BITS OF SCANDAL, also known as SBS, history begins in the year 1979, when two guys from
Vilnius decided to form a rock band.
In the year 1988 SBS was famous enough to play not only on Lithuania’s stages but also abroad: in the international festivals in Latvia and after a year in Poland and etc.
1991 was a significant year for the band: virtuoso guitarist Tomas Varnagiris, and the best Lithuanian hard rock vocalist Vitalis Kairiūkštis joined, and the band was on stage again having gigs in main Lithuania’s cities.
In 1996 SBS released
an MC - „Mėnulio
Šviesa“.The recording, containing 9 songs.
Although after this record the activity of the band was slower because of the the economic situation in
After a five years pause, in 2005 the band was ready to rock again. This time – especially for the international Lithuanian festival - „Rock Nights – 2005“.The show of SBS was so successful that after the festival the band was chosen to open for ROYAL HUNT in their concert in Vilnius (October 21th 2005), sadly the show was canceled.
But this year was lucky enough: heavy metal monsters JUDAS PRIEST chose SBS to open for them in their concert in
In April 2007 SBS released their next album „Tik mėnulio šviesa... (Only moonlight...)“, which was well evaluated by the biggest German webzine„HardHarderHeavy“. The new release got 6 out of 7 and in the REVIEW TOP 15 with 342 votes stood in the second place, after MANOWAR, but was outrunned by PINK CREAM 69 and SAXON.
In 2008 SBS presented their 3rd album “The Gambler”. This album was highly rated by international media. “Metal to infinity” gave 84 out of 100, “HardHarderHeavy” – 6,5 out of 7 and hailed the band with the phrase “SBS, Europe awaits you !!!”.., “Metal Express Radio” – 8,5 out of 10, “Metal Observer” - 8,5 out of 10 points. Webzine “Progressive rock and progressive metal” nominated “The Gambler” to an “album of the month” award.
At the moment the band ended their 4th album“Heaven can wait...” and is seeking for promotion and concerts worldwide. As the mastermind of SBS Vitalis Kairiūkštis proudly announces, this new album is „international“ – musicians from Italy – the Virtuoso keyboardist Maestro Mistheria(http://www.mistheria.com/home.cfm) - and Germany –Ferdy Doernberg (Axel Rudi Pell, Rough Silk and many many more, (http://www.ferdydoernberg.de/) did the great job with the keyboards. New album is compiled of 15 brand new songs.
“Heaven can wait...” was highly rated by international metal zines. Stormbringer gave 4,5 out of 5 (with musical redactor remark that he hasn’t heard anything better at the moment), Metal To Infinity - 83 out of 100, Metal Temple - 8out of 10, HardHarderHeavy - 6,5 out of 7.
One of the biggest SBS projects will be „Diagnosis: SBS“, a rock mystery with a symphonic orchestra that might become a big surprise to the music industry and all SBS fans worldwide.
Info about SONGS from BLACK SPIRIT “I am who I am” you can find here: