release and European Tour
Metal legends Vicious
Rumors announces a new European Tour, starting up with a warm up gig at
the Avalon Ballroom in Santa Clara, then off to tear through Europe
with its legendary live performances. A list of upcoming shows can be
seen here and new dates
are pending confirmations.
Vicious Rumors are back
in the studio recording there 10Th studio CD!! Geoff Thorpe and the band have 12 new
crushing tracks and will unleash the new album early next year 2011. VR is recording at
trident studios in N.California. The CD will be produced by Geoff
Thorpe and Juan Urteaga.
Special guest Eric Peterson ( Testament/Dragonlord) and Brad Gillis
(Night Ranger/Ozzy) will
all burn insane guitar solos along with Geoff and Kiyoshi . Brian Allen
has been confirmed on lead vocals with Larry Howe,
Goodwin and Kiyoshi Morgan completing the line up.
VR will headline a European tour from Oct 9 to Nov 13 2010. VR will
Co-Headline the Keep it true festival in Germany in April 2011 with a
special tribute to Carl Albert Featuring Kevin Albert on Vocals (Carl's
Son) along with former members Mark McGee and Tommy Sisco. For over 30
years Vicious Rumors continues to be one of the American power metal
giants. Soaring Vocals, Monster guitars, Killer solos, Thunder for
drums and bass. The best is yet to come!!!!
RUMORS Press release
"Warball is on!"
California Bay area Masters of Metal "Vicious Rumors" are invading Europe this
November to celebrate 30 years of Vintage American Metal!
After VR's amazing sold out performance headlining the Headbangers Open
Air Festival in 2009, VR is ready to rip it up again in Germany!
VR is headlining 9 shows in 5 country's before returning home to record
their new studio album in follow up to their previous release
"Warball". VR shows in Holland will feature special guest "Martyr"
Vicious Rumors will finish their 9 date tour headlining the "Pounding
Metal Fest" on Nov 21 at the "Live Factory" in Adelsheim Germany with 5
Stay tuned for more info soon .
Metal to Infinity
Den of Iniquity
VR at the
Last Day Saloon
Crushing the World: Review, Review2,
Review3, Review4, Review5, Review6
Classic Reviews: Soldiers of the Night, Welcome to the Ball
VR to play at the little fox with Taunted
Vicious Rumors will play at the Little Fox with Taunted on September 24th. Don't miss this chance to catch VR live!
VR to take part in South Texas Rockfest
Rumors is proud to annouce they will be part of the SouthTexas rockfest
in San Antonio, TX on May 22nd to 24th. More dates and details coming
VR to take part in Nightmare Metal Fest II
Vicious Rumors will play during the Nightmare Metal Fest II,
which will be held March 20-21 at the Warehouse in San Antonio, Texas.
VR to headline Headbanger's Open Air festival 2009
Rumors confirms the 2009 Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany.
Geoff Thorpe, Larry Howe, Stephen Goodwin, Kiyoshi Morgan and Ronnie
Stixx of VR will headline both the club and Thursday night at HOA.
In tribute to the bands 30 years of metal VR will welcome back Gary St Pierre, vocalist on the bands first album: Soldiers of the night.
Gary will sit in on classic songs from the first album at the
Headbangers Open Air During VRs set on Thursday July 23rd exclusively
as a special event. VR will also Headline the Pre-festival club show on
July 22 at Planet Alsen in Itzehoe, Germany. Our current line up will
play at all shows and we're all looking forward to have a great time
with Gary on the classic stuff at HOA . VR has been kicking ass on the
road in the USA and Europe in 2008 and will start recording their
upcoming CD in Early 2009.
take note that Nocturnal Horde is going through an update of their
website in the upcoming days, access to the VR forum might be slow or
non-existent for a few days. Thank you.
Vicious Rumors confirms additional European date
German fans will be glad to know VR will play at Planet Alsen, more details here
Vicious Rumors US & European dates
warriors Vicious Rumors will return to the Kennel Club in Sacramento,
Ca Sept. 13th. This is the first of 4 great shows in Northern
California. VR rocks the Fat Cat on Sept, 14 in Modesto and Betty's
rock club in Walnut Creek on Sept. 18th along with (Actor) Thomas Ian
Nicholas and Woman. Then VR is this years special guest at the 3rd
annual Monster fest Sept. 20th at Merced Fairgrounds in Merced, Ca
along with Damage Inc., Izzy Osbourn plus 16 great bands.
Rumors, Laaz Rockit and Mudface team up for a brutal show at the Voodoo
Lounge in San Jose, Ca Oct. 15th. Then its off to Europe as VR has been
confirmed to Headline the Rocktemple in Kerkrade, NL on Nov. 8th and
Mario's Metal Meeting 2 on Nov. 9th, In Tilburg, NL also on the bill is
Wolf (Sweden) Shadow Keep (UK) Courageous (Germany) Arctic Flame (USA)
VR has also just confirmed the Support slot on The Firewind Tour in
Spain on Nov. 14th -17th.
are very excited to return to Spain, we are looking forward to seeing
all our fans again... Vicious Rumors will perform a very special
classic set for the European tour songs that have not been performed in
over 14 years from early albums such as Soldiers of the Night, Digital
Dictator, Vicious Rumors, Welcome to the Ball and the latest release
Warball. VR just finished a run of shows in Texas, California, Oregon,
Nevada over the summer with Great reviews of the live show. This will
conclude the 25 city 2008 Hellraiser Tour around the world. .
have been in Pre-production for the new Studio CD to be released next
year. So don't miss your chance to catch the Power Metal Giants Vicious
Rumors when the VR ball rolls through your town. In addition we would
to Thank Our Friends that been there for us on all our gear needs.
Vicious Rumors proudly uses Sfarzo Strings, Dean Guitars, EMG pickups,
Gibson Guitars, Hi Watt Cabs, Peavey, Dunlop, Samson and Nady Wireless.
A huge VR Thanks to all our Partner Company's and especially our FANS!
VR is Geoff Thorpe, Larry Howe, Ronnie Stixx, Stephen Goodwin and Kiyoshi Morgan
New US Dates added
VR confirms additional dates for September.
Additional US Dates
Vicious Rumors confirms dates for September and October. Don't miss this chance to catch VR Live!
VR Announces US Dates
Rumors is back on the road! Delivering Metal to cities across America
this Summer the plans include 20 cities. Look for VR on tour with Phantom X, Leatherwolf, and Garden Of Eden plus many more to come. The VR ball rolls through the USA!!
VR Announces New Lineup
Rumors new Axe man Kiyoshi Morgan completes the 2008 line up. Kiyo is a
long time SF bay area pro playing lead guitar in several tribute bands
covering styles of Slayer,Priest,Maiden & Alice in chains.With the
support of Gibson Guitars and Sfarzo Strings Kiyo has found an identity
in Vicious Rumors as an old school Rock and Metal guitarist with
powerful anthem riffs and blistering yet musical leads.
