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FORBIDDEN – Forced To Cancel Wacken Open Air Performance

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Bay area Thrash legends FORBIDDEN sadly have to cancel their performance at this year’s Wacken Open Air Festival. Long time bass player Matt Camacho has left the band and vocalist Russ Anderson decided to take a break from music business, forcing FORBIDDEN to cancel the appearance.

Here is the official statement of the band:

“I am extremely saddened to have to announce that our bassist and brother since 1986, Matt Camacho, has decided to retire from the music business and leave FORBIDDEN permanently. For those that know and love Matt, this may be a shock to you. Matt’s always been gung-ho for the band since the beginning and was a positive guy. But ever since he went to law school after FORBIDDEN split up the first time, he was on a career path that would eventually take him to this day. His job position keeps getting better and taking care of our families is the most important thing.”

Matt had this to say about his experience of being in FORBIDDEN:

“Playing in FORBIDDEN has been a dream come true for me. It has allowed me to tour the world, play with and meet some of the most amazing bands, make friends for life, perform some phenomenal shows, and, most important, experience the most amazing FANS…I’ll truly miss the inspiration and love that people from around the world have shown towards the MUSIC. As I leave for a new endeavor, I want to express my thanks and gratitude for all the incredible musicians both past and present who have graced their magical touch on FORBIDDEN’s music. To be a part of this band and to have these guys as friends and family for life is a true blessing. Thanks guys for the support and I look forward to seeing FORBIDDEN carry on for years to come.”

Commented guitarist Craig Locicero:

“With that being said, Russ Anderson has made the decision to take a break away from music to get his bearings back and rekindle his fire for FORBIDDEN. Russ is not quitting, but has decided that he needs to do this for himself. We support him and his decision to not fake his way through what needs to be real. I had always said since we reformed in 2008, that as soon as things become tedious or a grind we’d either stop doing this or take a break. But we’d never say never again! FORBIDDEN is not through yet. Russ simply needs to recharge his Thrash Metal batteries!

So then there is the unfortunate reality that under these circumstances FORBIDDEN will not be appearing at WOA this year. This breaks my heart as much as anything else! Steve, Sasha and myself were very much looking forward to playing in front of that crowd and we had been holding out hope for Russ to change his mind. But he feels strongly that he just can’t do it right now. So we must respect his wishes and let him have his space.

We’d like to apologize to our fans, Continental Concerts, the WOA organizers and everyone at Nuclear Blast Europe. You’ve all stood by us for so long and we understand how bad the fans in Europe want to see FORBIDDEN again. But you deserve to see FORBIDDEN at it’s best. Not under these circumstances. This is our promise to you, we’ll come back with stronger and with new material! We’ve already got half of the new record written and we’ll finish it up when Russ feels good enough to Thrash it up again! Thanks to you all from the bottom of our hearts.”

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on FORBIDDEN, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/forbiddenofficial

http://www.youtube.com/forbidden

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF FORBIDDEN.

Stone.

HAVOK – Joins Up With Revocation, White Wizzard And Thrash Legends Forbidden On 2011 North American Tour!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

HAVOK is gearing up to join Bay Area Thrash Legends, Forbidden, for a near month-long journey that will kick off in West Hollywood, California and level 20 more North American cities before drawing to a close in Escondido, California. Confirmed dates below:

HAVOK w/ Forbidden, Revocation, White Wizzard:

6/09/2011 @ Whiskey A Go-Go – W. Hollywood, CA

6/11/2011 @ The Alley – Sparks, NV

6/12/2011 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

6/13/2011 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

6/14/2011 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

6/15/2011 @ Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

6/16/2011 @ Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

6/17/2011 @ Riddell Centre – Regina, SK

6/18/2011 @ Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

6/19/2011 @ Station – St. Paul, MN

6/20/2011 @ Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI

6/21/2011 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

6/22/2011 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

6/23/2011 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

6/24/2011 @ Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ

6/25/2011 @ Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH

6/26/2011 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO

6/27/2011 @ Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO

6/29/2011 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

6/30/2011 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

7/01/2011 @ Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

7/02/2011 @ JT’s Limelight – Escondido, CA

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on HAVOK, click on the links below:

http://www.myspace.com/havok

http://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

* For more info on FORBIDDEN, click the link below:

FORBIDDEN – myspace music page

* For more info on WHITE WIZZARD, click the link below:

White Wizzard – Official Website

* For more info on REVOCATION, click the link below:

REVOCATION – myspace music

LONG LIVE HAVOK.

LONG LIVE FORBIDDEN.

LONG LIVE REVOCATION & WHITE WIZZARD.

Stone.

HAVOK – Denver Thrashers To Kick Off Tour With Thrash Legends Forbidden

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Young Denver Thrash battalion, HAVOK, who recently wrapped up a tour supporting Florida Death Metal legends Malevolent Creation, are gearing up for two very special treks. The first is a short run of headlining dates that will commence in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 3 and run through to Amarillo, Texas on May 12. From there, the band will head home for a short break before joining Bay Area Thrash Legends, Forbidden, for a near month-long journey that will kick off in West Hollywood, California and level 22 North American cities before drawing to a close in Escondido, California. Also joining the tour will be Revocation and White Wizzard.

Commented vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “Starting May 3, we’ll be heading out for a west coast run.  Touring the west coast was how we got our start, so it always feels like home. It will be great to return for some head-smashing headline shows. Then in June, we’ll be doing a US/Canada run, coast to coast, with Forbidden, Revocation and White Wizzard! I am so psyched to be touring with all of these great bands!  Forbidden is one of my favorite Thrash Metal bands and I really hope to hear some songs from their first two albums. Revocation is one of my favorite bands to have come out in the last 10 years and they’re all friends of ours, so I’m super pumped to get to hang out with them every night! I anticipate White Wizzard to be epic-as-fuck every night as well. I’m very excited to be a part of this tour because I feel that it will be one of the best Metal packages of the 2011. Metal fans definitely won’t want to miss this tour. Prepare for some massive amounts of headbanging. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road!”

HAVOK Headlining Dates:

5/03/11 – Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT

5/04/11 – Metalheads – Las Vegas, NV

5/07/11 – Lost On Main – Chico, CA

5/10/11 – Big Fish Pub – Tempe, AZ

5/11/11 – Juggernaut – Gallup, NM

5/12/11 – Sorority House – Amarillo, TX

HAVOK w/ Forbidden, Revocation & White Wizzard:

6/09/11 – Whiskey A Go-Go – W. Hollywood, CA

6/11/11 – The Alley – Sparks, NV

6/12/11 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

6/13/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

6/14/11 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

6/15/11 – Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

6/16/11 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

6/17/11 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK

6/18/11 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

6/19/11 – Station – St. Paul, MN

6/20/11 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI

6/21/11 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

6/22/11 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

6/23/11 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

6/24/11 – Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ

6/25/11 – Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH

6/26/11 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO

6/27/11 – Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO

6/29/11 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

6/30/11 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

7/01/11 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

7/02/11 – JT’s Limelight – Escondido, CA

HAVOK will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed Time Is Up full-length released via Candlelight Records late last month.The  follow-up to the band’s pummeling Burn debut, Time Is Up features ten tracks of meticulously crafted Thrash Metal anthems that have been garnering praise from critics nationwide.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on HAVOK, click the links below:

http://www.myspace.com/havok

http://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE HAVOK.

LONG LIVE FORBIDDEN.

LONG LIVE REVOCATION & WHITE WIZZARD.

Stone.

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