GOD FORBID Guitarist Comments On CHILDREN OF BODOM, ILL NINO Tours

GOD FORBID will embark on the "One Nation Undivided" U.S. tour as direct support to ILL NINO early next month. The Jagermeister-sponsored 28-city major market assault, which kicks off on May 10 and runs through early June, will also feature labelmates EYES OF FIRE in addition to SILENT CIVILIAN and BLEED THE SKY.

GOD FORBID wrapped up a highly successful, sold-out U.S. run with CHILDREN OF BODOM this week, which led them immediately into a tour with ARCH ENEMY, CHIMAIRA and HATE ETERNAL. Be sure to pick up this month's issue of Guitar World, which features blistering CD-ROM guitar lessons from Dallas and Doc Coyle that take fans through some of the most technical parts of "IV: Constitution of Treason", GOD FORBID's latest album. The group's stunning, emotional video for the track "To The Fallen Hero" can also currently be viewed at AOLmusic.com, Music Choice On Demand, MySpace and Yahoo! Music, or you can also check it out at this location. The epic clip, shot by the acclaimed director Shane Drake (FALL OUT BOY, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS), is the group's most ambitious concept yet and will easily catch your attention and set itself apart from the pack.

Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following tour report: "We just wrapped up our short but kick-ass tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD. After our huge tour with TRIVIUM in the U.K. and this BODOM tour, we're right in the middle of about four months straight on the road. We're pretty beat down, but it's all in the name of rock 'n' roll. We certainly thank everyone on the tour for their hospitality and for making us feel at home. BODOM certainly lived up to their reputation as the band who parties hard and never sleeps with their 300 bottles of liquor on the rider. A tasty beverage was never far away. Watching them play every night was humbling experience as well. The shred factor was through the roof, and having already been a fan it's amazing how something so technical translates that well in the live setting. I will certainly be practicing a lot more and working on my sweeps and speed picking. It was great to meet and hang out with the THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD guys. They are brutal as fuck and have plenty of talent. Make sure you show up early at Sounds of the Underground to check them out.

"We recently joined up with the Jager tour featuring ARCH ENEMY, CHIMAIRA and HATE ETERNAL. This is one of the best line-ups of the year, and we are ready to kick some ass on this one! Get your tickets fast, because this thing will sell out for sure. We go way back with ARCH ENEMY and CHIMAIRA, so it feels good to be on tour with your friends. We also just confirmed another U.S. tour with our fellow New Jersey minority brothers in ILL NINO for May and June. Although we've been friends for quite some time, we've never toured together. It'll be cool for us to play in front of a different crowd, and we'll also be hitting up a lot of spots that we haven't played since 'Constitution' came out like Florida and Texas. We'll probably take a well-deserved breather after Download fest in the U.K. through the most of summer, but we're currently working on U.S. and European tours for August and September."

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