ROB ROCK's VICE Reunion Was A 'Smashing Success'

VICE, the long-defunct '80s heavy metal band featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA), reunited for one show only on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Somers, CT. The four original members, who played 300 dates a year performing original and cover songs, were joined at the gig by New England's newest guitar slinger, Jason Scott. The VICE set included original songs, Rob Rock songs, and VICE's favorite cover songs from back in the days of 1985. Opening the show were longtime local favorites RTM.

Commented Rock: "The Vice '85 reunion this past weekend was a smashing success! Thank you one and all for making this sold-out show a great night of metal fun and a very special event. Special thanks and 'Happy Birthday' to Ken Young for putting the reunion show together and for making it all run so smoothly. This was definitely a fantastic treat for the band and the fans and I thank you Ken so much for all of your hard work and dedication!"

ROB ROCK's latest solo album, "Holy Hell", was released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. The CD features contributions from Bobby Jarzombek (drums; HALFORD, ICED EARTH, RIOT), Carljohan Grimmark (guitar; NARNIA), Andreas Olsson (bass; NARNIA), Bob Rossi (guitar), Rick Renstrom (guitar), and producer/guitarist Roy Z. Special guests include EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet and Italian keyboard sensation Mistheria.

"Holy Hell" was mixed by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark and was released in Europe in April via AFM Records.

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