The Basher, Shred Bell and Blast China models are new additions to Paiste's Rude line which, can you believe it, was launched in 1980.
From the press release:
In 1980 Paiste released RUDE, raw cymbals for the extreme volume required by the punk and heavy metal scene of that time. Since then, the series has gained cult status and remains unique in the cymbal world. In collaboration with Alex Gonzalez, since 1987 drummer of Mexico’s most successful rock band Maná and co-founder of new metal project De La Tierra, Paiste added new exciting sounds to the Rude series with the Basher, Shred Bell and Blast China models.
Alex nailed it best, as he says in his own words:
"18" & 20" Basher- The name says it all! Imagine a 2002 Medium on steroids! Lively, explosive but controlled at the same time! Great to bash out crash/ride patterns and unique crash sounds!"