Heavy metallers Forbidden have announced, quite regrettably, that their European tour has been cancelled. Guitarist Craig Locicero spoke out saying, "Due to family obligations on the part of our longtime drummer Mark Hernandez, Forbidden is forced to cancel its tour of Europe and will start to search for an adequate permanent replacement right away. Unfortunately, at this late date, there is no time nor budget to find a replacement and our only option right now is to cancel the entire tour."
He repeatedly apologized to the band's promoters, label 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. This is a collective kick to everyone's stomach and it is very difficult for us to swallow."
Locicero says, "We all love Mark and hope he finds peace and serenity in his future with his family. In the meantime, we will continue and take the momentum we have gained from Omega Wave and use it as fuel for the next record and beyond!"