Lamb of God makes a Statement
2012-07-07 by Ikarus14 | 102 Comments

While Randy Blythe, vocalist of Lamb of God, is still being held in Czech jail under charges of manslaughter, the band have released an official statement on their website regarding the incident. They have been reluctant to do so earlier due to the "fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily". Blythe was arrested close to the end of June due to an incident in Prague two years ago when a crowd member rushed the stage after several attempts to get past security, prompting Blythe to push the fan back into the crowd and onto his head, resulting in a fatal injury.

"In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident."

"Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible."

"The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent."

"We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend."

http://www.lamb-of-god.com/news/official-statement-lamb-god-regarding-randy-blythe

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 7th 2012

30863 Comments


is still being held in Czech jail under charges of manslaughter


Didn't he make bail?

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XingKing
July 7th 2012

10010 Comments


Perhaps in the seven days that have passed since his bail, they threw him back in? Maybe he never made bail at all and really just escaped.

Scoot
July 7th 2012

17675 Comments


"prompting Blythe to push the fan back into the crowd and onto his head, resulting in a fatal injury."

i guess he was forgiven then

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someguest
July 7th 2012

20233 Comments


hopefully he's allowed some Visitation at least

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ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


Stupid situation

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nononsense
July 8th 2012

3322 Comments


This is so stupid. Fans are pushed back into the crowd all the time. This was just a one in a million chance that this fan died. It's even more stupid because the incident happened 2 years ago and it was never an issue until now.

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ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


Yepp

Scoot
July 8th 2012

17675 Comments


it's just funny because randy blythe sucks

someguest
July 8th 2012

20233 Comments


he can hold two footballs

Kris.
July 8th 2012

12141 Comments


what i don't understand is how this wasn't a big deal when it happened
i mean you'd think that SOMEBODY would be like whoa a dude died at a LoG concert lets get some answers

or at least let the band fucking know when it happened
i dunno
this whole thing is just so fishy

ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


Yeah I agree kris

someguest
July 8th 2012

20233 Comments


didn't know sputnik was a bunch of musically inclined lawyers

Relinquished
July 8th 2012

24392 Comments


he didn't die on the same day kris

wabbit
July 8th 2012

6975 Comments


I didn't know someguest was a stupid cunt




oh wait I did

someguest
July 8th 2012

20233 Comments


women can't drive in pakistan, miles

Kris.
July 8th 2012

12141 Comments


either way man dude died they know when he died and how he died and I HAVE QUESTIONS

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 8th 2012

30863 Comments


This is so stupid. Fans are pushed back into the crowd all the time. This was just a one in a million chance that this fan died.


Do people just not realise what manslaughter actually means or something?

someguest
July 8th 2012

20233 Comments


IT MEANS ON PURPOSE RIGHT DEVIANT

AM I RIGHT

Scoot
July 8th 2012

17675 Comments


"I didn't know someguest was a stupid cunt




oh wait I did"

irony

bloc
July 8th 2012

34663 Comments


Mic czech one two one two

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Relinquished
July 8th 2012

24392 Comments


"IT MEANS ON PURPOSE RIGHT DEVIANT

AM I RIGHT"

not in this case

someguest
July 8th 2012

20233 Comments


Darn! I thought I was a lawyer like you guys!

Relinquished
July 8th 2012

24392 Comments


well maybe someday when your emotional spectrum becomes stable you can be one

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

49757 Comments


fake and gay
I hope it doesn't affect the tour

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
July 8th 2012

18004 Comments


"well maybe someday when your emotional spectrum becomes stable you can be one"

no then hed just try to put all the black people in jail

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DarthMann
July 8th 2012

13476 Comments


he should go to jail

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

49757 Comments


This wouldn't be considered manslaughter in the US probably, Check Republic are just made because their cereal sucks

atavisticguilt
July 8th 2012

139 Comments


^ huh? Clearly you haven't been following this. If this was fake members of the community from David draimen to odernus wouldn't have made official statements about it. That's pretty elaborate. And yes the tour is affected. Lack of frontman I hear.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

49757 Comments


Then wow this fucking sucks I hope we bomb these assholes they are being huge dicks

atavisticguilt
July 8th 2012

139 Comments


To the fake and gay comment.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

49757 Comments


You clearly don't get my sense of humor

atavisticguilt
July 8th 2012

139 Comments


As I do not know you, no.

ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


^ hah fucking idiot

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

49757 Comments


Well the show I'm going to isn't until september so hopefully he escapes by then

ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


Hahah

Emim
July 8th 2012

26473 Comments


Do people just not realise what manslaughter actually means or something?


it's actually a typo and is supposed to read "man's laughter"

this is all a huge misunderstanding

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

49757 Comments


Manslaughter is the grey area between full on murder and an honest accident


Emim
July 8th 2012

26473 Comments


or accidents caused by negligence

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

49757 Comments


yeah drunk driving is probably the most common

ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


Yep.

