Vocalist Brian O'Connor has officially left long-running San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS. O'Connor has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding his decision to exit the group:

"After eight years, it's not without some sadness that I have decided to end my journey as the lead vocalist of VICIOUS RUMORS. It's been a long haul with great memories, but I have given my last commitment to VICIOUS RUMORS.

"The truth is that after the many adaptations that the group has endured, VICIOUS RUMORS seems to have lost the unity and brotherhood that once was. Furthermore, the lack of respect, management, leadership, trust, and most of all, the belief in one another, were all factors in my decision to move on. I've gone above and beyond with dedication and passion, but I cannot continue with VICIOUS RUMORS under these circumstances within the group.

"Thanks to my family, friends and all the fans that stood by me through these years — I love you. Keep your ears open for my next group, which will include members of VICIOUS RUMORS and HEATHEN — you haven't heard the last from me!"


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