top of page




Brain for the Masses are a Metal band from Portugal, characterized by a diverse and versatile sound. Since their first gigs in 2016, the intense mix of contrasts in their songs has gathered strong reactions from concert goers. After spending some time touring across their home country, the band stepped away from the spotlights to work on their debut, felling with was time for a worthy release. Brain for the Masses hit the studio on October of 2019, set to release the album in the next year. 2020 came and with it whispers of a new virus that was terrorizing the east. Not long after, the world went into lockdown and suddenly we were amidst a pandemic. In the face of an uncertain future the group decided to postpone the release of their debut to an even more uncertain date. Two years have since passed, the pandemic didn´t went away entirely but people seem to be moving on and a certain sense of normality has returned. After a global event that surely will not be forgotten, the band’s debut album “Monachopsis” was finally released on November 23 2022. Not bound by genre definitions, the five piece band challenge themselves with each composition, expanding their expressive possibilities and bringing character into their creations. From violent guitars to smooth acoustic riffs, their will to explore different musical contexts results in an explosion of nuances and textures that Brain for the Masses use to birth life into their sound.


Marking the band´s first full length, “Monachopsis” is comprised of five lengthy tracks, each with their own musical identities, shining light on Brain for the Masses´s versatility. Dissimilar songs that feature distinct atmospheres, themes and emotions, amplified by a tight production along with a  fitting performance that highlights each song’s qualities.  A record that explores the various facets and perspectives of the human condition in all its intricacies.

Taken from the etymologic work of John koening, the neologism that shares its name with the debut was created by John Koening in an attempt to define feelings without a proper descriptive term. “Monachopsis” is “the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place…” a fitting title that reflects on the increasing feeling of oneness that perpetuates in the dystopic times we live in. A signature of the modern times, lurking in the deafening silence that is engulfing us. An ominous presence camouflaged by the distractions of modern day life.

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Demigod Recordings

Produced by Miguel Tereso

Label: Independent


Rui Monteiro - Vocals/Guitar

André "Goghy" Loureiro - Bass

Miguel Barbosa - Guitar

João Shepperd - Drums

Francisco Gomes - Keyboards


bottom of page