Heavy Metal Giants VICIOUS RUMORS via their Official Facebook Page have announced to start a new chapter and welcome new band members Nick Holleman on lead vocals, Tilen Hudrap on bass guitar and welcome back Bob Capka on guitar!
Nick, a native of Holland, has a powerful melodic voice with great range and tone. A natural talent with high octane stage presence and endless sustain. VR fans old and new were stunned by his performance on the last tour in the USA. Nick was hired on the spot after band leader Geoff Thorpe saw a video on Youtube!” I just imagined him singing our songs and it works perfectly. Once we met and the chemistry was right I realized I found the right guy for the job!”
Tilen is a native of Slovenia. After a series of auditions, Tilen was hired last summer to fill in on tour. The band liked his aggressive playing and monster stage presence so much that he was invited to join the band as a full time member after his first show at Bang your Head festival in July! Tilen already played 2 world tours with the band (Europe and USA, 50 shows) and appears in the newest video for the title track off the current album “Electric Punishment”!
VR welcomes back Bob Capka, who played on the highly acclaimed ” Electric Punishment” CD and has been on 3 tours in Europe and the USA. Bob brings shredding solos and riffs as well as a hunter’s killer attitude to the stage show.
Original members guitar player Geoff Thorpe and drummer Larry Howe are proud to officially announce that this killer new line-up has already recorded a new live album, Live you to Death 2: The American Punishment!
The legendary metal institution that is Vicious Rumors is stronger and faster than ever. After eighty shows on tour in 2013, the new VR line-up has recorded the massive “Live U to Death 2: The American Punishment”. VR has captured the power and precision with classics that have never been recorded live. “Towns on Fire”, “Worlds and Machines”, “Mastermind”, “World Church”, “You Only live Twice”, to name a few. Thirteen tracks in total. The album was recorded during the “American Punishment Tour” in the United States of America in Sept/Oct 2013.
Four albums in four years and the mighty VR ball is sharper then ever. Upcoming tours include European summer festivals, a South American Tour in September/October and also Australian/New Zealand shows in 2014!. Vicious Rumors will play the “70.000 Tons of Metal” festival cruise this year from January 27th – January 31st on the legendary Majesty of the Seas, cruising on the Caribbean sea, playing the whole landmark cult LP “Digital Dictator” in its entirety for the first time ever!
Don’t miss VR’s epic Heavy Metal Attack! “Live you to Death 2: The American Punishment” on the legendary SPV/Steamhammer will be released in early 2014! Look for VR on Tour as the ball rolls through your town in the 2014.