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Randy of Lamb of God at Roseland (more by Justina Villanueva)
Randy Blythe of Lamb of God

The singer for Lamb of God, the world-famous, Richmond-based heavy metal band, was arrested this week in Prague in the Czech Republic and charged in connection with the death of a fan two years ago.

Randy Blythe, 41, was arrested when Lamb of God went to Prague for their show Thursday night at the Rock Café. He's charged with manslaughter for the fatal injury that occurred at their show May 24, 2010 at another venue in Prague, according to Czech news report.
Reportedly, Blythe struck or fought with the fan who had come on stage, and that person later died.

The four-time Grammy-nominated band cancelled Thursday's show in Prague. There's no mention on the band's social sites about the status of Friday's show in Leipzig, Germany.
Lamb Of God's publicist, Adrenaline PR, stated to a music publication that Randy was "wrongly accused, lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated."

Randy's brother, Mark Blythe, told CBS-6 that he's awaiting further details and said the charge is "bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately."

UPDATE: Lamb of God have issues the following statement:
LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.

Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.

Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.
Stay tuned. A video report on the story is below.

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Comments (55)

lol

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 11:05 AM

^ Just like hipsters, eh?

I dislike LOG, but I wouldn't like to be in his postition right now. Although, I'd rather wait and see as further stuff develops.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 11:07 AM

I think that there should be small print on every printed ticket that says "if you try to get on statge, or any other area reserved for the performer and where you don't belong, then you release the band, the venue, the promoter, and all affiliated parties from liability on what happens next"

Sad the guy dies, but WTF stay off the stage

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 11:15 AM

Sausage murder. Frankly, I'm not surprised. I'm sort of amazed these mental midget suspended adolescents, don't become unhinged more often.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 11:32 AM

So the guy jumped on stage and started fighting Randy, got his ass handed to him and died. Got what he deserved. This dead guys contribution to the world was I'm sure, a lot less than Randy's. No loss.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 11:36 AM

Foreigners are charging an american? Must be bogus, no?

Posted by ME | June 29, 2012 11:38 AM

Yeah when Americans step into another country the laws don't apply for them. How could this have happened?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 11:54 AM

You deserve to die if you go to a lamb of god show

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 11:55 AM

11:32- I'm curious, what is your opinion on the multitude of carbon-copy indie rock groups that wear idiotic costumes on stage ? Is that the zenith of maturity? I would love to hear your logic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 12:36 PM

I'm not 11:32, but I am pretty sure he would feel this way even if he is not compelled to answer a human fart like yourself. So, here goes ....

The multitude of carbon-copy indie rock groups that wear idiotic costumes on stage are a bunch of wasted oxygen. Worse are those that support them. Trendies have always been lame sheep, regardless if the trend is lame indie rock or closeted homosexual phantasy sausage metal like this shit.

Wow, I just blew 12:36's mind! But he probably only saw the descriptions of himself. Sausages are not too bright.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 12:50 PM

I am 11:32. Since you asked, yes, I laugh at them too. BUT, I think a decent percentage of the people you are referring to are out of the closet, self-identified, homosexuals. So it is what it is.

Metal fans are ok, as long as they're teenagers. But adult metal fans are complete losers. Just the fact that their version of masculinity involves like demons and other assorted macabre images. It sincerely makes me laugh. It's like a 9 year old's mentality. Those guys are straight up losers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:05 PM

"Metal fans are ok, as long as they're teenagers. But adult metal fans are complete losers. Just the fact that their version of masculinity involves like demons and other assorted macabre images. It sincerely makes me laugh. It's like a 9 year old's mentality. Those guys are straight up losers."

You, sir, have a seriously skewed perception of what adult metalheads are like. Take me, for example, with my two business degrees, and my friends who almost all work in finance.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:10 PM

^ha, that's true. It's like how little girls equate femininity with fairy princess.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:13 PM

12:50: Trendie in disguise. Almost had him there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:14 PM

1:10 there are pictures you dope! We've seen them. Are there a couple of metalheads who work in finance? I'm sure there are. But if you think for one second that I think 99% of the dudes who show up on the stage and audience shots in BBG posts have successful careers you're out of your mind. They're losers, and deep down they know it, so they overcompensate with the stupid clothes and the puerile tattoos and what not. It's how they are processing shame.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:23 PM

Yo, sausage on sausage violence is WACK!

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:25 PM

#ExecuteRandyBlythe

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:38 PM

While I have to agree that the silly horror-comic tatoos are surely signs of douchebaggery, and that lamb of god is awful, let's not paint with too broad a brush here. Plenty of smart, well adjusted people go to metal shows.

Also, no one wants to find themselves in some horrid kafkaesque nightmare in an eastern european prison cell facing a potential kangaroo court. Hope the state department is working on this one if it doesn't get cleared up quickly and cleanly.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:44 PM

1:14 - wrong again

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:47 PM

If you play music about a horrid kafkaesque nightmare in an eastern european prison cell facing a potential kangaroo court then don't be surprised if reality catches up to you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:48 PM

If you play music about gruesome death involving decapitation and co-mingling of blood and shit then don't be surprised if reality catches up to you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 1:49 PM

Death Metal

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 2:28 PM

they want money ,, they have a bit of resentment towards Americans there ... i toured their in the 90's and people actually called us "Fucking Americans" , we had few incidents and the police tried to extort us as well over threatening to tow our bus until we came to an agreement with them that involved giving them bullshit money... they probably think LOG are millionaires ..

