VICIOUS RUMORS Added To TESTAMENT-Headlined Benefit Concert

Veteran Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been added to the upcoming benefit concert on July 9, 2005 at The Pound in San Francisco. Proceeds from the show — which will be headlined by TESTAMENT — will aid in the financial recovery for families dealing with life-altering medical diagnosis. Among the families that will benefit from the concert are Keith and Brandy Regan, who had a son (Cole Regan) who was born with cancer (leukemia / AML) and survived up until three months short of his second birthday before passing away on July 28, 2004.

The show will also be helping other families who have been diagnosed with a life-altering medical diagnosis and are in severe need of help. These families who will be receiving help are families who have children with pediatric cancer. These families struggle on a daily basis to pay for medicine, gas and co-pays and to keep their hopes and futures alive while battling to keep their child alive.

Commented Keith Regan: "We are excited to bring in another Bay Area force and welcome back Geoff Thorpe [VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist] from being away for the last three years."

VICIOUS RUMORS' DVD, entitled "Crushing the World", is scheduled for release at the end of May via Mascot Records. The DVD is a past-to-present overview, and features all the great songs (including footage with original vocalist Carl Albert), all their videos, the day-to-day life on the road during their around-the-world tours, as well as interviews. More information is available at this location.

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VICIOUS RUMORS, who were recently rejoined by drummer Larry Howe, have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. The band are also scheduked to perform at Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy.

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