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Vicious Rumors To Embark On "Summer Of Punishment"

Vicious Rumors has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:

"Vicious Rumors returns to Europe supporting the hit album 'Electric Punishment' on the SPV Steamhammer label. The Summer Of Punishment Tour is featuring major festivals such as 'Bang Your Head' July 11Th in Balingen Germany, a duel Headliner with 'Candlemass.' This is a special show featuring Keven Albert, Son of legendary VR vocalist Carl Albert. Anyone who saw VR with Keven at 'Keep It True Festival' in 2011 knows this will be a night to remember!

"VR has just been confirmed for 'MetalDay's festival,' formerly 'Metalcamp,' in Slovenia July 23rd. An epic homecoming for Tilen Hudrap, our newest family member Joining VR on bass guitar for the summer tour. The Turock Summerfest in Essen is like VR's hometown show in Germany. Oh and did we mention it's FREE! Thats right, July 20 at the Turock. VR returns to 'Headbangers Open Air' July 26Th in Brande-Hornerkirchen Germany co-headlining with Metal Church and Overkill for a set including songs that have never been played live!!

"Next, VR is unleashed at The 'Stonehenge Festival' in the NL, July 27Th. Last and going out with a bang! 'The Alacatraz Festival' Aug 10 in Belgium in is the last show in Europe this year! After 40 great shows supporting the hit album 'Electric Punishment,' VR will be going out big again playing songs never heard live... Bob Capka returns to VR on Guitar. The band is tight and ready to crush the summer stages! Look for VR on tour in Europe this Summer!

"Along with these great festivals look for special club dates in Germany, Austria and the NL, including Aug 6 & 8 with special guest Dutch rockers Rebelstar.' Let the Summer Of Punishment begin!

"Coming later this year...American Punishment Tour 2013 with Vicious Rumors, Seven Witches, and Power Theory. This crushing metal tour will hit 20 plus cities in the USA and Canada from September 19th to October 20th, 2013. With 3 albums in 3 years , Over 200 shows, The ball is rolling like a freight train from hell..." More...

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Vicious Rumors Posts New Music Video

U.S. metal act Vicious Rumors posted a new music video for the track "I Am the Gun." The song is the opener to the upcoming new LP "Electric Punishment," which is set for release on April 26th in Germany, April 29th in Europe and May 7th in the US/Canada via SPV Records.

The track list for "Electric Punishment" is:

1. I Am the Gun
2. Black X List
3. Electric Punishment
4. D-Block
5. Escape (From Hell)
6. Dime Store Prophet
7. Together We Unite
8. Eternally
9. Thirst For A Kill
10. Strange Ways (Kiss Cover)

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Vicious Rumors Comments On Upcoming Album

When Vicious Rumors returned from a long and strenous world tour in autumn 2011, the musicians - least of all band mastermind and main songwriter Geoff Thorpe - couldn't really see themselves mustering the energy to release a new studio album in the foreseeable future.

"2011 was a monster year for Vicious Rumors in the most positive sense of the word," he says, looking back at that time with surprise and some satisfaction. "We were on the road non-stop for more or less eight months, played countless club shows and performed at some of the most important festivals worldwide. The last show of the tour took place as part of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise - what a finale! Then everything was over very suddenly and we started to work on our new album without so much as a break. Perhaps you can imagine how difficult that was and how much concentration we needed to do that kind of work without any loss of friction."

Now the result of that big challenge is scheduled for release: Vicious Rumors will unleash "Electric Punishment" April 29th in Europe and May 7th in the US/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer.

Thorpe refers to the album as an "impressive double bass thunder, double guitar attacks and haunting vocals the way you only get them with this band." At the same time, the ten new songs are reportedly more multi-layered and diverse than the material on its 2011 predecessor. "While Razorback Killers was heavy all the way through from start to finish, the new material is more in the vein of Word Of Mouth," Thorpe explains. More...