"Kiyo just fit in and sounded great!! Our guitar styles blend really
well and this guy can shred!! Our new line up is as strong as ever. I
cant wait to unleash the new VR beast" Geoff Thorpe said on Kiyo and
the new line up.
The new line up is Geoff Thorpe guitar/voc, Larry Howe drums/voc,
Stephen Goodwin bass/voc Ronnie Stixx- lead voc Kiyoshi Morgan - guitar
VR New Live Dates Announced
Rumors has just added these 4 killer shows. First a headline date at
the Kennel Club in Sacramento on 3/22 and then a double header on 3/29.
VR joins Testament, Sadus and Laaz Rockit for a crushing bay area show
and line up. Then later that night VR will headline the Britannia Arms
in Cupertino. Then back with Testament on 3/30. Don't miss the first
shows with the killer new line up. The VR ball picks up speed with more
dates coming soon.
brings VR back in the studio for a new CD. Pre-production has been in
full swing. 12 new songs will be recorded. The production team of Geoff
Thorpe and Juan Urteaga at Trident studios in Pacheco Ca. will record
and mix the new disk. After the high critical acclaim of the Warball
Cd, VR strikes back with another killer classic power metal offering.
Some of the tracks to look for are Murderball, From Fear to Eternity
& Over the Edge.
New songs, New line up, New Cd . Look for VR back on tour this year.
The hunt for the next VR lead singer has been on. Warriors from all
over the world have stepped up to the plate!! We have had some great
vocalist try out and it looks like we have a hard choice to make. We
plan to finish all the additions and announce our new singer next
month. The VR machine keeps rolling as the ball picks up speed!! .Shows
are being booked. We look forward to unleashing the new line up soon.
Thanks so much to all our friends and fans world wide who always stay
with us!!! We had such a great time with all of you last year!!!
Vicious Rumors strikes back in 2008!
Rumors would like to thank all the fans and friends who supported the
band over the last year on the World War Tour. We had a great time with
everyone at all the shows in the USA, Europe & Japan. As the
Warball tour ends the band is now in pre production for a new studio CD
to be released next year.
Even tho the band has gone through many changes over the years VR has
maintained a solid force in US power metal over the last 25 years. VR
has already written several new songs for the new CD to follow up
Warball . Due to artistic differences singer James Rivera is no longer
in VR. James was let go after the European tour in Sept '07. Recently
James Rivera has issued a statement saying VR was Broken up after his
departure with a list of other personal problems. We understand that
Helstar is his true love and passion and wish them all the best.
VR moves forward to next year with a new CD and a new lineup.After 25
years, 12 Cd's & countless tours in no way has Vicious Rumors split
up. You cant kill rock n roll..
Look for VR on tour with a new CD in 2008.
NEW LIVE DATE IN AUGUST
VR will play at the Phoenix Theater on August 16. Don't miss this chance to see VR Live!
FINAL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES!
VR On tour in Europe with Agent Steel and guest. The final dates are in, Check the VR Live Schedule
MORE LIVE DATES!
New dates in August for Sacramento and Monterey. Check the VR Live Schedule
ADDITIONAL LIVE DATES
There has been a flurry of additions to the VR Live schedule
MILWAUKEE METALFEST DATE CORRECTION
Take note that VR will play the Milwaukee Metalfest on the 11th!
YOUR HEAD 2007!
rumors are true!! VR has just confirmed 2 shows at this years Bang
Your Head Festival 07 in Germany with Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath
w/Dio) On June 22nd 2007.
VR will also Headline the Bang Your Head Club party on June 21st
2007. Fans can vote for there fave VR songs at the BYH
web site. VR returns to Europe This summer @ BYH 07. VR will
do a headline tour of Europe this September with Agent Steel and
After All. Don't miss VR and the new CD Warball when they roll through
your town on the World War Tour 07.
METAL FEST 2007
VR has just
confirmed the Milwaukee Metal Festival on May 12. This is the first
time for VR at one of americas most well known fetivals. The World
War Tour Rolls on through the USA this summer. More dates to be
announced soon. VR will Headline Europe with Agent Steel & After
All In September. As the Warball CD continues to gain momentum.
Stay tuned for more News.
RUMORS WARBALL ROLLS ON!
rumors has just confirmed a USA distribution deal with The End Records
out of New York. American VR fans and friends can now get VRs new
CD Warball Right here at home in stores, on line and at viciousrumors.com.
Just in time for VRs World War Tour.
VR & Agent Steel will tour together All over Europe in September
of 07 Date are being booked now!! This is the Mascot Records ultimate
power package. European fans can count on seeing a full set from
RUMORS WORLD WAR TOUR '07
Rumors new CD Warball is Rolling full speed World wide as VR get
ready to tour the USA.VR has already toured Europe with Beyond Fear
in Nov 06 and got rave reviews on there live show.
Warball was #4 in Rock
Hard Magazine and #4 in Heavy Magazine in Germany Top 5 in Arrdshock
Magazine Holland and 8.4 of 10 in Burrn Magazine And a full spread
in Young Guitar in Japan. Journalist Fish from KNAC.com called Warball
a A Sherman tank on a roller coaster!!!!! Mark Gromen of BWBK put
Warball in his top 6 of 06.
Has been touring with VR on the Bass and will fill in for Dave Starr
who recently left the band. We wish Dave good luck with his new
VR Starts the US tour
at home Feb 23 505 club in Santa Rosa Ca and Sat Feb 24 at Roosters
Roadhouse in Alameda Ca. Dates in March are booked in Texas with
Eternity black & Omen. Dates in Florida with Crimson Glory and
gigs in Ohio with guest Law of Destruction featuring members of
Beyond Fear.The ball rolls on to Puerto Rico,LA, San Diego,Las Vegas
& All over the US In 2007
will Return to Japan for 2 shows in Tokyo at Club Quattro with guest
Riot on April 18 & 19 07. A tour of Europe in June with guest
Agent Steel That will include Major festivals are all in the works
now. Check the concert section for tour dates.
Don't miss Warball LIVE!!!!!!
when VR rolls through your town. Vicious Rumors World War Tour 07
Warball CD available at viciousrumors.com and on tour all year in
07 The Warballs ON!!!!
information and dates available in the Concerts section.
tour dates announced: check out the Concerts section.
month VR will be playing with Testament and Ruffians on Jan 27th
in San Francisco, CA.at The
dates update GERMANY
new date in Ludwisburg has been added Nov. 9th.
a new pre-tour interview is available on YouTube.
dates update SPAIN
that the November 16th date has been updated here
dates U.S.A. : San Francisco
that the SF Show on October 20th is now scheduled to happen on the
21st of October.
tour dates, U.S.A.!
new dates to see VR Live, this time in the U.S. in San Francisco,
Santa Rosa and Alameda. More in the Concerts section.
