE arises again, this time as one-man project with Steve on guitars, bass, vocals and drum programming. The 2nd demo “Furious Pictures And Agony” is released in February 2008, again as a solo-work of mastermind Steve. Finally, in 2010, the next members, Štefan Puhalla (EXLIRIS) and returning “prodigious son”, the vocalist Pavol Fil, joins him on the way to death metal played with heart, intensity and absolute devotion to the style. Soon after the drummer Peter Heteš (ORGANON) and Robert Demeter (guitar, vocal) became the members and this line-up recorded the debut album “Sophisticated Atrocity”, released in spring 2012 on Czech Nice To Eat You Records. The debut was praised by critics and listeners quite a lot. In the same time the new bass-player Radoslav Michalko completes the line-up. In 2013 Sead Bihorac (MORTALLY INFECTED, TYPHOID) came as live drummer for the band, replaced by Marek Džupin (GRINDING JESUS BROTHERS) in following year. The 2nd album “Pillory” was recorded in 2014 and released on Slovak label Gothoom Productions. This album was naturally the next step when it comes to the band’s development on the fields of sophisticated, complex, yet brutal and multi-layered death metal. Róbert Demeter was replaced by vocalist Marek Kaščák, and then, in 2015, Martin Calko, the guitarist of Slovak blasphemous death metal icon PERVERSITY besides of his “main duty” took also the frontman’s position in BRUTE. In 2016 some members and ex-members of the band (Štefan Tokár, Radoslav Michalko, Pavol Fil) started also a side project PAIN PURIFICATION, devoted to a bit different, more straightforward style of extreme death metal. The year 2016 is the year of the 3rd horrible incarnation, the album “Henchmen” (Tetradrot studio). The drums here, as well as on the previous album, were recorded in Czech Dacos studio by famous Czech extreme metal drummer Jirka Zajíc (HEAVING EARTH and lot more, the guy also plays guitar live for CZ black metal sensation CULT OF FIRE). In the end 2016 the band finally has a new permanent drummer Marek Baran and in August 2017 Boris Palko (DISCONSOLATE) joins the band on the post of second guitar. BRUTE has a full line-up at last and March 15th, 2017, is the day of official launching of its new album, released on Slovak Metal Army. Beware, the beast is unleashed!!!