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The Order Of Chaos Announces New Tour Dates

The Order of Chaos has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European shows:

"We are extremely pleased to announce that The Order of Chaos will be returning to Europe in May 2013 as support for legendary bay area thrash gods Vicious Rumors! We are thrilled to make a return Europe and we hope to see some familiar and fresh faces headbanging in May!"

Confirmed dates are as follows:

07.05.2013 DE Bastard Club, Osnabruck*
08.05.2013 DE Bambi Galore, Hamburg*
09.05.2013 DE Florinsmarkt, Koblenz*
10.05.2013 DE Glückaufhalle, Duisburg*
12.05.2013 DE Kreuz, Obermarchtal*
15.05.2013 SLO TBA, Ljubljiana**
16.05.2013 DE Vortex, Siegen**
17.05.2013 DE Live Music Hall, Weiher**
18.05.2013 CZ Barrak Music Club, Ostrava**
19.05.2013 CZ TBA, Budvar**
20.05.2013 HU Club 202, Budapest***
22.05.2013 DE Garage, Munich***
23.05.2013 DE UJT, Uelsen***
24.05.2013 NL The Rock Temple, Kerkrade***
25.05.2013 NL Baroeg, Rotterdam***
26.05.2013 NL Little Devil, Tilburg***

* Dates with Nodrama
** Dates with The Embodied
*** Dates with Iron Knights More...

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Vicious Rumors Unveils New Album Art & Track List

U.S. metal act Vicious Rumors has unveiled the album artwork and track list for the band's eleventh studio LP "Electric Punishment." The album will be released on April 26th in Germany, April 29th in Europe and May 7th in the US/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The release will be available both as a jewel case version and double gatefold colored vinyl, as well as digitally. The cover artwork was done by German artist Christoph Schinzel, who has created covers for Anvil, Circle II Circle, Raven and Agent Steel.

Guitarist Geoff Thorpe commented: "We have permanently grown, there have been no two identical albums in our career because each album has a new, fresh approach. Still we've never strayed from our course - perhaps precisely for this reason. We've remained faithful to our ideals and have always been honest with our fans. I think our loyal followers value that Vicious Rumors have never jumped on any kind of bandwagon. Everything we do comes from the heart, and Electric Punishment documents that no other band on this planet sounds like Vicious Rumors. To us, that's an incentive, a challenge and a quality feature all in one. And it's something our fans can rely on when we set off on our next monster tour in spring 2013."

The track list for "Electric Punishment" is:

1. I Am The Gun
2. Black X List
3. Electric Punishment
4. D-Block
5. Escape (From Hell)
6. Dime Store Prophet
7. Together We Unite
8. Eternally
9. Thirst For A Kill
10. Strange Ways (Kiss Cover) More...

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Vicious Rumors To Release New Album In Spring

U.S. metal act Vicious Rumors will release the band's new LP "Electric Punishment" this April through SPV/Steamhammer Records.

The press release reads as follows: "Vicious Rumors is on fire. 3 albums in 3 years! 'Razorback Killers' (2011), 'Live You To Death' (2012) and the new studio album 'Electric Punishment' 2013 ........and the ball keeps rolling!

"The legendary San Francisco bay area metal band released a new live CD 'Live You To Death' last year on Steamhammer/SPV. Tight and full of energy 'Live You to Death' captures the power and excitement of the Vicious Rumors live performance! 9 live tracks with 2 Vicious Rumors style covers of Black Sabbath's "Sign of the Southern Cross" and Judas Priest 'Running Wild' complete this must have live album.

"No rest for the wicked. The band is in the Trident studios in San Francisco right now with Geoff Thorpe and Juan Urteaga - the same production team that brought you 'Warball,' 'Razorback Killers' and 'Live You to Death'. The new studio album 'Electric Punishment' will be out on Steamhammer/SPV in April 2013.

"Geoff Thorpe, Brian Allen, Larry Howe, Stephen Goodwin and Thean Rasmussen are back with 9 new songs and a wicked cover of 'Strange Ways' by KISS sure to satisfy the Vicious Rumors faithfull fans. 'Black X List', 'D-Block' are two thrashy speed killers while 'Escape (From Hell)' and 'Together We Unite' add a classic flavor. Guest appearances by Mark McGee, Brad Gillis as well as touring guitarist Bob Capka all along with Geoff Thorpe round out this 5 man guitar gun slinger army. It's all there ... the killer guitar attack, power and speed, melody and double bass thunder and of course shredding guitar solos!!"

