Forbidden was formed in March of 1985 in Hayward California Forbidden Evil forged an original style of metal that earned them praise by critics and bands alike. During this time they recorded the 1986 Demos "Endless Slaughter" and "Egypt Has Fallen". In July of 1987 recorded a three song demo, and later sign to Combat Records. In 1988 the album Forbidden Evil was released under the new name of Forbidden . They played the Dynomo Open Air Festival in Eindhovan Holland and recorded the show for the mini album Raw Evil Live @ The Dynomo. Glen was oust from the band. In 1990 the band toured Europe to promote Twisted Into Form with new guitarist Tim Calvert. Though this album set new standards their record label problems would start to take it's toll,with Paul leaving to play in Testament they are left to find a replacement in Steve Jacobs. It wouldn't be until 1994 that they started to record new material and by 1995 the album Distortion was released by Massacre Records. More label problems seem to haunt the band but they still manage to record and release 1997's Green on Gun Records and a tour "what the fuck am I alive for" in support of Testament. Soon after with no label support they disband.
In 2008 Forbidden came together for the first time in 12 years for a short re-union tour that included Russ Anderson on vocals, Craig Locicero, Glen Alvalais on guitars, Matt Camacho on bass, Mark Hernandez and the Great Gene Hoglan on drums. Even Paul Bostaph sat in for three shows.
After the shows were completed in 2008, the core members motivated and inspired made a conscious decision to continue moving forward and write a new Forbidden album, their first in 13 years! After many conversations and soul searching the core members of Forbidden decided on the following line up to accomplish this:
Russ Anderson, Craig Locicero, Steve Smyth, Matt Camacho, and Mark Hernandez.