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Steve Smyth of Forbidden offers more song commentary

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN continue their work at Sonic Room/Audio Voyage Studios in Livermore, California recording their fifth studio album, Omega Wave. Guitarist Steve Smyth checks in with another studio update:

"Day 4: Things were starting to flow now. I decided to move on to a song called ‘Dragging My Casket.' This song has a lot of twists and turns in it, and I made it a point to get as twisted as I could. A very dark and entrancing-sounding intro opens this song, after which we move into a completely opposite and (hopefully to you all!) crazier sounding second section, which I couldn't resist trying to bring my progressive influences into, turning out a few ideas that had the guys in the room tripping and laughing! Ha ha! The rest of the song feels equally as killer to me, so I won't give you too much more here, but suffice to say I'm looking forward to hearing it when it's done!

We moved on to the song 'Hopenosis' next. The faithful fans have already heard a version of this in demo form, and believe me, when were talking about playing a new song live last year, I was pushing for us to do 'Adapt Or Die' and 'Hopenosis' as well! Those who have heard the demo version have heard only a skeleton of that song's potential, I'll tell you! The album version of the track is heavy as f***, especially with the tone and production on Mark [Hernandez]'s drums that Tim Narducci and Craig [Locicero] got! That really drove me on this song, trying to deliver exactly what I was feeling coming from Mark and Craig's performances here. A lot of moodiness and heaviness and thrashiness in this song, and I can't wait to tell you about the solo! Onward!"

View all the studio blog entries here.

Song titles on the new FORBIDDEN album are as follows:

· Alpha Century

· Forsaken At The Gates

· Swine

· Immortal Wounds

· Hopenosis

· Adapt Or Die

· Inhuman Race

· Behind The Mask

· Dragging My Casket

· Overthrow

· Omega Wave

FORBIDDEN 2010 features Russ Anderson on vocals, Craig Locicero on guitar, Steve Smyth on guitar, Matt Camacho on bass and Mark Hernandez on drums.

Omega Wave is being produced by FORBIDDEN guitarist / songwriter Craig Locicero and Tim Narducci, will be mixed by Sean Beavan (Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), and will feature artwork by Kent Mathieu (FORBIDDEN, Exodus, Autopsy, Exhorder).

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Tags:  ForbiddenSteve SmythNuclear Blast Records  

    May 20, 2010

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