More Support Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe as Terror Cancels Czech Republic Show

The legendary hardcore band Terror has cancelled it’s upcoming Czech Republic show in support of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and express their anger over his unjust incarceration. This yet another action in a barrage of support that Randy has received from Lamb of God, his management/PR, fans, press, and musicians alike. The band has issued the following statement:

“Terror is going to cancel their show in the Czech Republic this month. We feel obligated to stand up for Randy Blythe. This situation seems to be taken too lightly. Randy comes from punk and hardcore roots, just like Terror. He still supports underground music and has always supported Terror – even singing on stage alongside us when we play Richmond. This hits really close to home for us having members of the band and our crew from the hometown of Lamb of God. We love our Czech fans very much and have amazing shows there, but we need to ‘stick tight’ to our friend Randy, which is why we have chosen to cancel the show. As a band that could easily be in this same position at any given show, we don’t think we can play there and act like this is OK – it isn’t. This is bigger than a hashtag or a clever t-shirt– we as a community need to take action and speak up. Free Randy Blythe.” – Terror

Blythe’s arrest came in connection with an incident that happened 2 years ago at a Lamb of God concert in which a fan tried to jump on stage twice, but was stopped by security. On his third attempt, the fan got past security and charged at Randy. Randy simply pushed him back into the crowd. It was reported, however, that the fan fell back into the crowd and hit his head, causing trauma that resulted in his death 14 days later. Blythe was released on released on 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000), however he remained incarcerated in Pankrac Prison due to contention of bail made by a Czech prosecutor. Blythe is awaiting the court’s ruling on whether or not the bail will be approved.

Lamb of God’s PR firm, Adrenaline PR, issued the following statement a few weeks ago –

 ”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.” – Adrenaline Public Relations

Many musicians, press, and fans alike have been vocalizing their support for Blythe via twitter:

@Slash: #FreeRandyBlythe (Lead Guitar, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Velvet Revolver, former Guns N’ Roses)

@SebastianBach: Randy hope u r ok. I have been sober this whole tour. 1st sober tour ever. U r an inspiration. Thx 4 your help @downloadfest #FreeRandyBlythe (Vocalist, former Skid Row)

@BrandonGeist: Especially after what happened to Dimebag, musicians have to be able to defend themselves and their stage. #FreeRandyBlythe (Editor, Revolver Magazine)

@DavidDraiman: MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO MY FRIEND RANDY BLYTHE FROM LAMB OF GOD @lambvox #freerandyblythe (Vocals, Disturbed)

@MikePortnoy: “Lamb Of God Frontman to be held for 10 more days in Czech prison after posting bail” This is total BS #freeRandyBlythe (Drums, Adrenaline Mob, former Dream Theater)

@The_Matt Bishop: thoughts and prayers to Randy Blythe and @Lambofgodband family. keep calm and rock on #FreeRandyBlythe (Founder, TheRockRevival.com)

Lamb of God have halted the tour that was supporting their latest album, Resolution, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. As always, The Rock Revival continues to send it’s love and support to the entire Lamb of God family throughout this awful ordeal. Keep calm and ROCK ON. – by Matt Bishop

 

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