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God Forbid Announces Breakup

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East Brunswick, New Jersey based metalcore veterans God Forbid have announced that they have decided to disband after seventeen years and six full length albums. The news comes after guitarist Doc Coyle posted a message online three days ago declaring that he had left the band. A statement from guitarist Matt Wicklund reads as follows:

"Hello everyone! As many of you have heard, God Forbid has broken up. It is a sad time for us and also a time of new beginnings. The past 4 years have been an amazing journey for me and I am forever thankful for the experiences I have gained and the the musical family that I was welcomed into. I have grown immensely from all of this as an artist and a person. I am very proud of the album Equilibrium that I got to write and record with the guys and I loved every minute I got to play all of the songs, new and old, on stages around the world for all of the wild and loyal GF fans. Thank you all again for the good times. Cheers to all of you and to my brothers Doc Coyle, John Outcalt, Corey Pierce, and Byron Davis.

"New chapters are unfolding for all of us and I am taking all I've learned forward into a new and exciting musical adventure. Ghost Ship Octavius is now my main musical outlet and I would be honored to see all of you again and share this new journey with you all! Here's to good memories and to amazing things yet to come!!!"

Vocalist Byron Davis stated: "Yes its true GF is down. We are a family for the most part some move on while others keep it real like before the band began. I should feel sad but I dont right now because a new chapter has begun. I'll be seeing you all around somewhere. Believe that."

Another message posted at the band's Facebook page reads: "An official statement will be in the works at some point. It's never really over, GF has a healthy catalog, when you start to miss us put in a CD or pick up some merch. Think of it as collectors edition. Real music and passion never dies just transforms.... dtmwtd.... 2eggrolls..."

God Forbid released their first album, "Reject the Sickness" in 1999 and their most recent release came last year in the form of, "Equilibrium." More details with regards to future projects and the reasons for the breakup are expected to be revealed shortly.

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1. KMADD writes:

Good they were boring as fukk anyways. One of the worst bands ive seen at past metalfests.

# Aug 19, 2013 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Morrison1 writes:

Wow.... Love them or hate, there were one of the best American metalcore bands... More metal than hardcore, my opinion . Gonna miss there twin harmonies..... Maybe they will make a comeback with both coyle brothers!!!!! FORCE FED!!!!!!!

# Aug 20, 2013 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Mr Singh writes:

Was this the band that done Jamaican rap music

# Aug 20, 2013 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Forbid23 writes:

Are you the hillbilly who f***s his own sister

# Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. who cares writes:

This band is terrible

# Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Borntomosh writes:

Will be missed. One of the better metalcore-esque bands to come out of that time period. Hats off to them. Godspeed.

# Aug 21, 2013 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jackrum writes:

thought they were dead.

# Aug 23, 2013 @ 7:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrokenFace writes:

God Forbid was and still is a great band Im sad to hear the news but I wasnt the biggest fan of equilibrium when the brothers split the spark was lost abit. I kno Doc has been doing alot of work with tommy VeXt recently maybe they will start a band together?

# Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. holysh*t writes:

Mr Singh, i believe your thinking of the band Skindred, and yes they are horrible. As for GF, i enjoyed their first few albums, the last being "Constitution of Treason", decent live act, not the best around but still entertaining band. They were better than alot of other metalcore acts out there. oh well, c'est la vie!

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10. BrianSD writes:

Sad to see them go. Solid throughout their career and their live album still gets a lot of play. Only got to see them once as direct support for machine head, 36cf opened. Great show.

# Aug 24, 2013 @ 1:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BrokenFace writes:

An for the record Skindred are a unique and great band. They have there own sound and love it or hate it you gotta respect that. Benji Webbs a legend.

# Aug 24, 2013 @ 7:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Valentine_no_more writes:

sucks now one less black lead singer with dreads. keep strong sevendust!

# Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Houston from Houston writes:

^^^^^^ Don't forget sepultura. .....although god forbid are nowhere and i mean NOWHERE close to sepultura as far as talent, legacy,fan base etc........but they will be missed

# Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BrokenFace writes:

skindred an ill nino still repping the dredds

# Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. saxon83 writes:

Horrible band, saw them with Iced Earth a year ago. Good Riddance

# Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Thanks God! writes:

The world got rid of another member of the '-core' family.

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