CONCERTS POSPONED TO NEW DATES.
If you don’t know by now, VICIOUS RUMORS is indeed a living entity; always progressing and evolving with time. 38 years and 16 albums later...the band promised some major announcements and here they are: VICIOUS RUMORS is proud to welcome back lead singer BRIAN ALLEN.
(Brian sang on SPV/Steamhammer albums Razorback Killers (2011), Live You to Death (2012) and Electric Punishmen...t (2013)). Brian, who left the band in 2013 for family reasons returns to the band with full force and power. Geoff Thorpe says: “We’re so excited to have Brian back! Life really does have a funny way of coming full circle!” VICIOUS RUMORS is already working on a killer new studio album.
On another note, singer Nick Holleman left the band to pursue other projects. He may be leaving “the band”, but he’s definitely not leaving “the family”. Thorpe says: "With no bad feelings at all we wish Nick all the best and thank him for 4 great years of recording and touring!"
Well, we are not done yet! VICIOUS RUMORS turns up the heat big time as they introduce a new lead guitarist from Portland, Oregon: Gunnar DüGrey!!! At only 18 years old, Gunnar is a world-class guitar player along the lines of virtuosos like Jeff Loomis, Vinnie Moore, Mark McGee etc. Thorpe comments: “His style, feel and general playing ability is out of this world!”
In the summer of 2017, the band will perform an exclusive German Open Air concert at the prestigious Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen (w/ SAXON, VENOM, MSG, HAMMERFALL, Diamond Head, Sanctuary, Death Angel and many others...) as well as club shows. VICIOUS RUMORS returns to the legendary Dynamo Club in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) for a historic "bay area power/thrash night" and Zoom club in Frankfurt (Germany), both with fellow bay area legends DEATH ANGEL !!! The band will also perform exclusive German headline club shows in Munich at the Backstage Club and in Marburg.
The only 2017 North American appearance is scheduled at Bossanova Ballroom in Portland,OR on June 24th!!! USA VRazors, you don't want to miss this show!
With power and strength the VICIOUS RUMORS razorball rolls into the future…the best is yet to come!
VICIOUS RUMORS Line-Up 2017
Brian Allen – vocals
Geoff Thorpe – guitars -original
Gunnar DüGrey – guitars
Tilen Hudrap – bass
Larry Howe – drums -original