Details on the release are expected soon.

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Vicious Rumors Streaming New Live Track

U.S. metal veteran act Vicious Rumors is streaming the new live track "Abandoned" (which originally appeared on the 1991 studio release "Welcome to the Ball"). The track appears on the band's forthcoming live LP "Live You to Death," which is scheduled for release on November 27, 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album was recorded during the band's tour for the latest LP "Razorback Killers" (2011, Steamhammer Records) and contains two studio cover tracks, Black Sabbath's "Sign of the Southern Cross" and Judas Priest's "Running Wild."

The band is currently writing material for the next studio effort. The track listing for "Live You to Death" is as follows:

1. Replicant/Digital Dictator
2. Minute to Kill
3. Murderball
4. Lady Took a Chance ( intro ) / Down to the Temple
5. Abandoned
6. Let the Garden Burn
7. Hellraiser
8. Soldiers of the Night
9. Don't Wait for Me
10. Sign of the Southern Cross (Black Sabbath cover) (studio recording)
11. Running Wild (Judas Priest cover) (studio recording)

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Heretic To Play Headbangers Open Air

U.S. power/thrash act Heretic has been confirmed for the 16th edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, which will take place on the 25th-27th of July 2013 in Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany.

The other confirmed so far bands include: Vicious Rumors, Forte, Blood Feast, Demon, Stormwitch, Praying Mantis, Iron Savior, Rival, Muro, Sleepy Hollow, Kissin' Dynamite, Midnight Priest, Skiltron, Game Over, King Leoric, Trespass, 77 and MX Machine.

Heretic is currently lining up more shows to play in Europe around the HOA festival. The band's comeback album "A Time of Crisis" was released in July this year through Metal on Metal Records.
More about Heretic can be found at this location. More...

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Vicious Rumors Reveals Live Album Details

Vicious Rumors is back with a thundering new live CD called "Live You to Death" and the power of the band`s live show is now finally caught on CD.

2011 was the year the band stormed European stages with studio album "Razorback Killers," playing 92 shows in 12 months. This new live album was recorded last December on the European tour with the mighty Hammerfall. It features 11 songs: 9 classics and 2 very special studio recordings including 'Sign of the Southern Cross" by Black Sabbath and "Running Wild "by Judas Priest.

"We wanted to do a few covers of our metal gods Sabbath and Priest as a tribute to where it all started," said guitarist Geoff Thorpe. "Vicious Rumors is known for their wicked live performance and Live You to Death captures the fire and energy of Vicious Rumors live and in your face!"

Recorded by Pontus Norgren of Hammerfall, mixed by Juan Urteaga. and produced by Geoff Thorpe the live album will be released through Steamhammer/SPV in Germany on November 23rd, Europe pm November 26th, and in the USA November 27th More...

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Vicious Rumors To Release Two New Albums, Tour

U.S. metal band Vicious Rumors announced that the band will return in to Europe this summer in further support of the latest LP "Razorback Killers." After the recent tour with HammerFall at the tail end of 2011, the band took time off from the road to work on new material. As a result, the band is currently working on two new albums for SPV/Steamhammer Records. More details on the two releases is expected soon.

The following tour dates are confirmed:

02.08.2012: NL-Eindhoven - The Rambler
03.08.2012: D-Munich - Garage
04.08.2012: I-Gradisca/Gorizia - CiaoLuca Festival
06.08.2012: SLO-Tolmin - Metalcamp
24.08.2012: Wörrstadt - Neuborn Open Air
01.09.2012: I-Ferrara - Maelstrom Metalfest IV

Additional dates are expected to be announced soon.

