|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Spin the Bottle
|Associated acts||Chokehold, The Hidden Cameras, Hacksaw|
|Members||Nick Flanagan |
Katie G Warrior
Randy "Jon" Sharron
Brutal Knights are a Canadian punk band formed in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario. The band has been described[by whom?] as having a "raw" punk rock-and-roll sound reminiscent of early-1980s hardcore. Brutal Knights are also known for their humorous lyrics, written by vocalist Nick Flanagan. Flanagan is also a comedian, and sometimes performs stand-up at their shows. According to Flanagan, guitarist Jon Sharron writes most of the music.
Brutal Knights, along with Fucked Up, Career Suicide, and Terminal State, were part of a burgeoning hardcore punk scene in Toronto which has been the subject of attention. In 2006 they were voted "Best Punk Band" by Toronto's Now Magazine.
The Brutal Knights played their final show in December 2010, in Montreal, Quebec.
Singles and EPs
- "Living By Yourself" (LP/CD, 2008, Deranged / P. Trash)
- "My Life, My Fault" (7", 2008, Spin the Bottle)
- "Breakdown" (7", 2007, Perpetrator)
- "Life ain't cool" (7", 2007, Riff Raff)
- "Not Fun" (7", 2007, Deranged)
- "Terrible Evenings" (7", 2007, P. Trash)
- Split (with Western Dark) (7", 2005, Classic Bar)
- "Blown 2 Completion" (LP/CD, 2010, Deranged)
- "Feast of Shame" (CD, 2007, Deranged)
- "The Pleasure Is All Thine" (LP/CD, 2006, Deranged)
- Collective Zine - review
- Jens (2008-04-24). "Brutal Knights: Feasting in Denmark!". Lowcut.
- Cummins, Johnson (2007-08-22). "Stupider than thou: Brutal Knights stump braindead punks with classic hardcore and cutting humour". Montreal Mirror. Archived from the original on 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2008-08-23.