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.
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.
New Jersey metal titans God Forbid will embark on a brief headlining tour that kicks off Sept. 23rd with support from A Life Once Lost, Norma Jean and The Red Chord, among others. 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.
The group just wrapped up a highly successful run on Ozzfest and a short stint in Japan. Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following update:
We have just returned from a very successful first-time trip to Japan. There were two shows in Tokyo with the legendary In Flames and mighty Chimaira. The crowd was extremely appreciative and active, even though we were the opening act. The show was highlighted with a ‘God Forbid' chant and plenty of fist pumping! A great deal of thanks goes out to Tetsu and everyone at Toy's Factory and Creative Man for rolling out the red carpet for us. It was a blast, and we can't wait to go back ASAP.
The conclusion of Ozzfest was also a great way to end the summer. We were disappointed that the last show in West Palm was cancelled. Hurricanes suck and we will try to get back down there on our next U.S. trek. Overall, this was the best thing to ever happen to God Forbid. I've never had more fun in my life, and I can't say enough how much we appreciated that opportunity. I want to thank the GF crew: Dirty Larry, Willie Gee, Billy "Vietnam" Bomba, Hoss Money, Jeremy, Socks, the entire 2nd stage, Jimmy and all at Jager, everyone at Century Media and of course all of the bands (especially 2nd stage) for being cool ass motherfuckers. Playing the shows was amazing, but the best part was the nighttime hangouts and grill sessions with all the boys (and a few girls). Damn, I feel like I'm accepting an Oscar. Anyway, props to Andy ETID for the Metallica Party and Ozzy for keeping that shit going!More...
God Forbid are to support the legendary Machine Head on their forthcoming European tour.
Following the success of their collaborative 'Weapons of Mass Destruction Tour' across the US earlier this year, God Forbid were picked by Machine Head to join them in the UK. The band triumphed around the UK on their last visit when they supported Killswitch Engage with Shadows Fall and Chimaira.
Tour dates are as follows: More...
Norma Jean are currently scheduling studio dates to record their next full-length, entitled "O' God The Aftermath," which will hit stores in March 2005 through Solid State Records. Meanwhile, the group recently recorded the track "What Is This, Some Sort Of Freaking Burt Reynolds Convention?" with Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberline) for the upcoming "This Is Solid State Volume 5" compilation. In related news, Norma Jean has upcoming tour dates scheduled in September and October with such bands as Evergreen Terrace, God Forbid, and Throwdown. Here are the latest tour dates: More...
New Jersey metal titans God Forbid are currently annihilating audiences on Ozzfest, continuing their touring onslaught in support of their latest release Gone Forever. Doc (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following update from the road:
“What's up everyone. Doc here checking in from Ozzfest 2004. It's been a little over a week since I last gave an update, but it's been a very busy first couple weeks. Today is our first day off since July 10th. God Forbid has one of the busiest off date schedules of any Ozzfest band, but I'm still going to try and give as many updates as possible. We are having the time of our lives and are maybe partying a little too hard thanks to our friends at Jager doing their best to get us drunk by noon. I'll do a little backtracking: More...
One of the disadvantages of living in Vancouver is that we get snubbed by Ozzfest every year. The good thing is that Ozzfest comes close enough (Auburn, WA) for some of the bands on the bill to perform here on one of their Off-fest dates. Three of such bands happened to be God Forbid, Otep, and Norway's Dimmu Borgir this year. More...
I've finally got my photos from the second stage of Ozzfest on Sunday July 18 in Bristow, VA posted. You can check them out in the photo gallery.
On Sunday, July 18, 2004 I enjoyed one of the best Ozzfests I've witnessed at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia, despite a day that started off pretty bad. To put it all in perspective, I'll start at the beginning. I awoke to prepare for the day and immediately noticed that my right eye which was slightly irritated the day before was swollen half shut. After 30 minutes or so of being awake, I was developing a serious headache from the pressure of my swollen eyelid being open. Although I had fully intended to arrive at Ozzfest by 9:30 and see every band perform, I quickly resigned to going in to the hospital to have my eye checked out. The decision was an easy one because the headache was already terrible and I could only imagine the situation worsening throughout the day as dust, rain, sweat, and/or sun screen got into my eyes.
After two hours in the hospital to get some antibiotic eye drops, I was on my way. One side effect of the eye infection was that I was forced to wear glasses instead of contacts, which totally sucks - it's kind of hard to headbang with glasses on.
Factoring in travel time, I arrived at Ozzfest just two hours into the show. The weather was overcast and comfortably cool 70's. They were calling for a 60% chance of rain, but the weather was holding, despite passing through some rain on the drive to Bristow. More...
