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God Forbid is the name of more than one artist:
1) melodic metalcore band
2) ambient electronic

1) God Forbid was a melodic metalcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey that was formed in 1998. Their style is different than the styles presented by other, popular metalcore bands: God Forbid's influences are deep-rooted in thrash metal. Building up a following in the late 1990s by touring with bands such as Cradle of Filth, Nile, and Candiria, their first full album Reject the Sickness was released by 9 Volt Records in 1999. Read more on Last.fm

God Forbid on Thrash Hits

Interview: Doc Coyle from God Forbid on getting old, recording without a plan, and what makes their album, Equilibrium, better than the rubbish film of the same name

May 17th, 2012

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If you asked us to put together a list of the most genuine, the coolest, and generally most all-round solid dudes that we’d interviewed here at Thrash Hits, then Doc Coyle, guitarist from God Forbid, would be right there at the top. When we chatted to him a few years ago at Download, he put up with our amateur-hour questioning like a pro, and when we sent him an email the other day with a load of snide questions about Equilibrium, his band’s recently-released sixth studio album, he once again took it all in his stride. Doc, sir, as far as Thrash Hits is concerned, you’re one of the good guys.

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WIN: loads of CDs and t-shirts from Emmure, God Forbid, Taproot and Wretched.

May 2nd, 2012

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Everyone loves free stuff. We love free stuff. It’s the incentive that keeps us posting snide and snarky missives on the internet, after all. Sometimes though, people want us to give you free stuff though – as is the case with the guys and gals over at Victory Records, who’ve given us a big ol’ bag of CDs and t-shirts to give away to our readers.

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PROGTOLOGY with James Monteith of TesseracT: #3a – On tour across the USA

May 10th, 2011

The chicken-fried steak stories were a good clue as to this column’s future but TesseracT guitarist James Monteith has checked in with so many stories from their current US tour that we’ve had to split his third column into two parts. We’ll start with the useful stuff: guitar lessons, shooting Maylene and the Sons of Disaster with BB guns and… what’s that about a second album? OH!

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We’re a month and a bit into our North American tour. We’ve played over 20 shows, made some great new friends, seen all kinds of weather conditions, I’ve grown a full beard, shaved it off, and started to grow another again. It’s been eventful.

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Seventeen names added to Download Festival line-up

April 21st, 2009

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Another day, another Download Festival announcement – this time its a whopping SEVENTEEN bands added to the bill. That’s the largest number to be announced in a single announcement this year. Or possibly any year. We’re not really bothered enough to check.

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2008 into 2009: God Forbid

December 22nd, 2008

With their corking new album, Earthsblood coming out, 2009 is going to be a big year for God Forbid. We caught up with philandering guitarist, Doc Coyle. He told us about some awesome bands! Respect!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Finishing our new album Earthsblood, which came out incredible. Sometimes I listen to it like a fan.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Dealing with a bad break up. I cheated on my ex-girlfriend a lot on tour and lost a great girl. I paid for it big time, and learned an important lesson.

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