Bassist Matt Camacho has left San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN. In addition, the band’s singer, Russ Anderson, has decided to take a break from the music business.
Commented FORBIDDEN guitarist 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.
“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.
Phoenix-based grindcore act LANDMINE MARATHON has been confirmed for select California dates on Nasum’s upcoming Farewell Tour, paying tribute to the late Mieszko Talarczyk.
Bassist Matt Martinez stated: “We are honored and excited to take part in The Grind Finale of Nasum. Mieszko was such an important and powerful contributor to the world of extreme music. It is going to be great to take part in this farewell to the grind powerhouse that is Nasum!”
Landmine Marathon with Nasum:
May 28th – Oakland CA at Oakland Metro
May 29th – Ventura CA at Billy O’s
May 30th – Los Angeles CA at The Black Castle
LANDMINE MARATHON were also just announced as part of the lineup of Metallica’s music festival, Orion Music and More. This two day festival will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey from June 23rd-24th.