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Latest Wrust News

Below is our complete Wrust 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.

Wrust Returns From Hiatus

Botswana-based metal group Wrust has now returned from hiatus and is gearing up for new shows. The band issued this statement:

"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 s 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!!"

Wrust last released the "Intellectual Metamorphosis" album back in 2013 - you can stream that release in full below. More...

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Wrust Streaming Official Video

Botswanan groove metal band Wrust has posted a video for the single "Hate 'Em All," which comes from the band's latest album "Intellectual Metamorphosis." The video footage was shot on the 29th of June in Milan, Italy, where Wrust performed at the Rock Festival Solomacelo. Recording took less than two hours and was edited by Lumilean Moving Images, the masterminds behind the upcoming metal documentary film, March of the Gods.

The content of the video focuses on the current state of many governments throughout the world, abusing the freedom of the human race, and embarking on campaigns of violence and oppression. "Hate ‘em All" is an appeal to the authorities: “ I wish you’d set us free...” Next up for Wrust will be a performance at the Augustus Metal Fest, a brutal metal fest featuring bands from Botswana and South Africa. That will take place on Saturday, August 31st at the Bull And Bush in Gaborone.

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Indiegogo Page Launched By Botswana Videographers

Botswana's premiere metalcore band Wrust recently issued its second album "Intellectual Metamorphosis" and is raring to go to Italy to play at SoloMacello, an independent heavy metal festival in Milan, on the 26th of June. The band recently got an invitation to play at the event via the three filmmakers - Raffa, 31 and Alessio, 27 from Italy and Natalia, 25 from Greece (who are all London-based and in Gaborone, Botswana for the filming of the rockumentary March Of The Gods on the Botswana metal scene.

An indiegogo page has been launched to fund Wrust's travel to play at the festival, which will be headlined by Red Fang. Check out the video from the site below, along with a stream of select tracks from Wrust's new album - which follows up the debut "Soulless Machine."

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Wrust Streaming New Album

Botswana's Wrust has released second full-length album "Intellectual Metamorphosis," which is now available via Bandcamp and can be streamed below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Souls Of The Blackened 02:37
2. Brain Spasm 03:44
3. Destiny of Fate 04:09
4. Spiral of Torture 04:25
5. Hate'em All 03:03
6. God Of The Insane 03:11
7. The Day Of The Sacrifice 05:13
8. Poison 04:14
9. Kingdom Of Death 03:31
10. Gravedigger 05:30
11. Who Is To Blame 03:38
12. Ride The Blade 04:08
13. Caress The Soul 04:36 More...

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Unearthing The "Black Metal" Underground

February is black history month here in America, and we at Metal Underground make sure that black metal is featured to honor the tradition. This month we have unearthed plenty of lesser-known black metal acts and have delved into old school articles on legendary black metal bands like Darkthrone. In keeping with the tradition of black metal history month, let's get back to the true meaning of the phrase by showcasing bands composed of actual black musicians who play metal.

Last year, our Content Manager Ty brought some interesting black bands to light. This year we'll travel to the Caribbean, Africa and other locations to discover some bands composed entirely or mostly of black musicians - further showing how metal isn't solely an Anglo phenomena made up of just white band members. You will find metal everywhere, by all ethnicities and in countries one wouldn't normally associate with metal - by people who love heavy music. We will unearth plenty of our brothers in metal today. Just recently, Botswana's "metal cowboys" got featured at an art exhibit over at Bekris Galleries in San Francisco. This photographic montage is the work of noted shutterman Frank Marshall, who spent countless hours delving into the metal subculture of Botswana for his thesis at Tshwane University. Some of these metalheads are probably more hardcore than your average anglo devotee in the amount of hardship they endure to listen to their music of choice. Let's check in now with a few bands that we have unearthed for you today. More...

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Wrust's Release Delayed

Wrust's debut album, "Soulless Machine," was scheduled for release on April 2, 2007. Due to a massive storm and flooding in the Durban area with a power outage of 5 days, the pressing of the cd cover and booklets were delayed. Thelabel is working furiously to get the disc out and in the stores and it is now rescheduled for release on the 14th of April 2007. They do not foresee any other problems and should there be an issue we will make sure there is a way to purchase CDs at the shows when WRUST start to tour this week end.

The tracklisting for "Soulless Machine" is as follows:

1. Soulless Machine - Click Here To Listen
2. Kill Or Be Killed
3. Just A Sinner
4. Prophecy Of Doom
5. Run Click Here To Listen
6. The Renegade
7. Why Me
8. Cleansing Ritual

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Wrust Complete Work On New Album

Botswana's finest WRUST (pronounced rust) have complete worked on their label debut album. "Soulless Machine" is scheduled for release on the 2nd April 2007 and promises to be everything WRUST fans have been waiting for.

On Friday the 9th of March the first single from the album along with the artwork will be made available online. The album was recorded and edited at Bizac Studios in JHB and mixed by Witchdoctor Studios in DBN.

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