Craig Locicero, guitarist & songwriter for the Bay Area thrash band FORBIDDEN and co-host of the Omega Wave Podcast, attended the Occupy Oakland demonstration on November 2nd and inaugurated a special video episode of the Omega Wave Podcast.  View the footage here.

“I’m here to ask questions,” states Locicero in his introduction.  “I don’t really have any answers… but I can tell you this much, in my opinion, and the one thing I know for fact: this is better than sitting on your ass and complaining about the world.”

People interviewed in this 43-minute segment include:


  • Rabbi Lerner from
  • Haroon, an injured protestor
  • Rick, a carpenter & union worker
  • Mary, a retired schoolteacher who works with the Oakland Education Association
  • Musicians Allen & Barry, members of Contrast The Water from South Africa
  • Winston Burton from B.O.S.S.
  • Calvin, an Occupy Oakland attendee


Craig Locicero, Bill Shields, and Jeff Schenck of (co-collaborators & producers of the audio/video versions of the Omega Wave Podcast) are currently seeking another producer/talent booker to assist with the show.  If you are interested, please contact Bill Shields at


FORBIDDEN recently announced the addition of new drummer Sasha Horn into their ranks.  The band’s Omega Wave album debuted at #27 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #83 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #92 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart the week following its October 2010 release.

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