View Full Version : FORBIDDEN de-rail

07-05-2012, 07:05 AM
Wacken appearance cancelled
Matt Camacho quits
Russ Anderson "taking a break from music"


Craig Locicero: "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.

So good luck and nothing but Love to Matt!

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..."

07-05-2012, 07:17 AM
That blows :(

07-05-2012, 07:39 AM
Yeah. I don't get it with Russ. If you want to take a break, fine, but you've got one show to play. You really can't muster the energy to do one show?

That said, in typical Wacken fashion, they were only getting 35 minutes on stage. Barely seems worth making the trip from the US under any circumstances.

07-05-2012, 08:41 AM
This is why they never reached popularity along the likes of Exodus/Testament. This keeps happening.