New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID will carry out at this 12 months’s Blue Ridge Rock Competition, set to happen September 8-11 on the Virginia Worldwide Raceway in Alton, Virginia. The present will mark GOD FORBID‘s first dwell look in over 9 years.
GOD FORBID guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle commented: “I wasn’t positive that this might ever occur, however I can not let you know how psyched I’m to announce that GOD FORBID is reuniting to play this 12 months’s Blue Ridge Rock Competition. These are my brothers, and I can not wait to share this with the followers who’ve been ready.”
GOD FORBID formally known as it quits in August 2013 following Doc‘s departure.
Final December, Doc advised “The Jasta Present” about the opportunity of a GOD FORBID comeback: “I believe [the reunion] will occur; it is only a matter of when. As a result of Byron [Davis, vocals], he has a household, he is married, he is received a home, he is form of doing that factor, everybody’s form of unfold out. Similar factor with John [Outcalt], our bass participant; [he’s] received a child, received a home, received a mortgage, spouse and you understand… everybody’s form of moved to this totally different section of their lives and it makes it actually should create house to do this stuff and it is such a dedication of effort and time. And I am tremendous respectful of that, and I simply do not wanna drive something, or make [the reunion] about cash, or make it about… an excessive amount of enterprise. I need it to be about our friendship and form of doing one thing for the followers. ‘Trigger we by no means did a final present, we by no means did a final tour, we by no means did a farewell. And so I believe that that left simply an empty form of house there. And it is unlucky, as a result of I am of the thoughts that I all the time needed to do issues the precise means.”
GOD FORBID‘s newest album, “Equilibrium”, was launched on March 27, 2012 through Victory Data. The 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 course of the the vocal-tracking stage. The hassle was blended by acclaimed Swedish producer Jens Bogren, who has beforehand labored with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH.
“Equilibrium” offered 3,400 copies in the USA in its first week of launch to debut at place No. 156 on The Billboard 200 chart. The hassle landed at No. 7 on the High New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and creating artists, outlined as those that have by no means appeared within the High 100 of The Billboard 200.
ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT #66: God Forbid
GOD FORBID is Reuniting for Blue Ridge Rock Competition 2022! Performing LIVE for the primary time since their 2013 breakup, they toured Ozzfest, MTV’s Headbangers Ball, and have turn out to be probably the most in-demand Reunions in Heavy Steel lately. pic.twitter.com/qcnYaUx0pB
— Blue Ridge Rock Competition (@BlueRidgeRock) March 14, 2022
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