VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Take It Or Leave It' Video Released

July 20, 2016

"Take It Or Leave It", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Concussion Protocol", which will be released on August 26 via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a digipak version (including a poster),on 2LP gatefold red vinyl and as a digital download. The CD features eleven brand new songs and tells a chilling story of an armageddon by a global killer asteroid and how humanity unravels in the wake of the news. It's the first concept album for the band.

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe states: "The 'Concussion Protocol' album has been a the most intense recording project of my long career! We're working together as a team!

"A year and half of writing, recording and now the release is right around the corner August 26th.

"Nick and Tilen came to California to record and we made the 'Take It Or Leave It' video together, giving fans a first time look at the making of the album and the power of our performance.

"VICIOUS RUMORS runs on fire and passion!

"The reaction from the first video, 'Chasing The Priest', was so overwhelmingly check out the members of VICIOUS RUMORS in full force with 'Take It Or Leave It'."

"Concussion Protocol" was produced by Geoff Thorpe and longtime co-producer and engineer Juan Urteaga at Trident studios (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, HEATHEN, EXODUS, DRAGONLORD) in Pacheco, California. Guest solos by VICIOUS RUMORS brothers from the band's rich history, Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN) only add to the madness.

Thorpe states: "The album is relentless and crushing in true, classic VICIOUS RUMORS style but with many twists and turns. Believe me, you're in for a treat, VRazors!!! If you've ever been a fan of VICIOUS RUMORS, SABBATH, PRIEST or MAIDEN and a little Bay Area-style thrash thrown in for good measure, then this album is definitely for you!!! Everything you love about VICIOUS RUMORS is present throughout the whole album!!"

"Concussion Protocol" track listing:

01. Concussion Protocol (4:56)
02. Chemical Slaves (5:50)
03. Victims Of A Digital World (4:13)
04. Chasing The Priest (4:13)
05. Last Of Our Kind (3:56)
06. 1000 Years (3:39)
07. Circle Of Secrets (5:04)
08. Take It Or Leave It (3:23)
09. Bastards (4:40)
10. Every Blessing Is A Curse (4:14)
11. Life For A Life (6:11)

VICIOUS RUMORS will support DIRKSCHNEIDER on a European tour from October to December.

VICIOUS RUMORS 2016 lineup:

Larry Howe - Drums
Thaen Rasmussen - Guitar
Nick Holleman - Vocals
Geoff Thorpe - Guitar
Tilen Hudrap - Bass




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