Doc Coyle Reveals That God Forbid Have A Tour Offer, Says He Wants Olly Steele To Play Second Guitar For The Band If They Reunite

During a recent episode of his “The Ex-Man With Doc Coyle” podcast, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) revealed that his old band God Forbid recently received a tour offer. It is still unclear if the band will take the deal, but if they do, ex-Monuments guitarist Olly Steele has already been offered a chance to take part in the reunion as a replacement for Dallas Coyle.

The following exchange took place on the aforementioned podcast [via The PRP]

Doc Coyle: “So God Forbid has been getting some offers for tours and reunions and stuff—and I don’t even know if it’ll happen or not—but if it does happen, would Olly Steele be down to play second guitar in God Forbid, if it happened?”

Olly Steele: “Are you shitting me?”

Doc Coyle: “No, I’m not shitting you.”

Olly Steele: “Where’s Dallas?…”

Doc Coyle: “Dallas… He’s done with me. He had his run and now he’s done.”

Olly Steele: “I can’t think of anything that would be more fun… If I’m free. I’m not saying I’d never be in a band again, you know.”

Doc Coyle: “If you’re down to do it… The thing about it, it’s not even really being in a band. It’ll probably be some shows and maybe a tour. But there’s nothing crazy, we’d probably take it one step at a time.

And like I said, I don’t even know if the other guys want to do it. I think we’re supposed to have a conference call, kinda talk to everyone and see what the vibe is. But we have a tour offer right now, for a European tour, which I don’t know if we’re gonna do or not.

But it just kinda seems like things have come around and there’s renewed interest in the band. And if I was gonna get someone, you’d be the guy I want to get. So I thought I’d ask you here.”

Olly Steele: “That’s amazing, 1000% yes.”

Doc Coyle: “Awesome, alright now I’m excited. I thought you’d say yes.”

Olly Steele: “You’re excited? I was 15-16-years-old playing guitar for the first time and learning from you and Dallas, and this has just happened, that’s amazing.”

Doc Coyle: “Well, I can’t have anymore white people in the band alright? [laughs].”

Olly Steele: “It’s a shame that it may not be the original lineup, BUT, let’s fucking play “Into The Wasteland” seven times in a row.”

Guitarist Olly Steele Exits Monuments

Guitarist Olly Steele has announced his departure from Monuments. A replacement has yet to be announced.

The band commented:

“With a heavy heart, today we announce that Olly Steele is stepping away from Monuments.

You can read Ollys statement below.

We’re also releasing a limited batch of 8-bit style t-shirts & posters, to commemorate the end of this form of our line-up. These can be ordered from our website thisismonuments.co

All profits will go to mind.org.uk to support those in need of mental health support.”

Steele added:

“What’s cracking. I’m stepping down from Monuments.

It’s been ten incredible years of highs and lows and I’m extremely grateful for the entire experience.

It’s been a huge part of my life and many of the amazing memories and interactions will stay with me forever.

I’ve been around the world a good few times and met so many inspiring people and learned so much.
You can’t buy that shit.

Monuments is an amazing opportunity with some amazing players but ultimately at this point in my life I feel like I’ve had the experience and I’ve said what I am able to say musically with the group.

Monuments deserve someone who is inspired and driven and I can’t offer that like I did when I was 19 so I’m making the move.

I’m still gonna make music and continue with my current projects and collabs, with the initial focus being more solo music.

After that who knows, the endless possibilities are really exciting.

Huge thanks to the boys for being there whilst we achieved so many great things together.

And special thanks to the band for rolling the dice on a little raw mouthy teen with basically only potential to offer.

Like everyone else I’m more than excited to see what Monuments do next. I was a fan first and now I’m a fan again. Thanks to everyone who supported in whatever way that may have manifested, none of this could have happened without the people behind us.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before you hear from me again.

Till then take care, much love and thank you.

– Olly”

Olly Steele (Monuments) Recruits Karnivool & SikTh Members For New Song “Try”

Monuments guitarist Olly Steele has released a new song titled “Try.“ The track, which can be streamed below, features Monuments drummer Mike Malyan, Karnivool vocalist Ian Kenny, and SikTh bassist James Leach.