VICIOUS RUMORS “WARBALL” RECEIVING
RAVE REVIEWS WORLDWIDE
Vicious Rumors upcoming release, “Warball”,
has been receiving
outstanding reviews worldwide. The media throughout Europe and Japan
have been unanimous in their praises for “Warball”.
Rock Hard and Heavy, the two largest rock magazines
in Germany, just
released their rating for the Top 30 new releases for October 06.
“Warball” came in at #4 in both publications with Rock
Hard giving it a
“10x – Dynamite” rating.
Vicious Rumors will be doing a European tour with
Beyond Fear and
Courageous from Oct. 31st to Nov. 19th. Following this tour VR has
confirmed 2 headlining shows in Tokyo, Japan.
take note the venue change for the Nov.12. The location is now l'Élysée
and release dates update!
has confirmed the World War Tour to start Oct. 31 through Nov. 19
Fear and Courageous.
VR and the new CD Warball rolls through Europe this November. For
dates and venues please check the Concerts section .
will be out this October on Mascot Records in Europe. VR has also
just signed a recording contract with Avalon/Marquee for Japan and
Asia. Warball comes out there on Oct. 21. Vicious Rumors returns
to Japan with a tour to follow, stay tuned!!. Warball comes out
in the USA Oct. 21 more details soon.
right, just updated in the Multimedia section there are two samples of VR's upcoming work, samples from
Sonic Rebellion and Mr. Miracle. Why not have a listen and talk
about it in the VR
tour dates have been added to the Concerts section for October and November. Check and get your tickets in
advance for this chance to see VR Live!!
RUMORS new cd, WARBALL, has just been completed. WARBALL, VR's ninth
studio album and twelfth official release was recorded, mixed and
mastered by Juan J. Urteaga at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA.(www.tridentstudios.com)and
was produced by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Urteaga. WARBALL features
Geoff Thorpe re-united with original members Larry Howe (drums/vocals)
and Dave Starr (bass guitar). "It felt great to have the original
nucleus together again. Larry and Dave are a tight knit veteran
rhythm section whose years of working together definitely helped
create the metal mayhem on WARBALL", Geoff says.
Vicious Rumors is vocal legend James Rivera (Hellstar, Seven Witches)
demonstrating his vocal mastery with a wide range of vocal styles
on WARBALL that Metal fans worldwide will soon be witness to.
(Ozzy Osbourne/Night Ranger) makes a very special guest appearance
on five songs blowing some crazy guitar solos and harmonies with
Geoff. Brad's legendary performance taking over for the late Randy
Rhoads in Ozzy can not be forgotten. Multi-platinum success with
Night Ranger followed, but now Brad returns to Metal in 2006 in
Vicious Rumors with WARBALL.
S.F. Bay Area
guitarist, Thaen Rasmussen, (Anvil Chorus)lends his hands on three
songs and will be touring with VR following the cd's release. Thaen's
monster guitar playing is a perfect fit on WARBALL.
ten new original songs. Some of the titles to look for are: "Sonic
Rebellion", "Mr. Miracle", "Dying Every Day",
"Immortal" and the title track, "WARBALL". The
cd will be released this October 2006 on Mascot Records with the
World War Tour to follow. WARBALL...more solos, more double-bass,
more sub-sonic thunder, more Metal!
to Carl ALbert's son, Keven Albert, guitarist for Bay Area thrash
who will be filling in on guitar with Ulysses
Siren at the Headbanger's Open Air Festival in Germany with
Candlemass, Girlschool and many others. Give 'em Hell Keven!!
Meanwhile, VR will be busy mixing the tracks they've just finished
recording and planning the tour for their upcoming cd, Sonic
was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Juan
Oretga and includes guitarists Brad Gillis and Thaen Rassmussen.
Sonic Rebellion is scheduled for release in Oct./Nov.
2006 with a tour to follow. All you hardcore VR fans are going to
love this new cd, even the rough mixes sound RIPPING!!
for more info..
from Belgium and Germany available at right in the Reviews section,
as well as an interview with Geoff at MetalFrontiers.com
to the VR
Forum and check out Dave Starr's studio updates for the studio
recording of VR's upcoming album.
Live Date Change
that the show initially announced in Madrid, Spain, on March 11th
has been indefinitely postponed. Thank you.
In the Studio
will be entering studio on Feb. 20th to start work on their upcoming
CD. The band is excited to bring together their collective firepower
to record their new material for you!
Copernico, Madrid, Spain
miss this chance to catch VR Live!!
is pleased to annouce additional dates for March in Europe:
March 8th in Ghent, Belgium
Thu. March 9th in Frankfurt, Germany
Friday, March 10th in Granada, Spain
whole VR family offers fans and all their best wishes for the festive
season, and a happy new year! 2006 will see the VR ball scorching
and roaring back with a vengeance!
VR Lineup - First pictures
new VR Pictures are available in the Gallery
there is a brand new Interview in German available at Steelmag
at the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival
confirms it will be part of the Atarfe
Vega Rock Festival in Granada, Spain on March 10th and 11th,
2006. VR will be playing with a few other big names like Behemoth,
Crematory, Gamma Ray, In Extremo, Masterplan, Monsorrow, To/Die/For,
Nuclear Assault, Testament, Ten, Twisted Sister.
sure not to miss this event!! VR Live in Spain!
also has it's own entry
Announces New Lineup
VR family welcomes Brad Gillis and James Rivera to the band! The
veteran, all-star lineup is now complete.
(Ozzy Osbourne, Night Ranger) returns to metal and beyond with VR
for the next studio CD and tour. Brad blew everyone away when he
took over for the late Randy Rhoads touring with Ozzy in 82 &
83 and did all the guitar work on the “Speak of the Devil
– Live” and then went on to platinum success with Night
Ranger. His mind bending guitar playing is perfect for the VR guitar
team and is sure to provide some scorching riff exchanges!
(Helstar, Flotsam & Jetsam) joins VR bringing soaring vocals
and a true metal spirit to the band. James has performed, recorded
and toured with many legendary metal outfits. He brings a powerful
sound and creativity. A true pro, James has the tools to carry on
in the VR legacy.
is truly a new and exciting time in VR. I look forward to unleashing
this new animal on the next CD and tour! The chemistry between the
5 of us is wicked!” says Geoff.
sessions for the new CD will start in January '06. New
sound clips from the new CD coming soon! Look for the new CD and
on tour in 2006!
VR Ball marches on full force into the future!
Crushing the World DVD Preview
right. for those who wants to sample out the goods, here is a short
6 minute, squeezed version of the real deal. Be patient, it's
still a hefty 32 Mb. Right click on the link and choose Save As...
to put it on your system.
file is also available in the Multimedia
lineup so far consists of Geoff Thorpe, Larry Howe and Dave Starr
in their respective positions as in the Classic VR Lineup.
more Crushing the World reviews here,
to come soon...
new VR Forum
right, time to put the good old guestbook to a much needed rest.
