Vicious Rumors is an American power metal band founded in 1979 in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
The brainchild of Geoff Thorpe, the band has been active on the metal scene since its inception in 1979. Vicious Rumors is recognized for their guitar works and harmonies, as well as the variety of their tracks.
Band leader Thorpe also sat in on sessions alongside veteran British session guitarist Martin Pugh (of Steamhammer, the 1st Rod Stewart solo album, and Armageddon) and drummer Tim Kelliher (of Randy Hansen's Machine Gun) for American rock & roll band 7th Order on their debut CD, The Lake of Memory - released in 2007.
The only member in every Vicious Rumors line-up is the guitarist, leader and main composer: Geoff Thorpe
The band, without a definite line-up, (between 1982 and 1985) appeared on the compilations: KMEL's "New Oasis", U.S. Metal vol. III and U.S. Metal vol. IV.
The first album Soldiers of the Night, published in 1986 by Shrapnel records, features ...