VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist Hospitalized With Appendix Infection

Bassist Dave Starr of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS has posted the following message on the band's official forum:

"VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe is in the hospital here in Alameda, Ca. with an infection in his appendix and he is waiting for surgery. If anyone would like to send him best wishes, please post here and I will print this out and take it to the hospital to show him in a few days."

As previously reported, VICIOUS RUMORS has changed the projected title of its new album to "Warball" from the previously announced "Sonic Rebellion". The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Juan J. Orteaga and includes guitarists Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen. The group's first CD with new vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, KILLING MACHINE, SEVEN WITCHES) is being described as "a darker and more aggressive version" of the band's classic "Digital Dictator" album (1987). An October release via Mascot Records is expected. A European tour with AGENT STEEL will follow in March 2007.

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