News•January 27, 2014 7:22 PM ET•2,502 views
Brutality Will Prevail album set for release
Official press release: UK metallers Brutality Will Prevail will unleash their new full-length, Suspension Of Consciousness, on April 7th in Europe and on April 8th in North America (digital only) via Siege Of Amida/Century Media Records. The album, the band's fourth full-length, will mark the recorded debuts of front-man Louis Gauthier and drummer Craig Reynolds, who joined the BWP cult during the international touring cycle for 2012's Scatter The Ashes. Even with a bludgeoning live schedule, which saw the band exporting their distinct and influential brand of down-tempo heaviness as far as Japan, Australia and Indonesia, Brutality Will Prevail spent the majority of 2013 developing new material, eager to fully showcase the fresh blood in their ranks. November 2013 finally saw the quintet - completed by guitarists Ash Gray and Nick Rix, and bassist Jordan Murray - entering the prestigious Monnow Valley Studios (Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Queen). As drummer Reynolds recalls: "We recorded through amazing vintage equipment. The entire album was tracked in just 6 days with the intensity of a live show; there was none of this computer reliant, digi-fix-this-fix-that shit that today's heavy scene has become so polluted with." Once Brutality Will Prevail's kinetic tracking session was complete, Converge's Kurt Ballou was tasked with mixing duties, bringing his unique, inimitable snarl to a recording already bursting with feral aggression. Though brute force is far from all that Suspension Of Consciousness has to offer, Brutality Will Prevail draws on a varied spectrum of influences this time around, from Slayer to Slipknot to Baroness to Cave In, bringing new layers of depth and creativity to their sonic forge. "This album is the first time we haven't held ourselves back in any way," says guitarist Ash Gray. "It still has some hallmarks of the classic BWP sound, but we also really pushed ourselves to progress and try new things, and no one more so than Louis (Gauthier, vocals) - his performance really shines on this album. There are definitely some surprises throughout the album though, and in many ways we are a different band now than before. The past year, culminating in this album, is about more than just a line-up change, this is a fresh start."