Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Vicious Rumors

With ten releases under their belts, it's unlikely that Vicious Rumors will suddenly burst into superstars, yet they have had a satisfying middle-of-the-road career, a career that now spans over 20 years. The band debuted on the Shrapnel label in 1985 with Soldiers Of The Night, featuring future guitar hero Vinnie Moore. Moore only lasted the one album, but the band has stayed together ever since, with frequent lineups in recent years yet managing to record a steady string of quality American power metal albums.

Current Members

Brian Allen

vocals

Geoff Thorpe

guitars/vocals

Gunnar Dügrey

guitars

Tilen Hudrap

bass (Paradox, ex-Pestilence, U.D.O.)

Larry Howe

drums (ex-Chastain)

Former Members/Guests

Gary St. Pierre

vocals (ex-Hawaii)

Carl Albert

vocals RIP: April 22, 1995, car accident, age 32

Brian O'Connor

vocals (Consfearacy)

Morgan Thorn

vocals

James Rivera

vocals (ex-Distant Thunder, ex-Destiny's End, Helstar, Killing Machine, Malice, ex-Seven Witches)

Nick Hollemann

vocals (Sinbreed)

Vinnie Moore

guitars (UFO)

Mark McGee

guitars (ex-Ruthless)

Steve Smyth

guitars (ex-Dragonlord, Forbidden, ex-Nevermore, One Machine, guest for Testament)

Ira Black

guitars (Consfearacy, ex-Heathen, ex-Lizzy Borden)

Brad Gillis

guitars (ex-Ozzy Osbourne)

Kiyoshi Morgan

guitars

Bob Capka

guitars

Thaen Rasmussen

guitars (Anvil Chorus)

Dave Starr

bass/vocals (ex-Chastain, WildeStarr)

Tommy Sisco

bass

Cornbread

bass

Stephen Goodwin

bass

Atma Anur

drums (ex-Cacophony)



Discography



Soldiers Of The Night  
1985 Shrapnel
  1. Premonition
  2. Ride (Into The Sun)
  3. Medusa
  4. Soldiers of the Night
  5. Murder
  6. March or Die
  7. Blitz the World
  8. Invader
  9. In Fire
  10. Domestic Bliss
  11. Blistering Winds
  • Gary St. Pierre
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Vinnie Moore
  • Dave Starr
  • Larry Howe



Digital Dictator  
1987 Shrapnel
  1. Replicant
  2. Digital Dictator
  3. Minute to Kill
  4. Towns on Fire
  5. Lady Took a Chance
  6. Worlds and Machines
  7. The Crest
  8. R.L.H.
  9. Condemned
  10. Out of the Shadows
  11. ...
  • Carl Albert
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Mark McGee
  • Dave Starr
  • Larry Howe



Vicious Rumors  
1990 Atlantic
  1. Don't Wait for Me
  2. World church
  3. On the Edge
  4. Ship of Fools
  5. Can You Hear it
  6. Down to the Temple
  7. Hellraiser
  8. Electric Twilight
  9. Thrill of the Hunt
  10. Axe and Smash
  • Carl Albert
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Mark McGee
  • Dave Starr
  • Larry Howe



Welcome To The Ball  
1992 Atlantic
  1. Abandoned
  2. You Only Live Twice
  3. Savior From Anger
  4. Children
  5. Dust to Dust
  6. Raise Your Hands
  7. Strange Behavior
  8. Six Stepsisters
  9. Mastermind
  10. When Love Comes Down
  11. Ends of the Earth
  • Carl Albert
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Mark McGee
  • Dave Starr
  • Larry Howe



Plug In And Hang On - Live In Tokyo  
1992 Atlantic
  1. Abandoned
  2. Savior From Anger
  3. Down to the Temple
  4. Ship of Fools
  5. Lady Took a Chance
  6. When Love Comes Down
  7. March or Die
  8. Don't Wait for Me
  • Carl Albert
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Mark McGee
  • Dave Starr
  • Larry Howe



