Where Does God Forbid Come From?
Posted by RiffRaff
Getting set to release their new album, Equilibrium, on March 26, 2012, NJ’s God Forbid have released a video for the single “Where We Come From”. For the recording of this video director Eric Richter followed the band around for a couple of days and filmed them doing their everyday things like going to work, hanging out, and kicking metal ass. I dig the end where they rock Dingbat’s in Clifton, NJ. Really cool club and worth checking out if you’re ever in NJ.
The sound of this song is a lot more melodic than their previous single release from the upcoming album, “Don’t Tell Me What to Dream”. I was thinking the band would lose some of its melodic aspects (as well as the clean singing) with the loss of their guitarist Dallas Coyle a couple of years ago. Well it seems that his brother Doc Coyle and new addition Matt Wicklund (ex-Himsa) are keeping that area in check. Check out the video and let us know what you think of it. Are you excited for the new God Forbid album?
The band is doing an in-store signing on release day at Vintage Vinyl in Clifton, NJ on Equalibrium‘s released date. If you are near the NJ area check it out. And check out Vintage Vinyl out anyways if you can’t make the date, it is such a completely awesome record store (Opeth approved 😉 )
Here’s some quotes from the band about the video:
Guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle says of the concept, “The idea really came from me thinking about the recurring lyrical themes of the album, and wanting to find a way to tap into that truth.” He goes on to say, “Pretending that we are rich rock stars who drink champagne and fly on private jets would not be effective. This isn’t a revelation, but I wanted to show the whole picture, and that it’s nothing to be ashamed of. We work, we jam, we hang out, we have fun together, and the payoff is we get to play amazing shows in front of amazing fans and engage with them on a very personal level.”
Corey Pierce, drummer goes on to say, “The fact that we are normal guys who do what we need to do in order to go out, play shows and make music, is literally ” Where We Come From”.”
And while I have you here, check out this video for God Forbid’s label mates on Victory Records, Tech Death Metal band Wretched. Some pretty brutal stuff here. Their new album Son of Perdition will be released on the same day as God Forbid’s hot ticket item. Enjoy! Peace Love and Metal!!