Interviews: BRUTEALLIES


On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Thrash Metal/Death Metal band, BRUTEALLIES, from the UK. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that? 

Luke: The idea came when I was looking for the band name with my work colleague. The main idea was to have a name that doesn't really exist in the dictionary but does have a meaning, something when you type it in google search will get only your band related search result. I would say 'Megadeth' kind of a name. We were writing down words that would work well with our music genre until we got to 'Brutalize' which quickly turned into BruteAllies. That was the very beginning of the band when it was only me and Hassan in it.

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

Luke: Modern Thrash and Death metal have been my favourite genres for a long time, together with prog I would say. Also the music is fun to play. Once you get the rhythm with your right hand, you just keep going until you finish the song. 

James: Metal has been a big part of my life since discovering bands like System of a Down and Metallica. There’s a power and energy that comes from metal, and especially with the thrash/death that we play that’s hard to match with other genres. They all have their place but when it starts getting loud you can’t help but bang your head.

Gabi: There are types of music that just sound like the word you want to communicate. If you talk about human misery, rage, war... and you are also angry; you play death metal.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

Luke: Me and Hassan knew each other for years. We found Gabi when he had replied to our ad for the drummer’s position . We met Sonny at our rehearsal studio building where he was working and he in turn introduced us to James. 

Sonny: James has been my close friend for years, we joined together unknowing of the horror that lay within our new European counterparts.

4. Each band member's favourite band? 

Luke: Decapitated,

Hassan: Suicidal tendencies,

Gabi: Gojira,

Sonny: Cloudkicker,

James: All Shall Perish

5.Who or what inspires you to write songs?

James: Music generates its own satisfaction. The content tends to be situational. For BruteAllies I wanted to make the lyrics have a consistent theme. Talking about harsh realities in the world today.

Luke: I guess it depends on the mood I am at the particular moment. I usually try to improvise, record some ideas then leave it for a day or two and start with the best riff. From this point my biggest inspiration are albums I listen to and drum patterns from EZDrummer!

6.Where was your last gig?

Just before the lock-down we had an opportunity to support Fleshgod Apocalypse and Bloodshot Down in Rebellion Manchester. It was a great night, packed venue, great sound and we had an amazing response from the crowd!

7.Where would you like to act?

Definitely at some of our favourite festivals like Bloodstock, Brutal Assault,Wacken, Hellfest, It would be great to have a chance to play at these festivals one day.

8.Whom would you like to feature with? 

There is too many bands to mention but if we had to choose only a few these would be Decapitated, Carcass, Lamb of God, At the gates, Havoc, Revocation 

9.Whom not?

Bands that they are fascists, nazis, chauvinist, misogynist, homophobic religion fanatics etc. Anyone that is dividing people instead of uniting. 

10.Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that? 

James: BruteAllies is my first band as a vocalist and kind of my first properly functioning band. I spent my last decade as a live sound engineer watching bands and seeing what worked and what didn’t. Confidence in my band mates was the biggest factor in helping me control my stage fright. And I definitely suffer from it. Knowing they’re going to be able to play their parts means I can focus on learning how to be a frontman. So, advice? Commit to what you’re performing. If you make a mistake or lose balance just recover and carry on the performance. Chances are nobody noticed. If you don’t acknowledge it it will be forgotten and you should forget about it as soon as it’s happened. You’ve got a show to perform! 

Luke: It happens very often when there are some technical problems on the stage. It is very easy to get nervous and this is the last thing you want. I believe that the only way to beat the fright is to focus on playing. If you are professional and your band is well prepared you have nothing to worry about. The other tip I would give for beginners is to allow yourself plenty of time before the show to sort out everything so you don't have to do anything at the last moment. Make sure you have enough time to relax before starting the show.

11.What bands have inspired you the most? 

James: System of a down got me interested in music. All Shall Perish, Lamb of God, and At The Gates inspired my vocal style, but I find you can take inspiration from a lot of genres.

Luke: When I was a kid, I was a big fan of Deep Purple, I didn't know much about metal then. One day my neighbour let me have some of his cassettes and I remember two of them: Carcass 'Heartwork' and Death 'Symbolic'. This was the moment I realized I wanted to play in a band and I want to play heavy metal! The other bands I discovered later that shaped my guitar style and have been my main inspiration are Nevermore, Decapitated, Annihilator, Grip Inc.

12.What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

Nothing too weird so far, thankfully. Just a few photos.

13.What do you think of your fans?

Absolutely awesome. We can write music until time ends, but the people that appreciate and want to see what we do is the reason we get to keep expanding on the dream.

14.What do you think of our site?

We have been blown away with the amount of information about music that Breathing the Core offers! A great site to learn about underground bands from all around the globe and a great opportunity in turn for the bands to promote their music. Well done guys!

15.Something add?

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for having us also to say that we are grateful to all people that help and they continue helping us to this day. If any of you readers like to keep in touch they can visit our Facebook, youtube or instagram pages, they can check and download our music through wormholedeath records and our bandcamp page.

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