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 2:28 PM

@1:05

I'd gladly meet you in front of Verb Cafe and punch all of your teeth down your throat.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 2:35 PM

1:49...based on your comment, I'm assuming you think people like Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Takashi Miike and people like this, who make violent movies are destined to end up with real life violence catching up to them as well?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 2:41 PM

2:35 truth hurts huh?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 2:54 PM

1:47: DENIAL!

1:48: Yeah, because bands like LOG have songs about "horrid kafkaesque nightmare in an eastern european prison cell facing a potential kangaroo court"s. Good that you do your research.

BTW, I think LOG sucks regardless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 3:18 PM

2:35...2:54 here again, meet me there tonight, 9pm. I'll be wearing a white t-shirt and olive green cargo shorts. White guy, brown hair, 6'2, 200lbs. I would bet money you don't have the balls to show up and start shit, you big pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 3:40 PM

^ha this sausage is trying to pick up dudes on the internet.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 3:48 PM

^ totally

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 3:53 PM

Well, I'm not 2:35, but with that description I may just show up and fuck you up my damn self. At 6'2" 200lbs I should be able to bury your hopes of eating solid food for the next 9 months and still have enough time and energy to finish my burger. Fucking amateurs on here these days.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 3:56 PM

2:35 here. Haha, this retarded asshole is so mad he wants to go on a crowded public street in 100 degree heat and fight because someone hurt his feelings on the internet. I must have really hit a nerve. You just know he has many many ridiculous tattoos. Another suspended adolescent man-boy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:00 PM

Guys, guys, come on. We're losing sight of the real issue here: Lamb of God sucks. Am I right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:08 PM

^ That's been what I was trying to get through to people. Fuck LOG (not literally).

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:12 PM

Fuck Log? Now that would be a great band!

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:14 PM

4:00PM, shouldn't you be back trolling in the Iron Maiden comments?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:25 PM

i am starting to get the feeling that people just come to this board to make incendiary comments and don't really know or care about music..

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:32 PM

@4:00
Fag

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:36 PM

^haha, how many pizzas did you deliver before you started to regret that sleeve?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:42 PM

LOL lots of barking but you little puppies clearly don't know how to bite. You're all trendy faggots, face it. Any of you homos wanna grow some balls, I'll be at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. It won't be hard to miss me - I'll be the guy punching you in the fucking teeth.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:49 PM

"You're all trendy faggots, face it"

"I'll be at Brooklyn Bowl tonight"


This is like Goering calling someone else a Nazi.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:56 PM

God damn all you faggots. I'm gonna stick my dick so far up your asses that it pops right out of your bitch mouths.

Meet me tonight at 9pm on the east side of the FDR, under the Williamsburg Bridge. My knob will be shiny and hard when you arrive. Wear mesh pants. I can't poke through denim, faggot.

Posted by Blake | June 29, 2012 5:20 PM

No! You're gay.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 5:30 PM

randys coming to kill us all. its only getting worse #freerandy

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 2:14 AM

Every musical trend comes with an accompanied clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 4:47 AM

Hey Black - did you find another faggot to stick your dick in last night, or did the men make you catch all night again? I know, it's hard being the omega in the faggot sausage pack.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 7:42 PM

Yo, sausage on sausage violence is WACK!

Posted by mubawab | July 3, 2012 5:04 PM

murderer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 5:58 PM

So lemme get this straight. A fucking moron rushes the stage multiple times, gets pushed off by Randy, and dies of a head injury. Sorry for dude's family, but isn't it kind of understood that if you fuck with the wrong dude, and get aggressive, the chances of bad things happening increase exponentially? It seems to me That the Czech Gov't is trying to make a statement here. The only thing I see coming of it, is NO foreign metal bands will want to tour in your fucking country. Way to go asshats. You fucked that cash cow right up the ass. Good luck Randy, and LOG. I hope this is figured out for what it is. BULLSHIT. Btw, LOG says FUCK YOUR SHITTY MUSIC!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2012 5:41 PM

How about reality 2001 slayer god hates us all delay of the album because the towers fell fuck that i seen all seven faces each one looks a lot like me

Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2012 10:48 AM

dumb foreign fuck rush the stage three times and die cant handle it you deserve what you get at least it was a fan and not a band member rip dimebag

Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2012 10:54 AM

Say what you will about metal fans, the metal scene, etc...It remains one of the few marginalized (spelling?) forms of popular music. "Indy" rock was one of those forms in the mid ninties, until sites like this (lesser to the rediculous pitchfork) made it "cool."

I can respect metal for remaining on the fringes, probably causing it to be the least adulturated form of popular music.

Posted by thatguy | July 9, 2012 12:22 PM

Un-adulturated that is....

Posted by thatguy | July 9, 2012 12:23 PM

all u people talking shit on LOG , and that obviously not very smart fan for jumping a barracade not once not twice not 3 times while a band is performing a show. as a former guitar player when people rushed me on stage id whack them with my guitar to get them off of me. thats there fault. tragic accident in the progress but lamb of god is not responsible for someone elses stupidity. He will be freed and all u shit talkers can shove it in there own asses , FROM TEXAS

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:03 PM

autopsy on dead guy?

Posted by Bullet | July 27, 2012 3:58 PM

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