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God Forbid

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Formed: 1998
From: New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest God Forbid News

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.

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Suidakra Announces New Tour Dates

German Celtic pagan metal band Suidakra is preparing to make a return to North America this April. Suidakra will be hitting the road with global thrash legends Overkill, God Forbid, and Diamond Plate. The tour kicks off April 20th in Philadelphia, PA and wraps up May 12th in New York, New York.

Guitarist and frontman Arkadius commented on the bands North American tour: "After playing three US tours in the past we are more than excited to come back in april/may 2012 to cross the USA together with Overkill, God Forbid & Diamond Plate.We're looking forward to rock the cities with all these great bands!

"After the release of our latest album Book Of Dowth we were busy playing many shows here in Europe & Asia, so this is going to be our first time presenting Book Of Dowth to the American audience.

"The States have been good to us the last few times we played there, so we're expecting some awesome shows and we are ready to meet some friends, fans and kick their asses!" More...

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God Forbid Releases "Where We Come From" Video

God Forbid has premiered a brand new music video for “Where We Come From” through Vevo. You can check out the video below, or here at Vevo. The video arrives just in time for the release of the "Equilibrium" album, out 03/26.

Guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle says of the concept, “The idea really came from me thinking about the recurring lyrical themes of the album, and wanting to find a way to tap into that truth.” He goes on to say, “Pretending that we are rich rock stars who drink champagne and fly on private jets would not be effective. This isn't a revelation, but I wanted to show the whole picture, and that it's nothing to be ashamed of. We work, we jam, we hang out, we have fun together, and the payoff is we get to play amazing shows in front of amazing fans and engage with them on a very personal level.”

Corey Pierce, drummer goes on to say, “The fact that we are normal guys who do what we need to do in order to go out, play shows and make music, is literally 'Where We Come From.'” The video was directed by Eric Richter in 3 different states within 48 hours documenting the everyday life of God Forbid. More...

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God Forbid Posts Music Video Teaser

God Forbid has released a clip from the band's upcoming music video for “Where We Come From” off the "Equilibrium" album, due out 03/26. Check out a preview of “Where We Come From“ in the player below.

Lead guitarist Matt Wicklund says “Where We Come From is a really cool video for us because it gives an honest glimpse into a real day in the life of all of us and takes you through the entire journey from the daily grind to doing what we love on stage!” More...

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God Forbid Posts Fourth In-Studio Clip

"The Making of Equilibrium" video series gives you the first look at God Forbid’s upcoming album, out 3/26, from inside the studio. Part 4 features exclusive studio footage and commentary from guitarist Matt Wicklund, giving a unique viewpoint as the group’s newest addition. Check out the clip below.

Pre-orders and package deals for "Equilibrium," featuring brand new merch, are now available here. You can also see God Forbid on tour across the U.S. this spring with Overkill. The tour hits major cities including Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles and more, with full details below.

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God Forbid Posts More "Equilibrium" Studio Footage

God Forbid has posted a third studio video clip from the making of the "Equilibrium" album, which can be viewed below. "Equilibrium" is due out on March 26th, 2012. Victory Records commented on the video:

"'The Making of Equilibrium' video series gives you the first look at God Forbid's upcoming album from inside the studio.

"Part 3 features exclusive footage of guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle as he talks about what it was like to work with producer Mark Lewis. Guitarist Matt Wicklund also discusses what he brings to the table for Equilibrium.

"Watch the studio update, including a clip of a new track called 'Overcome,' now!

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God Forbid Streaming New Song

Get into some serious headbanging with a brand new track from God Forbid called “Don’t Tell Me What To Dream” off of the upcoming album, "Equilibrium," due out March 26th. Listen to “Don’t Tell Me What To Dream” in the player below.

You can also see God Forbid on tour across the U.S. this spring with Overkill. The tour hits major cities including Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles and more. Check out the full list of dates below.

04/20/2012 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
04/21/2012 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
04/22/2012 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
04/23/2012 - Columbus, OH @ Screamin Willies
04/24/2012 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
04/25/2012 - Chicago, IL @ BOTTOM LOUNGE
04/26/2012 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
04/27/2012 - Denver, CO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER
04/28/2012 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
04/29/2012 - Seattle, WA @ EL CORAZON
05/01/2012 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
05/02/2012 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom At The Regency
05/03/2012 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
05/05/2012 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
05/06/2012 - Dallas, TX @ TREES
05/08/2012 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
05/09/2012 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ CULTURE ROOM
05/10/2012 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
05/11/2012 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
05/12/2012 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater More...

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God Forbid Posts "Equilibrium" Making-Of Footage

God Forbid is gearing up to release a sixth full-length album and Victory debut titled "Equilibrium" on March 26th, 2012. Footage from the making of the album can be viewed below. Victory Records commented on the clip:

"In part 1, we check in with God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce while tracking drums with producer Mark Lewis in the studio. Corey gives us a little taste of what EQUILIBRIUM will bring to the table and we see first hand what it's like recording an album with the masters of metal, God Forbid. Subscribe to VicTorVTV to stay updated on what's going on with the guys and keep a look out for Part 2!"

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God Forbid Posts New Album Teaser

God Forbid is gearing up to release a sixth full-length album and Victory debut titled "Equilibrium" on March 26th, 2012. The band has now posted a teaser clip online for the album, which can be viewed below and features a segment of the new song "Cornered."

