New Video Of VICIOUS RUMORS Live In Sacramento

Vicious Rumors wrapped up their 40th Anniversary Road Rage North American Tour last month. On June 20th they performed at Blue Lamp in Sacramento, CA. We were there to capture the action. Continue reading “New Video Of VICIOUS RUMORS Live In Sacramento”

VICIOUS RUMORS Kick Off “40th Anniversary Road Rage” North American Tour Tomorrow

Metal legends Vicious Rumors will kick off their “40th Anniversary North American “Road Rage Tour” tomorrow night in Redding, CA. Special guests Voodoo Terror Tribe, Sunlord and Deth Cadences will appear on select dates. Continue reading “VICIOUS RUMORS Kick Off “40th Anniversary Road Rage” North American Tour Tomorrow”

VICIOUS RUMORS Announce “40th Anniversary Road Rage” North American-Tour”

Metal legends Vicious Rumors announce the first 38 dates of the “40th Anniversary North American Road Rage Tour” with special guests Voodoo Terror Tribe, Sunlord and Deth Cadences on select dates. Continue reading “VICIOUS RUMORS Announce “40th Anniversary Road Rage” North American-Tour””

Vicious Rumors Announce New Singer and U.S. Tour Dates

Vicious Rumors are proud to introduce Nick Courtney on lead vocals for the upcoming 46 date “Digital Dictator 30th Anniversary-Tour” of America and Canada from Aug 31 to Oct 20.

Nick brings power, style and dedication back to the band as well as bringing the “Digital Dictator” album to life on tour! Geoff Thorpe says “Nick has a real kick ass approach! We’re ready to tear it up on tour with his powerful and melodic voice.” At 30 years old, Nick comes from Vancouver, Washington bringing a new fire and energy to the Vicious Rumors camp.  Nick was an American Idol contestant who stood his ground singing Priest and Maiden at his addition…one of the very few metal singers to ever make the second round on the show!  Former singer Brian Allen recommended Nick to the band as schedule and direction conflicts led to his departure. Enter Nick Courtney … the band is ready to hit the road on the world stage.
The tour is presented by Metal Thunder Entertainment in the U.S. and Canada and here is the complete list with all the dates (new additions in red):
8/31: Santa Rosa, CA, University of Rock
9/1:    Redding, CA, The Dip
9/2:    Bend, OR, Domino Room
9/3:    Spokane, WA, The Pin
9/4:    Portland, OR, Dante’s
9/5:    Seattle, WA, Club Sir Rocks
9/6:    Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theater
9/7:    Lewiston, ID, Third Wheel
9/8:    Columbia Falls, MT, Silver Bullet Bar
9/9:    Calgary, AB, Blind Beggars Pub
9/10: Edmonton, AN, Rendezvous Pub
9/11: Regina, SK, Cloud 9 Live
9/12: Winnipeg, MB, Park Theater
9/13: Moorhead, MN, The Garage Bar
9/14: Sioux Falls, SD, Bigs Bar
9/15: Minneapolis MN, Lee’s Liquor Lounge
9/16: Madison WI, The Anexx at the Red Zone
9/18: Kansas City, MO, Riot Room
9/19: Des Moines, IA, Gas Lamp
9/20: Dubuque, IA, The Lift
9/21: Chicago IL, Reggie’s
9/22: Akron, OH, Empire Concert Club
9/23: Wilmington DE, Bar XIII
9/24: Chesapeake, VA, The Riffhouse
9/25: Charlotte, NC, The Milestone
9/26: Atlanta, GA, Masquerade
9/28: Tulsa, OK, The Vanguard
9/29: Wichita, KS, The Elbow Room
9/30: Lakewood, CO, Silver Music Hall
10/1: Salt Lake City, UT, Metro Music Hall
10/2: Idaho Falls, ID, The Gem
10/3: Boise, ID, The Shredder
10/5: Sacramento, CA, Holy Diver
10/6: Ventura, CA, Frost and Fire Festival
10/7: Mesa, AZ, Red Club
10/8: Tucson, AZ, House of Bards
10/9: El Paso, TX,  Rockhouse
10/10: Odessa, TX, Gabby Doo’s
10/11: North Richland Hills, TX, The Hideout
10/12: Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall
10/13: San Antonio, TX, Bonds Rock Bar
10/14: Austin, TX, Come And Take It Live
10/16: Albuquerque, NM, Leo’s Upstairs Bar
10/17: Flagstaff, AZ, The Orpheum Theatre
10/19: Los Angeles, CA, Warehouse Huntington Park
10/20: Pacifica, CA, Winters Tavern

