Your friend and humble narrator was recently given the honor of unveiling the new track from Black Veil Brides alongside group founder Andy Biersack.

“Bleeders” is the title track of the band’s new EP and an invitation-only event was held online for its debut. The shindig was attended by a large number of music media who were treated to the new tune and an exclusive conversation between Andy and Lou Brutus.

Many thanks to Spinefarm Records and MX2 Media for having Lou out to host the occasion. Portions of the interview will be featured on hardDrive and hardDrive XL.


For the second time in seven-years, a total solar eclipse recently swept the United States and Lou Brutus was on hand to photograph the spectacle. Dubbed The Great North American Eclipse as it crossed from Mexico into the USA and then finally up into Canada, it was the last total eclipse in the lower forty-eight states until 2044.

After months of planning, LB flew into Columbus, Ohio the morning of the eclipse. He had chosen a spot just north of the city in Lewis Center, Ohio to set up his equipment. The location was picked as it got him far enough into the Path of Totality to see a total eclipse of one-minute and fifty-seven seconds, but not too far away from the airport as he needed to be on a flight back shortly after totality ended. The plan came off without a hitch and Lou was on-the-air according to schedule that night.

In the run up to the event, a number of news outlets used Lou’s eclipse photographs from 2017 in new articles including Yahoo Entertainment here.

There are three major eclipse events on the way in the coming years including Spain 2026, Egypt 2027, and Australia 2028. Lou his hoping to catch at least one of those. As he said shortly following totality in Ohio, “You have got to see a total solar eclipse at least once in your life. It will fill you with shock, awe, and a sense of wonder. It’s kinda like a Slipknot concert in that respect.”


This year marks the 30th anniversary of Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin and Lou Brutus returns as host! The 2024 edition in Cadott WI goes from Thursday July 18 to Saturday July 20 with a special bonus bash the night of Wednesday July 17. Lou says, “My concert calendar each year is centered on Rock Fest and I’m stoked to be back for the music and madness!”

This year features another fantastic lineup. It features Shinedown, Jelly Roll, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Chevelle, The Hu, Parkway Drive, Beartooth, 311, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Atreyu, From Ashes to New, Sevendust, Dirty Honey, Struggle Jennings, Austin Meade, Stabbing Westward, Saul, Ayron Jones, Lilian, Holy Wars, Another Day Dawns, Blue Felix, Kingdom Collapse, Ignescent, Silent Theory, Uncured, City of the Weak, Living Dead Girl, Sleep Theory, Upon A Burning Body, Citizen Soldier, Quiet Riot, Vince Neil, Psychostick, Shallow Side, and tons of others.

Brutus will definitely be doing another Meet & Greet this year and it will be open to all in attendance, but we won’t have details until we get closer to the festival. He’ll sign and take pictures for as long as his schedule allows. It’s safe to assume that copies of Lou’s book Sonic Warrior and perhaps some other LB merch will be available at the main merch store. However, you should keep in mind that everything available last year sold out very quickly. You will be allowed to bring other items with you to the show for him to sign, so to insure you get a book signed, bring it with you!

For tickets and information go here.


Since the dawn of time, men and women around the world have begged the music gods above for a dry goods emporium which sold items that featured the lovable mug of one Lou Brutus. We are happy to announce that their desperate pleas have been answered!

The Official Lou Brutus Merch Table is now open! It features t-shirts, hoodies, stickers, mugs, and anything else we can slap LB’s face on in the hope it will convince you to part with some of your hard-earned greenbacks. Shirt sizes up to XXXL. Just hit the MERCH tab to get to the store!

By request, we’ve also added copies of Lou’s book Sonic Warrior which have been signed by both he and Darla the Wonder Dog! What else would you to see sold? It doesn’t matter to us, so long as it convinces you to send us your money for it! Let us know your suggestions for the types of items you wanna see.



The holiday card for 2023 from Lou and Darla has been unveiled! Entitled Deck the Halls Over it pays homage to the classic album cover art of Rock and Roll Over from KISS. The card art was designed by the amazing Alan MacBain based on the original cover art by Michael Doret. It was chosen to pay tribute to The End of the Road Tour wrapping up over the holiday season.

The cards are limited to just five-hundred copies! However, to get one, you must give one! Send a card to Lou & Darla – PO Box 361 – Arnold MD 21012. You do NOT need to include self-addressed stamped envelope, just send a holiday card with your return address clearly visible.

UPDATE: There has been an overwhelming response to the card this year. The initial run of cards is now gone BUT there has been a second printing ordered of one-hundred. If you’ve sent a card already, we should have you covered. However, you may not see your return card until just before or just after Christmas itself. UPDATE: All cards are now completely gone. Thanks!