San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS have announced the addition of singer Nick Holleman and bassist Tilen Hudrap to the group's ranks. They also welcome back Bob Capka on guitar.
Nick, a native of Holland, has a powerful melodic voice with great range and tone. A natural talent with a high-octane stage presence and endless sustain. Nick's performance stunned VICIOUS RUMORS fans old and new during the band's last tour in the USA.
Nick was hired on the spot after VICIOUS RUMORS leader Geoff Thorpe saw a video on YouTube. "I just imagined him singing our songs and it works perfectly," Geoff said. "Once we met and the chemistry was right, I realized I found the right guy for the job."
Tilen is a native of Slovenia. After a series of auditions, Tilen was hired last summer to fill in on tour. The band liked his aggressive playing and monster stage presence so much that he was invited to join the band as a full-time member after his first show in July. Tilen already played two world tours with the band (Europe and USA, 50 shows) and appears in the newest video for the title track off the current album "Electric Punishment".
VICIOUS RUMORS welcomes back Bob Capka, who played on the highly acclaimed "Electric Punishment" CD and has been on three tours in Europe and the USA. Bob brings shredding solos and riffs as well as a hunter's killer attitude to the stage show.
Original members guitar player Geoff Thorpe and drummer Larry Howe have also announced that this killer new lineup has already recorded a live album.
After eighty shows on tour in 2013, the new VICIOUS RUMORS lineup has recorded the massive "Live U to Death 2 American Punishment". VICIOUS RUMORS has captured the power and precision with classics that have never been recorded live: "Towns on Fire", "Worlds And Machines", "Master Mind", "World Church", "You Only Live Twice", to name a few. Thirteen tracks in total. The album was recorded during the "American Punishment Tour" in the United States of America in September/October 2013.
Upcoming VICIOUS RUMORS tours include European summer festivals, a South America tour in September/October and also Australian/New Zealand shows in 2014. VICIOUS RUMORS will also play the 70000 Tons Of Metal festval cruise this year from January 27 until January 31, playing the "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety for the first time ever.
Fan-filmed footage of VICIOUS RUMORS' October 1, 2013 performance at the Webster Hall in New York City can be seen below.
Photo from left to right: Tilen Hudrap (bass), Bob Capka (guitar), Nick Hollemann (vocals), Geoff Thorpe (guitar), Larry Howe (drums)