FORBIDDEN: Comment on First Tour in 15 Years

Forbidden 2010
Forbidden 2010

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN are set to embark on their first tour in 15 years, this time as direct support to Overkill! Immediately proceeding the trek the band will continue on their own headlining tour with Evile, Gamma Bomb, and Bonded By Blood.

“It’s been 15 years since FORBIDDEN has actually toured in North America,“ commented an enthusiastic Craig Locicero. “That blows my fucking mind to say it! The funny thing is that even when we did tour here, we never properly did it. It was always a very short cycle with little or no support from the labels. Well, times have changed and so has FORBIDDEN’s situation. With Nuclear Blast having our backs and properly promoting and supporting Omega Wave,  I feel a sense of hope for this band that we have never felt before. Strange feeling, really. But we will take it.

Our goal is to get better every night and eventually become the live band that we never got to be. That takes dedication and a lot of hard work. We’re digging in commiting to just that.

We hope our fans will appreciate us as much as we appreciate them. See you all on the road soon!“


11/04/10  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA


11/05/10  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

11/06/10  Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

11/07/10  Club Hell – Providence, RI

11/08/10  Sonar – Baltimore, MD

11/09/10  Canal Club – Richmond, VA

11/10/10  Amos – Charlotte, NC

11/11/10  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

11/13/10  Club Firestone – Orlando, FL

11/14/10  Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL

11/15/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/16/10  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

11/17/10  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

11/18/10  Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA

11/19/10  Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

11/20/10  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ


11/22/10  Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA

11/23/10  MOD Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA

11/24/10  Blondies – Detroit, MI

11/26/10  Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY

11/27/10  Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

11/28/10  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

11/29/10  Station 4 – St Paul, MN

12/01/10  Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX

12/02/10  Emo’s – Austin, TX

12/03/10  Scout Bar – Houston, TX

12/06/10  The Rock – Tucson, AZ

12/07/10  U.B.’s – Mesa, AZ

12/08/10  Whiskey a Go Go – Hollywood, CA

12/09/10  Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA

12/10/10  New Oasis – Sparks, NV

12/11/10  DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

VIP tickets for pre-show Meet & Greet sessions with the band are now on sale at  VIP ticket buyers will also receive a customized poster signed by the band.

FORBIDDEN 2010 features Russ Anderson on vocals, Craig Locicero on guitar, Steve Smyth on guitar, Matt Camacho on bass and Mark Hernandez on drums.

FORBIDDEN have uploaded the songs “Dragging My Casket” and “Forsaken At The Gates” to their official MySpace page. The tracks come off of Omega Wave, FORBIDDEN’s fifth studio album after a 13-year recording hiatus, and was released in Europe on October 22nd and on October 26th in North America.  It was recorded at Sonic Room/Audio Voyage Studios in Livermore, California, produced by FORBIDDEN guitarist / songwriter Craig Locicero with Tim Narducci, and mixed by Sean Beavan (Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails).
Order Omega Wave with or without an exclusive shirt design from the following location while supplies last

Read all the studio blog entries on the making of Omega Wave here.  Song titles on Omega Wave include:

  • Alpha Century
  • Forsaken At The Gates
  • Swine
  • Immortal Wounds
  • Hopenosis
  • Adapt Or Die
  • Inhuman Race
  • Behind The Mask
  • Dragging My Casket
  • Overthrow
  • Omega Wave

FORBIDDEN are confirmed for January 2011’s 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise.

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