is a metal
band from London, England
Formed in 1997, the band takes its name from the retro video game Brutal Deluxe
. They have currently released two albums on Dream Catcher.
Brutal Deluxe quickly gained recognition for taking to the stage barefooted, bedecked in their tribalistic warpaint and pounding their audience into submission with their dynamic live performance. They were signed in 1999 to Dreamcatcher Records
and released their debut album Divine Head
in early 2000. It received wide critical acclaim and the band was hailed as a great British hope. The band toured in 2000 with Raging Speedhorn
, Kill II This
and Napalm Death
The band started 2001 with a headline tour through the UK
, culminating in a filmed live show for MTV2
in London. Just prior to this show the band suffered a serious blow when all their equipment was stolen. This brought to a head strained relationships in the band, and the end result was the departure of bassist Toad.
A replacement was soon found and the band managed to move forward with the help of Richmo
custom drums. They performed to 12,000 people at the Bulldog Bash
with The Wildhearts
and continued to tour through 2001. The band then recorded their second album in 2002 entitled Mistah Kurtz...He Dead
In 2006 the band parted ways with their label Dreamcatcher and began recording new demos in their studio in South London.
In 2007 the band showcased some new material on an EP and began searching for another... Read More