God Forbid announces new album
Monday, February 13, 2012 11:12 AM PT
Official press release:God Forbid
are preparing to release their sixth full-length album and Victory Records
debut, Equilibrium, on March 26th. The forthcoming effort was produced by Mark Lewis
(The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel), Jason Suecof
(Bury Your Dead, Chimaira) and mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren
(Opeth, Amon Amarth).
For over fifteen years, the forerunners of the New Wave of American metal have achieved high praise from fans and critics alike over their career while maintaining an insatiable hunger to expand their songwriting horizons. "With the new album, we focused on writing tight, hook-y metal songs," commented guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle on the creative process for Equilibrium, "There are some really fast, super heavy, groovy songs – some of the catchiest, most melodic songs we've ever written. We wanted a modern, but organic-sounding album that was tight but still captured the intensity of the band. The album sounds huge!"
Coyle went on to speak about the overall theme of the album, "The title of the album says it all – it's about finding your way when you're lost. The lyrics come from a very personal, very real place. The recurring lyrical theme is about the everyday struggles of life and what it takes to persevere and follow your dreams."
God Forbid's solidified line-up, newly managed under World Entertainment's Alexander Ford and Gunter Ford, includes lead vocalist Byron Davis, guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle, bassist John "Beeker" Outcalt, Corey Pierce on drums and newest member Matt Wicklund on guitar. The band will support Equilibrium with heavy touring.
2/13/2012 11:24:30 AM
2/13/2012 11:28:18 AM
2/13/2012 11:34:04 AM
2004Core is stoked
2/13/2012 11:41:57 AM
too black no mosh. too tony victory no give my money
2/13/2012 12:06:09 PM
GF doesnt get nearly enough credit. backed hard.
2/13/2012 12:49:45 PM
Tony Brummel wanted to sign a legit black metal band to Victory, is disappointed when he finds out it wasn't the black metal he had originally thought
2/13/2012 12:50:55 PM
Jokes aside, good for them. Great guys, seen them live quite a few times, hope they come up with something like "Gone Forever"
2/13/2012 4:37:53 PM
Band has sucked for ages, hoping for redemption.
2/13/2012 5:19:57 PM
After Gone Forever they lost their sound trying to be all 'thrashy' and gay.
Just stick to writing hooks and solos.
2/13/2012 8:05:14 PM
sorry christmas, like a few song, but it just doesnt...it just doent. maybe just a pinch more fresh peppercorn in the GF soup
2/14/2012 5:22:03 AM
^ maybe im just nostalgic for Gone Forever and thought all subsequent albums were hot steaming piles of mehhh.
2/14/2012 6:15:29 AM
^ you aren't wrong... though IV: Too Long Title Of Didn't Read wasn't bad.
2/14/2012 8:58:28 AM
Stop all the lame singing in the chorus and maybe I'll start listening again. Early shit was great.
2/14/2012 7:06:22 PM
no care. the guitarist is a ungreatful piece of crap and plays nothing special.