Please join us on the official VR
Forum. Registration is mandatory to join, however it is free!
Come all to discuss all things VR.
Line-up - 3 original members - New tour dates - New CD:
info coming soon.
Crushing the World review:
more about it here.
have refreshed the Merchandise page, go and have a look here
@ Bang your Head 2005: Pictures:
Cogliati has collected a fine collection of VR pictures from the
BYH 2005. Check her excellent work here
Salvini also did a superb job, you can enjoy his pictures of VR
your Head 2005:
will be scorching the place this coming Saturday, June 25th.
Get there early to have your dose of VR Metal! Get there, thrash
hard, let them remember the VR set!
Live Review posted:
of the show at the Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa in May 2005. Thanks
to Doug Troxell.
Festival Pictures + Classic VR Album Review + Uster City Show Review:
site to find brand new pics from the VR show in Italy earlier
in the Review section (here on the right) you will find links to
Reviews of the DVD: VR Crushing the World (in german) as well as
the classic VR album Soldiers of the night and pictures and review
from the show in Uster City (review in German)
DATE ADDED FOR SWITZERLAND:
at Rock City
Uster City, Switzerland
HEATHEN bassist Mike "Yaz" Jastremski passed away on May
23rd. VR would like to extend their wishes and sympathies to all
friends and family of Mike. R.I.P. Brother, your music lives on.
the World DVD:
new DVD: VR - Crushing the World is now available to order. Please
Us. The price is $15.95 Please add $2.00 Shipping in the continental
U.S. More options available in the coming days so check out this
Your Head Running Order:
VR metalheads stand up and fight to get VR get the prime slot at
the bang Your Head. Select your favourite out of these four: VICIOUS
RUMORS, DEMON, MORGANA LEFAY and EXCITER. Here's
the poll... Come on and Rock the vote!!!
Release Party Update:
attending the DVD Release party are in for some fun! It will be
almost 11 years to the day that 11 years ago, VR released Word of
Mouth! To celebrate this, VR will play with the ORIGINAL Word of
Mouth lineup (Geoff Thorpe, Mark McGee, Larry Howe, Tommy Sisco)
with Brian O'Connor handling the vocals!
miss this unique opportunity to catch up on this dream lineup!
McGee and Tommy Sisco along with their bandmates in Luvplanet have
a brand new CD just out, click here
to find more about it!
Rumors is excited to announce that the DVD Release party will be
held at the Last Day Saloon
in Santa Rosa, Ca. Don't miss this chance
is with some sadness that Vicious Rumors announces that bassman
Cornbread has left the band. We wish Cornbread the best of luck
in all it's future endeavors and projects, and would like to thank
him for his time and dedication to VR through the years!
Sisco will be filling in on bass duty for the forthcoming
shows announced for the next months as well as the Festivals in
rejoining the band, Larry has been interviewed by Doug Troxell and
offers answers on where he's been, what he's gone through and the
prospect ahead after rejoining with VR. Interview available in PDF
Rumors wants to wish all a very happy new year, and what better
way to announce for things to come than to confirm the return to
the fold of drummer Larry Howe!
all about Larry's return to the band and what VR has planned for
2005 in an interview with Larry Howe and Geoff Thorpe - Coming in
the next weeks! Don't miss it!
Rumors wants to send it's most heartfelt thoughts and condolences
to the families of Dimebag Darrell, Nathan Bray and all who suffered
through the events in Columbus, Ohio. Words cannot suffice to express
the shock at the senseless madness and horror of the scene.
rest in peace brother, thank you for the music, thank you for the
Your Head 2005:
Vicious Rumors is pleased to annouce they have been
confirmed for the Bang Your Head Festival 2005, along with Dio, Motorhead,
Saxon, Sebastian Bach, Twisted Sister and many, many more!
for more dates and updates as the Plans for the 2005 DVD release
shapes up. We have many more good surprises coming up for you!
Rumors guitarist & band leader, Geoff Thorpe is now in physical
therapy and showing definite signs of improvement! At this point,
Geoff's plans are to return to the band by the end of this year.
Geoff and the band were deeply disappointed that they were unable
to tour in 2004 and are planning a BIG year in 2005.
while Geoff is making progress in his therapy his doctors have advised
that he focuses on the training program that he is going through
and as such, Geoff will have to pass on the opportunity to provide
solos for Kaledon's upcoming release. Geoff is deeply disappointed
not to be able to participate in this venture and offfer Kaledon's
and friends his very best wishes for things to come.
also sends a huge "Thanks!" to all the people who have
supported him through this difficult time. Stay tuned metalheads...the
VR ball will crush the world in 2005 with more power & more
hunger...Geoff & the band are coming back with a vengence!!!
has also landed dates for two major Metal Festivals in 2005. Details
Thorpe to Guest on Kaledon's upcoming CD, new VR Band Picture available:
a few words from the man himself:
just wanted to say a HUGE THANKS to all of you for your kind words
and wishes. I am doing fine and will be back 100% very soon! Thanks
again...Love to you all. -Geoff"
will be guesting on Kaledon's upcoming CD providing Solo material
for a track. Information can be found here
also added a brand new picture of VR here
Cancels Italian Tour:
much regret, Vicious Rumors has had to cancel their Italian tour.
Lead guitarist, Geoff Thorpe, recently underwent back surgery and
although the procedure was successful, and a full recovery is expected,
he will need some time to recuperate making it imposible to attend
the Italian dates.
the meantime, VR's upcoming DVD, "Crushing the World - Part
1" is in production and due to be released later this summer.
The band will be perfecting the material for their forthcoming studio
album, "Immortal". The album is scheduled for release
in 2005 with extensive touring in it's support to follow.
that in mind, VR would like to thank the promoters for the Gods
of Metal Festival in Italy for rescheduling the band for the festival
friends at revelationz.net have posted online a review of the classic
1992 album Welcome to the Ball. Read about it here
Record Deal Details:
Rumors has signed a multi-album recording contract with Mascot Records
in Holland. After months of mystery the deal is done!! The first
release will be a DVD entitled, "Crushing the World - Part
1" and it features...
live at the Wacken Open Air & Bang Your Head festivals in
Tour clips from the 2002 European tour with Savatage
Clips from US gigs in 2002 with Aerosmith, Scorpions & Death
3 new, unreleased songs that kill!
AND, as a special bonus, 4 MTV videos from the 90’s featuring
none other than the late, great Carl Albert and the old school
The band will
also record a full length studio album to follow the DVD!
is a very “guitar shred” oriented label signing guitar
legends such as Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman and
now Vicious Rumors’ Geoff Thorpe & Ira Black have now
been added to their monster guitar roster. Label President, Ed van
Zijl, and Geoff Thorpe have worked together before in the early
days when VR first broke into Europe; Ed was then with Roadrunner
Look for the
new release on Mascot Records later this year! Lots more news &
info coming soon…
Signs New Record Deal
details coming soon...
