New Jersey quintet GOD FORBID have completed the recording process for their highly anticipated third full-length album. The new offering, "Gone Forever", was recorded at Trax East Studios by Eric Rachel (ATREYU, A LIFE ONCE LOST) and is currently set for an early 2004 release through Century Media Records. The album will be mastered by acclaimed producer Colin Richardson (CHIMAIRA, FEAR FACTORY) in September, and this 11-track assault promises to be GOD FORBID's most dynamic offering to date.
Guitarist Doc Coyle describes the album's recording process: "We wrapped up tracking literally the day before we left for tour with ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR and UNDEROATH. Everyone worked tirelessly putting in 12-15 hours days for pretty much the entire month of July. Needless to say, the hard work paid off and the unmixed tracks sound amazing. Everyone in the band stepped it up to perform incredibly under pressure. The MVP honors definitely goes to our producer, engineer and good friend Eric Rachel. He was unbelievable to work with, even with the limited time we had. Time was such a factor that we began utilizing two ProTools rigs to accommodate all of the things that needed to get done. My brother, Dallas, came through in the clutch by learning the program, doing drum edits and even engineering and producing virtually all of the vocals. All this, and he still had to record his own guitar parts and vocals. With all of that said, 'Gone Forever' is a huge step forward for us all. I have never been more proud of an album, and it hasn't even been mixed yet. For all of the longtime fans out there, please do not expect a sequel to the 'Determination' album. It has all of the elements of our past records, but the songs are more well-written and well-arranged. It's extremely heavy, with great riffs and melodies, better lyrics and more intricate leads. We promise that you will not be disappointed. I can't wait for it, and I'm in the band.”
Look for an EP, titled "Better Days" — containing two new tracks from their upcoming album, alongside other previously unreleased studio material — to surface this fall. The group are currently in the midst of a sold-out national U.S. tour with ATREYU and will remain on the road through the greater half of the year.