Guitarist Doc Coyle of the New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID has issued the following update:
"I'm sure many of you were disappointed when it was announced that the [new GOD FORBID] album was going to be pushed back to early '09. So were we. To make a long story short, Colin Richardson was supposed to mix the album in July so we could get the album out in October, but we ran into some scheduling conflicts and decided to go back to the drawing board as far as mixing. Hence the album release delay.
"So after about six weeks of hearing some awesome test mixes from some of the best metal producers in the biz, we've decided on... drum roll... Jens Bogren. Jens owns and runs Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. He's most known for his incredible production and mixing work with OPETH, AMON AMARTH, SOILWORK and SYMPHONY X.
"The band could not be more excited about this decision, especially considering the varied and dynamic nature of the material featured on the new album.
"We are so happy with this that we've decided to share with the fans the mix that got Jens the job. We will be posting a new GOD FORBID song that was mixed by Jens from this Friday, September 12th through the weekend. So enjoy this little sneak preview while it lasts."
Video footage of GOD FORBID performing a new, as-yet-untitled track off the group's upcoming CD can be viewed below (courtesy of Metal Injection via Metal Nick). The clip was shot at the Baltimore, Maryland stop of the band's recent In Thrash We Trust tour, also featuring DEATH ANGEL, SOILENT GREEN and LIGHT THIS CITY.