Band Photo: God Forbid (?)
From: New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete God Forbid news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
GOD FORBID have checked in with the following update:
"We are about halfway through composing our next metal masterpiece, IV: Constitution of Treason, and I have to say that the writing is going amazing. It's shaping up to be some of the best material we've ever written. Something feels really special about this entire process. It's hard to say what it sounds like so far because I don't think you really know what your record is going to be until it's completely done, and we're far from that. It's definitely a bit more rockin’ and even more epic- sounding than anything we've done. All the dual leads and heavy grooves are intact, but it's got a new feel to it, and I'm sure we will surprise people again. We refuse to repeat ourselves and become a formulaic band."More...
This March, God Forbid will begin their final round of touring in support of their critically acclaimed and highly successful "Gone Forever" album. The band will first serve as direct support to Soulfly for a string of East Coast dates, followed by a headlining stint in the U.K. This will lead immediately into their first U.S. headlining tour, which also features Caliban, It Dies Today and Full Blown Chaos. The four-week trek, which runs through April, includes a stop at the esteemed New England Metal And Hardcore Fest.
The group will proceed to enter the studio in May to begin recording their highly anticipated new album, "IV:Constitution Of Treason," with Jason Suecof (Trivium) at Audiohammer Studios and Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan) at Trax East. The album is tentatively set for a fall 2005 release.
Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following report: More...
According to a posting on MACHINE HEAD's web site, LAMB OF GOD have asked MACHINE HEAD to be a part of their U.S. Midwest tour beginning in May. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. MACHINE HEAD then plan to embark on a headlining stint immediately afterward in support of their upcoming live DVD, "Through the Ashes of England".
As previously reported, "Through the Ashes of England" was filmed at MACHINE HEAD's Dec. 5 headlining performance at the Brixton Academy in London, U.K. The show marked the first time MACHINE HEAD ever used pyrotechnics live. In addition, the band finished off the night playing encores of SEPULTURA, PANTERA and METALLICA tracks.
MACHINE HEAD recently completed their mammoth "World Turns Blue To Gray" European headlining tour with GOD FORBID and CALIBAN
It Dies Today have confirmed a tour God Forbid, and special guests Caliban and Full Blown Chaos. The tour will run through the whole month of April into beginning of May and will hit New England Metalfest. In other news, IDT will be recording a cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence" next week for.... no reason. Just for fun, because they can. Maybe you'll hear it soon, stay tuned.
Century Media Records has announced details regarding the Marine Corps sampler, tentatively titled "Code Red," that they will be distributing this spring/summer. 20,000 copies will be handed out to U.S. troops leaving for active duty in the Middle East. According to Major Stephen A. Cox, Director of Community Relations for the United States Marine Corps, "Intensity of spirit is precisely what makes the Century Family sampler appealing to many Marines. The donation of samplers to the Marines and their families is patriotic and a generous gesture appreciated by Marines serving their country around the world." Here's the tracklisting for the sampler:
1. Shadows Fall - What Drives the Weak
2. Arch Enemy - We Will Rise
3. God Forbid - Soul Engraved
4. Dark Tranquillity - Lost To Apathy
5. Diecast - Medieval
6. Lacuna Coil - Swamped
7. Nevermore - Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday
8. Stampin' Ground - Pain Is Weakness (Leaving The Body)
9. Brand New Sin - Black & Blue
10. The Hellacopters - By The Grace Of God
11. The Bones - Do You Wanna...
12. Crash Kelly - She Gets Away
13. Swallow The Sun - Silence of the Womb
God Forbid are currently hard at work writing material for their highly anticipated new album, "IV: Constitution Of Treason," set for a fall release. The group will enter the studio on May 1st to begin recording the follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Gone Forever," which garnered mainstream praise and helped expose them to a whole new audience. God Forbid recently wrapped up a massive European tour alongside Machine Head and Caliban before closing out the year back in America on the Stillborn festival with Hatebreed and Agnostic Front, among others.
Dallas Coyle (guitars) checks in with the following report: More...
Century Media Records will release the DVD compilation "Eye for an Eye – The New Breed Of Hardcore & Metal" (view cover) on February 21st, 2005 in Europe.
