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God Forbid forges the gritting, teeth-baring bile of American death metal together with the melodic overtones of the so-called "New Wave of Swedish Death Metal" promulgated by bands like In Flames, Arch Enemy, and the late, lamented, and legendary At the Gates. Equal parts Pantera, Hatebreed, and early Sepultura, the central New Jersey based band have carved out a name for themselves touring with the formidable likes of Cradle of Filth, Nile, and Candiria, and playing gigs with bands as diverse as Sevendust, Sick of it All, Soul Brains, and Shadows Fall. God Forbid's music cuts a clear, brutal path through metal's inter-genre barriers as swiftly as the band's diverse ethnic makeup cuts across color lines. The men of God Forbid -- hulking, imposing vocalist Byron Davis; bassist Beeker; drummer Corey Pierce; and the brotherly guitar team of Doc Coyle and his older sibling Dallas -- first emerged with the Out of Misery EP in 1998. Their debut full-length album, Reject the Sickness, followed in 2000 through the small but fierce indie imprint 9 Volt Records. The album received a ton of spins on New Jersey/New York-area metal radio powerhouse WSOU, and eventually garnered the attention of the L.A. offices of Century Media Records, who quickly signed God Forbid to a worldwide deal. The result was 2001's Determination album, a sharp, crisp, and incredibly focused effort showcasing the band's songwriting talents and penchant for diverse musical interplay and technical wizardry. Subsequent touring with some of the biggest acts in metal and hardcore music followed, solidifying God Forbid's position as an up-and-coming contender for a highly regarded position amongst metal's most elite. Even Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth was suitably impressed, reveling in the band's intensity and commenting on it nightly from the stage while touring across the States alongside them. That same year, the Reject the Sickness EP was reissued with extra tracks as the band embarked on tours with Opeth and crossed the pond for sold-out U.K. and European shows. ~ Ryan J. Downey
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Stations Featuring
God Forbid

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    Metal Mosh Pit
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    Metalcore

    Metalcore
    1 song

Albums by
God Forbid

Top Songs by
God Forbid

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  2.   Better Days
  3.   Anti-Hero
  4.   Living Nightmare
  5.   Go Your Own Way
  6.   Force-Fed
  7.   Into the Wasteland
  8.   Chains of Humanity
  9.   Nothing
  10.   Divinity
  11.   War of Attrition
  12.   The Rain
  13.   N2
  14.   Where We Come From
  15.   Equilibrium
  16.   Don't Tell Me What to Dream
  17.   Stockholm Syndrome (Muse)
  18.   Walk Alone
  19.   Master Killer
  20.   To The Fallen Hero
  21.   Habeeber
  22.   Dawn of the Millenia
  23.   Scraping the Walls
  24.   Gaia (The Vultures)
  25.   Bat The Angels
  26.   Shallow
  27.   The Discovery
  28.   The Century Fades
  29.   Ashes of Humanity (Regret)
  30.   Out Ta Get Me
  31.   Gone Forever
  32.   Soul Engraved
  33.   No Sympathy
  34.   Inside
  35.   Network
  36.   Weather the Storm
  37.   Broken Promise
  38.   Awakening
  39.   Move On
  40.   Overcome
  41.   A Few Good Men
  42.   Heartless
  43.   Assed Out
  44.   Amendment
  45.   Crucify Your Beliefs
  46.   Lonely Dead
  47.   Under This Flag
  48.   The End of the World
  49.   Judge the Blood
  50.   Precious Lie
  51.   Reject The Sickness
  52.   A Reflection of the Past
  53.   Divide My Destiny
  54.   Wicked
  55.   Nosferatu
  56.   Gods Last Gift
  57.   Pages
  58.   Conquer
  59.   The New Clear
  60.   Dark Waters
  61.   Welcome To the Apocalypse (Preamble)
  62.   Washed-Out World
  63.   Earthsblood
  64.   Madman
  65.   Determination, Pt. 1
  66.   This Is Who I Am
  67.   Cornered
  68.   Empire of the Gun
  69.   Constitution of Treason
  70.   Dead Words on Deaf Ears
  71.   Determination, Pt. 2
  72.   My Rebirth
  73.   Mind Eraser

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