Appears on Seattle's
7th Order Single Launch::
Thorpe of Vicious Rumors and Martin Pugh of Steamhammer/Armageddon
are guesting on the new CD release by Seattle's 7th Order (www.7thorder.com).
The radio debut of their new single, "Lake of Memory"
takes place on www.wnti.org on 8/9/03 at 6:00 pm EST (US).
grasp of various guitar styles are captured on this track - while
it is a departure from traditional VR metal, VR fans will appreciate
this stunning guitar statement from the master himself.
Rumors with Queensryche, Dream Theatre, and Fates Warning::
you say "Perfect Lineup!" That is what will happen Saturday,
July 26th at the Concord Pavilion.
miss this chance to see VR Live along with some of the greatest
names in Metal!
VR SHOW!!! FRIDAY, June 6th!! ::
right metalheads! VR will be blasting live at the Pound, This coming
FRIDAY, June 6th! - NO COVER CHARGES! So get there for Billy Steele's
that's not all...
show will be featured in a Live Simulcast WorldWide!! Tune in to
107.7FM The Bone! at 10:30 PST SHARP! Or listen on the web at www.1077thebone.com
stand On the Edge!
Art Research - Opportunity!!
Send us your
ideas for album cover art…No limits…No boundaries…whatever you think
would make a kick ass album cover for VR. If we use it, you'll receive
full album credit. Send ideas to Kathleen
and put the words "cover art" in the subject line.
Agglutination Metal Festival pic
Immortal Preview MP3
Visit the VR
Radio page to get two brand new MP3 Preview of the upcoming
VR CD: IMMORTAL
date to see VR Live!:
VR Will be
performing live at The Boardwalk in Sacramento, Fri. June
20th with Syphon and L.D.K.
VR Appearances confirmed:
VR Will be
Guitar Godathon with Special Guest performance by Vicious Rumors
Tuesday May 6th at The Curve Bar, 747 3rd St.
(at Townsend, across from Pac Bell Park), San Francisco
at 9:30 - VR goes on at 10:30
All guitar players are invited to enter the competition to win...
Grand Prize - A silver Schecter C1ST guitar! (valued at $700)
at Bourbon Street in Concord, Bent will be opening the show.
to see as much of you there!
NEW CD & DVD…FESTIVAL DATES…THIS SUMMER!!!
VR has written
over a dozen songs for the new CD and is still going
strong! Plans to enter the studio and record the new CD set for
September. Look for VR on tour in Europe this August - dates to
VR has been
asked to return to Italy for an Italian tour this May!
Geoff Thorpe said, "We have so many friends and have had great
times in Italy! I can't wait to bring the full power of the band
back to the
incredible fans this year!"
At Wacken Open
Air Festival last year, VR recorded a CD & DVD of the entire
show. Germany's largest metal festival featuring VR's
performance…feel the full onslaught of release date coming
So stay tuned
in to this site for Italian tour dates! Festival dates!
New studio CD! Live CD and DVD from 2002 Wacken Open Air Fest!
Thanks to all
our fans worldwide!! - VR
set of pics added from the Wacken
Open Air show in 2002.
Rumors thanks everyone who supported us in 2002! We had a killer
year and we're looking forward to keeping the ball shredding in
Angel with Vicious Rumors
Nov 30th at The Road House
1556 Bell Ave. Sacramento, CA
miss out this awesome lineup that promises to deliver no compromise
thrash and metal to you!
+ KIDD ROCK + VICIOUS RUMORS
will be Thundering on the Main Stage!
Get ready for some serious metallic thunder! VR will unleash it's
contagious trademark live energy!
Friday, Nov. 15th (VR will play at @ 6:00pm SHARP!)
Amphitheater in Marysville, CA
miss this other excellent chance to see VR invade the stage to deliver
it's trademark energy and sonic mayhem!!!
Featured on the cover of: Rockdetector:
A To Z Of Thrash Metal
also on the included CD compilation of 17 of the best Trash Metal
tracks of all time.
of the Fun and Crust Festival, Check it out!
Guestbook is back online! This is YOUR guestbook, use it wisely!
Guestbook link will be out of commission for a few days. The provider,
beseen.com apparently decided that they couldn't care less about
users and cut off the service at the end of August. Please be patient
while we find a more reliable and interesting one.
Aug. 16th from 9:00pm to 11:00pm
VR will be guest hosting The Metal Zone on 107.7
with Billy Steel
AGGLUTINATION Metal Festival
miss the show on August 11/12th in Chiaromonte, (PZ) Italy !
Shines at Wacken!!
Had a ball in Wacken and wants to thank all that showed up for their
undying support and good times! Don't miss the show at the Agglutination
Festival in Italy on Aug. 12th 2002! See you live in ITALY!!
Don't Miss WACKEN! WOA:2002
3rd at Wacken
Open Air Festival (Germany)
For the Schedule click Here
or click on the Webcam
(updated every 30 min) to get a piece of the action!
New VR Show Dates
Sun. July 28th at The Concord Pavilion (US)
and Vicious Rumors
(VR Will play at )
3rd at Wacken Open Air Festival (Germany)
Mon. Aug. 12th at Agglutination Festival (Italy)
Get all the
WACKEN 2002 Running Order
RUMORS - MAIN STAGE - Sat. Aug. 3rd at 1:00pm
with Nuclear Assault, Exodus, Edguy, U.D.O., and
Blind Guardian, the
festival headliner. VR takes off on a new level
at Wacken Open Air 2002!
Flurry of News...
29th - Slayer, Rob Halford, Magnum, Nevermore, RawHead Rexx with
Geoff Thorpe and many others. Geoff returns to BYH 2002
for a guest appearance performing VR classics with RawHead Rexx.
Pro Cup Racing!
written 3 tunes for the "Hooter's Pro Cup Racing" PC video
game in stores now. The game features Geoff on guitar, Ira Black
on bass, and Max Garcia on drums. "Hooter's Racing and metal…it's
a match made in heaven. I'm really proud to be working with
the people at Hoplight Research and Hooter's." Geoff said. Look
for VR on more games in the future as they have already bben contracted
for upcoming releases.
Dickinson, Brian O'Connor
live at Wacken Open Air 2002! 2 of the hottest singers
metal at one show! Wacken is going to be insane.
This year the lineup
is a killer. VR is ready to explode at Wacken
debuting new material
from the upcoming CD for the first time live…stay
from 2001 between Geoff and the wicked people at sweet-suffering.de
of the Euro show in Antwerp by our friends at nicowobben.com Take
a moment to read it now!
of the corrected date for the Agglutination Metal Festival
VIII AGGLUTINATION METAL FESTIVAL, 11th, 12th
august 2002 in Chiaromonte(PZ) Italy
Nico Wobben eight more quality pictures
up for your enjoyment!