God Forbid's video for "Anti Hero" has been posted online here.
Roving, on assignment SMNnews correspondant, Fecal Corpse guitarist, and former SMNnews staff member Mike Solomon has returned (in 1 piece) from his outing to Ozzfest 2004 at the Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY.
Lamb of God
...as well as in-action shots of Judas Priest and the 1st live pictures of Black Sabbath have been made available online. You can view them here, as well as read Mike's personal 18-page account of the show here.
The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...
So, after quite some time and many doubts I have finally decided to share my thoughts about this year's Ozzfest. Actually, it's my first time on this festival since I'm from Europe and I've only been living in U.S. for two years now. Please, do consider this as you read along :)
I got to the Tweeter Center around 10:15 in the morning. Being my first time there, I wasn't sure how the whole thing was gonna go. The first thing that looked very weird were all those people on the parking lot who had brought BBQs and coolers and were hanging out by their cars. Very American, I thought. More...
Our very own Gothique was at Ozzfest in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the the Tweeter Center on July 12 and sent a load of pictures from second stage of the show (hardly anyone is allowed to take pics of the main stage bands). Check em out over at the gallery page.
Commented Capitale du Metal's Alain Gagnon: "It was an off date from [DIMMU BORGIR]'s Ozzfest participation and they visited our beautiful city along with GOD FORBID and NECRONOMICON. They played an 1:15 set from their last few albums and set the venue on fire as our metalheads are not used to this kind of extreme metal gig in their town ... we usually have to make the 2:30 hour drive to Montreal. GOD FORBID surprised a lot of fans mainly there for DIMMU with songs from their recently released 'Gone Forever' and NECRONOMICON presented their brand new bass player (it was his first live gig with the band), Fredrich, to the Quebec City fans. Both DIMMU and GOD FORBID left town quick after their performance in order to be on time at the next Ozzfest stop in New York."
DIMMU BORGIR's latest album, "Death Cult Armageddon", has sold 53,086 copies in the U.S, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Some setlist info is starting to filter in from bands at this years Ozzfest. Here they are so far:
Someone's Standing On My Chest
Right Side of The Bed
Lip Gloss and Black
Broken Promise More...
Some setlist info is starting to filter in from bands at this year's Ozzfest.
LAMB OF GOD (in order)
As The Palaces Burn
Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion
Laid to Rest (new song)
ATREYU (in no particular order)
Someone's Standing On My Chest
Right Side of The Bed
Lip Gloss and Black
GOD FORBID (in order)
Bleeding Through have firmed up their Ozzfest off-date schedule, here's where you can catch them:
July 15th Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade (Feat. Dimmu Borgir, God Forbid)
July 17th Norfolk, VA - Norva Theatre (Feat. Dimmu Borgir, Darkest Hour)
July 21st Louisville, KY - Union Station
July 30th Las Vegas, NV - Huntridge Theater (Feat. Dimmu Borgir, God Forbid)
August 02nd Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar (Feat. Throwdown, Darkest Hour)
August 06th McAllen, TX - Villa Real (Feat. Dimmu Borgir, Otep)
August 08th El Paso, TX - Club Xscape (Feat. Dimmu Borgir)
August 15th Houghton, MI - Level 2 Skatepark (Feat. Throwdown)
August 20th Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's (Feat. Dimmu Borgir, God Forbid)
August 22nd Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club (Feat. Dimmu Borgir, Otep)
August 27th Syracuse, NY - Club Tundra (Feat. Throwdown)
August 29th Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (Feat. Dimmu Borgir, Darkest Hour)
September 01st Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Feat. Dimmu Borgir)
Dates have been solidified for the upcoming God Forbid, Scars Of Tomorrow, and All That Remains tour of the East Coast. Here's the latest: More...
Century Media have put up the video for GOD FORBID's 1st single, 'Better Days', off the bands new album "Gone Forever" online. You can view it here. (Real Player needed).
MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY and GOD FORBID will be hitting the road together this spring for the "Weapons of Mass Destruction" tour, a monster outing that is currently set to attack most major U.S. cities in its path starting this April and continuing on into May.
Following their successful European tour in support of their new album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", MACHINE HEAD will be out in support of the North American release of the record, due out April 20 through Roadrunner Records. "It's great to have a band like ARCH ENEMY, that's not only one of my favorite bands, but are one of the best metal bands out right now," exclaims MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain, adding "and GOD FORBID is a great new band with a killer new album, and I can't wait to see them tear it up on tour."
Stay tuned for confirmed dates.