Vicious Rumors Overview

Vicious Rumors is an American USA power metal band founded in 1979 in the San Francisco Bay Area, 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 Martin Pugh (Steamhammer members) (of Steamhammer Steamhammer (band) , the 1st Rod Stewart solo album, and Armageddon Armageddon (band) ) and drummer Tim Kelliher (of Randy Hansen's Machine Gun) for American rock & roll band 7th Order 7th Order (band) on their debut CD, The Lake of Memory The Lake of Memory (album) - released in 2007.

*Mark Tate - Vocals (1982-1983)
*Gary St. Pierre - Vocals (1983-1986)
*Carl Albert - Vocals (1988-1995, RIP April 22, 1995)
*Brian O'Connor - Vocals (1997, 2001-2005)
*Morgan Thorn - Vocals (2000-2001)
*James Rivera - Vocals (2005-2007)
*Ronnie Stixx - Vocals (2008-2009)

*Jim Cassero - Guitars (1982-1983)
*Chuck Moomey - Guitars (1983-1985)
*Vinnie Moore - Guitars (1985-1986)
*Mark McGee - Guitars (1986-1995)
*Steve Smyth - Guitars (1996-1999)
*Ira Black - Guitars (1981, 2000-2005)
*Brad Gillis - Guitars (2005)
*Thaen Rasmussen - Guitars (2005-2007)

*Jeff Barnacle - Bass (1982-1985)
*Dave Starr - Bass (1986-1993, 2005-2006)
*Tommy Sisco - Bass (1994-1999, on tour 2005)
*Cornbread - Bass (2001-2005)

*Jim Lang - Drums (1983)
*Don Selzer - Drums (1983-1985)
*Walt Perkins - Drums (1982-1983)
*Atma Anur - Drums (2000-2001)
*Dan Lawson - Drums (2001-2002)
*Will Carroll - Drums (2002-2005)
Single tracks

*"I Can Live Forever" (1982) - KMEL compilation "New Oasis"
*"Ultimate Death" (1983) - US Metal vol. III
*"One Way Ticket" (1984) - US Metal vol. IV


*Soldiers of the Night (1986)
*Digital Dictator (1988)
*Vicious Rumors Vicious Rumors (Vicious Rumors album) (1990)
*Welcome to the Ball (1992)
*Plug In and Hang On Plug In and Hang On: Live in Tokyo (1992)
*Word of Mouth Word of Mouth (Vicious Rumors album) (1994)
*The Voice (EP) The Voice (EP) (Album) (1994)
*A Tribute to Carl Albert A Tribute to Carl Albert (Album) (1995)
*Something Burning Something Burning (Album) (1996)
*Cyberchrist Cyberchrist (Album) (1998)
*Sadistic Symphony Sadistic Symphony (Album) (2001)
*Warball Warball (Album) (2006)*The First Ten Years The First Ten Years (VHS) (1996) VHS
*VR - Crushing the World VR - Crushing the World (DVD) (2005) DVD


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