Name it the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Emocore, Screamo, Mathcore or whatever – this is just a collection of modern bands that share their true love to Hardcore or Metal music. And it's simply a collection of some of the best music videos that came out during the past two years, you might not see on every music TV channel.
Check out www.eyeforaneye.info for a video trailer, an interview with God Forbid, greetings from Unearth, releaseparty dates and a competition.
"Eye for an Eye" tracklisting: More...
I had the opportunity to attend the Stillborn Fest 2005 in Philadelphia, Pa at the Electric Factory on December 26th. I must say for being as pissed off as I was that I couldn't move anywhere without a pit of hardcore dancers starting right next to me, that it was still a good concert. All of the few bands I had the chance to see were really good live and they were enjoyable. This is how the night shaped up: More...
Nuclear Blast has announced the tracklisting of "Alone in the Dark," the original motion picture soundtrack inspired and from the movie. "Alone in the Dark" is based on the best-selling Atari video game series of the same name. The soundtrack will feature some of today’s best Metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, Machine Head amongst others, and it will be featured on a double disc format. This is the first time a Hollywood production receives an all Extreme Metal soundtrack. The release date for the soundtrack has been set for January 25, 2005.
Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of the ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-flame, archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke (Stephen Dorff), Edward Carnby is about to learn that just because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it can’t kill you. More info can be found here.
There will be two different version of the soundtrack, one for European territories and the American version. Here are both tracklists: More...
Early next year, God Forbid will begin writing their next album for Century Media Records. Tentatively entitled "IV: The Constitution of Treason," the effort should see the light of day in late-2005/early-2006. Meanwhile, the band is gearing up for a full U.S. tour in March and April. Stay tuned for details.
God Forbid just wrapped up a highly successful European tour alongside Machine Head and Caliban and Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following report:
We finally arrived home from our mammoth 10 week European tour with Machine Head and Caliban. This was our first time to most of these places and this tour took us from as far north as Finland, down to Portugal, an entire UK tour, and even as far east as Serbia, Croatia, and Bulgaria. It was exhausting yet exhilarating because of the massive, insane crowds we got to rock in front of every night! With the exception of Ozzfest, this was the biggest tour we've ever done. From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank Rob, Phil, Dave and Adam from MH for taking us out. Much respect to Caliban and both crews for a successful tour.
Since we left in early October a tyrant has been re-elected and a great legend has fallen. Sad times indeed. We were in Serbia when we heard the news of Dimebag Darrell's death. Being longtime Pantera fans, and having the opportunity to meet the man on several occasions, it has been a very emotional time for everyone in God Forbid. It's been emotional for the entire heavy music and hard rock scenes in general. Pantera was the first concert my brother and I ever went to, the first band T shirt I bought and part of the reason I play music. You don't want to believe it is real. All of us are hit really hard because it's the exact opposite of the way our scene is. The metal and hardcore scene is really close-knit and like a family. The bands are close with the fans and I know Pantera was always close with their fans and treated them like friends not just fans. You would never expect anything like this to happen in our scene. God Forbid sends our deepest sympathy to the Abbott family and anyone close to this great man. A lot of love for Dimebag! "We're sharing riffs man!"More...
God Forbid have just completed an extensive European tour with Machine Head and Caliban and will soon embark on the Stillborn Festival alongside such genre titans as Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Candiria and Full Blown Chaos. The group's new video for the album's title track, "Gone Forever," shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (12 Stones, Atreyu, Shadows Fall) will make its debut on MTV2's Headbangers Ball this Saturday, Dec. 18th.
After a highly successful run on this year's Ozzfest, coupled with a series of high profile U.S. tours with Fear Factory, Machine Head and Slipknot, the group are already working on material for their highly anticipated new album that is currently slated for a late 2005 release.
