New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID will continue their rigorous U.S. touring schedule all summer long on Ozzfest, which kicks off in Hartford, CT. on July 10. The quintet also locked down a series of Ozzfest off-dates alongside such premier artists as DIMMU BORGIR, SLAYER and SUPERJOINT RITUAL, among others. Their new video for "Antihero", directed by Dale Resteghini (FEAR FACTORY, HATEBREED), is now complete; look for it to make its Fuse and MTV2 debuts early next month. The track comes off the group's critically acclaimed disc, "Gone Forever".
Commented guitarist Doc Coyle: "We just got back from Europe as part of the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal tour. It was great to play and hang out again with all of our buddies in CHIMAIRA, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and SHADOWS FALL. This may have been one of our drunkest tours ever. A good 95% of the shows were sold out, so we'd like to thank those bands for bringing us out and giving us invaluable exposure. This was GOD FORBID's first time in Europe outside of the U.K., with shows in Holland and Germany. We would definitely like to make it back overseas to do a full European tour at the end of this year or beginning of 2005. We're working on some scenarios right now that could be very exciting.
"We have been on the road since the day 'Gone Forever' came out, and we are really appreciating the couple weeks of rest to recharge our batteries before Ozzfest starts. I can't describe in words how excited we are to be a part of this tour. It's going to be unreal! Make sure to get there early to check out the Hellfest resembling 2nd stage. Also, our off-date tour is turning out to be a dream come true as well. The majority of the dates have us sharing the bill with HATEBREED, SLAYER and SLIPKNOT, as well as a few more shows with DIMMU BORGIR and BLEEDING THROUGH."
GOD FORBID Ozzfest Off Dates:
Jul. 11 - Augusta Civic Center - Augusta, ME (w/ SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, HATEBREED)
Jul. 13 - Chez Dagobert - Quebec City, QC (w/ DIMMU BORGIR)
Jul. 15 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY (w/ DIMMU BORGIR, BLEEDING THROUGH)
Jul. 17 - Glens Falls Civic Center - Glens Falls, NY (Aggressive Music Fest)
Jul. 21 - Rafters - Johnson City, TN (w/ DEVILDRIVER, HATEBREED, OTEP, THROWDOWN)
Jul. 26 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC (w/ DIMMU BORGIR, OTEP)
Jul. 28 - Columbia Meadows - St. Helens, OR (w/ SLIPKNOT)
Jul. 30 - Huntridge Theatre - Las Vegas, NV (w/ DIMMU BORGIR, BLEEDING THROUGH)
Aug. 06 - Canyon Amphitheatre - Lubbock, TX (w/ SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, HATEBREED)
Aug. 09 - Riverfest Amphitheater - Little Rock, AR (w/ SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, HATEBREED)
Aug. 13 - U.S. Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, IA (w/ SLIPKNOT, SLAYER)
Aug. 18 - Corel Centre - Ottawa, ON (w/ SLIPKNOT, HATEBREED)
Aug. 20 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH (w/ DIMMU BORGIR, BLEEDING THROUGH)
Aug. 25 - Crowbar - State College, PA (w/ DEVILDRIVER, HATEBREED, OTEP, THROWDOWN)
Aug. 27 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY (w/ SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, HATEBREE)
Aug. 29 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, VA (w/ SLIPKNOT)
Aug. 30 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC (w/ DEVILDRIVER, HATEBREED, OTEP, THROWDOWN)