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God Forbid calls it quits

Friday, August 16, 2013 5:27 PM PT


After nearly 17 years together, New Jersey metal band God Forbid is breaking up.

For starters, earlier today guitarist Doc Coyle announced his departure from the band via a lengthy statement here. His opening paragraph reads as follows:

"I am sorry to say that I am indeed leaving God Forbid. I started playing with these guys since I was 16 years old. Now I'm 32. You do the math. To say this is difficult and a big move for me would be an understatement. It has been very emotional and very sad for me to actually follow through with this, but I feel in my heart and head that it is the right thing to do."

Not long thereafter, lead vocalist Byron Davis issued the following:

"It's Friday and my boy is home doing well and yes it's true, GF is down. We are a family for the most part some moveon 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. Uncle Corey J needs some drums I have a guitar too for him. Blabbering."

Finally, drummer Corey Pierce weighed in:

"No more suspense... God Forbid is over. Sorry."


56 comments


8/16/2013 5:33:26 PM
Too bad, the band managed to put out some actually great stuff.

anonymous
8/16/2013 5:41:08 PM
God forbid they break up

anonymous
8/16/2013 5:41:48 PM
R.I.P.
Band was decent but can't say I didn't see this coming

anonymous
8/16/2013 5:50:03 PM
via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement via lengthy statement

anonymous
8/16/2013 6:08:07 PM
Trayvon these sageas. Also, I'm the guy that does all the FSU stuff on here.

anonymous
8/16/2013 6:18:54 PM
^Florida State University for life!!

anonymous
8/16/2013 6:19:04 PM
This band should have broke up ten years ago, when they were still releasing decent material. Instead, they lingered around like an old pet that you just don't have the heart to put to sleep, and put out a few pretty awful albums that nobody cared about.

I hate being a dick on here, so just in case you guys are reading this : I was a big fan of your first few albums. Definitely talented.

anonymous
8/16/2013 6:19:36 PM
(cont)

OTHER BANDS : Finish on a strong note; you know when it's time.


NOW, BEGIN THE HARASSMENT FOR THIS LENGTHY STATEMENT OF MY OWN!

8/16/2013 7:10:24 PM
Webby, looks like you forgot to post this back in 1998 when it would have been relevant.

8/16/2013 7:32:46 PM
First The Chariot breaks up and now this? Best day in music ever!!

anonymous
8/16/2013 7:44:54 PM
Band stinx! Jenny Craig is stoked. You flaming fcking gays

anonymous
8/16/2013 7:47:50 PM
"My heart is heavy as a dawn sets towards a new sunrise". Have fun serving me at Subway. Career flip.

anonymous
8/16/2013 8:19:54 PM
how drunk was Byron when he wrote that shit?

anonymous
8/16/2013 8:21:50 PM
Being a GF fan... I am psyched (gays) that this post had 65% decent comments. #fckLambgoatBulletinBoard Bandits #ItsNot1999AnymoreHardcore gays

anonymous
8/16/2013 8:23:09 PM
I also love how people talk shit... when you are a loser who still posts on Lambgoat and gives two shits about bands and the money (or lack of) money they make. #Officially2ndPostonLGever

anonymous
8/16/2013 8:47:31 PM
^^
Byron

anonymous
8/16/2013 9:08:11 PM
I dont care, I dont listen to black metal.

anonymous
8/16/2013 9:24:26 PM
MarginError
2 hours ago
Webby, looks like you forgot to post this back in 1998 when it would have been relevant.

Gay gay joke, more like 2005 relevancy.

anonymous
8/16/2013 11:10:44 PM
thanks for always playing longer than the headliners at your shows. you lulled me to sleep many times and shortened other bands sets. enjoy your retirement and your 401K sock drawer.

anonymous
8/16/2013 11:11:05 PM
In time all things become clear
This line as I proceed to follow
I see what is preferred
Divide my destiny, the only thing that matters
Are the ones I left behind?
Their words ring out with truth.

anonymous
8/17/2013 1:48:30 AM
Do these gays realize it's 2013?

anonymous
8/17/2013 2:51:35 AM
No one cares about these gays in 2013, just like no one cared about these gays a decade ago. And did someone seriously just use hashtags on Lambgoat?

