"Omega Wave", the new album from reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN, sold around 950 copies in the United States in its first week of release. 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.
"Omega Wave" was released in Europe on October 22 and in North America on October 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. It was recorded at Sonic Room/Audio Voyage Studios in Livermore, California, produced by FORBIDDEN guitarist/songwriter Craig Locicero with Tim Narducci, and mixed by Sean Beavan (SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS).
FORBIDDEN's current lineup consists of Russ Anderson on vocals, Craig Locicero on guitar, Steve Smyth on guitar, Matt Camacho on bass and Mark Hernandez on drums.
The cover artwork for "Omega Wave" by Kent Mathieu can be viewed below.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Alpha Century
02. Forsaken At The Gates
04. Adapt Or Die
07. Dragging My Casket
09. Immortal Wounds
10. Behind The Mask
11. Inhuman Race
12. Omega Wave
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