Hey guys, I am so excited to announce that the band that I started with and spent 16 years of my life dedicated to is reuniting for 2 shows in January 2023. Both shows will feature the legendary Bleeding Through and Living Wreckage (feat. Jon and Matt from Shadows Fall). This lineup with God Forbid will feature Nick Hipa (formerly of As I Lay Dying) on second guitar.
Jan 6th, 2023 – Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ with NORA and Shai Hulud.
Jan 7th, 2023 – Worcester Palladium in Worcester, MA with Dead Reflections
Doc welcomes his father, Kevin Coyle, to the show and they talk about Kevin’s childhood growing up in New Jersey, how he into playing piano and discovered jazz, what attracted him to American black culture and music, meeting my mother, dealing with racism as an interracial couple, the difficulty of raising two children as a working musician, how he helped cultivate my brother and I’s foray into guitar and music, how his politics were shaped, what it was like seeing his sons become professional musicians, and performing piano on a couple God Forbid albums.
This episode features the song “The Lonely Dead” by God Forbid featuring Kevin Coyle.
Doc welcomes God Forbid bass player, John Outcalt aka “Beeker” to the show and they talk about being back at John’s house where God Forbid used to rehearse and wrote many of the albums, how he maintained stability and his professional work situation throughout his time with the band. how he joined God Forbid, what it was like getting some success with touring and getting a record deal, his experience being the only white guy in the band, how the band evolved creatively over the years, how he dealt with the financial struggles of being in an underground band, his approach to bass playing in genre that often doesn’t appreciate bass guitar, and how his life has evolved since the band broke up.
This episode features the songs “Ministry of Defense” by Pathos and Logos and “A Reflection of the Past” by God Forbid.
Doc welcomes Front of House Sound Engineer, Steve Lagudi, to the show and they talk about Steve’s break in the industry working for Metallica’s fanclub, learning on his own how to do sound by doing demos for Emmure, meeting God Forbid and hitting the road as their sound guy, his close relationship to the band and helping save the God Forbid by doing demos for their last album, Equilibrium, how he got the Machine Head gig after God Forbid broke up, what he has done to grow as an engineer, and why he gets so invested with his work that he almost becomes a “6th member”.
This episode features the songs “Wesley’s Theory” by Kendrick Lamar and “Circle The Drain” by Machine Head.
Doc speaks with Tom Bejgrowicz, also known as Tom B, the guy who originally signed God Forbid to a record deal with Century Media records, about getting started in the music industry with Caroline Distribution and working bands like The Misfits, what he originally saw in God Forbid that made him want to sign the band, his obsessive passion that saw bounce between an A&R career and his life as a graphic designer, helping found the genre and coining the term “New Wave of American Heavy Metal”, and his recent work as a graphic design, teacher, and starting Unbuilt Magazine with Randy Blythe and Alex Skolnick.
This episode features the song “Chains” by Davola from the album Inherent and the song “Amendment” by God Forbid from the album Reject The Sickness.
Doc speaks with ex-God Forbid vocalist, Byron Davis, about how he felt and what he did when God Forbid broke up, how wanting to start a family factored into moving on from the band, reflect on the troubles that led to the break-up, the creative process of the last album Equilibrium, how his vocal style evolved through the years, what finding metal in a predominantly black community was like, and contemplate his future plans.
This episode features the song “Zombie” by Bad Wolves and “Pockets Lined With Flowers” by Casket Robbery from the EP The Ascension.
Doc’s guest is entertainment lawyer, Eric German, who represents bands like Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, and formerly Doc’s old band, God Forbid. Eric talks about growing up as a devoted metalhead, his college experience and why he decided to get into law, his time working in concert promotion, litigating the infamous Napster lawsuit, the fall of metal in the 90s, the challenges hard rock and metal face in a changing music industry, and gives some advice on how to be successful new band in the current landscape.
This episode features the song “Mega Piranha” by In Search of Sun from the album, Virgin Funk Mother.
Doc talks with legendary record producer Steve Evetts about working on the 1st God Forbid album, Reject The Sickness, his philosophy on getting great performances, his role elevating the hardcore scene in the late 90s, his time as the bassist of the glam-ish band American Angel, how he got his start producing and working at Trax East studio, breaking out as a “big time” producer working with Ross Robinson, The Cure, and Sepultura, what the Steve Evetts credo towards production is, what he thinks about how technology has changed recording, and his relationship with The Dillinger Escape Plan.
This episode features the song “Playing Dead” by Turmoil from the album The Process Of…
Doc reflects on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, and speaks with ex-God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce about how he dealt with the break up of the band, the evolution of the band’s sound throughout their career, lament on lost opportunities, discuss Corey’s career post-God Forbid, and mull the possibility of a reunion.
This episode features the God Forbid song “Static Signal”, a B-side from the 2009 Earthsblood album.
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Doc talks with God Forbid’s ex-manager Dave “The Rev” Ciancio about how his artist management career got started with The Syndicate, what attracted him to want to work with God Forbid, the exciting east coast metal and hardcore scene of the late 90s and early 00s, why he ended up quitting managing God Forbid and eventually leaving artist management altogether, and gives some insight into his career path after leaving the music industry.
This episode features the God Forbid song “Nothing” from the 2001 album Determination.