Forbidden To Never Record Again

Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero has hinted that the band won't record again after their next album.

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San Francisco Bay Area metallers Forbidden have "likely seen [their] last days as a recording band", according to their guitarist, Craig Locicero [via Blabbermouth]. "[Drummer] Sasha [Horn] and [guitarist] Steve [Smyth] came through like champs last year when we had every intention to write and record our next record," he continues. "We started working on some INSANELY cool stuff! But alas, real life stepped in. Matt [Camacho, bass] has retired from music and Russ [Anderson, vocals] simply has no fire or desire to do the work it takes to get back to relevancy. It is a tough road; ask Death Angel. But they committed to it and I commend them. Russ just does not have the fire at his stage of life. I must respect that."

Forbidden's latest album, "Omega Wave", was released in Europe on October 22, 2010 and in North America on October 26, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD landed at position No. 27 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Locicero is currently focusing all his attention on Spiralarms, the San Francisco Bay Area-based heavy rock band also featuring Tim Narducci (ex-Systematic) on vocals, Chris "Cornbread" Lombardo on bass, Brad Barth on keyboards, Anthony Traslavina on rhythm guitar and Ron Redeen (The Esseness Project) on drums.

Spiralarms' sophomore album, "Freedom", will be released later in the year.

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    Anyone else read the title and wonder "Who is forbidden to not record?"
    haha same here, but it was so ambiguous that I assumed Forbidden was the band
    I'm not very aware of the band Forbidden, although I have heard of them, so I enjoyed my misunderstanding to its full worth.
    Do Re Mi
    In that sense it'd be a double negative, meaning a band was forbidden to not record.
    You're so smart. Also, nice use of the double negative in your explanation of why double negatives are bad grammar, which I think everyone understood. That's some subtle irony.
    anvil is god
    This is some pretty disappointing news.
    Its always sad to see a band quit like this, but it seems to be happening quite frequently. Every other day in the news there is an article about someone leaving or a band is calling it quits.
    Haven't listened to their 2010 album until this date, tbh, but their early works kicks ass. Shame.
    personally didnt like omega wave (but i love their older stuff) but it sucks that they wont record again. classic thrash band.
    Shame, heard their debut album a little bit after Omega Wave came out, quickly became one of my favorite bands, heard about this the other day, and it broke my heart a bit. I wish the best for them.
    The metalheads will probably be upset by this.
    I hope Exodus will not share the same fate. That would be unbearable. Bay Area Thrash is the real deal.
    Haha, those that are into thrash might be upset, however Omega Wave was pretty average at best. A lot of people who listen to metal have probably never heard any Forbidden
    Quite disappointing. Guess I'll just have to respect their decisions and move on.
    Do Re Mi
    It would have to be "Forbidden to Ever Record Again," if you were thinking of it in that sense.
    What a shame....Love Forbidden. That being said, can Craig please replace Kirk now and .....