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Vicious Rumors To Join HammerFall Tour

California power metal band Vicious Rumors will join HammerFall's "European Outbreak" tour this fall, beginning with the November 27, 2011 show in Slovakia and ending with the December 10, 2011 show in Bilbao, Spain. Vicious Rumors is out in support of the latest release "Razorback Killers" with new vocalist Brian Allen.

Confirmed dates for the "European Outbreak" Tour are as follows:

HammerFall w/Riot, Amaranthe and Death Destruction:

Oct 26 Amager Bio - Sundbyøster, Denmark
Oct 27 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
Oct 28 Lisebergshallen - Goteborg, Sweden
Oct 29 Fryshuset - Södra Hammarbyhamnen, Sweden
Oct 31 Große Freiheit 36 - Hamburg, Germany
Nov 01 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 02 Philharmonie Filderstadt - Filderstadt, Germany
Nov 04 Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany
Nov 06 ROCKHAL Esch Sur - Alzette, Luxembourg
Nov 07 Volkshaus Zürich - Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 09 Arena Wien - Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria
Nov 10 Orpheum Graz - Graz, Austria
Nov 11 Magazzini Generali - Milan Mi, Italy
Nov 12 Theaterfabrik - Munchen, Germany
Nov 13 KD Vitavska - Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 15 Stodola - Warsaw, Poland
Nov 16 Huxley's Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany
Nov 17 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
Nov 18 Essigfabrik - Köln, Germany
Nov 25 Christmas Metal Festival - Lichtenfels, Germany

HammerFall w/Riot, Vicious Rumors, Amaranthe and Death Destruction:

Nov 27 Piano - Trencin, Slovakia
Nov 28 Petofi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
Nov 30 Hard Rock Café - Bucharest, Romania
Dec 01 SKC - Belgrade, Rs
Dec 02 Boogaloo Club - Zagreb, Croatia
Dec 03 Kino Siska - Ljubljana, Slovenia More...

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James Rivera Leaves Seven Witches

Blabbermouth reports James Rivera (Helstar, Vicious Rumors, Flotsam and Jetsam) has left Seven Witches. Rivera posted the following statement:

"Some of you may be aware through online media that ARMORED SAINT has announced three confirmed shows in the Northeastern U.S. with SEVEN WITCHES as a support band.

"To avoid any confusion, I would like to make it clear that I will not be performing with SEVEN WITCHES. In fact, I have chosen to no longer be a part of this band due to circumstances beyond my control. I tried my best to get things going in the right direction for SEVEN WITCHES, although the powers that be did not see it the same way and have decided to go out and represent the new SEVEN WITCHES record with a whole different lineup again already.

"I'm more than positive the long-anticipated return of ARMORED SAINT will be well worth the wait. As for the fans who have been looking forward to the SEVEN WITCHES lineup with me back in the picture, my deepest apologies go out to you.

"In related news, I am working on booking some dates in Europe with my tribute band, SABBATH JUDAS SABBATH, which will be billed as special shows performing a night of SEVEN WITCHES and METALSTEEL songs. Three gigs have been confirmed in November with others in the works. When all shows are finalized, the dates and locations will be announced."

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Vicious Rumors Debuts "Murderball" Video

Vicious Rumors has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Murderball" which can be viewed in the player below.

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Vicious Rumors Streaming Entire New Album

Decibel magazine's Deciblog is hosting a full album stream of the new release from Bay Area metallers Vicious Rumors. The album "Razorback Killers," which will see release this coming Tuesday April 5th, is the first studio album from Vicious Rumors in over five years. Listen to the album in its entirety at this location.

The cover artwork can be viewed below, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Murderball
2. Black
3. Razorback Blade
4. Blood Stained Sunday
5. Pearl Of Wisdom
6. All I Want Is You
7. Axe To Grind
8. Let The Garden Burn
9. Rite Of Devastation
10. Deal With The Devil More...

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Vicious Rumors Streaming New Song "Murderball"

Noisecreep.com is hosting an exclusive premiere of the track "Murderball" from the new Vicisious Rumors album "Razorback Killers." The album is due out April 5th on SPV/Steamhammer. Get your first listen to "Murderball" by heading over to this location.