God Forbid w/Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Candiria, Fullblown Chaos (Stillborn Festival):
12/26 The Electric Factory- Philadelphia, PA
12/27 Roseland Ballroom- New York, NY
12/28 The Palladium- Worcester, MA
12/29 Staircase- Scranton, PA
12/30 The World- Pittsburgh, PA
Dallas Coyle (guitars) of GOD FORBID checks in with the following report from Europe:
"We're back again to let you know how the Weapons of Mass Destruction Tour with Caliban and Machine Head is going. Today we're in Lille, France ready to play in front of another sold out crowd. This tour has been absolutely crazy and we've been meeting more and more people each day who are feeling the metal GF is supplying. Two days ago in Tilburg we had a crazy party night. Everyone from Caliban and Machine Head was at the club partying hard, dancing, drinking and just acting plain stupid. Dave was buying everyone drinks and Robb was going around biting peoples heads! Yeah, it was that type of night and guess what? We still have four more weeks left. On Sunday we hit the UK and bring the madness to the Brits! I know they are ready for it; we are. So, to all you crazy M-F'ers out there, keep it real and dodge the draft!"
Dallas Coyle (guitars, vocals) of God Forbid checks in with the following tour report:
Dallas here again from Oslo, Norway to let you in on what's happening. First and foremost, we got the new video for "Gone Forever" from Zach Merck (Atreyu, Shadows Fall) and we're all happy to say that it's amazing. He caught the live vibe of the band and shows us having fun and kicking ass. A lot of you Jersey boys might be in the video so look out for it when it hits Headbangers Ball and Uranium.
We are still in Europe right now with Caliban and Machine Head and the shows are getting better and better. We finally got a new bus because our old one was what we called "The DirtOven." The new one is definitely like Vegas - mirrors, lights and clean! Some of our crew are gambling addicts so that adds to the Vegas vibe.
I want to send a big thank you to the kids in Helsinki, Finland for giving us the best shows we've played so far in Europe. Finland loves their metal! We can't wait to come back. We're really spreading the GF name and all the promoters and kids can't wait for us to come back. We have 6 more weeks in Europe left so we still got a ways to go!
Well, that's it from me. We'll see you all soon.
God Forbid have just completed a live video for the album's title track, "Gone Forever," with acclaimed director Zach Merck (12 Stones, Atreyu, Shadows Fall). Look for it to impact all video outlets late next month. Their latest album has been heralded as their best effort to date and raises the bar for all other bands in their genre. God Forbid blend a ferocious amount of blistering solos, catchiness and grooves that will leave any listener in awe.
Two more line ups have been confirmed for this year's Stillborn Fest. Here are the two new ones along with the previously reported Worcester one.
December 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
LOVE IS RED
THE AUTUMN OFFERING
FOREVER I BURN
December 27 - New York City, NY @ Roseland Ballroom More...
German metalcore band Caliban have officially been confirmed as the opener for the duration of Machine Head's European tour, beginning on October 9 in Belgium and wrapping up 49 shows later on December 14 in Greece. Also appearing on the bill will be God Forbid. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be viewed at this location.
Caliban recently signed with Abacus and Roadrunner Records for the American territory and the world outside the U.S., respectively. The group's fourth full-length album, "The Opposite From Within," will be issued in the U.S. on October 5 (it was released in Europe on September 20).
Produced by In Flames frontman Anders Friden and mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy) at the Backstage Studio in the U.K., "The Opposite From Within" "takes the band's formula of Slayer-esque, precise metal guitars with emotional hardcore to a whole new level of maturity," according to a press release. "Double-bass mosh parts, enormous walls of guitar and the band’s keen sense of melody are played with utter conviction throughout the 12-song outing."
Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here
There has been a slight lineup change to the upcoming God Forbid headlining shows. The Red Chord have now been replaced by Throwdown, who will only join the package for the Rhode Island and New Jersey shows. All of these shows will be filmed for a live video for the album's title track, "Gone Forever," to be shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (Atreyu, Shadows Fall). These dates will also serve as the last God Forbid shows in the U.S. this year, as they will immediately head to Europe with Machine Head to close out 2004 with nine weeks worth of shows.
9/23 - The Living Room in Providence, RI w/ Norma Jean, Throwdown and A Life Once Lost
9/24 - Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ w/ Norma Jean, For The Love Of, Throwdown and A Life Once Lost
9/25 - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Norma Jean, Throwdown, A Life Once Lost and Knives Wide Open
9/26 - Fat Cat Original Music Hall in Springfield, MA w/ The Really Loud Music Fest
Shows during God Forbid's upcoming tour with A Life Once Lost et al will be filmed for the group's third video, this time for the song "Gone Forever." The video will be directed by Zach Merck (Shadows Fall, Atreyu) and should make its debut this winter.