August 29, 2007 12:10 ET

KOCH Records to Re-Release Two Classic God Forbid Titles Together for the First Time on November 6th, 2007

"Sickness and Misery" CD Combines EP "Out of Misery" and Album "Reject the Sickness"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - KOCH Records announces the release of "Sickness and Misery," a new CD featuring two classic albums by the forerunners of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, God Forbid, on November 6th, 2007. "Sickness and Misery" will contain both the band's first EP, the out of print "Out of Misery," and the band's first full-length album, "Reject the Sickness," combined together into one great package.

God Forbid is rapidly becoming one of the top guns in Metal, and the launching pad for the band was their two initial releases "Out of Misery" and "Reject the Sickness." Neither body of work has received the proper treatment it deserves until now as KOCH, in conjunction with the band, put the two releases on one CD and renamed it "Sickness and Misery." Featuring 16 tracks of sonic brutality these are the tracks that got the band signed, these are the classic tracks that first put God Forbid on the map. A must of any God Forbid fan or metal collector, and pimped out with all new artwork, "Sickness and Misery" is a must for any serious fan of heavy music.

God Forbid's Doc Coyle says, "All in God Forbid are very excited to re-release these albums. It's an honor to be involved with a renowned label such as KOCH. Although 'Reject the Sickness' and 'Out of Misery' have been released in other modest formats, this is the first proper release with full distribution. I think 'RTS' is a classic in the metalcore genre, that never really had its due, and 'OOM' really gives true God Forbid fans a raw look at the foundation where the band was birthed. Having both releases on the same CD is a great idea! More bang for the buck! This is also the first time either album will see light of day in Europe. For all those who've been bitching about the rarity of these albums, please enjoy!"

KOCH Records' VP of Metal Scott Givens adds, "We at KOCH are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with God Forbid and to give these classic releases the exposure they have so long deserved."

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KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twentieth year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for six years in a row (2001 - 2006). KOCH Entertainment is owned by Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

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