Vicious Rumors is an American power metal band founded in 1979 in Santa Rosa, California. The brainchild of Geoff Thorpe, the band has been active on the metal scene since its inception in 1979. Vicious Rumors is recognized for their guitar works and harmonies, as well as the variety of their tracks. Vicious Rumors was the final band where Carl Albert was to be heard.
Band leader Thorpe also sat in on sessions alongside veteran British session guitarist Martin Pugh (of Steamhammer, the 1st Rod Stewart solo album, and Armageddon) and drummer Tim Kelliher (of Randy Hansen's Machine Gun) for American rock & roll band 7th Order on their debut CD, The Lake of Memory - released in 2007.
The new album by Vicious Rumors -'Razorback Killers' is a hit and the band's live show is on fire! VR is on tour now in Europe headlining clubs and playing major festivals with Saxon, Accept, Cradle Of Filth, Down, Iced Earth, and many others until June 12 .
The new Video Murderball is out now:
VR is celebrating 33 years of metal! Plans for the USA and Japan are next as the ball keeps rolling!! Razorback Killers is one of the best albums of their long carrear! Album of the month in Germany's top metal mag Rock Hard...and the world wide press agrees VR is at their best! Many of the reviews are at www.viciousrumors .com THIS IS METAL!!!! \m/