PREPARE FOR HELL

Even acting as host at Knotfest wasn’t enough for LB of his favorite band, so he’s mades the rounds at various stops around the country on the Prepare for Hell Tour featuring Slipknot, KoRn and King 810.

Lou has posted dozens of shots from backstage and onstage via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He also had a portrait shot done with the band in Baltimore MD by Rob Fortenberry Photography. You can see a few small examples below. However, we urge you to follow Brutus on his socials for lots more!

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2014 KNOTFEST

It was an incredible weekend of rock as Slipknot, Lou’s favorite band, returned to the concert stage with a vengeance and over 50,000 fans in tow for Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA.

The trip was insane for LB as he interviewed dozens of artists backstage including Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, In This Moment, Nothing More, Otep, Miss May I, Killswitch Engage, Avatar, HellYeah and many others. He was also honored to be onstage announcer and host of the world wide webcast, seen by millions of Maggots around the planet.

While backstage, Lou was also guest on the Roadrunner Records podcast with Mark Abramson. You can give it a listen here. We expect LB to guest again on it early in 2015.

Brutus extends his sincere thanks to Slipknot, 5B Management, Roadrunner Records, John Reese and the crew at GTV. Massive props also go to Rob Fortenberry Photography for shadowing Lou throughout the event and getting incredible images!

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Knotfest

It will be the sickest event of the year: Knotfest!

Lou has been invited to co-host the event onstage so look for him the weekend of October 25 and 26 with Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More, Hatebreed, Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Miss May I, and many others.

He’ll also be in the photo pits so look for images online throughout the weekend via Lou on Facebook, Twitter, and Vine.

You’re insane if you miss this. Ticket info here.

SONIC BOOM

On September 13th 2014, Brutus was onstage to host the first ever Sonic Boom festival in Janesville WI. It featured performances from A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Motionless in White, All That Remains, Devour the Day, Avatar, Nonpoint, Starset, and a ton of others.

As Lou hadn’t slept in a few days, he got a little weird and insisted on wearing a rubber horse head for much of the day, both onstage and backstage. Some of those images are below.

Thanks to Randy Hawke, Bonnie Oleson and the crew at WJJO in Madison WI for the love.

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MUSIC AS A WEAPON 5

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The Music As A Weapon 5 Tour hit the brand new Bridgestone Arena in Nashville TN and Lou was there with the bands, eating barbecue and getting stoopid at the music row bars. Mike & Dan of Disturbed, Munky from KoЯn, Morgan of Sevendust (who broke the news to LB about his upcoming KoЯn fill ins) and Maria & Chris of In This Moment were all interviewed about the tour, upcoming plans and more. As he’s been trying to do more of recently, Brutus was in the photo pit for part of the night with stage shots elsewhere here on the site.

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NIGHTMARE AFTER CHRISTMAS

Brutus was there in Baltimore MD for The Nightare After Christmas Tour 2011. He was backstage in the dressing rooms to speak with all the bands including Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Hollywood Undead and New Medicine. Check out the backstage photos in the Rogues section of the Rogues Gallery.

Brutus also got shots in the photo pit of each of the groups that night. You can find in the Music section of the Rogues Gallery here on the site.

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XMAS EVE SLIPKNOT MADNESS

One lucky fan of Lou’s Facebook page and another who follows him on Twitter found themselves with a rare Slipknot CD single that has been autographed by all nine band members!

“I miss Paul, I’m glad the guys are getting together to play and I’ve got a treasure trove of Slipknot stuff that I knew the other maggots wouldn’t mind sharing in,” said Brutus. “It just seemed like a good thing for the holidays.”

Amber Ray Pedersen of Iowa and Ken Wasson of Wisconsin scored the discs. More goodies are on the way including items from Stone Sour and Avenged Sevenfold. To win you must be a fan of Lou’s Facebook page here and/or follow Lou here on Twitter. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Good Luck!


BRUTUS BIRTHDAY BASH 2010

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The hardDrive Live Tour 2010 wrapped up in Orlando, Florida at the House Of Blues and Lou was there with the bands celebrating it as the Brutus Birthday Bash. Frank of Anew Revolution was celebrating his birthday too as were the United States Marine Corps so many were the libations poured for the Marines in the crowd. It was a perfect close to the tour so many thanks to Sevendust, 10 Years, Anew Revolution, Since October and Aranda for making it all happen.

Brutus got shots in the photo pit of each of the bands that night. You can find in the Music section of the Rogues Gallery here on the site.

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2010 HARDDRIVE LIVE TOUR STORMS JERSEY SHORE

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Brutus recently returned to his home spewing grounds on the Jersey Shore to host the hardDrive Live Tour 2010 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. An insane kind of madness took over the crowd for Anew Revolution, Since October, 10 Years and headliners Sevendust. Many were the dazed faces when the lights came up and the sweat dripped down. However, the night was not at an end. Lou led a cadre of contest winners up to a decadently appointed suite in the hotel for a private performance from Since October. After that it was back down to the casino bar where winners, band members and Brutus drank until dawn. The party ended when Lou was escorted out by security after leading a flock of seagulls off the boardwalk and into the casino with a bag of french fries. Then everybody (except Lou) got laid. It was that kinda night.

Lou snapped a ton of pictures on and off stage. Some of them are posted here on the site. A handful were taken as evidence by the New Jersey State Police.

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