GOD FORBID continue their touring assault on the U.S. as direct support to CHILDREN OF BODOM this spring. The group just completed a highly successful run direct support to ANTHRAX and are currently in the midst of a headlining run with SWORN ENEMY, MANNTIS and CANNAE. They will proceed to embark on a massive U.K. run with TRIVIUM and BLOODSIMPLE before heading back to the U.S. this March.
GOD FORBID recently completed a stunning new video for the track "To The Fallen Hero" with acclaimed director Shane Drake (FALL OUT BOY, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS). Look for it to make its Fuse and MTV2 debut late next month. Click here to check out some photos from the shoot.
Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) further describes his excitement over the upcoming influx of touring activity: "We just finished up a couple weeks with the legendary ANTHRAX which I have to say is one of the best tours we have ever done. Most of the shows were sold out or packed to the gills. ANTHRAX and their crew were extremely welcoming and accommodating to us. I was also surprised how cool their fans were. I expected an older crowd, but I thought turnout was very diverse from old to young to even whole families coming out. I think we made a lot of new fans in a short time, which is what it's all about. ANTHRAX really brings it live, and I really felt like we were part of history even though we were a support band. I'll always remember this tour fondly. It's been fun as hell to get back out with our old friends in SWORN ENEMY and new friends in MANNTIS. We are in the midst of doing some intimate shows with those guys and the fellas in CANNAE on the way home. It'll cool to play some cities we've never played before in Canada as well.
"We get to rest for a couple weeks, before doing the U.K./IRE tour with TRIVIUM and BLOODSIMPLE, which is going to be goddamn huge, to say the least. It has also just been announced that we'll be hitting the road with CHILDREN OF BODOM for a few weeks in March-April. I have been a fan since I had to buy their first record on import. I'm immensely looking forward to this tour, to say the least. I hear they are quite the drinkers, so I might have to do prepare for some long nights, dehydration, and a bit of anarchy. Once again, this tour is just too short, but we're trying to tour as much we can in the U.S. to push this record. We are planning another tour immediately following the BODOM run, so hopefully we can hit the south part of the states like Texas and Florida, which we haven't played much recently. I also wanted to thank everyone who voted for GOD FORBID on the Sounds of The Underground online poll. We were finished at #1 overwhelmingly with 22% of the vote.
"Anyway, see ya on the road."
GOD FORBID w/ CHILDREN OF BODOM, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD:
Mar. 25 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Mar. 26 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Mar. 27 - Club Zoo - Pittsburgh, PA
Mar. 29 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Mar. 30 - Pop's - St. Louis, MO
Mar. 31 - Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Apr. 01 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
Apr. 03 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 05 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
Apr. 07 - Colonial Theatre - Sacramento, CA
Apr. 08 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
Apr. 10 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA