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HISTORY

EARLY YEARS...

In January 2004 George Popescu along with guitar player Bogdan Paunescu ,decided to put up a heavy-metal band .

First rehearsals , in which classic style covers ( JUDAS PRIEST, ACCEPT, TWISTED SISTER, BLACK SABBATH) are studied, took place in Bogdan's apartment , pissing off the neighbours. The drummer at that moment was the computer. So, the band had to be completed. First option for vocals was a feminine voice (Corina Brujan). The attempt was not very satisfying, so, Bogdan took over the vocals also. The band was completed with Edi Nicolaescu-drums and Codrut Andrei-guitar(classmate with George and Bogdan in "Adi Manolovici - guitar class" ).

Having a completed line-up, the band started rehearsing at "Casa Studentilor"in Bucharest, where they shared the rehearsal room and also the drummer with One Night Stand ("named" later by mistake ...Midnight Stand). A few hard'n heavy covers were studied and the band was ready to face the world.

THE DEBUT...

On September 19th 2004, took place the official debut of the band , which from that moment would be named R.U.S.T., at "Jukebox" Club in Bucharest. The line-up at that moment was : Bogdan Paunescu - vcls/guitar, Codrut Andrei - guitar, Edi Nicolaescu - drums, George Popescu - bass. The concert is repeated a week later, on the 26th of September. ...it was the last concert with the original line-up.

THE BEGINNING OF THE PROBLEMS...

At the end of 2004, Edi Nicolaescu and Bogdan Paunescu, decided to leave the band. In February 2005, Codrut Andrei started playing with "Adi Manolovici & Syndikate" , and George Popescu started a collaboration with the band Midnight Stand. For more than six months R.U.S.T. was suspended, waiting for better times...

BACK IN BUSINESS...

The better times came in August, the same year, when George Popescu , Edi Nicolaescu, Codrut Andrei and the new lead singer Andrei Baiasiu ( ex- Lucky 13) resumed rehearsals. Things were going well and in October 2005, R.U.S.T. was back on stage, this time with first two own songs ( FINALLY FREE and BLACK WOLF).


In 2006, after a peaceful start of the year, the band appeared in 2 more concerts, and in June, Codrut Andrei and Edi Nicolaescu, decided to focus exclusively on their other projects, "Adi Manolovici & Syndykate" and "Midnight Stand".

This time, the band held together and the two were replaced by Ionut Ciolan ( guitar) and Razvan Staicut ( drums). With this line-up, in August 2006, R.U.S.T. went for the first time "on the road" , playing at the "White Horse" Club in Costinesti.

"HEAVY-METAL RESURRECTION"

On 30th November 2006, took place the first concert organized and promotted exclusively by the band, entitled "HEAVY-METAL RESURRECTION" , at "Big Mamou" Club in Bucharest.

"THE BEGINNING"

The year 2007 found R.U.S.T. with full throttle, rehearsing and working at their own songs , at the portfolio and at the first demo.

"THE BEGINNING'' was finished in April 2007 (line-up: Andrei Baiasiu - vcls, Adrian Coman - guitar, Razvan Staicut - drums, George Popescu - bass) and contained 3 songs: FIRESTORM, BLACK WOLF and HERD OF MUSTANGS.


At the beginning of 2008 , the lead singer Andrei Baiasiu left the band and R.U.S.T. was forced to take a new break of live concerts

"ON THE STAGE AGAIN"

On September 17th, 2008 , with only two days before the 4th anniversary of the 1'st concert, R.U.S.T. was back on the stage with the current line-up.

In March 2009 , R.U.S.T. enters again the Taine-Multimedia Studio for recordings.

In November 2009 the self-produced EP "WARRIORS OF HEAVEN" is officialy released.




In 2010 R.U.S.T. signs a deal with the german label PURE UNDERGROUND RECORDS/PURESTEEL RECORDS.


On September 30th 2011, the first full-length album called "LEGENDS" is officialy released.

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