anonymous
8/17/2013 3:54:22 AM
not racist, but i don't listen to black metal, best pun of the year

anonymous
8/17/2013 5:28:59 AM
This band stopped existing for me when I first heard them 10+ years ago.

anonymous
8/17/2013 6:38:39 AM
Didn't even know they were still a band

8/17/2013 7:24:51 AM
Lol at hashtags

anonymous
8/17/2013 7:35:43 AM
always respect this band, one of the first I heard way back when. fck all you bitch ass haters.

anonymous
8/17/2013 7:53:02 AM
Immigrant gays.

anonymous
8/17/2013 8:06:27 AM
fck everyone on this site. Listen to Dealey Plaza NOW

anonymous
8/17/2013 9:02:41 AM
Byron is a fat dirty ass stinky sage u got no talent blackie, SAGE BAND SAGE FLIP

anonymous
8/17/2013 9:03:39 AM
SAGE FLIP

anonymous
8/17/2013 9:05:01 AM
"Sage flip"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

8/17/2013 11:12:59 AM
ESPN's john Clayton loves slayer

anonymous
8/17/2013 11:54:13 AM
BEN ORUM IS STOKES

anonymous
8/17/2013 12:26:42 PM
Only about 15 years late with the 'black metal' jokes, gays

anonymous
8/17/2013 12:48:14 PM
BROKEN PROMISE!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous
8/17/2013 2:25:18 PM
More bands should do this.

anonymous
8/17/2013 3:17:18 PM
A metal band full of afroamericans? U dirty ass stinky black dreadlock having fat ass shitty vocalist go back the ghetto u nappy nihgger. New jersey sucks to.

anonymous
8/17/2013 3:34:43 PM
I dont care, I dont listen to black metal.

^^
Very clever jerk. Go back to your shantys

8/17/2013 7:57:04 PM
This band always sucked, from beginning to end. They will not be missed. How often do you really revisit your God Forbid albums?

anonymous
8/17/2013 11:27:55 PM
I booked these gays in Fresno. Mammoth Gaylords, offered to suck helmet for payment, just to get on the bill.

Good riddance. Human flip

anonymous
8/17/2013 11:32:17 PM
GONE FOREVER

anonymous
8/18/2013 9:52:38 AM
God forbid if they play a reunion show.

anonymous
8/18/2013 10:09:31 AM
I got a photo with these guys in a dimly lit club but when I looked at it, it looked like I was just of me with a few sets of teeth floating around.

anonymous
8/18/2013 9:34:06 PM
lol^^^

anonymous
8/18/2013 9:59:01 PM
Determination was such a good album. Their only good album.

anonymous
8/19/2013 7:15:34 AM
cue even more corny "black metal" jokes from keyboard klansmen virgins

8/19/2013 1:14:59 PM
Great band during a pivotal point in the metalcore scene. At least they know when to walk away.

anonymous
8/19/2013 9:50:43 PM
fck you all. Those first 3 tracks off of Determination are metal as fck.

anonymous
8/20/2013 6:52:48 PM
anonymous
4 days ago
Trayvon these sageas. Also, I'm the guy that does all the FSU stuff on here.

Actually you fck boy it's me that does tht FSU shit around here. Because I AM IN FSU mother fcker.
Come fcking meet me outside of Joey's in Revere. I been waiwting in the parkaing lot trilled out and ready to rock bro

anonymous
8/20/2013 10:56:35 PM
fck FSU. pssy ASS BITCHES. FSU = gayS SISSIES UNITED

8/21/2013 2:05:17 PM
No idea why this had to happen, it's not like 4/5th of this band which are n11ggers are able to secure normal employment nor assimilate into north American society anyways

Sorry you goddamn blacks

8/21/2013 2:05:32 PM
Go play the blues in inner city Chicago or something

8/21/2013 2:08:17 PM
"Authentic" African American styled Chicago blues: the only industry in American where dirty Rastafarians are allowed to work and retain their locks without getting a haircut

anonymous
8/22/2013 5:08:50 PM
Seriously who is that fcking horse in ur display pic? Are you the horse or the down syndrome giraffe girl?

anonymous
8/24/2013 10:08:30 AM
so much for determination