Local Malay rockers Rusty Blade marking 40 years with free gig

Rusty Blade will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a concert at Wisma Geylang Serai on Dec 29, 2018.
Rusty Blade will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a concert at Wisma Geylang Serai on Dec 29, 2018.PHOTO: IQBAL FAIZAL

SINGAPORE - In the 1980s, home-grown quintet Rusty Blade made their name as one of the heaviest and loudest bands in the Malay rock scene.

In the early years, their tendency to gravitate towards heavy metal music was a handicap, and the band had difficulty getting a residency in nightspots here.

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