Guitarist Steve Smyth of the reactivated Bay Area thrash metal band FORBIDDEN has issued the following update:
“I am happy to announce that all of my websites have been completely revamped by my good friend and webmaster, Asgeir Mickelson. My main goal with these website revamps was and is to be able to stay connected with everyone, everywhere, as much as I can.
“I now have a YouTube channel, which I am steadily collecting and uploading material and content to from my career to date, and plan to make this a more interactive endeavor as well, by posting a ‘riff of the week’ or a ‘lick of the week’ video, so stay tuned!
“In addition to the revamps to my personal website and MySpace as well, you can also visit my Twitter page, fan Facebook page. Through all of these sites, I promise to keep in touch and keep you up to date on all that’s happening in my musical world!
“Lots of touring dates all over the world coming up with FORBIDDEN, plus some exciting news on the instructional front, as well as news and updates on my new UK based band Firehead, and work on the second album forthcoming from The EssenEss Project.
Be sure to visit www.artisannorway.com for an interview I just completed with them!”
Read the feature about Steve Smyth’s touring rig on MetalSucks.net
Smyth has recently been chosen to write an online column for GuitarWorld.com Look for the debut installment soon!
FORBIDDEN kick-off their Decibel- & MetalSucks.net-sponsored headlining North American tour tonight in Hollywood with Revocation, White Wizzard, and Havok.
Tour dates are:
06/09/11 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
06/11/11 The Alley – Sparks, NV
06/12/11 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
06/13/11 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
06/14/11 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
06/15/11 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC – CANADA
06/16/11 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
06/17/11 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK – CANADA
06/18/11 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
06/20/11 Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI
06/21/11 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
06/22/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
06/23/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
06/24/11 Championship Bar and Grill (at The Backstage) – Trenton, NJ
06/25/11 AlRosa Villa – Columbus, OH
06/26/11 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
06/27/11 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
06/29/11 The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
06/30/11 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
07/01/11 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
07/02/11 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
07/16/11 Avalon – Santa Clara, CA
FORBIDDEN’s latest album, Omega Wave, 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.