The band has also announced an upcoming CD release show. The show is scheduled for April 21st in Santa Rosa, CA at Last Day. More info can be found at the band's website here.

Guitarist and main songwriter Vicious Rumors commented: "The older we get the more wicked Vicious Rumors sound. We've definitely not slowed down - quite the opposite - have even more drive. Our fans won't see a single Vicious Rumors show where we don't go to our limits and beyond."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Murderball
2. Black
3. Razorback Blade
4. Blood Stained Sunday
5. Pearl Of Wisdom
6. All I Want Is You
7. Axe To Grind
8. Let The Garden Burn
9. Rite Of Devastation
10. Deal With The Devil

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Vicious Rumors Posts Another New Song Online

Vicious Rumors has posted another new song online from its forthcoming album "Razorback Killers." The album is due out on April 5th via SPV/Steamhammer. You can stream the track "Axe To Grind" using the Soundclod player below.

The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Murderball
2. Black
3. Razorback Blade
4. Blood Stained Sunday
5. Pearl Of Wisdom
6. All I Want Is You
7. Axe To Grind
8. Let The Garden Burn
9. Rite Of Devastation
10. Deal With The Devil

Vicious Rumors - Axe to Grind by Fullmetaljackie

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Vicious Rumors Streaming New Song

Attention Deficit Delirium is currently streaming a brand new track from the forthcoming Vicious Rumors album "Razorback Killers." The album is due out on April 5th via SPV/Steamhammer. Get your first listen to the song "Pearl of Wisdom" at this location. The band will also be performing a release show on April 21st in Santa Rosa, CA at Last Day.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Murderball
2. Black
3. Razorback Blade
4. Blood Stained Sunday
5. Pearl Of Wisdom
6. All I Want Is You
7. Axe To Grind
8. Let The Garden Burn
9. Rite Of Devastation
10. Deal With The Devil

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Vicious Rumors Streaming New Song

Decibel Magazine's "Deciblog" is currently streaming a brand new track from the new Vicious Rumors album "Razorback Killers." The album is due out on April 5th via SPV/Steamhammer. Get your first listen to "Razorback Blade" at this location. Vicious Rumors has also confirmed a CD release show. The show is scheduled for April 21st in Santa Rosa, CA at Last Day.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Murderball
2. Black
3. Razorback Blade
4. Blood Stained Sunday
5. Pearl Of Wisdom
6. All I Want Is You
7. Axe To Grind
8. Let The Garden Burn
9. Rite Of Devastation
10. Deal With The Devil

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Vicious Rumors Announces European Tour

California metal act Vicious Rumors has announced the following European tour dates:

Apr. 29 - D-Lauda/Königshofen, Germany - Keep It True Festival
May 01 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
May 04 - Siegen, Germany - Vortex
May 05 - Osnabrück, Germany - Ballroom
May 06 - Berlin, Germany - Halford
May 07 - Wuustwezel, Belgium - Puntpop Festival
May 09 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chemilize
May 12 - Lübeck, Germany - Riders Cafe
May 13 - Uelsen, Germany - UJT
May 15 - Paris, France - Le DivanDu Monde
May 19 - Vienna, Austria - Viper Room
May 20 - Munich, Germany - Garage
May 21 - Ljubljana, Slovakia - Orto Bar
May 22 - Balingen, Germany - Sonnenkeller
May 24 - London, UK - Underworld
May 27 - Antwerp, Belgium - de Rots
May 28 - Spriens, Netherlands - Dokkèm Open Air

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Vicious Rumors Reveals New Album Tracklisting

California metal act Vicious Rumors has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album. The new album, titled "Razorback Killers," is set for release on April 5th, 2011 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "Razorback Killers" was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producers Juan Urteaga and Geoff Thorpe.

The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Murderball
2. Black
3. Razorback Blade
4. Blood Stained Sunday
5. Pearl Of Wisdom
6. All I Want Is You
7. Axe To Grind
8. Let The Garden Burn
9. Rite Of Devastation
10. Deal With The Devil

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