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Brutality

Formed: 1986
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Brutality News

Below is our complete Brutality news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Light Yourself On Fire Signs To Seventh Rule

Seventh Rule Recordings has announced the signing of Light Yourself On Fire. Representing Tampa, Florida, Light Yourself On Fire consists of four veterans of Tampa's metal and hardcore scenes, hailing from such bands as Reversal Of Man, Scrog, and Brutality.

Light Yourself On Fire describes the origin of its visceral, aggressive sound as "hardcore kids growing up in the death metal capital and being influenced by early 90's noise," naming Obituary, Swans, and Christian Death as influences.

Seventh Rule Recordings, a Chicago-based label with albums by Akimbo, Sweet Cobra, Buried At Sea, and Indian under its belt, will release Light Yourself On Fire's new effort, "Intimacy," in fall 2008. "Intimacy" was recorded by Mark Nikolich (Torche, Kylesa) at Atomic Audio Recording in Tampa, Florida, and mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Nile) at Visceral Sound.

Light Yourself On Fire's debut full-length was released in 2007, on CD by Kiss Of Death Records and on cassette by Robotic Empire.

The band will be touring throughout 2008.

You can hear a track from "Intimacy" on the band's MySpace page.

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Light Yourself On Fire Completes New EP

Tampa, Florida’s LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE have completed work on a new EP and have posted a brand new exclusive track, titled "Love And Death" on their myspace page.

LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE consists of ex-members of REVERSAL OF MAN, SCROG, BRUTALITY, and more.

The band’s sound is inspired by the intensity of the Tampa death metal scene, as well as the dark atmosphere of bands like SWANS and CHRISTIAN DEATH, and the abrasive, off-kilter noise of bands like HELMET and UNSANE.

The new EP was produced by Mark Nikolich at Atomic Audio Recording in Tampa, FL, and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound.

LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE is currently seeking a label for the new EP. The band’s debut full-length was released on CD by Kiss Of Death Records and on cassette by Robotic Empire.

LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE will be touring throughout 2008.

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Brutality Currently Working On New Material

Tampa, Florida-based death metallers BRUTALITY have reformed and are working on material for a new album. The band's current lineup consists of Jeff Acres (bass, vocals), Scott Reigel (vocals), Jay Fernandez (guitar) and Demian Heftel (guitar). A new drummer is currently being sought. You can contact the group at brutaljeff@aol.com or go to the BRUTALITY MySpace page and leave a message.

BRUTALITY was formed in 1986 by Acres. The band released four demos and two seven-inch EPs before getting signed to Nuclear Blast Records in 1992. The group recorded three albums for the label before disbanding in 1996.

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Ex-Diabolic Guitarist Dies

Florida-based death metallers DIABOLIC have issued the following update:

"Just got a call from Jerry Mortellaro [ex-DIABOLIC guitarist] tonight letting us know that Bryan Hipp, ex-DIABOLIC guitarist, died last night [Saturday, Oct. 21]. Cause of death unknown.

"Bryan Hipp helped write songs off the DIABOLIC album 'Subterranal Magnitude' and helped DIABOLIC complete the 'Death Metal Massacre' Metal Maniacs tour 2000, opening for CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOD DETHRONED and HATE ETERNAL.

"We are posting the song 'Infernalism' Bryan Hipp wrote back in 1999. Bryan Hipp also played in BRUTALITY, CRADLE OF FILTH, and in BLASTMASTERS he helped write the song 'Implemented Digital Control'!!! On stage Bryan Hipp would explode with raging headspins. His talent to create some of the most dark and evil riffs will be missed."

As previously reported, DIABOLIC uploaded a new song, entitled "Devour the Subconscious", to their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's new album, "Shellfire and Tombstones", which was recorded and mixed in July/August 2006 at Diet Of Worms Studio in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL). The album features artwork by acclaimed Swedish artist Mathias Noren and is tentatively scheduled for release late 2006/early 2007 through an as-yet-undetermined label.

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Brutality Guitarist Dead

According to a post on the official BRUTALITY web site, guitarist Mausolus Arguelles Von Kiszka has died. No cause of death was disclosed, only that he "has made the journey to the other side."

As previously reported, BRUTALITY recently disbanded after Poland's Still Dead Productions "completely backed out of their end of the deal" to release the band's next album, according to a post on the group's web site. The band's final recording lineup was as follows:

Scott Reigel - Lead Vocals
Jeff Acres - Bass/Vocals
Mausolus Arguelles Von Kiszka - Vocals/Guitars
Demian Heftel - Lead Guitars
Jim Coker – Drums

A three-song demo was completed in June 2003 with the above lineup containing the songs "As Darkness Falls", "I Deny", and "Ashes and Snow". All three cuts, along with "Brutality" and "Gates of Thorn", were expected to be re-recorded for the album.

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Brutality Split Up Again

Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have apparently once again disbanded after Poland's Still Dead Productions "completely backed out of their end of the deal" to release the band's next album, according to a post on the group's web site. The band's final recording lineup was as follows:

Scott Reigel - Lead Vocals
Jeff Acres - Bass/Vocals
Mausolus Arguelles Von Kiszka - Vocals/Guitars
Demian Heftel - Lead Guitars
Jim Coker – Drums

A three-song demo was completed in June 2003 with the above lineup containing the songs "As Darkness Falls", "I Deny", and "Ashes and Snow". All three cuts, along with "Brutality" and "Gates of Thorn", were expected to be re-recorded for the album.

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