Bay Area Metal legends Vicious Rumors Start A New Chapter

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 Punishment (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 we introduce our new lead guitarist from Portland,OR 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. Thorpecomments: “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 as well as club shows. VICIOUS RUMORS returns to the legendary Dynamo Club in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) Zoom Nightclub in Frankfurt (Germany) with fellow bay area legends Death Angel! The band will also perform german headline shows in Munich at the Backstage and in Marburg.
The only North American appearance is scheduled at Bossanova Ballroom in Portland, OR on June 24th
A full European headline tour is being booked by EAM booking agency for November (exact dates and support bands will be announced in July) with much more to be announced soon!
With power and strength the VICIOUS RUMORS ball rolls into the future…the best is yet to come!

Vicious Rumors Release Video For “Take It Or Leave It”


US Metal masters VICIOUS RUMORS release a new video today for the song “Take It Or Leave It”, taken from the forthcoming studio album “Concussion Protocol”.

Geoff Thorpe: “The “Concussion Protocol ” album has been a the most intense recording project of my long career! We’re working together as a team! A year and half of writing, recording and now the release is right around the corner Aug 26th. Nick and Tilen came to California to record and we made the ” Take It Or Leave It ” video together giving fans a first time look at the making of the album and the power of our performance. Vicious Rumors runs on fire and passion! The reaction from the first video “Chasing The Priest” was so overwhelmingly positive….now check out the members of Vicious Rumors in full force with “Take It Or Leave It”
“Concussion Protocol” will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on August 26th, 2016 as a digipak version (incl.poster), 2LP gatefold red vinyl edition and download.  Pre-orders are available now via Amazon.
Track Listing:
1. Concussion Protocol 4:56
2. Chemical Slaves 05:50
3. Victims Of A Digital World 04:13
4. Chasing The Priest 04:13
5. Last Of Our Kind 03:56
6. 1000 Years 03:39
7. Circle Of Secrets 05:04
8. Take It Or Leave It 03:23
9. Bastards 04:40
10. Every Blessing Is A Curse 04:14
11. Life For A Life 06:11
VICIOUS RUMORS will go as special guest on a massive European-Tour with DIRKSCHNEIDER from October to December 2016.
The first confirmed dates are:
31.10.16  NOR-Stavanger – Folken
01.11.16  NOR-Oslo – Vulcan Arena
03.11.16  SWE-Umea – Idun
04.11.16  SWE-Borlänge – Liljan
05.11.16  SWE-Örebro – Frimis Salonger
06.11.16  SWE-Linköping – Garden
07.12.16  D-Vacha – Vachwerk
08.12.16  A-Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
09.12.16  CZ-Brno – Hala Vodova
11.12.16  D-Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
13.12.16  I-Milan – Live Club
15.12.16 D-Nuernberg – Loewensaal
16.12.16  D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
18.12.16  D-Solingen – Cobra (sold out)

Toy Called Called Announce New Touring Drummer Larry Howe Of Vicious Rumors

We are very much looking forward to getting out to see our friends we missed last fall and are thrilled Larry was wiling to help us make sure that happens!!


ANNOUNCEMENT!!! wink emoticon In recent weeks we have been getting asked what we are going to do about our drumming situation for our upcoming Tour in late August into early September, well today we decided to let the cat out of the bag. We are pleased and honored to be joined on tour by the amazing Larry Howe of Vicious Rumors!!!!! We are very much looking forward to getting out to see our friends we missed last fall and are thrilled Larry was wiling to help us make sure that happens!!! We’ll see you soon!!!! ‪#‎TCGGETSVICIOUSTOUR‬ ‪#‎ToyCalledGod‬ ‪#‎roadlife‬‪#‎Howeboutthat‬
Aug 28 Fresno Ca. Fultons 55
Aug 29 Concord Ca. Vinnie’s
Aug 30 SLC Ut. Bar Delux
Aug 31 Idaho Falls Id. DB’s
Sep 1 Boise Id. The Bouquet
Sep 2 Portland Ore. Ash St Sal.
Sep 3 Seattle Wa Louie G’s
Sep 4 Spokane Wa. The Pinnacle NW
Sep 5 Butte Mt. The Butte Depot
Sep 6 Billings Mt. Pub Station