Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Forbidden Lose A Member and Singer Taking A Break

07/09/2012
.
Forbidden have pulled out of this year's Wacken Open Air Festival after losing one member and another member went on hiatus.

The band announced that long time bass player Matt Camacho has left the band and vocalist Russ Anderson has decided to take a break from music business.

They say in a statement: "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 its 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."

Forbidden Tour Dates/Tickets

Forbidden CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Forbidden T-shirts and Posters

Forbidden CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article on Twitter



Share this article


antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end




.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Robert Plant May End Career With New Album- Ray Davies Denies Kinks Reunion Report- Def Leppard To Rock NFL Game- Jack White Carries On Tour Despite Injury- more

Day in Pop Photographer Reportedly Crashes Into Justin Bieber- Arrest Warrant For Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMA Date- Interpol Streaming New Album Online- Weird Al Mad Men- more

B-Sides: Prince Releasing Two Albums Next Month- Why Paul Di'Anno Called Off Retirement- Rob Halford Reveals The Albums That Changed His Life- Aerosmith Take Ice Bucket- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

Meridian - The Awful Truth

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick - Live in Iceland

ZZ Top - Live at Montreux 2013

Helstar - This Wicked Nest

Get To Know... 21Octayne

AUG - Be Careful What You Wish For...

Hot In The City: Best Dog Award- Consider Me Dead- Mallevs

Prong - Ruining Lives

On The Record: The Steady As She Goes - Dangerous & Dead

Rob Decoup - Pain

James Brown - Get On Up Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Echo And The Bunnymen Live

Peter Gabriel - Back to Front

Marco Minnemann - Eeps

Lollapalooza 2014: Day Three

Lollapalooza 2014: Day Two

Lollapalooza 2014: Day One


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

Robert Plant May End Career With New Album

Ray Davies Denies Kinks Reunion Report

Def Leppard To Rock NFL Game

Jack White Carries On Tour Despite Injury

Avenged Sevenfold Release Unholy Confessions Video

Billy Idol Sets Release of Kings & Queens Of The Underground Album

Iron Maiden Reissuing Classic Albums On Vinyl

Pitch Black Forecast Release New Song Featuring Randy Blythe

AC/DC In The Studio For Highway To Hell 35th Anniversary

Bob Dylan and The Band's 138-Track Basement Tapes Complete Coming

Slash's Band Upped Their Game Because Of Aerosmith Tour

Classic Genesis Concert Film Getting DVD and Blu-Ray Reissue

Joe Bonamassa Discusses Making Of New Album

Suzi Quatro Releasing Box Set

Motorhead Reveal More Motorboat Cruise Details

Empress AD Streaming New Album Online

Coheed And Cambria Frontman Shares Song For New Born Son

King King Dominate British Blues Awards

John Mellencamp Art Exhibit Opening This Fall

Entombed AD Announce Winter Tour


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

Photographer Reportedly Crashes Into Justin Bieber

Arrest Warrant For Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMA Date

Interpol Streaming New Album Online

Weird Al Spoofs Mad Men and Game Of Thrones Theme Songs

Luke Bryan Puts Big Smile On 4-Year-Old Fan's Face

Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars Receive 2014 Polar Music Prize

Ty Dolla Sign Launching North American Headline Tour

Tim McGraw Delivers New Single 'Shotgun Rider'

Grouplove Release Theme Song To BoJack Horseman

Darius Rucker Releases First Single From New Album

Neil Young Divorcing Wife After 36 Years of Marriage

Oasis Reveal Acoustic Demo Of She's Electric

Chris Young Reveals Inspiration For New Single Lonely Eyes

Kellie Pickler Discusses Next Album

Nicole Scherzinger Switches Gears On New Song On The Rocks

Justin Bieber Covers Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire

Jimmy Fallon Crashes Julia Roberts Red Carpet Interview

Allison Janney Celebrates Her Emmy Win With Make Out Session

.
.
Latest B-Sides News
.


Prince Releasing Two Albums Next Month

Why Paul Di'Anno Called Off Retirement

Rob Halford Reveals The Albums That Changed His Life

Aerosmith Take Ice Bucket Challenge Onstage

Papa Roach Releasing Most Positive Record Of Their Career

The Haunted Release Cutting Teeth Video

Pendragon Stream New Song Beautiful Soul

White Hills Release Spirit Of Exile Video

Butcher Babies Hint At October Release

Singled Out: Phillip Fox Band's You Are The Girl

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five thecopycat.biz Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.