Guitarist Dallas Coyle Quits GOD FORBID

GOD FORBID has officially confirmed that longtime guitarist Dallas Coyle has left the band. Doc Coyle issued the following statement:

“There have been a barrage of rumors and questions on whether or not Dallas has left GOD FORBID. It’s true that Dallas has left the band. It’s taken us a few days to confirm this definitely, and figure out what we were going to do considering the fact that we are starting a very important tour with LAMB OF GOD this week.

“I don’t want to go into the hairy details, but all I can say is that there was a mutual disagreement between Dallas and I, and the disagreement became angry on both sides, and he decided to sit out the tour the day we were supposed to leave. We later learned he did not want to tour anymore at all. Everyone in the band, including myself was upset and shocked. For me, it’s a lot tougher because he’s my brother and I have a very close bond with him. We’ve done everything together our whole lives, so it’s difficult to deal with emotionally but I understand he has bigger responsibilities at home to care for. I wish he would’ve handled it in a different way, but I am not angry at him for leaving if he is unhappy with our situation. I really hope he finds success and happiness in his future pursuits.

“In the meantime, we’ve recruited ex-DARKEST HOUR shredder, Kris Norris, to fill in for the tour. We are currently doing a few warm up shows as a 4 piece to meet the LOG tour in Phoenix, AZ on April 2nd. Kris will be there for the start of the LOG tour though. I’ve been friends with Kris for years, and have an immense amount of respect for his playing. I look forward to playing with him, and I’m sure he will knock it out the park! Byron and I will pick up the slack with the vocals as much as we can. Thanks for everyone’s continued support, and we’ll see you on the road!”

GOD FORBID‘s tour with LAMB OF GOD (also featuring AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, and MUNICIPAL WASTE) kicks off tomorrow (April 2nd).  Visit www.myspace.com/godforbid to view the tour’s complete routing and off-dates.

MUNICIPAL WASTE Recording New Album, Massive Aggressive

MUNICIPAL WASTE have reached the halfway point in recording their new album, titled Massive Aggressive, tentatively scheduled for an August 2009 release on Earache Records. The band are recording the album at Red Planet Studios in Richmond, VA with acclaimed producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), who also produced the band’s previous album, 2007’s The Art of Partying.

MUNICIPAL WASTE guitarist Ryan Waste reports from the studio with his thoughts on the album and the recording process so far:

“We’re in the middle of blazing out the new tracks from Massive Aggressive. I’m really proud of the speed picking on the new record. I finish up my rhythms tomorrow and I’m pumped to celebrate after some gruelling nights in the studio. Zeuss is spot on for this record and we are thankful to have him in our neck of the woods this around.”

“For Massive Aggressive we are striving to capture elements from both traditional heavy metal and hardcore punk. When combined, the two genres can become a lethal formula. We’re not afraid to bridge the gap on this one.”

Already having finished his drums, Dave Witte reflects on the recording experience and what’s in store for fans:

“This record is definitely shaping up to be the best we’ve done easily, I’ve already banged out all my tracks in 1 & 1/2 days and am totally pleased with the outcome…I think our fans are going to be psyched with this record and I can’t wait to play these songs live!”

Finally, vocalist, Tony Foresta comments on his studio time and why his performance on Massive Aggressive will be his best yet:

“I have about 3 songs left of vocals. I’m really happy with how things are turning out. Zeuss has been pushing me really hard this time around and I think it will show when the record is completed.”

View photos of Ryan Waste and Dave Witte in the studio recording their parts for Massive Aggressive:

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MUNICIPAL WASTE are also gearing up for the No Fear Energy Music Tour with LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM and GOD FORBID.

MUNICIPAL WASTE and GOD FORBID will be alternating the show’s opening slot each night. Dates where MUNICIPAL WASTE go on 2nd after GOD FORBID are noted with an asterisk (*).

April 2, 2009 – Dodge Theater – Phoenix, AZ*
April 3, 2009 – Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
April 4, 2009 – Events Center – San Jose, CA*
April 5, 2009 – Crest Theater – Fresno, CA
April 7, 2009 – Paramount – Seattle, WA*
April 8, 2009 – UBC Thunderbird Arena – Vancouver, BC
April 10, 2009 – Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB*
April 11, 2009 – The Coral – Calgary, AB
April 12, 2009 – Praireeland – Saskatoon, SK*
April 13, 2009 – Convention Centre – Winnipeg, MB
April 14, 2009 – City Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON*
April 16, 2009 – Ricoh Coliseum – Toronto, ON
April 17, 2009 – Cepsum – Montreal, QC*
April 18, 2009 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
April 19, 2009 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*
April 21, 2009 – LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH
April 22, 2009 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
April 23, 2009 – Blackham Coliseum – Lafayette, LA
April 24, 2009 – Verizon Theatre – Houston, TX*
April 25, 2009 – Concrete St. Ampthitheatre – Corpus Christi, TX
April 26, 2009 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX*
April 28, 2009 – Fillmore – Denver, CO
April 29, 2009 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, KS*
April 30, 2009 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
May 1, 2009 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL*
May 2, 2009 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
May 3, 2009 – Egyptian – Indianapolis, IN*
May 5, 2009 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 6, 2009 – Fillmore Theater – Detroit, MI*
May 8, 2009 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
May 9, 2009 – Convention Center – Asbury Park, NJ
May 11, 2009 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD*
May 12, 2009 – House of Blues – Boston, MA*
May 13, 2009 – Washington St. Armory – Albany, NY
May 14, 2009 – The National – Richmond, VA*
May 15, 2009 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC

LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID, and MUNICIPAL WASTE Team Up for Wrath Tour

Fresh off of their west coast run with METALLICA and upcoming visits to Finland, UK, Ireland, Australia, Japan, and Indonesia, LAMB OF GOD are primed to tour Noarth America in support of their fifth studio album, Wrath, which will be released by Epic Records on February 24th.

The tour, sponsored by No Fear Energy, will feature support from AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID, and MUNICIPAL WASTE. AS I LAY DYING and CHILDREN OF BODOM are the main support acts on the tour, with the opening slot rotating between GOD FORBID and MUNICIPAL WASTE.

LAMB OF GOD drummer, Chris Adler, commented “I cannot wait to begin the first North American run of the ‘Wrath‘ world tour. The package we have lined up is guaranteed to leave sore necks and broken eardrums across the country. If you are into metal, there is something here for everyone, this is not a tour to miss. We are working up one hell of a show and can’t wait to play the new material. See you there! ”

No Fear‘s Vice President Of Marketing, Britt Galland commented, “No Fear Energy is excited to be working with LAMB OF GOD, Live Nation and the solid line-up of support bands for this upcoming tour. The music on this tour fits perfectly into the no-holds-barred lifestyle of those who buy No Fear Energy drinks and gravitate toward the action- sports properties associated with the No Fear brand image. We’re anticipating another popular metal tour, along with some unique product promotions and contests.”

Tickets and more information are available at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and www.nofear.com. Check local listings for additional information.

The dates for the tour are:
April 2, 2009 – Dodge Theater – Phoenix, AZ
April 3, 2009 – Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
April 4, 2009 – Events Center – San Jose, CA
April 5, 2009 – Crest Theater – Fresno, CA
April 7, 2009 – Paramount – Seattle, WA
April 8, 2009 – UBC Thunderbird Arena – Vancouver, BC
April 10, 2009 – Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB
April 11, 2009 – The Coral – Calgary, AB
April 12, 2009 – Praireeland – Saskatoon, SK
April 13, 2009 – Convention Centre – Winnipeg, MB
April 14, 2009 – City Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
April 16, 2009 – Ricoh Coliseum – Toronto, ON
April 17, 2009 – Cepsum – Montreal, QC
April 18, 2009 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
April 19, 2009 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
April 21, 2009 – LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH
April 22, 2009 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
April 23, 2009 – Blackham Coliseum – Lafayette, LA
April 24, 2009 – Verizon Theatre – Houston, TX
April 25, 2009 – Concrete St. Ampthitheatre – Corpus Christi, TX
April 26, 2009 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
April 28, 2009 – Fillmore – Denver, CO
April 29, 2009 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, KS
April 30, 2009 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
May 1, 2009 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
May 2, 2009 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
May 3, 2009 – Egyptian – Indianapolis, IN
May 5, 2009 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 6, 2009 – Fillmore Theater – Detroit, MI
May 8, 2009 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
May 9, 2009 – Convention Center – Asbury Park, NJ
May 11, 2009 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
May 12, 2009 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 13, 2009 – Washington St. Armory – Albany, NY
May 14, 2009 – TBD
May 15, 2009 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC

DEATH ANGEL Announce “In Thrash We Trust Tour” with GOD FORBID

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans, DEATH ANGEL, are pleased to announce their first full US tour since their initial split 18 years ago! The band will embark on a co-headlining tour this May/June with GOD FORBID that will include SOILENT GREEN and LIGHT THIS CITY. Dubbed the “In Thrash We Trust” tour, this will mark the bands first tour in support of their critically acclaimed Killing Season record.

Confirmed Dates:
5/01-Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop w/ TESTAMENT
5/02-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s w/ TESTAMENT
5/03-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
5/04-Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
5/07-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
5/08-Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
5/09-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
5/10-Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out
5/13-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/14-Seminole, FL @ Boomerz
5/16-Houston, TX @ TBA
5/17-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
5/18-San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
5/19-El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
5/21-Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
5/23-Las Vegas, NV @ Jillian’s
5/24-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
5/25-San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
5/26-Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
5/27-Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats
5/28-Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/30-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/31-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/02-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
6/05-Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
6/06-Mokena (Chicago), IL @ The Pearl Room
6/07-Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
6/08-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
6/11-New York, NY @ BB Kings

GOD FORBID Allow Fans to Name New DVD; Begin Work on New Album

GOD FORBID wrapped up an extremely successfully 2007 as part of the Stillborn Fest playing alongside HATEBREED and AGNOSTIC FRONT, among others but will now concentrate solely on completing their much anticipated new full-length release. The group also recently completed work on their first DVD, which is tentatively slated for a spring release. However, the DVD remains without a title, so GOD FORBID decided to put this task into the hands of their fans. See below for additional info.

Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) states: “GOD FORBID has been kicking for 10 years strong, and we are consistently blown away by how loyal our fans have been through our musical evolution. It’s definitely time to give something back. The GF camp have been having some trouble coming up with a title for our upcoming DVD, so Dallas (guitars, vocals) thought it might a good idea to involve our faithful fans in our creative process by letting you name the DVD. Yes, YOU motherfucker! Put on your thinking caps and become part of GOD FORBID history.

“This contest will only be running for a week, and the grand prize winner will get their name listed in the DVD’s credits, receive an autographed copy of the DVD, an ESP/Cocaine Energy drink guitar and a case of Cocaine Energy drinks. The two runner ups will also receive a bunch of other awesome stuff. We’re going to pick the top three and have everyone vote on the best title from there. We will announce the winner on Jan. 28th. Good luck and let the games begin!”

Please send all DVD title submissions to [email protected] and be sure to include your full name, age and mailing address. The contest runs through 12PM on Friday, Jan. 25th.

Coyle further comments: “This is going to be a big year for GOD FORBID as we will be releasing our first ever DVD and our first new album since 2005. The DVD is pretty much done, except for the menus, and we still need a title. I’ve already mentioned how incredible the concert portion looks and sounds, but the band was fortunate enough to be able to screen the documentary portion, directed by Denise Korycki, and we were all blown away. It is a combination of historical insight, introspection into our personalities, social commentary and some god damn funny ass shit. I guess we were sick of being funny on other bands DVDs. If you consider yourself a true GOD FORBID fan, this DVD will be essential. I think this DVD ranks among the best metal DVDs on the market.

“In regards to the new album, we are a lot further along in the writing process. We have a few songs completed, and probably a dozen more in the works. So far the material is extremely varied. I can also say that Dallas and I have started using seven string guitars, so tonally there will be more variety.

“We will be heading into the studio at the beginning of March with our longtime producer and friend, Eric Rachel at Trax East. So the album we probably come out mid to late summer. Let’s keep our fingers crossed on that front. We will also begin videotaping rehearsals and recording, and releasing some YouTube updates as the process continues. Keep your eyes and ears open for those. More news to follow soon”

Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/god4bid for all news updates and tour info.

GOD FORBID Announce Tour with GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS; Launch New Episode of GFTV

New Jersey’s GOD FORBID will be heading out on the Revolver-sponsored headlining trek, dubbed “The Chains of Humanity” tour with GOATWHORE and MNEMIC. The line-up is rounded out with ARSIS, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT (who will be on the tour from Jan 4th-31st) and BYZANTINE (from Feb 1st-18th).

To prepare fans for the tour, the band has teamed up with broadband video-on-demand site MetalInjection.tv for a weekly series called “GFTV.” In the latest clip, the band addresses the recent comments made by Cosmo Kramer. See how the band reacts to random droppings of the N word, as they are interviewed by Original Black from AATV.

Watch the clip, as well as all the previous episodes of GOD FORBID TV on the GFTV channel exclusively at www.metalinjection.tv/gftv.

GOD FORBID w/GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT and ARSIS
01/04 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
01/05 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
01/06 Mark’s Place – Bedford, NH
01/07 B.B. King’s – New York, NY
01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
01/10 I-Rock – Detroit, MI
01/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
01/12 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
01/13 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
01/14 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/15 Reverb – Cedar Falls, IA
01/16 Static Bar – Topeka, KS
01/17 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/19 Gravity Room – Portland, OR
01/20 The Showbox – Seattle, WA (Seattle Metal Festival)
01/21 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
01/22 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/23 Bourbon Street – Concord, CA
01/24 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
01/25 Showcase Theatre – Corona, CA
01/26 The Sets – Tempe, AZ
01/27 The Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
01/28 Chic’s Bar – El Paso, TX
01/29 The Sanctuary – San Antonio, TX
01/30 Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
01/31 Walter’s on Washington – Houston, TX

GOD FORBID w/GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, BYZANTINE and ARSIS
02/02 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/03 The Handlebar – Greenville, SC
02/04 Thee Imperial – Jacksonville, FL
02/05 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02/06 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
02/07 The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
02/09 The Mad Hatter – Covington, KY
02/10 The Muse – Nashville, TN
02/11 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
02/12 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
02/13 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
02/14 Huntington Music Hall – Huntington, WV
02/15 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
02/16 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
02/17 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
02/18 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
02/20 Middle East Restaurant/Night Club – Cambridge, MA
02/21 Fou Founes Electriques – Montreal, QC

CHIMAIRA: Ressurection Drops March 6th

CHIMAIRA‘s new album Ressurection has been scheduled for a March 6, 2007 release through Ferret Records in North America (other territories through Nuclear Blast Records).  Produced by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, GOD FORBID) and Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY), the follow-up to last year’s self-titled album will be the first since their departure from Roadrunner Records.