Yes, it’s true.
Former God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle has to put on his bassist’s hat for Unearth’s upcoming U.S. tour with Sepultura and Kataklysm.
That’s because the band’s regular bassist, John “Slo” Maggard, has to sit the run out for reasons not yet specified.
Said Coyle online: “I will be filling in on bass guitar for Unearth bassist, John ‘Slo’ Maggard, on their upcoming US tour as direct support to the legendary Sepultura on the ‘Tsunami of Metal Tour’ also featuring Kataklysm, Dark Sermon with Scar The Martyr and Anciients featured on select dates.
“I have to say it is a complete and total honor that the boys in Unearth have considered me for the position,” he says.
“Unearth and God Forbid came up together in the mid/late 90′s hardcore scene slogging it out in the same VFW halls, basements, and rec centers. They are truly dear, old friends, and I can’t wait to spend a month together smelling their farts,” he adds.
“I am especially psyched to hit the road since it’s been almost been a year since I’ve toured. Let’s see if my headbangin’ neck stick works.”
I’m sure it will. Or else it’ll get better with practice.
Coyle becomes the third musician to fill in for Maggard in recent memory, following stints by Fear Factory’s Matt DeVries and Iano Dovi, formerly of Poison The Well.