God Forbid Taps Ex- As I Lay Dying Guitarist Nick Hipa for Reunion Show


 

God Forbid has revealed that Nick Hipa, 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.

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God Forbid to Reissue “Gone Forever” on Vinyl via M-Theory Audio


Reunited New Wave of American Heavy Metal act God Forbid have announced a vinyl reissue of their 2004 breakthrough album, Gone Forever. Pre-orders for the upcoming limited-edition splatter vinyl release by M-Theory Audio – scheduled for release on June 10, 2022 – are now available at the link below. The group has also announced a special reunion performance. God Forbid’s first live show in nine years will happen during the weekend of September 8th-11th at Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022 on the grounds of Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA.

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God Forbid to Reunite at Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022


After a few months of teasing one, God Forbid have announced their first reunion show in over nine years. Guitarist Doc Coyle ( also of Bad Wolves) has posted on his social media about their upcoming show at Blue Ridge Rock Festival. Based on the photo they have released, it appears they won’t be joined by second guitarist Matt Wicklund who joined the band from 2009 to 2013. Instead, perhaps original guitarist Dallas Coyle (brother of Doc, who has a new band SVSPVRP), who left in 2009 will be returning to the stage. More on this as it unfolds.

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Disciples of Verity Share Music Video for “I AM I” ft. Joe Gareri


 

Rock and Metal supergroup Disciples of Verity (DOV) have shared a new official music video for their song “I AM I.” Their debut album Pragmatic Sanction is out now (read our review here)! The band counts Corey Glover (vocalist Of Living Colour and Bowie Experience), George Pond (bass, ex Negative Sky), Corey Pierce (drums, God Forbid), Mark Monjoy (rhythm guitar, Sekond Skyn), and their debut album is out now! The album boasts guest appearances from Phil Demmel (Vio-lence) Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Tara McLeod (Kittie), Mike Antine (Majul), JJ Sammataro (Negative Sky), and solo artist Joe Gareri. The band kicked off a mini-tour of the east coast last fall (2019) but had to postpone future tour dates and their record release party until 2021 due to the pandemic. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Disciples of Verity – Pragmatic Sanction


Music fans love a good supergroup. However, a lot of times the results may vary and the resultant music that felt like it would rule on paper doesn’t translate in the end. Well, that sure isn’t the case with Disciples of Verity. Not only does the band boast a who’s who of dynamic talents from across Rock and Metal (Living Colour, God Forbid, Negative Sky, Sekond Skyn), their debut release Pragmatic Sanction (The Label Group/InGrooves) has a ton of memorable songs; heavy enough for the real headbangers, but catchy enough for the masses. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Disciples of Verity – Patterns of Decay – Concrete Dream – Behind the Bullet Live at The Kingsland


With the release of two recent singles ‘Worthy’ and ‘Lying to Myself’ from their forthcoming album, Pragmatic Sanction (InGrooves), Disciples of Verity made their debut at The Kingsland in Brooklyn New York. No cover songs needed here, just what I believe is a set from their entire record. It also marks the return of God Forbid skins-man, Corey Pierce (finally). Every time he hit a cymbal, it felt like the kit was holding on for dear life.

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The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why God Forbid, Candiria and Shadows Fall Didn’t Become Bigger


Music Marketer and YouTuber Finn McKenty, The Punk Rock MBA is back with another video examining the scene and asking the tough questions to the music fandom. In this episode, he discusses his thoughts on why metalcore bands such as God Forbid, Candiria, Shadows Fall, and I See Stars did get bigger. Check it out! Continue reading


Disciples of Verity Share Music Video for “Lying To Myself”, Tour Dates This Week


Rock and Metal supergroup Disciples of Verity (DOV) have shared a new official music video for their new song ‘Lying To Myself’ featuring Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence. The band counts Corey Glover (vocalist Of Living Colour and Bowie Experience), George Pond (bass, ex Negative Sky), Corey Pierce (drums, God Forbid), Mark Monjoy (rhythm guitar, Sekond Skyn), and Danny Puma (lead guitar, Negative Sky) and their debut album is due out in 2020 at a date tbd. Aside from Demmel who shreds all over the new track, the album boasts guest appeances from Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Tara McLeod (Kittie), Mike Antine (Majul), JJ Sammataro (Negative Sky) and solo artist Joe Gareri. The band kick off a mini-tour of the east coast this week, with the dates and venues listed below. Watch video for ‘Lying To Myself’ and pre-order the single right now!Continue reading


Disciples Of Verity Share New Lyric Video for “Lying To Myself” featuring Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence


Rock and Metal supergroup Disciples of Verity counts members of Living Colour, God Forbid and Negative Sky among its ranks. The band shared a new single today for the track ‘Lying To Myself’, featuring Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence (ex-Machine Head). This is the second single after their previous track released, ‘Worthy’. Their debut album is due out in 2020 and has a bevy of guests such as Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Tara McLeod (Kittie), Mike Antine (Majul), JJ Sammataro (Negative Sky) and solo artist Joe Gareri. Watch the lyric video for ‘Lying To Myself’ right now! Continue reading


Bad Wolves – Disobey


Whether you like it or not, Bad Wolves aren’t the next big thing. That’s because they’re already the current new big thing in metal. Thrust into the spotlight by a set of serendipitous circumstances surrounding their recording of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, a version that Dolores O’Riordan herself was scheduled to record vocals for the week that she passed as part of her endorsement of the song, Disobey (Eleven Seven) is a multi-faceted contemporary, very heavy, yet commercial album that does a whole lot more than the frankly excellent cover version might suggest you should expect.Continue reading