VR FAns &
Friends! Just posted some reviews from the last tour in Europe
from the major metal magazines who saw the shows. As promised
VR delivered the merchandise with clockwork regularity over the
course of the Euro Tour.
Take a moment,
read it now!
from Quintessence Metal Webzine is now online. Check the Interviews
section for more.
Live Shows Update
Maniacs! Two new shows for you to go out and preview Vicious Rumors
upcoming material One in San Jose, One in Italy:
@ the Cactus
417 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Agglutination Metal Festival
60 (!!) new live pictures of VR taken in Europe on the last tour.
Take a moment to check it out, in the coming days we will have
an interview added to the site, featuring Brian O'Connor! Stay
No rest for
the wicked!! Immediately following their return from a highly
successful European tour with Savatage, VR went directly into
the studio to begin work on their next CD. This CD will be their
11th to date. The material is crushing, high energy…the signature
VR sound - ala, "Welcome to the Ball" & "Digital Dictator".
"Back to the big studios! We're going old school production…2
inch tape, fat analog recording for a huge, classic VR sound for
this new CD!" says lead guitarist, Geoff Thorpe.
the new CD will be recorded in April and May - look for sound
clips on the VR website!
will make a special appearance at the "Bang Your Head Festival"
this year sitting in with Raw Head Rexx and VR will be performing
at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2002. VR will destroy at
Wacken, playing their classics as well as brand new
songs from the upcoming CD. The band is very excited to be a part
of the largest metal festival in the world! More dates to be announced
to the fans from VR
so many fans and friends who sent in photos of the VR European
tour 2002! We will continue to add the live shots of the band
to our photo page - if you haven't seen yours yet, keep checking
back, new shots will be updated regularly.
tour 2002 was tremendous! To summarize the reviews we've gotten
from the media and from you fans as well, they say that VR was
tight as hell…they played hard and the fans could feel it!! Brian
O'Connor blew everyone away with his powerful, commanding vocals
and stage show - the band totally kicked ass!! Thanks to all of
you for making it an amazing and memorable tour!!
VR fans &
Fran Show FEB. 26th!!!
right. On tuesday, Feb. 26th at the Covered Wagon on 5th & Folsom
in San Francisco. No one should miss this one! Catch a whiff of
the European Mayem right at home with VR and the crew!
THANKS EUROPEAN METAL HEADS!
the incredible Metal Heads who we just played for. To our old friends
and fans who keep coming back year after year! To the new fans and
friends of VR for the first time. Thank You with much love and respect
from all of us in Vicious Rumors.
the fans made it a total success for VR in 2002. Now we're back
to work on our new CD. We'll be back in Europe for Wacken 2002.
Were also up for other huge festivals to be announced soon! Good
Luck and Thanks to all the bands who gave us their CD's on the tour.
It was an honor to perform for some of the greatest Metal Fans in
Thorpe and Vicious Rumors
Message from Geoff
Due to circumstances
beyond our control, we had to leave the tour 2
shows early. We apologize
to all of the fans that came to see us, but we
will be back this summer
stronger than ever! See you then!!
More dates available
on the Tour Info
Live Pictures Added
Started adding live pictures
from the Euro Tour 2002
Another voice silenced
It is with sadness that
we learned about Paul Baloff's passing away on Feb. 2nd 2002.
VR wishes to pass along to Exodus fans and Paul's family their thoughts.
Now dig out "Bonded by Blood" and play it loud! You made it all
happen and will never be forgotten!
Vicious Rumors Asks
for your Pictures!
That's right, if you
have any live shots of you, the band, that you would like to be
put on this site, we are working on accumulating material for new
pages and reviews. Please email your pictures here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicious Rumors Fire
continues to blaze!
The current tour is generating
a lot of very positive reviews and good times for the fans and the
band! Heading to Austria and Italy, VR leaves behind pleased crowds
of Germany, Switzerland and Greece.
are coming in from fans and organizers, read some of them in the
Added an interview conducted
by our friend Stig G. Nordahl of MetalExpress.no
in the Interviews section.
Hold on to your seats and....
VR Will be debuting their
Euro tour with Friends Savatage this coming Friday the 18th in Malmo, Sweden!
Be sure to all get your tickets ready and don't miss this opportunity to
catch the VR LIVE Experience!
Be sure to check the TOUR
INFO section for more information.
Set In Stone...
LIVE at WACKEN 2002!!
The largest heavy metal festival
in the world has just confirmed VR to
appear on the main stage
in 2002. VR is honored to be part of this
historic event. Geoff Thorpe
will also make a guest appearance with
Rawhead Rexx at this years
Your Head Fest 2002. More festival dates to be announced soon!
DON'T FORGET - The
Rumors European tour 2002 begins Jan 17th in Malmo, Sweden. The tour
travels through 12 countries and finishes in London Feb. 13th. Check the
dates for whole tour! Blaze has just been announced as the latest
partner on the European Tour Bill.
On the homefront - VR has
been perfecting the material for the upcoming CD...the tracks are CRUSHING!!
The band will debut the new material throughout the tour with Savatage.
Thank you to the VR faithful,
we'll see you on tour soon!!
New VR Tour Dates
VR is confirmed in the support slot with Savatage on the entire
tour beginning Jan. 15, 2002! A reunion that is long overdue,
more than 10 years have past since these two metal legends shared the same
bill in 1991; a tour so explosive both the fans and the media still regard
it as one of the best power metal lineups of all time!
When the horrific events
of 9-11 cancelled the Savatage, Symphony X, Vicious Rumors tour of Oct.
2001, VR decided it was time to go back into the studio and begin writing
l for their next CD, scheduled for release around May 2002. With
over half of the new album completed, VR is planning a special preview
of a few of these new songs along with all the VR classics during their
set in this upcoming tour.
If you only see one tour
this year - make sure it's this one!!
To all VR fans and friends,
VR just got word yesterday
that Savatage has decided it would be best to postpone the European tour
due to the recent tragic events that have been inflicted on our world.
The following statement is posted on their web site...
Dear SavaFriends and Fans,
In lieu of the recent tragic
events that have gripped the world we have decided to postpone our upcoming
European Tour. We feel it is in the best interest for everybody's safety.
Our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless disaster and we pray
that all in the Legion stay safe. Savatage apologizes for any inconvenience
that has been caused due to this, but feel it is the right and necessary
This was a very difficult
decision for Savatage to make and Vicious Rumors supports them in their
concern for everyone's safety. Our deepest sympathies to all of the victims,
their families and friends and to the rest of you, your safety is in our
thoughts and prayers...and please, watch your backs!!
PLAN B: Back
to the studio
No rest for the wicked!