PuddlesPuddles
July 8th 2012

4763 Comments


I SLAUGHTERED A MAN

GUT 'EM LIKE A PIG

cvlts
July 8th 2012

8954 Comments


see you in 20

tarkus
July 8th 2012

5560 Comments


if you knew you killed a czech and would possibly be detained why the hell go back to the republic you dumbass

ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


He didn't even know dumbass

ConcubinaryCode
July 8th 2012

2019 Comments


Dude don't be mean chuck.

tarkus
July 8th 2012

5560 Comments


how would he not know sounds like a big deal to me

like had he been back to the czepublic between the incident or arrest and felt safe or what

if i killed someone in another country i didnt have to return to i wouldnt go there again

ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


My bad.

ConcubinaryCode
July 8th 2012

2019 Comments


It's okay. Jesus still loves you.

zaruyache
July 8th 2012

5830 Comments


like had he been back to the czepublic between the incident or arrest and felt safe or what


I read that this was their first time back in the country since it happened.

It's okay. Jesus still loves you.

Walk with me in Hell. >:-) m/




That was lame I'm sorry.




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sixdegrees
July 8th 2012

16685 Comments


why wasn't this news two years ago? You'd think something would get out about a fan dying at one of their shows.

ConcubinaryCode
July 8th 2012

2019 Comments


@zavh you're forgiven my child.

tarkus
July 8th 2012

5560 Comments


its been established that it wasnt the same day

BassDemon333
July 8th 2012

3349 Comments


This is so fucking ridiculous and he should be released already

sixdegrees
July 8th 2012

16685 Comments


so, did they only recently made the connection (or found evidence) between the man's death and the injuries he received at the show?

Something just seems off about this whole thing.

Captain North
July 8th 2012

6768 Comments


You'd think the band would have been notified before, but aside from that I don't see what's so off about it. He did something that directly led to someone's death. Sounds like manslaughter to me.

I've always thought drunk driving should be considered full on murder, but yeah.

qwe3
July 8th 2012

21353 Comments


"This is so stupid. Fans are pushed back into the crowd all the time. This was just a one in a million chance that this fan died."

yeah guess what he died cuz of the guy who pushed him do you not understand what the law is.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

49757 Comments


Yeah but the dumbass shouldn't have got on stage, like did he think he wasn't going to get thrown off?

SCREAMorphine
July 8th 2012

1751 Comments


Awful situation

Storm In A Teacup
July 8th 2012

12687 Comments


didn't know sputnik was a bunch of musically inclined lawyers (2)

KILL
July 8th 2012

70363 Comments


fuckd

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ForgiverForgetter
July 8th 2012

36 Comments


he should have czech'd himself before he wrecked himself

Fluttertrank
July 8th 2012

17098 Comments


....lmao

Ayashi
July 8th 2012

267 Comments


Pinkie Pie is best pony, I love FIM to death. They should just show seasons 1 and 2 of My Little Pony on every channel all the time

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 8th 2012

30863 Comments


I've always thought drunk driving should be considered full on murder, but yeah.


I get what you're saying, but murder always falls under premeditation

Ikarus14
July 8th 2012

532 Comments


I think it's really the security's fault for not stopping him from going onstage. It's always dangerous to rush a band like that so what did he expect to happen? Blythe did what every other band member would do and the result was entirely unintentional. Full support for him all the way.

ZedO
July 8th 2012

1096 Comments


oh poor randy

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

21562 Comments


Manslaughter is a weird thing. You're basically being charged for an accident. The basis is that you should've known your actions could lead to death, but how can you always be sure? Here, he did what many other people probably would've done and if the guy's forcing himself onto the stage, what else could he have done?

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taylormemer
July 8th 2012

4913 Comments


Ran away

AsoTamaki
July 8th 2012

2525 Comments


Lol, ran away. He could've not touched him at all. I mean, he obviously knew that pushing someone off a stage could cause them to get hurt. Most people know that.

Blythe did what every other band member would do.
Not really, man. Stage diving is a fairly common practice and a lot of bands are okay with it.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 8th 2012

30863 Comments


If it was Maynard he just would have sat on him for 10 minutes

taylormemer
July 8th 2012

4913 Comments


And then pulled his crazy bent-over-backwards-propeller-arms dance. The dude would then run away from stage.

HSThomas
July 8th 2012

668 Comments


I think the details Randy omitted in his statement were that he pushed the fan off a twenty foot high Marshall stack whilst screaming 'CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE LAMBS OF WAR!!'

taylormemer
July 8th 2012

4913 Comments


But they don't use Marshall...

HSThomas
July 8th 2012

668 Comments


Whichever amplifiers they do use then. Just the first set that came to mind.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2012

21562 Comments


if that's true then, yeah he goin te jail

paxman
July 8th 2012

4084 Comments


"I get what you're saying, but murder always falls under premeditation"

No, it doesn't. Mr. Know-It-All

paxman
July 8th 2012

4084 Comments


Oh wait, I'm not familiar with the law in New Zealand. My apologies. Here in the US we have what is referred to as a "crime of passion," in other words no premeditation. But there is the intent to kill, which I think is what you were referring to. So you're right, drunk driving could not possibly be counted as murder (although I wasn't arguing with you there).

deepintheorchard
July 8th 2012

644 Comments


We definitely need more details about this.