The forthcoming effort was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel), Jason Suecof (Bury Your Dead, Chimaira) and mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). More...

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Overkill Announces Headlining Tour Dates

New Jersey based thrash metal veterans Overkill have announced a headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new studio album, "The Electric Age," which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 27th in Europe, with a North American release of March 30th to follow. Supporting them on the trek will be fellow New Jersey natives God Forbid, as well as Diamond Plate and Suidakra.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
April 21 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
April 22 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
April 23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin WIllie's
April 24 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
April 25 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
April 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
April 30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 1 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
May 2 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
May 5 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
May 6 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 8 - Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone
May 9 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
May 11 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
May 12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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God Forbid To Release New Album

God Forbid is preparing to release a sixth full-length album and Victory debut, "Equilibrium," on March 26th. The forthcoming effort was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel), Jason Suecof (Bury Your Dead, Chimaira) and mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth).

“With the new album, we focused on writing tight, hook-y metal songs,” commented guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle on the creative process for Equilibrium, “There are some really fast, super heavy, groovy songs – some of the catchiest, most melodic songs we’ve ever written. We wanted a modern, but organic-sounding album that was tight but still captured the intensity of the band. The album sounds huge!”

Coyle went on to speak about the overall theme of the album, “The title of the album says it all – it’s about finding your way when you’re lost. The lyrics come from a very personal, very real place. The recurring lyrical theme is about the everyday struggles of life and what it takes to persevere and follow your dreams.” More...

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God Forbid Finishes New Album

God Forbid has announced two northeast area headlining shows to celebrate completion of the band's forthcoming album.

Guitarist Doc Coyle says of the band’s desire to play shows, “With only one show in 2011 and 2 months spent in the recording studio, we have been itching to get out and play. We thought it would be a great idea to get into an intimate setting in our area for the real GF fans. Expect to hear some new songs and some old cuts that haven’t played in awhile. 2012 will be a great year!”

Details are as follows:

Feb 18th - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus (Support TBA)
Feb 24th - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz w/ Bound Alive, Lesson in Violence & More TBA

You can also find recently posted footage of the band working on the new album at this location.

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Bands Recall New Year's Memories

As part of the ongoing "Ask the Artist" series, Metal Injection asked members of Prime Evil, Ramming Speed, Rosetta, A Life Once Lost, 3, Fight Amp, Howl, Black Tusk, Last Chance To Reason, Obscura, God Forbid, Magrudergrind and more to recall their favorite New Year's experience. Watch the video of their answers below.


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God Forbid Posts Studio Footage

God Forbid is currently at Audiohammer Studio working with Jason Suecoff to record a new album set for release next year. The band has now posted a brief video clip online featuring vocalist Byron Davis in the studio. Check out the footage below.

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Bands Talk Worst Snow Storms On Tour

Every band dreads touring in a snowstorm, and it can get dangerous. Metal Injection spoke with members of God Forbid, A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell, and Ramming Speed about what the worst snowstorm they ever drove through was in the latest edition of the web show "Ask The Artist."

Check out their answers in the video below, or you can watch the previous Ask The Artist videos at this location. More...

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Lake Bukkake Added To Metal Suckfest

The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:

"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)

"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."

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More Bands Added To The Metal Suckfest Lineup

The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)

Mayhem
Keep of Kalessin
Hate
Abigail Williams
Woe

Friday, November 4th More...

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More Bands Announced For Metal Suckfest

MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.

The lineup so far is shaping up as such:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Municipal Waste
God Forbid
Today is the Day
Howl
Black Tusk
Magrudergrind
Ramming Speed
Prime Evil

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Cynic
Obscura
The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
Fight Amp
Rosetta
Ultrageist

The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.

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Victory Records Offers Free Labor Day Compilation

Victory Records is offering a free Labor Day sampler compilation for download on its Facebook Page. You need to "Like" the page to make the download accessible. The tracklisting for the sampler is listed in the image below.


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God Forbid Signs To Victory Records

New Jersey based metalcore outfit God Forbid has announced that the band has signed with Victory Records, which has given the band a merchandising, publishing and recording deal.

Speaking on the deal, drummer Corey Pierce comments, "We are so excited to be a part of the Victory family. We are very proud to bring our music to all the maniacs out there who are fans of the band as well as this label. We look forward to starting a powerful partnership which will bring a new energy to the metal world."

Check back soon for more details on upcoming activity to the newly signed Victory Records band.

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God Forbid Playing Tommy Vext Benefit Show

God Forbid has issued the following announcement about performing at a benefit show for ex-Divine Heresy vocalist Tommy Vext:

"God Forbid will be playing this special benefit show to help our good friend Tommy Vext who was recently attacked, seriously injured, hospitalized, and is need some help with his medical bills. GF hasn't played in NYC in a year and a half so it should be a good time.

"Sunday Nov 28th - Santos Party House in New York City: God Forbid, Mutiny Within, Dead Men Dreaming, Timeless (Reunion), Human Decline (Reunion), Judas Syndrome, Empyreon, A Great Day To Die. Tix $15 ADV, $17 DOS. Keep in mind this is a matinee show with a 1pm start and GF hitting the stage at 6pm sharp! Get there early and support please!"

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