SBS (Spicy Bits of Scandal) are among the true heavyweights of the Lithuanian hard’n’heavy scene. Formed as early as 1979, when heavy metal was perhaps the major direction of the global hard rock scene, and taking influences equally from genre-defining mammoth acts like Black Sabbath and guitar virtuosos like Y. J. Malmsteen or Royal Hunt, SBS was active for 20 years before going on hiatus in 1999. In 2005, however, the band was back on stage and full of creative plans, much to the delight of fans of classic heavy metal. Instead of brutal force and gruesome themes, SBS opt for virtuosity, technical performance and atmospheric melodicism resembling progressive rock, yet retaining the essential heavy metal attack. The band has plenty of festival performances and warm up shows for heavy metal grands like Judas Priest to their credit.