The year 2014 started strong for the new VICIOUS RUMORS line-up with two crushing, completely different sets in January at the prestigious 70.000 Tons of Metal festival cruise sailing from Miami to Mexico via Bahamas.
In June the Heavy Metal institution is back on the road in Europe with a new live release under their wings.
The new live album “Live You To Death 2 – American Punishment” will be released on SPV / Steamhammer on June 11th in Scandinavia, June 13th in Germany, June 16th in Europe and June 24th in USA/Canada. The CD features 13 live tracks recorded on the American Punishment Tour in fall of 2013 in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Oakland and was produced by Geoff Thorpe and mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head. Testament). The album features VICIOUS RUMORS new line up performing classic songs never recorded live like “Towns on Fire”, “Mastermind” and “Worlds and Machines” along with new songs like “I Am The Gun” and “Electric Punishment”. The band is tight, full of fire and energy that Vicious Rumors concerts are known for! This also makes 3 live albums on 3 different continents and 4 albums in 4 years while non stop touring!! The ball just keeps getting stronger!!
In support of the new live album VICIOUS RUMORS is back on tour from June 4th to June 28th in Europe. The ”Live You To Death Tour, 35 Years Of Metal 1979 – 2014 ” features festivals in Croatia, Belgium, Holland, Slovenia, Italy and the Czech Republic sharing stages with bands like Annihilator, Napalm Death, Metal Church, Trivium, Masterplan, Tygers of Pan Tang and many more while other tour highlights will be concerts with amazing bands like NILE in the UK and ICED EARTH in Germany, as well as headline shows all over Europe. This 20-date festival and headline tour marks 35 years of non-stop heavy metal from this legendary band from the San Francisco bay area.
The band is already working on a new studio album for 2015 and will also be celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the cult album “Soldiers of the Night” with a massive world tour in 2015.
Track Listing “Live You To Death 2 – American Punishment”:
1. Digital Dictator
2. Minute To Kill
3. Towns On Fire
4. Lady Took A Chance
5. Worlds And Machines
6. I Am The Gun
7. Electric Punishment
8. You Only Live Twice
10. Don`t Wait For Me
11. World Church
13. Soldiers Of The Night
“Live You To Death Tour – 35 Years Of Metal 1979-2014”
05.06. HR-Zadar – Underwall Festival (with Sepultura, Tankard, Onslaught)
06.06. I-Milan – Blue Rose Saloon
07.06. B-Aalst – Summerrock Festival (with Masterplan, Tygers Of Pan Tang)
10.06. D-Bremen – Meisenfrei
14.06. B-Eupen – LOAF Festival (with Vengeance, Tank)
15.06. D-Balingen – Sonnenkeller (with Extrema)
16.06. D-Munich – Garage (with Extrema)
17.06. D-Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal (with Iced Earth)
18.06. D-Hamburg – Rock Cafe
19.06. D-Uelsen – UJT
20.06. NL-Dokkum – Dokk`em Festival (with Gamma Ray, Annihilator)
22.06. B-Tongeren – Rockcafe Sodom
23.06. UK-London – Underworld (with Nile)
26.06. HUN-Budapest – tba
27.06. SLO-Skofja Loka – Metal Strike Fest
28.06. CZ-Spalene Porici – Basinfire Fest (with Trivium, Hatebreed, Metal Church)
29.06. HUN-Budapest –
more dates will be announced soon
Geoff Thorpe – guitars
Larry Howe – drums
Nick Holleman – vocals
Bob Capka – guitars
Tilen Hudrap – bass