FORBIDDEN: London Footage Available

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN played their entire 1990 album, "Twisted Into Form", on June 1, 2009 at the Camden Underworld in London, England. It was FORBIDDEN's first U.K. appearance in 19 years.

Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be viewed below (courtesy of "prowler").

Photos of the event are available at

FORBIDDEN's setlist was as follows:

01. Parting Of The Ways (intro)
02. Infinite
03. Out Of Body (Out Of Mind)
04. Step By Step
05. Twisted Into Form
06. R.I.P.
07. Spiral Depression (instrumental)
08. Tossed Away
09. One Foot In Hell
10. March Into Fire
11. Forbidden Evil
12. Off The Edge
13. Follow Me
14. Through Eyes Of Glass
15. Chalice Of Blood

Regarding FORBIDDEN's decision to perform "Twisted Into Form" in its entirety, guitarist Craig Locicero recently said, "What we hope to accomplish on this run of shows is to kind of, close the book on just the past and move into the future with a great sense of what made us tick in the first place. Kinda giving all we have to the fans who let us come back into their lives again after being gone for so long."

FORBIDDEN's current lineup includes two recent additions, guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT) and drummer Mark Hernandez (HEATHEN, DEFIANCE, RE:IGNITION).

The band has spent the past few weeks working on several new tracks which will appear on FORBIDDEN's next studio album, tentatively due in 2010. According to Locicero, "The two songs we chose to record [during the recent pre-production sessions] are very much in the melodic thrash genre that we evolved into on 'Twisted Into Form'. Keep in mind, we have a lot more material then we've recorded and are going to keep writing until we think we've got more then enough. There will be all kinds of songs and we intend on showing our fans some new tricks up our sleeve as well. But probably the most important element that makes it FORBIDDEN is Russ's [Anderson] vocals. I can tell you all right now that Russ is singing his ass off! He sounds great and has as much power and range as I've heard out of him in years. Not like Russ is a kid with brand new bright and shiny vocal cords, but like a man who has his confidence and self-awareness back. I think people forget that he didn't sing metal like FORBIDDEN in over a dozen years. When I see the greatest singers in metal like Halford, Dio, Dickinson and so on...they all have had changes in their voices that were gradual and people watched them over a long period of time. So, everyone grew with them and got used to it. With Russ, he was there, then he went away for a dozen years. Then he was back and most people expect exactly the same as they remember, which is understandable. But it's also completely unrealistic. It took some time time find his voice again. Consider it found!"

The band's last studio LP, "Green", was released in 1997 on the G.U.N. label.

For more information, visit the band's official MySpace page.


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