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Forbidden Issues Studio Update

Forbidden has issued the following studio update:

"What a week it's been. Fucking insane!"

"February 28th- Mark, his tech Jeff(Trigger), Tim Narducci and myself left for L.A. and the Bomb Shelter. We packed 3 drum sets(all Sonor) and one guitar for me. It was one of my trusty Les Paul's, if your wondering. She's is a Rock! Anyhow, we loaded in and got set up for the next day when we would get tones. We had dinner in Japan town at what was referred to as the Denny's of Sushi by Mike and Jarred, the engineers at the Shelter. Good and cheap! We then picked up a gaggle of groceries for the week at Rockin Roll Ralphs. Off to sleep after that."

"March 1st- I left early to go pick up the new Line6/Bogner 100 watt HD. It sounds killer, by the way. while that was happening everyone else starting pulling out the pieces of drums and hardware and matching whatever sounded best together. I told Mark before we left that he'd better be ready to adjust in case we needed to make Franken-set. After the last of his heads and cymbals were finally delivered we started getting tones. As it turned out, only a slight Fraken-set modification was needed. He switched out to one maple kick drum instead of two birch ones. It simply sounded amazing! He's had the same kick since 1990 when he joined Vio-lence. We were a bit concerned about the one kick vs two kick issue, but it sounded perfect. Sometimes the easy way works!"

"Eric Kretz came down and lent us a hand and showed us some mic techniques for the overheads that worked out great. Just enough to sound spectacular. Once the tones were settled and we played for a little bit, but it was really late. So we called it a night and got some rest."

"March 2nd- Things started flying early. We started tracking at 12 and we nailed the first song in a couple of hours. The next one was pretty easy as well. Tim was great working with Mark and getting him to try different things for the sake of the songs. His ear was money the entire session! On third song we hit a snag with the click we set up before we left the Bay. It was actually comical to watch Mark and I try to figure out what was wrong."

"Kretz had showed up and was sitting behind me for a while without my knowledge. I turned around and we both laughed. Eventually we figured out the click issue. Then we tried to bang our heads for a little longer then said to hell with this! We needed a break. Into a cloud of smoke we went... sleeep..."

"March 3rd- We started by taking the only showers of the week in the morning! Scumbag metal dudes, we are(Yoda style.) It was a very productive day after we cleaned up. No problems and we flew through 3 songs and changed the drum heads in between. Everything went perfectly. The groove was grooving...whatever the hell that means??? I was realizing how good the stuff was turning out at that point. It started to feel like a real record to me. Everything was coming together wonderfully."

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