What year is this!? At the Starland Ballroom on the night of this show, it might have been 1999, as much as it was 2023. Minus the fashion trends of the time. It was a time capsule of metalcore that just aged up to musical perfection with God Forbid’s second reunion show in five months, and Bleeding Through back from hiatus as well. The opening bands included Living Wreckage, which features members from Shadows Fall and Anthrax, plus Shai Hulud, and Nora.
Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Corey Pierce of God Forbid and Disciples of Verity kick-off 2023! We chatted about the God Forbid reunion, the upcoming shows in New Jersey and Massachusetts, how the band reformed, a candid talk about the band’s career, if racism played a part in their ability to “make it,” his move to Las Vegas from the East Coast, GF on @lambofgodofficial ‘s Headbanger’s boat cruise, the possibility of more shows, upcoming new music from Disciples of Verity!
Drummer and Metal personality Corey Piece is heading into 2023, the same way he did last year, on fire! He reunited with God Forbid at Blue Ridge Rock Fest, recorded new music with Disciples of Verity, and pursued business ventures in the music industry, and cannabis products. God Forbid is playing two new shows to kick off 2023 as well, but in the meantime, check out Corey’s Top 10 Albums of 2022!
After making their triumphant return at Blue Ridge Rock Festival – God Forbid will kickoff 2023 with two shows in their old-stomping grounds! The will play at their home state Starland Ballroom, followed by a gig at the Worcester Palladium. Direct support on both shows will come from Bleeding Through. Tickets are on sale now, with both shows expected to sell out. The band will also host a meet and greet at QXTin Newark, NJ on January 6th. Now you can watch pro-shot video of the band performing “Chains of Humanity” live at Blue Ridge.
After returning to touring and playing at Furnace Fest 2022,Bleeding Through is working on new music. Bleeding Through has shared a snippet of new music being recorded for an expected 2023 release. A new album or EP would be their first release since 2018’s Love Will Kill All (Epitaph Records). News of the band hitting the studio was shared by frontman Brandan Schiepati last week on his personal Instagram. The band will kick off 2023 opening the two God Forbideast coast reunion shows at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, and The Worcester Palladium in Massachucetts.Continue reading →
In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week you seemed to realy enjoy our Devin Townsend content, a new version of a GNR classic, a live review about the upstart band Soap Girls, Metallica stuff, Slipknot’s future plans, the return of The Black Dahlia Murder, our interviews with In Flames – author Andrew Thorp King – and the co-founder of Damnation Festival, Lamb of God saying take a good hard look at the m@!%!% boat, our coverage of RiotFest, sending love and support to Lingua Ignota, and more!Continue reading →
Lamb Of God and Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades, have announced the first-ever Headbangers Boat, sailing October 31 – November 4, 2023, from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Join the pre-sale for Lamb Of God’s Headbangers Boat by November 3 to purchase your cabin before they’re made available to the public on Friday, November 11 at 2p EST. In addition two multiple sets from each band with LoG playing all of Ashes of the Wake in its entirety, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Gwar, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit For An Autopsy, and Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton (Solo Band), and more will perfrom. With special guest hosts Jose Mangin and Riki Rachtman.
GodForbid has revealed that NickHipa, formerly of As I Lay Dying will be the second guitarist at their reunion show at this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The announcement was made over social media, as the band has been posting rehearsal footage and pictures.