Posted on

 promised a major announcement, and here it is! 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of VR’s critically acclaimed  album. To celebrate this epic milestone, the band has decided to perform their metal magnum opus in its entirety, on a world tour in a city near you! The  World Tour” starts September 6th, and goes through the month of October in America, presented by Metal Thunder Entertainment, as well as a European tour to follow in October/November, presented by Eternal Rock Agency

Back in 1988,  only did a few festivals and hand full of tour dates. Who could have guessed that 30 years later, the band would embark on a full three-month world tour, exposing this landmark album to a whole new generation, as well as a gift for the longtime fans! 

Like a fine wine,  has only gotten better in the last 30 years since its release in 1988. Digital Dictator is one of the defining albums of the U.S. power metal genre, which influenced hundreds of bands, and thousands of fans, according to worldwide press and music industry insiders. At the time of its release, the metal experts at German acclaimed Rock Hard Magazine voted this album as the “album of the month” over legendary artist like Mötorhead, Rush, Def Leppard, MSG, Black Sabbath, and countless others. 

 moves forward with new albums on the mighty SPV/Steamhammer label, and with their blessing, with honor and respect for the late great Carl Albert, we invite you to be part of metal history and witness the power of Vicious Rumors and Digital Dictator live! 

Dates and venues to be announced soon! Old photos and videos are great to relive the past but be prepared for the metal onslaught in the present: The 30th Anniversary Digital Dictator Tour.



Brian Allen – vocals

Geoff Thorpe – guitars

Gunnar DüGrey – guitars

Tilen Hudrap – bass

Larry Howe – drums


Tour Agency Europe

Tour Agency USA

On another note Thomas Moser from Germany’s #1 rock station “Rock Antenne” and Geoff Thorpe have teamed up for a new podcast called “Heavy Metal Culture Clash”. Three episodes are already online. Tune in and catch Thomas and Geoff drinking a few beers, talking about everything from music to lifetime experiences. The good, bad and the ugly. These 2 have seen it all!! Tune in and have a few laughs and a lot of fun with the “Heavy Metal Culture Clash”

For More Info Visit:

What Do You Think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Screamer Magazine Tank Tee or Vee