God Forbid’s conceptual 2005 album “IV: Constitution of Treason” will be reissued on vinyl on Oct. 20, 2023, via M-Theory Audio.
Housed in a gatefold jacket this 2LP set is expanded further with a four-panel insert with liner notes from singer Byron Davis and personal photos, flyers and more reworked by original designer and A&R man Tom Bejgrowicz (Misfits, Beastie Boys, Bad Brains), plus the bonus track “We Are No More.”
Pre-orders are available here. The album will be available as the retail 700-copy run on “Ashes of Liberty” splatter and the mail-order/band direct variant format in a limited 300 copies on “Dead, White and Blue” colored vinyl.
“We are very proud to announce the release of God Forbid’s ‘IV: Constitution of Treason’ on vinyl,” guitarist Doc Coyle said. “Although there was a small picture disc pressing released almost 20 years ago, the fan’s demand for vinyl is so much more passionate now. Many consider ‘Constitution’ the best God Forbid album, and I couldn’t be happier to give everyone a chance to re-experience this classic album in the best way possible.”
“IV: Constitution of Treason” album tells the story of a futuristic society that destroys itself, reforms many years later and eventually destroys itself again in the same way as originally. Produced by Jason Suecof (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel), Eric Rachel (Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, Symphony X) and guitarists Doc and Dallas Coyle, the album was a significant undertaking. The statement was further visualized by the wraparound artwork of Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Overkill, Nevermore). God Forbid’s fourth full-length was its first to chart on the Billboard 200, and the band toured relentlessly in Europe and the United States in support of this album with bands such as The Haunted, God Dethroned, Meshuggah, Mnemic, Full Blown Chaos and more.
While God Forbid disbanded in 2013, a recent slate of reissues in recent years of “Determination” (2001) and “Gone Forever” (2004) prompted renewed interest in the band, as well as guitarist Doc Coyle’s success in Bad Wolves, leading to an invitation to reform for the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in 2022 in addition to some headliners in the northeast. In October 2023, God Forbid will play a special run of shows in support of former labelmate Lacuna Coil and appear the Headbangers Boat alongside like Lamb of God, Mastodon, Testament, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Gwar and more.
10/26 – Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
10/28 – Club LA – Destin, FL
10/29 – Janus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
10/31-11/4/23 Headbangers Boat – Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas
God Forbid signed with Century Media Records shortly after the release of its 2000 self-released debut, “Reject the Sickness,” and four albums in cooperation with the label–“Determination,” “Gone Forever,” “IV: Constitution of Treason” and “Earthsblood,” before recording “Equilibrium” at Victory Records. Watch for the M-Theory Audio reissue of “Earthsblood” in early 2024, while copies of “Determination” and “Gone Forever” in stores or direct via Bandcamp or M-Theory Audio.
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