God Forbid Tour Report From Doc Coyle
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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!"
The GF metal machine is not stopping for the holidays though. We are playing 5 shows as part of the Stillborn Fest with our good friends in Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Candiria, Full Blown Chaos and others.
12/26/04 @ The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
12/27/04 @ Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY
12/28/04 @ The Palladium in Worcester, MA
12/29/04 @ The Staircase in Pittston, PA
12/30/04 @ The World in Pittsburgh, PA
The New Year will have God Forbid commence writing on our next album, IV: The Constitution of Treason. We already have some killer riffs and material on the burner so get ready! We are also planning a full US tour for March/April. We haven't toured The States since Ozzfest and promise to have a sick bill on deck so stay tuned. Happy Holidays everyone. Peace.
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