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Vicious Rumors – The Atlantic Years

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Founded in 1979, Bay Area legends Vicious Rumors established themselves with two classic releases on Shrapnel Records before signing to Atlantic where they found further international success touring with the likes of Savatage, Megadeth, Accept and Testament.

During this period the band made two videos with director Gore Verbinski, who went on to direct movies including Pirates Of the Caribbean and The Ring.

This brand new 29 track, 3CD package features three full albums from the 1989-1992, including their classic major label self-titled debut (1990), the revered follow up ‘Welcome To The Ball’ (1991) and their hard-to-find live album ‘Plug In And Hang On – Live From Tokyo.’ (1992). Geoff remembers the studio albums “perfectly captured the chemistry of the sound we created in the early 80s by mixing traditional heavy metal with elements of speed, thrash and power.

Featuring extended liner notes from respected rock journalist Dom Lawson and exclusive contributions from Geoff Thorpe, the release is essential for fans of power metal, thrash and traditional heavy metal.

The band continue to record and tour, releasing their thirteenth studio album ‘Celebration Decay’ in 2020. The band will tour extensively in 2023 for the Atlantic Years World Tour! Dates are being booked now as the band will perform all classics songs from these albums with Ronny Munroe ( Metal Church/ Trans- Siberian Orchestra ) on Lead vocals.

Ronny joins VR at the perfect time to carry on the VR Legacy on this special tour and Studio albums to follow. Some headline gigs will feature both ” Vicious Rumors” and ” Welcome to the ball albums performed in there entirety for the first time ever!

“We’re very excited to release the first and only Vicious Rumors officially endorsed boxset. The chance for our fans to get a box set from the Carl Albert, Atlantic Records era is something we’ve always wanted to do.

They we’re wild times! We were the masters of ceremonies! 43 years and still going strong, we’re celebrating with a world tour in 2023. Turn it up! Live to the fullest!! See ya on the road in 2023!”

29 track triple CD package from legendary US power metal act Vicious Rumors featuring three full albums from the period 1989-1992 when the band was signed to Atlantic Records.

CD 1 features their classic major label debut full length ‘Vicious Rumors’, originally released in 1990.

CD 2 features the revered follow up ‘Welcome To The Ball’, originally released in 1991.

CD 3 features the hard to find live album recorded in Japan ‘Plug In And Hang On – Live In Tokyo’, originally released in 1992.

Tracklisting:

CD 1 – Vicious Rumors
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

CD 2 – Welcome To The Ball
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

CD 3 – Plug In And Hang On – Live in Tokyo
1 Abandoned (Live in Tokyo)
2 Savior From Anger (Live in Tokyo)
3 Down To The Temple (Live in Tokyo)
4 Ship of Fools (Live in Tokyo)
5 Lady Took A Chance (Live in Tokyo)
6 When Love Comes Down (Live in Tokyo)
7 March or Die (Live in Tokyo)
8 Don’t Wait For Me (Live in Tokyo)

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