New Brunswick, New Jersey’s melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID will debut some of their brand new material at the following East Coast shows in February:
Feb. 18 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
Feb. 24 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Commented GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle: “With only one show in 2011 and two months spent in the recording studio, we have been itching to get out and play. We thought it would be a great idea to get into an intimate setting in our area for the real GOD FORBID fans. Expect to hear some new songs and some old cuts that haven’t played in a while.”
GOD FORBID entered the studio late last year to begin recording its new album for an early 2012 release via Victory Records. The bulk of the production on the CD was handled 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 during the the vocal-tracking stage. The album was mxed at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH.
A demo version of a new GOD FORBID song, “Where We Come From”, is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track was originaly given away as a free download as part of a Victory Records Labor Day digital sampler.
GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle previously stated about the material for the band’s forthcoming CD, “It’s always difficult to tell how a new album will sound this early in the process, but I can say that our new guitar player Matt Wicklund [ex-HIMSA] is contributing tons of material. His stuff is very hook-oriented with a Scandinavian twinge.
“The stuff I’ve been writing has been varied from evil MORBID ANGEL, black metal shit to mid-tempo/power groove MACHINE HEAD-type stuff, and signature GOD FORBID material that is a logical progression from our previous albums.”
“Where We Come From” (demo version):