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Doc Coyle On Potential God Forbid Reunion: “Things Have Been In The Works”


It’s been a few months since we heard where God Forbid were at with the idea of a potential live reunion and while there’s nothing concrete in place as of yet, it presently seems like it’s not a case of if, but when the band will be back onstage. The group’s guitarist Doc Coyle was asked about that recently during an appearance on Hatebreed, etc. frontman Jamey Jasta‘s ‘The Jasta Show‘ and said about as much, offering:

“We’ve been in talks, dates [have] been thrown around… So things have been in the works. But with my schedule with Bad Wolves touring and then I’m also doing The Wedding Band with Rob & Kirk with Metallica… I’ve been doing a lot of rehearsing with that and so there was a lot of scheduling conflicts with that.

I think [the reunion] will happen, it’s just a matter of when. Because Byron [Davis, vocalist], he has a family, he’s married, he’s got a house, he’s kind of doing that thing, everyone’s kind of spread out. Same thing with John [Outcalt], our bass player: got a kid, got a house, got a mortgage, wife and you know… everyone’s kind of moved to this different phase of their lives and it makes it really have to create space to do these things and it’s such a commitment of time and effort.

And I’m super respectful of that and I just don’t want to force anything, or make [reuniting] about money, or make it about… too much business. I want it to be about our friendship and kind of doing something for the fans.

‘Cause we never did a last show, we never did a last tour, we never did a farewell. And so I think that that left just an empty kind of space there. And it’s unfortunate, because I’m of the mind that I always wanted to do things the right way.

It’s kind of funny because it’s definitely come around. I peeked on that Loudwire thing and it’s just a buncha people like ‘God Forbid is so much better than Bad Wolves‘, and it’s like motherfucker where was you on our last tour when there was 112 people at the show.”

Coyle later went on to reveal that the band did have an offer for a European tour, but he is presently leaning more towards one-off/weekend shows or limited festival appearances, citing concerns over the “lack of infrastructure” that comes with a band that isn’t exactly active.

He also revealed to Jasta that he has some riff ideas and more for potential new material from God Forbid, but as of yet it doesn’t appear that any firm plans or formal discussions of that nature having taken place.

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