With the change in tour plans,
the band has decided it's time to do the next album. The writting
has already begun and they plan to be back in the studio to record by December.
This new release will be wearing a new record label!! Keep checking back
here, we will post an announcement once all has been confirmed - this is
one announcement you won't want to miss!
Vicious Rumors and the crew
offers their most sincere condolences to those who have been touched by
this tragedy. Our prayers out to you and those you love...
added 16 new pictures of VR taken live at the
Bang your Head 2001 festival! Thanks to Nico Wobben / Nico's
added 10 new pictures of VR taken live at the
Bang your Head 2001 festival! Thanks to Lars E. Steffensen / metalexpress.no
added a nice interview
VR gave to Metal Express, and an interview
done by VR to Michael Schübeler
Live at Wacken Open Air 2002!
right! VR will unleash it's electric punishment to WOA 2002. Be
sure to be there and experience the VR powered metal feast!
added, a rare track from Vicious Rumors early days: Ultimate
a few pictures from the Bang your Head Festival
at the Bang Your Head Festival!!
just returned from 2 crushing shows...First, a SOLD OUT headline gig June
28th at the World of Motorcycles Night Club in Balingen, Germany - the
warm up party for the Bang Your Head Festival. Then came the festival
the next day, June 29th at 1:30pm...Vicious Rumors destroyed 22,000 metal
heads with a blistering set!! The setlist consisted of both classics like,
Digital Dictator, On the Edge, Down to the Temple, and Abandoned, and new
crushing cuts like Liquify, Sadistic Symphony and Blacklight.
set was proof to the fans and the press that VR is still as strong as ever!!
As a result, the band has been invited to play at the Wacken festival,
as well as support Savatage once again in their upcoming headline tour
- all this just from one set at the BYH Festival!! Stay tuned for all the
details and a Bang Your Head photo page - coming
Festival - Kalamazoo, MI June 14th-16th
Rumors will perform at the festival along with Halloween, Anvil, Agent
Steel, Steel Prophet and more! Tickets available Here!
Live Show Date!
show opportunity to catch VR:
June 23rd at Bourbon Street in Concord
with Knights in Satan's Service and WhyteBred
Rumors Radio Appearance
Geoff and the band will be appearing Friday, June 22nd
on The Bone Metal Zone with Billy
Steel - 107.7 fm or via their web site at http://www.ksan.com/home.html
the section "What's Up" for Brian and Dan's Bios.
back Brian O'Connor!
it's true, Brian O'Connor
is back as lead singer for Vicious Rumors! More powerful than
ever, Brian and his 5 octave range allow the classic VR sound to become
a reality!! And the band is wasting no time putting this into action. VR
has already begun writing for a new studio CD featuring Brian on
vocals, due to be released in January 2002. While continuing to move forward
creatively, at the core of this new CD will be everything that is "signature
true VR tradition and style, a killer live show has been put together,
as they prepare to headline "The Classic Metal Festival" in Kalamazoo,
Michigan on Friday, June 15th and then off to Europe for the "Bang
Your Head Festival" in Germany with Judas Priest on Friday June
29th. Check back for a preview and see for your self - we will
be posting sound clips of Brian with VR recorded live at a VR rehearsal.
all of VR's fans and friends:
bags were packed and the band was ready to go when they received the following
from Rage the day before leaving to Europe. The band would like to extend
their sincerest apologies to all of you who were planning to attend these
shows, this was truloy beyond our control.
it takes a hell of a lot more than this to make VR "drop the ball" - no
worries! Management is working overtime to book VR on another European
tour and VR will still be appearing with Judas Priest at the Bang Your
Head Festival, June 29th!! This show will be recorded for their second
"live" album entitled, "Plug In and Hang On II - Live in Germany", due
out in september.
will keep you updated on any new developements as they happen.
our best to Rage - let's hope for a speedy recovery!
is Rage's official Statement:
to an unfortunate set of circumstances Rage will announce that the first
3 concerts of the "Welcome To The Other Side" tour will be cancelled. Peavy
Wagner is suffering from a throat problem and which has affected his vocal
cords and is forbidden to sing until further notice by doctor's orders.
Tuesday it will be decided whether the tour has to be displaced completely
or if a part can be held. Rage hopes Peavy will recover in time so that
we don't have to cancel even more concerts. Rage would like to apologies
to the fans and we hope we can reschedule the first 3 concerts of the tour
at a later point in time.
-Peavy Wagner, Victor Smolski, Mike Terrana"
Metal Festival 2001! - Kalamazoo, MI June 14th-16th
Rumors will perform at the festival along with Halloween, Anvil, Agent
Steel, Steel Prophet and more! Tickets available Here!
Classic Metal Festival Site
your Head Festival 2001! - Balingen, DE June 29th-30th
Rumors will perform at the festival along with Judas Priest, Kreator,
Stratovarius, etc. Tickets available Here!
Bang your Head Site
to Rock Reunion, go and read the interview, and browse this very nice Metal
Rumors Radio Broadcast Launched
not indulge yourself to a random selection of VR music!! Click the VR Radio
button to get your daily fix!
Rumors Global Domination
Rumors has just added to their Global Domination
for their latest release, "Sadistic Symphony"...TOXIC RECORDS has
just signed VR for the territories of South America, New Zealand and Australia!!
Toxic Records is now the 4th label to pick up "Sadistic
Symphony" along with Perris Records
(USA), JVC (Japan), Point Music (Europe).
Rumors signs new record deal!
Rumors has just completed three new record deals for the worldwide
January 24th, 2001 release of their 10th full-length sonic montrositity,
"Sadistic Symphony". The band has signed with Perris Records (USA), Point
Music (Europe), and JVC (Japan).
Geoff Thorpe has just returned
from a promotional tour of Germany, and the reaction of the European press
is unanimous - "Sadistic Symphony" is a hit! A small sampling of reviews
show 6 of 7 in Hammer, 10 of 10 in Power Trip, 9 of 10 in Walls of Fire,
and 9.5 of 10 in FRS Stuttgard.
Engineered and recorded by
PfilBryte at Electric Chair, San Fransisco, CA, produced by Geoff Thorpe,
and mastered by Dirk Ulrich at EMI Studios, Germany, this album is the
culmination of the incredible talent and melodic firestorm force
of the new Vicious Rumors lineup. Featuring the dynamic powerhouse soaring
lead vocals of Morgan Thorn, The thunderous
low frequency attack and ripping back up vocals of Bassist Cornbread,
the twin guitar assaults and sonic sorcery of Ira
Black and Geoff Thorpe, and the undeniable
percussion and voodoo grooves of legendary studio pro
Plans for a full world tour
are now in the works. Recently, Vicious Rumors killed at the November to
Dismember Metal Fest 2000, in Los Angeles, CA, along with Testament, Witchery,
Agent Steel, and other giants of the metal industry.
