California thrashers Forbidden were forced to cancel their European tour due to family obligations on the part of their drummer. Forbidden’s guitarist Craig Locicer states,
“Due to family obligations on the part of our longtime drummer, Mark Hernandez, Forbidden is forced to cancel it’s tour of Europe and will start to search for an adequate permanent replacement right away. Compounding things is the fact that Mark and I also play in Demonica, who were to open the tour. Unfortunately, at this late date, there is no time nor budget to find a replacement who can handle both bands and our only option right now is to cancel the entire tour. Forbidden would like to apologize to all of the different promoters, Continental Concerts, the bands Communic and Demonica, our label Nuclear Blast, and most importantly our fans who have been waiting for us to finally make it overseas for our first proper European tour in support of Omega Wave. You all deserve better. This is a collective kick to everyone’s stomach and it is very difficult for us to swallow.”
Locicer has also announced they will reschedule the tour dates that they cancelled.
Forbidden’s most recent album, “Omega Wave”, was released in October 2010 on Nuclear Blast Records.