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WF 2017 – Wrust

Witchdoctor Productions is happy to bring you the return of Botswana’s WRUST. They 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
Contact:
www.wrust.co.bw
www.facebook.com/wrustmetal

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