Austrian heavy 'zine Stormbringer.at conducted an interview with guitarist Craig Locicero of the reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN after the band's June 27, 2008 concert at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany. Watch the seven-minute chat below.As previously reported, FORBIDDEN has tapped Mark Hernandez (HEATHEN, DEFIANCE, RE:IGNITION, VIO-LENCE, TORQUE, TECHNOCRACY, SOCIAL UNREST) to play the drums on the band's current European tour. According to a press release, "Mark Hernandez is one of the most dynamic and solid drummers in hard rock/heavy metal today. His aggressive attack and technical ability shine. Mark has proven himself over and over from his time in one of the most respected thrash metal bands of all time, VIO-LENCE, and more recently with HEATHEN and the rebirth of DEFIANCE. Mark will be one of the most watched drummers in hard rock and heavy metal for years to come." Remaining FORBIDDEN European tour dates: Jul. 03 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER
Jul. 04 - Dynamo Club - Eindhoven, NETH
Jul. 05 - Waldrock Festival – Burgum, NETH FORBIDDEN played several dates in February with special guest drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL). FORBIDDEN is rumored to be in talks with Nuclear Blast Records about recording a new studio album for the label. The proposed deal would also include the release of a new full-length live album, to be recorded on the band's current European tour. FORBIDDEN's last studio album, "Green", was released in 1997 on the G.U.N. label.