Don't miss the world release
of Vicious Rumors "Sadistic Symphony" on January 24, 2001.
back to the ball.....
On The Edge will be
experiencing major plastic surgery in the next few weeks, and will be graphically
redone with all the final artwork from the new album "Sadistic Symphony".
Keep your eyes peeled...
Perris Records has
recently asked Morgan and Geoff
to appear on an upcoming
Metallica tribute album! Morgan will
be belting out the track "Wherever I May Roam", and Geoff will be shredding
some killer leads on the song as well. More details to follow soon...
You will be able to order
your copy of "Sadistic
through this website very soon. Stay tuned for details.....
Added Two Atlantic-era Videos
of Vicious Rumors for your viewing
with Morgan Thorn
Thanks to the folks at RockReunion.de
MORE! New Soundclips
That's right! Hot off the
console and into your ears you can sample some of VR's most up to date
Sadistic Symphony is loud &
Recorded from March 10th to June
27, 2000, the final mastering is now complete!! This new CD truly is a
"this album is so loud, bright and in your face - a warning to
all of you - it's going to be tearing some heads off!"
are working on a killer new show for the upcoming World Tour 2001!!
The track listing for Sadistic Symphony
is as follow:
March of the Damned
Born Again Hard
Elevator to Hell
The band has completed the recording
of the sonic monstrocity "Sadistic Symphony".
The album, featuring 11 killer tracks, is scheduled for mastering
within the next two weeks. As soon as the mastering is completed, the band
will post all new soundclips from the 11 songs on Sadistic Symphony.
Check back often as new soundclips
and recording information will be posted On the Edge!
The recording of Sadistic Symphony
will be completed this week on Friday, May 19th, and will include 11 tracks
of pure melodic heavy metal power.
The next task is to have the CD
mastered, then it will be ready for production and distribution!
Album artwork, track listings and additional sound clips will be available
for viewing and listening on the Rumor Mill upon completion.
Rejoice! The wait is almost over!!!
As the recording for Sadistic Symphony
grand fashion, the band has just
finished tracking the
longest song in Vicious Rumors'
history - the 8 minute sonic epic, Black
Light. This track crushes!!!
Blistering solos and soaring
lead vocal tracks abound, with roughly 70% of the tracking done
for the entire album! The band
plans to finish the
sessions by the first week of May.
is taking on ominous shape, and is well on its way to becoming the most
daring and melodic Vicious Rumors album of all time!
Also more pictures soon from the
upcoming gigs and concerts to be released, Stay Tuned!
The Recording session goes on for
Rumors' upcoming effort. The Drum tracks
are complete as well as the bass and rythm guitar sections.
With all the rythm tracks
done Geoff, Mark and Ira will concentrate on laying
down the Solos and other track additions.
Later on this week steps in Morgan
for the vocals...
Keep checking back we will inform
you as the recording progresses.
on the Ultrasound 2000 show!
Added Vicious Rumor's
Vicious Rumors continues
on with the recording of Sadistic Symphony.
After only two days in which Atma Anur
laid down all the required drum tracks. Next up is Geoff
for some serious Guitar work.
and Ira Black
join Vicious Rumors!!
Vicious Rumors official new lineup
has been finalized! The band's 10th album "Sadistic
Symphony" will feature an incredible multi-faceted
chemistry of musicianship. With the recent acquirement of world renown
percussion icon, Atma Anur
(Journey, Bowie, MacAlpine, Kotzen, etc.), and the fret melting onslaught
of the new, full time guitarist Ira Black
(Heathen, Uteris), Vicious Rumors is indeed ready for a new millennium
of metal. Currently in production, "Sadistic
Symphony" will unleash 10 tracks of melodic
heavy metal fury, saturated with scorching guitar and bass attacks, concussive
drum power, and soaring vocals reminiscent of Vicious Rumors' past.
Tour schedules will begin
in May 2000, with dates across the US, including the first annual Ultrasound
2000 Festival in Las Vegas Nevada, featuring Leatherwolf,
Rumors, and many other killer bands.
Rumors Interview with Geoff Thorpe
By Alan Christensen
20 years worth of rare VR items for sale!
The VR storage room is full! It's time to clean it
Check out this list
of very rare VR items that will very soon be available to you the
and Merchandise for Sale
Come and visit the Merchandise
page for rare and out of print CD's, Shirts, Necklaces etc.
NEW MP3 AVAILABLE!
We have added a new clip from the
upcoming Sadistic Symphony
CD for you to enjoy. The track is titled Elevator to Hell. All comments
welcome! Click the banner under this frame or click here
NOTE: These soundclips are only
pre-production recordings. The final product currently being recorded will
be infinitely more polished and thundering!
PRESS RELEASE 2000
The past…The present…The future…
Vicious Rumors has lived it all!!
The dawn of this new century has inspired exciting changes for VR.
With the release of "Sadistic Symphony",
Geoff Thorpe introduces a brand new lineup for VR's 10th album.
Featuring new lead singer,
Thorn. Topping the list of contenders
in VR's nationwide search, Morgan's diverse vocal abilities range from
powerful and melodic to full of balls and aggression allowing him the versatility
to recreate the old VR classics as well as forge new ground for the future.
Joining Geoff and Morgan will be
on bass. What else can be said to describe this wildman except "you have
to see him to believe him!"
Playing along with Geoff for the
ultimate VR guitar attack - special guest appearances by Mark
McGee (VR and Greg Allman Band) and James
Murphy (Testament, Death). Explosive
guitar fireworks will be in abundance!!
Recording for "Sadistic
Symphony" begins January 24th thru February
28th, with the finished product due out in May of 2000.
If you would like to chat, exchange
and interact with other VR fans and a few band members that are online
you may want to register onto the Vicious
Rumors ICQ network. It's Free, it's Fun!
Vicious Rumors is caught
in a songwriting frenzy! Over ten! (10) new tracks have penned in
one of the most sustained outbursts of creativity by the band! And it's
not over, the harvest for Sadistic Symphony
promises to be a very good one!
Vicious Rumors next album, "Sadistic
Symphony", begins production in January 2000.
We would like to thank all of you who sent us back such
responses to our latest sound clip, featuring our new vocalist, Morgan
Thorn. The song, "Liquify" will be one of 12 songs
on the new cd.
Cornbread has been
confirmed as the the new bassist for VR!! Look out VR fans, the "Breadman"
is bringing a low end, all fingers, bass bombardment to the band.
here to view photos and info about this madman!
We also want to say a HUGE thanks to Tommy
Sisco - you rule and good luck!!
JUST RELEASED! Brand
new clip of the upcoming VR Music with the upcoming lineup featuring
Thorn on vocals!
VR is back in the studio doing pre- production for their
upcoming CD entitled: Sadistic Symphony
Killer New VR Lineup:
Soon to be announced You know we always like to keep
a little suspense and reserve the best News for the last. You've been warned!