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Music Review: Vicious Rumors CD: Electric Punishment

Music Review: Vicious Rumors

CD: Electric Punishment

Label: Steamhammer/SPV

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Available:

Release Date Europe:                  April 29th, 2013
Release Date: Germany:             April 26th , 2013
Release Date USA/Canada:       May 07th , 2013

 

Vicious Rumors has been rocking long and hard since the mid-70’s with various line-ups and musical changes through their career.  Through it all guitarist Geoff Thorpe has been the ship that has stayed the course with the band through it all.  The band in recent years have shifted back towards the American Power Metal type sound after experimenting with a more modern and experimental sound through the mid-90’s and into the new millennia. Continue reading Music Review: Vicious Rumors CD: Electric Punishment

DESTRUCTION, HELLSTORM And More Added To Bill For Metalitalia.com Festival

DESTRUCTION, HELLSTORM, FUROR GALLICO, and TANTARA are the latest acts confirmed for the Metalitalia.com Festival, being held Saturday, May 11th at Via Mazzini 58, Trezzo Sull’Adda in Milan, Italy.

Confirmed acts now include: ARTILLERY, DEMON, DESTRUCTION, FUROR GALLICO, GAMA BOMB, HELLSTORM, ICY STEEL, SADIST, SCHIZO TORTURE SQUAD, TANTARA, URIAH HEEP, VICIOUS RUMORS.

Organizers add: “The additional space outside the venue will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the metal market, places to sit and other new additions such as tattoo artists, lounge rooms, etc. The Live Club is surrounded by free parking lots and can also provide meals thanks to a restaurant that oversees the stage. More newly confirmed bands and details will be announced shortly.”

Ticket Prices:
Advance: €30 + service charge
Door: €35

For more details visit Facebook.

GLORYFUL To Release ‘The Warrior’s Code’ In May

German metallers GLORYFUL will release their debut album, “The Warrior’s Code”, on May 24 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded with legendary Swedish sound alchemist Dan Swanö. Belgian artist Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with such bands as ABSU, DARK FORTRESS and MELECHESH, created the cover artwork, which you can see below.

“The Warrior’s Code” track listing:

01. The Riddle Of Steel
02. Gloryful’s Tale
03. Heavy Metal – More Than Meets The Eye
04. The Warrior’s Code
05. Breaking Destiny
06. Evil Oath
07. Chased In Fate
08. Far Beyond Time
09. Fist Of Steel
10. Sedna’s Revenge
11. Death Of The First Earth

GLORYFUL was formed in summer 2010 by lead singer Johnny La Bomba and Shredmaster JB (a.k.a. Jens Basten, who is also NIGHT IN GALES‘ guitarist and songwriter). A three-track demo, “Sedna’s Revenge”, garnered great reviews in the classic heavy metal underground and the band played a number of shows with such acts as POWERWOLF, VICIOUS RUMORS, ORDAN OGAN and HELSTAR.

According to a press release, GLORYFUL‘s “music is not about any clichés or bullshit. It’s just what it is: heavy metal!”

GLORYFUL is:

Johnny La Bomba – Vocals
Jens Basten – Guitar
Vito Papotto – Guitar
Oliver Karasch – Bass
Hartmut Stoof – Drums

VICIOUS RUMORS, DEMON, SADIST Confirmed For Metalitalia.com Festival

VICIOUS RUMORS, DEMON, SADIST are the latest acts confirmed for the Metalitalia.com Festival, being held Saturday, May 11th at Via Mazzini 58, Trezzo Sull’Adda in Milan, Italy.

Confirmed acts now include: ARTILLERY, DEMON, GAMA BOMB, ICY STEEL, SADIST, SCHIZO TORTURE SQUAD, URIAH HEEP, VICIOUS RUMORS.

Organizers add: “The additional space outside the venue will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the metal market, places to sit and other new additions such as tattoo artists, lounge rooms, etc. The Live Club is surrounded by free parking lots and can also provide meals thanks to a restaurant that oversees the stage. More newly confirmed bands and details will be announced shortly.”

Ticket Prices:
Advance: €30 + service charge
Door: €35

For more details visit Facebook.

VICIOUS RUMORS Unveil Artwork and Tracklisting for Electric Punishment

Out May 7th in North America on Steamhammer/SPV

So it’s done: Electric Punishment is VICIOUS RUMORS’ eleventh studio album and proves just how much of a force to be reckoned with this band continues to be. “We have permanently grown, there have been no two identical albums in our career because each album has a new, fresh approach,” comments guitarist Geoff Thorpe, not without pride. “Still we’ve never strayed from our course – perhaps precisely for this reason. We’ve remained faithful to our ideals and have always been honest with our fans. I think our loyal followers value that VICIOUS RUMORS have never jumped on any kind of bandwagon. Everything we do comes from the heart, and Electric Punishment documents that no other band on this planet sounds like VICIOUS RUMORS. To us, that’s an incentive, a challenge and a quality feature all in one. And it’s something our fans can rely on when we set off on our next monster tour in spring 2013.”  

 

VICIOUS RUMORS are scheduled to headline countless clubs in May and play important festivals in Europe before going on to Japan and the USA.

 

Electric Punishment will be released through Steamhammer/SPV on April 26th in Germany, April 29th in Europe andMay 7th in the US/Canada. It will be available as a jewel case version, double gatefold colored vinyl and download. The cover artwork was done again by german artist  Christoph Schinzel who also created cover for Anvil, Circle II Circle, Raven and Agent Steel in the past.

Tracklistisng for Electric Punishment:

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 (KISS cover version)

 

For More Info Visit:

www.viciousrumors.com

www.spv.de