From: Agioi Trimithias, Cyprus
Last Known Status: Active
Latest R.U.S.T. News
Below is our complete R.U.S.T. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Greek traditional metal act R.U.S.T. will continue as R.U.S.T.X and are streaming the new track "Revolution X" (heard in the player below).
R.U.S.T. formed in 2003 (known then as Flames in Ice) with the purpose of playing traditional 80's Heavy Metal following the footsteps of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Warlord, Savatage, Stormwitch and Riot. R.U.S.T. has been an live active band on the island of Cyprus and Europe for many years now. In addition, the band is the proud co-organizer (along with Hardraw and the rest of the P.O.T.N. Crew) of the annual Power of the Night Metal Festival.
In the summer of 2007 R.U.S.T. released the first demo EP "Rust" at the 2nd Power of the Night Festival. In 2010, the band released its first single, "Metal Child" followed by the debut full length "Forged in the Fire of Metal” in 2011.
In 2014, Tasos (Vocals) and Adamos (guitars) split with the band for personal reasons and the band went on hiatus. In 2014, R.U.S.T.X was born, consisting of George Xanthou (bass), Panayiotis Xanthou (guitars) and Johnny Xanthou (drums), along with new vocalist Katerina Xanthou. Katerina's addition marks a new era for the band, as all the members are siblings.
"Revolution X" is expected to be included on an upcoming new album. More information is expected soon. Check it out here: More...
Power of the Night: the ultimate Cyprus 2-day heavy metal festival will be taking place July 26th and 27th. The lineup will be as follows:
Dark Poetry (CYP)
Infected Syren (CYP)
Unholy Reich (CYP)
Pitch Black Records is extremely proud to announce the release of a compilation album featuring bands from Cyprus.
The compilation is titled “Bloodbrothers II – A Compilation of Recordings by Rock/Metal Bands From Cyprus," and it celebrates the legacy of the original “Bloodbrothers” compilation, released in 1997 and now considered a hard-to-find, cult classic. “Bloodbrothers II” is available for pre-order here.
Including power, traditional, thrash, death metal, alternative, progressive, and punk rock, “Bloodbrothers II” aims to showcase some of the most talented bands Cyprus currently has to offer. Pitch Black Records comments:
"The title of the compilation refers to the strong ties between members of the Cyprus scene. It may be a small scene but it is (and has always been) one that is very strong, proud and united, full of passion and support for one another. Turning the phrase 'blood brothers' into one word is a deliberate attempt to further emphasize this strong bond that exists between the members of the Cyprus scene.
"Including new and unreleased material from internationally renowned bands (such as 'Fallen Angels and Lost Souls' of scene veterans Armageddon and Arrayan Path’s 'The Bible Bleeds'), cherished classics from the Cyprus underground and the first exciting blasts from a fresh, new generation, 'Bloodbrothers II' runs the gamut from mega-studio-awesomeness to raw garage demo; but the musicianship and passion are evident throughout this compilation!
"'Bloodbrothers II' will only be available on CD, at a special discounted price. It will be released in Cyprus first, on May 28th and worldwide on June 10th. The first 100 ordered from the Pitch Black Records online store will also include the original 'Bloodbrothers' compilation as a bonus disc! More...
Cypriot traditional metal act R.U.S.T. posted a new music video for the song "Metal Child." The song appears on the band's 2011 full length debut LP entitled "Forged In the Fire of Metal," which was self-released in July of 2011. The video was produced by Slayerbelial Productions.
"R.U.S.T. have been an active live band in the island of Cyprus the last years, with highlights their opening performances for legendary heavy metal bands such as OMEN, TOKYO BLADE, PAUL DI ANNO, MARAUDER, ROSS THE BOSS & SCOTT COLUMBUS . In addition they are proud co-organizers (along with Hardraw) of the annual Power of the Night festival. And of course, delivering live performances whenever possible!"
Panagiotis Xanthou - Guitars
Giannakis Xanthou - Drums
Tasos Karwnias - Vocals
Giorgos Xanthou - Bass
Adamos Adamou - Guitars
Check out "Metal Child" here: More...