Tuesday, October 11, 2016

the return of WRUST

OFFICIAL: Botswana’s WRUST will perform at Witchfest Open Air Johannesburg and Cape Town. Their return to South Africa and the live circuit begins in 2017. Without a doubt one of the forefathers of the Botswana metal scene and one of Africa’s best live acts.
Wrust is a four-piece heavy metal band hailing from Gaborone, Botswana, a small country in Southern Africa. Formed by front man Stux Daemon at the turn of the millennium, Wrust has become one of Southern Africa’s most prominent metal bands, with over a decade of album releases and tours both within and outside Africa. The band has headlined many prominent music festivals from the likes of WITCHFEST EXTREME 2003 (Jhb), Woodstock 2008 (Gaborone), The Windhoek Metal Fest 2009 (Namibia),Solomacello 2013 (Milan) and the annual charity event, Rock Against Aids. They have also shared the stage with many renowned metal bands, including Sepultura (Brazil), Carcass (UK), KONKHRA (Denmark) and Entombed (Sweden).
Through their music, Wrust hope to inspire people to become independent minded and free-willed, breaking the shackles of stereotypes and challenging cultural institutions from governments to religion, all the while delivering fast paced performances and sheer brutal metal! 2013 has seen Wrust return from a tour of Milan, Italy whilst working on a documentary filmed based on metal music, March of the Gods, due for release in August 2014. In April the band released a digital copy of their latest 13-track album, Intellectual Metamorphisis, which questions the system of control that we as a society believe in.
Members:
Stux Daemon – guitars and vocals
Lawd Master – drums
Oppy Gae – Bass Guitar
Ben Phaks-Guitars
Achievements:
Performed at one of the biggest youth events, University of Botswana’s Fresher Bash (2002, 2005) Performed at Gaborone Beer fest (2003)
Supported many great metal acts, including Sepultura (2003), KONKHRA (2004), Entombed (2004) and Carcass (2008)
Headliner slot at WITCHFEST EXTREME (2003)
Embark on THE AFRICAN CHAOS TOUR, performing in Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Witbank, Rustenberg, Pretoria, Botswana and Namibia. (2007)
Headlined Woodstock Gaborone (2008)
Witchfest Open Air 2008 (Carcass)
Headlined The August Metal Fest, Gaborone and Windhoek
Metal Fest (2009)
Performed at Italian rock Festival, Solomacelo, Milan (2013)
Discography:
Too Deep (2001)- 5 track EP
Mirth of Sorrow (2003)
Soulless Machine (2007)
Unleashed DVD (2009)- released only in Botswana
Intellectual Metamorphosis (2013)- Digital release
OFFICIAL: Hello and welcome back everyone, it’s my pleasure to announce the return of Wrust. Well Wrust hasn’t performed in a very long while and most people around has been worried by the lack of wrust in the scene. We are fine don’t worry, we have been on unofficial break. I would like to take this moment to thank all the bands that did all the hard work to keep the scene active, all the fans for their loyal support and everyone else that participated in building up and strengthening the metal family. There has been some activities going on this year , Vision 2016 celebrations, Botswana’s 50th independence Anniversary and WRUST is also celebrating 16 years of Brutality and Chaos!!!Come on raise your horns and Join the legendary mighty WRUST Machine. Big shows will be coming up too, Get ready for some sick stuff. Our next show on the list is March Of The Gods 2017. More information about the gig is coming……Hell YEAH!!
https://wrust.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/wrustmetal

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