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New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID will perform at this 12 months’s Blue Ridge Rock Competitors, set to occur September 8-11 on the Virginia Worldwide Raceway in Alton, Virginia. The current will mark GOD FORBID‘s first dwell look in over 9 years.
GOD FORBID guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle commented: “I wasn’t constructive that this may ever happen, nonetheless I can’t let you understand how psyched I’m to announce that GOD FORBID is reuniting to play this 12 months’s Blue Ridge Rock Competitors. These are my brothers, and I can’t wait to share this with the followers who’ve been prepared.”
GOD FORBID formally often known as it quits in August 2013 following Doc‘s departure.
Last December, Doc suggested “The Jasta Current” in regards to the alternative of a GOD FORBID comeback: “I imagine [the reunion] will happen; it is just a matter of when. Because of Byron [Davis, vocals], he has a family, he’s married, he’s acquired a house, he’s type of doing that issue, all people’s type of unfold out. Comparable issue with John [Outcalt], our bass participant; [he’s] acquired a baby, acquired a house, acquired a mortgage, partner and also you perceive… all people’s type of moved to this completely totally different part of their lives and it makes it truly ought to create home to do that stuff and it’s such a dedication of time and effort. And I’m large respectful of that, and I merely don’t wanna drive one thing, or make [the reunion] about money, or make it about… an extreme quantity of enterprise. I would like it to be about our friendship and type of doing one factor for the followers. ‘Set off we under no circumstances did a closing current, we under no circumstances did a closing tour, we under no circumstances did a farewell. And so I imagine that that left merely an empty type of home there. And it’s unfortunate, on account of I’m of the ideas that I on a regular basis wanted to do points the exact means.”
GOD FORBID‘s latest album, “Equilibrium”, was launched on March 27, 2012 by means of Victory Knowledge. The vast majority of the CD was recorded by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM), with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER) stepping in in the midst of the the vocal-tracking stage. The trouble was blended by acclaimed Swedish producer Jens Bogren, who has beforehand labored with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH.
“Equilibrium” provided 3,400 copies within the USA in its first week of launch to debut at place No. 156 on The Billboard 200 chart. The trouble landed at No. 7 on the Excessive New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and creating artists, outlined as people who have under no circumstances appeared throughout the Excessive 100 of The Billboard 200.
ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT #66: God Forbid
GOD FORBID is Reuniting for Blue Ridge Rock Competitors 2022! Performing LIVE for the first time since their 2013 breakup, they toured Ozzfest, MTV’s Headbangers Ball, and have change into in all probability essentially the most in-demand Reunions in Heavy Metal these days. pic.twitter.com/qcnYaUx0pB
— Blue Ridge Rock Competitors (@BlueRidgeRock) March 14, 2022
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