SwayzeFaced
July 8th 2012

349 Comments


Should just take this opportunity to do the next album from a Czech prison. Have they learned nothing from Metalocalypse?

ChuckyTruant
July 8th 2012

15700 Comments


Yeah Aso the guy made 3 attempted rushs at Randy before he tried again and Randy pushed him

TheSpirit
July 8th 2012

17128 Comments


Damn this sucks, I hope he ends up okay.

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eternium
July 8th 2012

16304 Comments


Goddamn some of you guys are idiots that love to further confirm it over and over.

LakeeshaJackson
July 8th 2012

35 Comments


The guy was obviously taking a risk to begin with since he intended to jump off the stage regardless. Not saying... just saying.

AsoTamaki
July 8th 2012

2525 Comments


@Chuck and andcas: The video shows that first time the guy actually got up there untouched and instead of "rushing" or "attacking" Randy, he did a little pose, turned around and stage dived. Sure, maybe LoG doesn't want people on stage at all. That's fine, but it should have been clear by the third time that he wasn't there to assassinate a band member and was no threat of danger. Randy should've left it to security.

OllieS
July 8th 2012

2029 Comments


It's stupid cos if you watch the video it's clearly the security guard who's responsible

Recspecs
July 8th 2012

9817 Comments


Well damn.

Spec
July 8th 2012

27051 Comments


Just a stupid accident. He's innocent.

PurpleDino
July 8th 2012

3047 Comments


#freerandyblythe

deathofasalesman
July 8th 2012

5809 Comments


PuddlesPuddles and I thought the same thing.

What are you in for--MANSLAUGHTAHHHH!

foreverburning
July 8th 2012

74 Comments


"he should have czech'd himself before he wrecked himself"

I think everyone forgot about this.

bloozclooz
July 9th 2012

1770 Comments


shoulda worn a helmet

TheMoreira
July 9th 2012

6730 Comments


What an idiotic situation. Ridiculous as fuck. Bastards were waiting for LOG to go there again just to bust Randy. Bet its about the publicity, nothing ever happens in that country.

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TheNotrap
July 9th 2012

7962 Comments


What a shit situation, he could face more than 20 years in prison...

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SylentEcho
July 9th 2012

1570 Comments


You know what would be funny? If LOG went PG after this and played Disney Metal.

Like this lul:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHo6I_AFCzo

Captain North
July 9th 2012

6768 Comments


I get what you're saying, but murder always falls under premeditation

Well thats kind of the point, if you knowingly get into the car whilesy drunk I reckon that's almost the same as intent. You're intentionally doing something you KNOW puts others at risk.

SwayzeFaced
July 9th 2012

349 Comments


In a post dime era if someone rushed the stage that I am on they would be lucky to only be shoved back into the crowd.

SwayzeFaced
July 9th 2012

349 Comments


Not unbeatable, I just don't want to get bit in the face or stabbed with an aids needle. Some might call that smart and possibly a little smug.

ZombieParty
July 9th 2012

347 Comments


I watched the video of the incident and Randy is completely innocent

Emim
July 9th 2012

26473 Comments


Well thats kind of the point, if you knowingly get into the car whilesy drunk I reckon that's almost the same as intent. You're intentionally doing something you KNOW puts others at risk.


um wow

malice aforethought...key phrase right there

RosaParks
July 9th 2012

14592 Comments


lamb of god makes a statement, dresses in drag

Impervious
July 10th 2012

324 Comments


"he should have czech'd himself before he wrecked himself" [2]

and I agree with Ikarus14. The whole point of security is to prevent people from getting up on stage and ruining the show and to break up hardcore fights. Plus it's a metal concert so why would anyone expect less than a push? Even if you get hurt, it's kinda your fault for going. I didn't watch the video but if the dude came by three times it sounds like Randy kind of had enough since security wasn't doing anything and once again, it shouldn't be a big deal to get pushed at a metal concert. The dude who jumped on stage sounds like a jackass and maybe a little intoxicated.

Also the biggest thing that makes this whole situation ridiculous is the fact that this was never brought up until TWO YEARS LATER. Like when LoG booked the show at Czech shouldn't someone have clued them in that "Oh yeah, Randy is still wanted for Manslaughter from that show two years ago. See you soon! *smiley face*" Sounds like no one gave a shit about the kid and decided since they were in town to just be a bunch of cocksmokers.

I'm just saying, even if he is wanted for manslaughter and is responsible, why do they care now?

TheMoreira
July 10th 2012

6730 Comments


He is not responsible for anything, and that's because he didn't do squat.

And again, publicity. Other than that, those people are retarded. Going after Randy for something that's just so all over the place, calling it manslaughter ffs. Fuck me i'd dropkick whoever is doing this to Randy off the stage myself.



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