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God Forbid Confirms Guitarist Dallas Coyle's Departure, Announces Replacement

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New Jersey metal group God Forbid has confirmed that guitarist Dallas Coyle has left the band. They also announced that former Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris will be his replacement. A message from band member Doc Coyle reads:

"There have been a barrage of rumors and questions on whether or not Dallas has left God Forbid. It's true that Dallas has left the band. It's taken us a few days to confirm this definitely, and figure out what we were going to do considering the fact that we are starting a very important tour with LAMB OF GOD this week.

"I don't want to go into the hairy details, but all I can say is that there was a mutual disagreement between Dallas and I, and the disagreement became angry on both sides, and he decided to sit out the tour the day we were supposed to leave. We later learned he did not want to tour anymore at all. Everyone in the band, including myself was upset and shocked. For me, it's a lot tougher because he's my brother and I have a very close bond with him. We've done everything together our whole lives, so it's difficult to deal with emotionally but I understand he has bigger responsibilities at home to care for. I wish he would've handled it in a different way, but I am not angry at him for leaving if he is unhappy with our situation. I really hope he finds success and happiness in his future pursuits.

"In the meantime, we've recruited ex-Darkest Hour shredder, Kris Norris, to fill in for the tour. We are currently doing a few warm up shows as a four-piece to meet the LOG tour in Phoenix, AZ on April 2nd. Kris will be there for the start of the LOG tour though. I've been friends with Kris for years, and have an immense amount of respect for his playing. I look forward to playing with him, and I'm sure he will knock it out the park! Byron and I will pick up the slack with the vocals as much as we can. Thanks for everyone's continued support, and we'll see you on the road!"

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1. xFiruath writes:

Having family members in bands always seems like a bad idea. Being cooped up together for months at a time on tour will only lead to people getting seriously p***ed off. It's a real surprise that Vorph and Xy of Samael have managed to go 20 something years without killing each other or breaking up the band yet.

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Thrashbanger writes:

^It works sometimes. AC/DC, Pantera, Lamb of God, Eidolon and Arch Enemy for exsample.

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metal2death writes:

all good bands too^

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. dmasa writes:

Docs better anyway

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metalhead213@yahoo.com writes:

Holy sh**. This is very shocking to me cuz I'm a big God Forbid fan. I know Dallas recently posted that he has a job and a newborn child, so that's gotta be part of the reason why he's gone. It sucks, he was a very good rhythm player and did outstanding back up vocals as well. Good luck to you Dallas and to God Forbid. I know you'll carry on.

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Pursuit_Of_Vikings writes:

Noooooooooooo

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

3 months before mayhem, what FAHQN timing,....^^2, 3.....it didnt work for sepultura,....they made it for 10 years but, it ended ugly, and they where one hell of a band........business with family or friends is a walk thru fire at times...anyway...GOD FORBID

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 3:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

I think everyone had Sepultura in the back of their minds lol. What about Obituary? Aren't two of them brothers?

Plus Anders and Jonas from The Haunted/At The Gates, John and Mark Gallagher of Raven, Van Halen of course and Stryper has two brothers in as well.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 4:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

Don't forget those brutal a$$ kickin Jonas Brothers

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

BAY BEE!!!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jomama writes:

JonASS brothers! lol....But seriously, that sucks about GF, but hopefully it will work out for everyone involved.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. That_One_Guy writes:

The Jonas Brothers, lol...

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Caveman1 writes:

So is this one of those great metalunderground.com april fools??? cause if it is, c'mon, the jokes good, but please say Dallas is still a part of god forbid

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Necropolis writes:

Confirmed on Century Media.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. That_One_Guy writes:

Caveman1 -- This story was posted yesterday, Mar. 31st, so it's true.

Now playing: Obscura - "Cosmogenesis"

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. did you hear the singing writes:

is it any wonder, cmon the new singing was horrid and he just had a kid ! had to grow up, cant raise a kid on a few thousand cd sales. even coat-tailing a monster tour wont right that ship....too bad, constitution was great !!!!!!!!!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Dee writes:

Wtf? Nooooooooooo way!!!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metal andy writes:

f*** this band will suck a$$ without him.f***! and they just came out with a amazing album.

# Apr 2, 2009 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. bbristowe writes:

Bah I hate the singing on the new album. I can appreciate what he was going for but it turned out sh**ty.

# Apr 2, 2009 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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