Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle of God Forbid - Back
1. How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: We've been God Forbid for just under 4 years. We all met through a mutual friend. We've all been friends before we were a band. So it makes it better for us all. For everyone except our bass player this is our first band. We met Corey (drummer) and Byron (singer) when I was 16, I'm 21 now.

2. How would you describe your music?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: It's just heavy music. With a lot of time changes and groove. We are an American Metal Band.

3. What are your biggest influences?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: Metallica, Megadeth, Carcass, Morbid Angel, GnR, etc, etc.

4. What influence do you think your bands has in music and metal today?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: Not really sure. We'll see in a year. It's too early to find out. In New Jersey I think we've made real metal really popular.

5. What made you want to be in the band? And if you weren't in the band what would you be doing now?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: That's something I don't want to think about. I'm not sure. I dabble in many things. After the band I want to do something music related. This band has shaped me as a person.

6. Are any band members in side projects? If so what are they, and explain a little about them.

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: No side projects. Not enough time.

7. How would you feel if a band took their sound from yours and became very well known?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: I'd be psyched. Because that means, we were part of a music movement. Every single band in the world is a gateway band. Bands make it easier for other bands to break. It's a cycle that never stops.

8. What current bands do you like or respect?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: Meshuggah, The Haunted, Nevermore, I mean most of the bands out right now are amazing. It's great. A lot of bands put out their best albums this year.

9. How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them!!

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: We have 3 albums. The first one is a 5 song EP on We Put Out Records. It was originally on 9 Volt Discs. But it went out of print. And it's coming back out this month. We have 2 other full lengths. The first "Reject The Sickness" on 9 Volt. Then "Determination" on Century Media.

10. What demo/album do you like the best?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: I like "Determination" and "Reject The Sickness."

11. What is the meaning behind the songs?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: We broaden our subjects. We don't speak specifically about one thing. Most are about your inner emotions though.

12. What are the bands favorite songs?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: Broken Promise, Divide My Destiny, Go Your Own Way, Amendment, all the songs we play live.

13. What does the future hold for the band?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: Not sure. We will be touring our asses off!

14. If you could play with any band who would it be and why?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: There are really too many to say. Some of them we've played with. The Nevermore/Opeth/Angel Dust tour is a dream! So who knows what's next.

15. Who writes the majority of the music?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: My brother, me, and our drummer. I wrote a lot of the new album though.

16. Who has been the favorite band you've played with and why?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: Every band we've toured with has been amazing. Again, it's too hard to gauge.

17. Where did you get the band name from?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: Popped in my head one day. I changed it the next day.

18. Describe what the band is like live?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: We try and bring as much energy to the stage as possible. Be intense and be tight!

19. If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: Us jamming. We did a video, it's cool. I never thought we would do that. And we are jamming in it. The next one will hopefully have beautiful girls in it.!

20. Are there any touring plans made; if so tell me about them?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: We're going to England in June with Stampin Ground. Then after that we're not sure. I can't really say because nothing is solid.

21. Where do you think the band will be 20 years from now?

Dallas Coyle and Doc Coyle: In the grave! We will stop when the musical output becomes less than our best. We will stop when we put out our best record for us.