Digital Dictator


Digital Dictator is the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Vicious Rumors, released in 1988 through Shrapnel Records (United States) and Roadrunner Records (Europe);[2] a remastered edition was reissued in 2009.

Digital Dictator
Cover art by Guy Aitchison
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1988 (1988-02-09)
Recorded1987 at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
GenreHeavy metal[1]
ProducerSteve Fontano, Geoff Thorpe
Vicious Rumors chronology
Soldiers of the Night
Digital Dictator
Vicious Rumors

Track listingEdit

"Western Front" (side one)
1."Replicant" (Instrumental)Dave Starr, Mark McGee1:04
2."Digital Dictator"Starr, Geoff Thorpe, McGee, Carl Albert3:17
3."Minute to Kill"Thorpe, Albert, Larry Howe3:34
4."Towns on Fire"Thorpe, Howe4:23
5."Lady Took a Chance"Thorpe6:11
"Eastern Front" (side two)
6."Worlds and Machines"Thorpe, McGee, Howe5:30
7."The Crest"Thorpe2:56
8."R.L.H."Thorpe, Starr, McGee4:00
9."Condemned"Thorpe, Albert, McGee3:53
10."Out of the Shadows"Thorpe, McGee, Albert4:09
Total length:38:57


Vicious Rumors
Additional musicians
  • John Lavaysse – background vocals
  • Dino Alden – background vocals, assistant engineer
  • Dave Starr – mixing
  • Dino Alden – engineer (assistant)
  • Guy Aitchison – cover art
  • Steve Pollutro – logo
  • George Horn – mastering at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
  • Rocky Ball – photography
  • Geoff Thorpe – cover concept, mixing, producer
  • Mark McGee – mixing
  • Doug Troxell – photography, production manager, sleeve design
  • Steve Fontano – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Rick Likong – photography
  • John Umphrey – photography
  • Stephanie Ball – photography
  • Tim Gennert – remastering (reissue)


  1. ^ "Digital Dictator - Vicious Rumors". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  2. ^ "Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-11-06.