VICIOUS RUMORS ENTERS THE OFFICIAL GERMAN TOP 100 ALBUM CHARTS with CONCUSSION PROTOCOL; special message from Geoff below-->
Dear fans, friends and especially our die hard fans we call VRazors!
Today I'm so proud and honored to inform you that your band VICIOUS RUMORS has entered the official German top 100 album charts for the first time ever!!! The official album sales chart for albums released in ALL music genres!
After 37 years of paying our dues, dealing with ups and downs, dealing with huge personal losses and health issues, deaths and stalkers, dealing with love and hate, dealing with the ever changing metal world and music business and everything in between VICIOUS RUMORS has entered the TOP 100 album charts in Germany along side "mainstream stars" like Adele, Bowie, Justin Bieber etc. and a plethora of major metal bands that released their albums in the last couple of weeks. First time EVER in VR's history. Without selling out, without changing what we are, without spending one single dollar on fake likes and promo campaigns on social media and so on. Old school! If you believe in yourself it can take you a long way.
"CONCUSSION PROTOCOL" album has reached new highs for us. We run the band on fire and passion for heavy metal, and have done so since forever, always appreciating great reviews and ratings in the media, but this is a major milestone for VR! We never entered an official album chart in the 3rd biggest music market in the world before, not even with the great Carl Albert (RIP)! We never wanted to be something we were 25 years ago and it brought us the biggest success ever...in the year 2016!!! Incredible!
CONCUSSION PROTOCOL hit #44 in the official Media Markt/Saturn charts (the largest album retail outfit in EUROPE with more than 460 stores in Germany alone) in the first week since it was released, #35 in the iTunes metal charts worldwide on the day of the release and #100 in the official German album charts!!!More chart entries next week!
After surviving 37 years in the shark infested music business, releasing albums on some of the world's biggest labels (Atlantic, Roadrunner etc.), VR has found a home at the legendary SPV/Steamhammer and we couldn't be more proud! Thank you SPV for all your hard work! To Tilen, Larry, Nick and Thaen: thank you brothers for believing in me, yourself and VICIOUS RUMORS! And YOU, the fans!!!
We're only still here because of you and you made it happen! We never forget it! See you on tour with DIRKSCHNEIDER (headline dates to be announced soon) and thank you for making our heavy metal dreams come true, year after year!
It's up to you now! Go to the store...or order your copy of CONCUSSION PROTOCOL today and let's keep VR RISING UP THE CHARTS!
Geoff Thorpe / Vicious Rumors