The Voice  EP
1994
  1. The Voice
  2. Communication Breakdown
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Painted Stranger
  • Carl Albert
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Mark McGee
  • Tommy Sisco
  • Larry Howe



Word Of Mouth  
1994 Brunette
  1. Against the Grain
  2. All Rights Reserved
  3. The Voice
  4. Thinking of You
  5. Thunder & Rain -Part 1
  6. Thunder & Rain -Part 2
  7. No Fate
  8. Sense of Security
  9. Dreaming
  10. Building #6
  11. Ministry of Fear
  12. Music Box
  • Carl Albert
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Mark McGee
  • Tommy Sisco
  • Larry Howe
1994 Readers' Album #39




Something's Burning  
1996 Massacre
  1. Ballhog
  2. Mouth
  3. Out of Misery
  4. Something Burning
  5. Concentration
  6. Chopping Block
  7. Perpetual
  8. Strip Search
  9. Make it Real
  10. Free to Go
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Steve Smyth
  • Tommy Sisco
  • Larry Howe



Cyberchrist  
1998 Massacre
  1. Cyberchrist
  2. Buried Alive
  3. Kill the Day
  4. No Apologies
  5. Fear of God
  6. Gig's Eviction
  7. Barcelona (Instrumental)
  8. Downpour
  9. Candles Burn
  10. Fiend
  11. Faith
  • Brian O'Connor
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Steve Smyth
  • Tommy Sisco
  • Larry Howe



Sadistic Symphony  
2001 Perris
  1. Break
  2. Sadistic Symphony
  3. March of the Damned
  4. Blacklight
  5. Puritan Demons
  6. Born Again Hard
  7. Neodymium Man
  8. Elevator to Hell
  9. Cerebral Sea
  10. Ascention
  11. Liquify
  • Morgan Thorn
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Ira Black
  • Cornbread
  • Atma Anur



Crushing The World  VIDEO
2005 Mascot



Warball  
2006 Mascot
  1. Sonic Rebellion
  2. Mr. Miracle
  3. Dying Every Day
  4. Inmortal
  5. Warball
  6. Crossthreaded
  7. Wheels Of Madness
  8. Windows Of Memory
  9. A Ghost Within
  10. Oceans Of Rage
  • James Rivera
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Brad Gillis
  • Dave Starr
  • Larry Howe
2006 Readers' Album #95




Razorback Killers  
2011 Steamhammer/SPV
  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
  • Brian Allen
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Kiyoshi Morgan
  • Stephen Goodwin
  • Larry Howe
2011 Readers' Album #80




Live You To Death  LIVE
2012 Steamhammer/SPV
  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
  11. Running Wild
  • Brian Allen
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Bob Capka
  • Stephen Goodwin
  • Larry Howe



Electric Punishment  
2013 Steamhammer/SPV
  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
  • Brian Allen
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Thaen Rasmussen
  • Stephen Goodwin
  • Larry Howe



Live You To Death 2 - American Punishment  LIVE
2014 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Digital Dictator
  2. Minute To Kill
  3. Towns On Fire
  4. Lady Took A Chance
  5. Worls And Machines
  6. I Am The Gun
  7. Electric Punishment
  8. You Only Live Twice
  9. Mastermind
  10. Don't Wait For Me
  11. World Church
  12. Hellraiser
  13. Soldiers Of The Night
  • Nick Hollemann
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Bob Capka
  • Tilen Hudrap
  • Larry Howe



Concussion Protocol  
2016 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Concussion Protocol
  2. Chemical Slaves
  3. Victims Of A Digital World
  4. Chasing The Priest
  5. Last Of Our Kind
  6. 1000 Years
  7. Circle Of Secrets
  8. Take It Or Leave It
  9. Bastards
  10. Every Blessing Is A Curse
  11. Life For A Life
  • Nick Hollemann
  • Geoff Thorpe
  • Thaen Rasmussen
  • Tilen Hudrap
  • Larry Howe




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