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Forbidden was part of the second wave of thrash metal bands which arose from the Bay Area Scene (along with Testament, Death Angel, Vio-Lence, etc.), and though full of promise early on, they never broke through like many predicted. Originally formed in 1985 as Forbidden Evil by vocalist Russ Anderson, guitarists Robb Flynn and Craig Locifero, bassist Matt Camacho, and drummer Paul Bostaph, the group slugged it out around the Bay Area club scene like hundreds of other up-and-coming garage bands inspired by thrash originators like Metallica, Slayer, and especially Exodus. Flynn wouldn't last long (going on to form Vio-Lence, then Machine Head), but with his replacement, Glen Alvelais, the band gradually built a following and eventually signed with Combat Records. Their 1988 debut, Forbidden Evil, received largely favorable reviews and they set out on the road with fellow thrashers Exodus, Death Angel, and Testament. Forbidden then recorded a live EP at the 1989 Dynamo Festival in Eindhoven, entitled Raw Evil: Live at the Dynamo. But unlike their friends Testament, who had successfully pulled off the same stunt two years earlier and solidified their footing with European audiences in the process, the record won them few new fans. Guitarist Alvelais quit to join Testament shortly before the recording of 1990's Twisted into Form -- a less inspired but more focused collection of technical thrash, which still failed to break new ground. Then, like many of their peers, Forbidden fell prey to the dwindling interest in thrash metal symptomatic of the early '90s, and a 1992 best-of collection called Point of No Return seemed like the end of the road. Yet the band persisted, despite their near-obscurity and the defection of drummer Bostaph to the mighty Slayer in 1994. New drummer Steve Jacobs joined the group for 1995's Distortion and the band broke up shortly after the release of 1997's Green. Guitarist Calvert went on to join power metal band Nevermore, while Locifero, Camacho, and Jacobs formed Manmade God. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Stations Featuring
Forbidden

    Metal Mosh Pit

    Metal Mosh Pit
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Albums by
Forbidden

Top Songs by
Forbidden

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Through Eyes of Glass
  3.   Forbidden Evil
  4.   Chalice of Blood
  5.   Turns to Rage
  6.   Infinite
  7.   Green
  8.   Swine
  9.   Immortal Wounds
  10.   Tossed Away
  11.   Spiral Depression
  12.   Feel No Pain
  13.   Phat
  14.   March into Fire
  15.   Step By Step
  16.   One Foot In Hell
  17.   Inhuman Race
  18.   Adapt or Die
  19.   Blank
  20.   Dragging My Casket
  21.   Face Down Heroes
  22.   Omega Wave
  23.   Hopenosis
  24.   Behind the Mask
  25.   Alpha Century
  26.   Victim Of Changes
  27.   Rip Ride
  28.   Parting Of The Ways
  29.   Noncent$
  30.   What Is the Last Time?
  31.   RIP
  32.   Kanaworms
  33.   Follow Me
  34.   Focus
  35.   No Reason
  36.   Chatter
  37.   Twisted Into Form
  38.   Overthrow
  39.   As Good as Dead
  40.   Over the Middle
  41.   Out Of Body (Out Of Mind)
  42.   Forsaken at the Gates
  43.   Off the Edge

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