Management Issue Update On LAMB OF GOD Frontman Randy Blythe's Arrest In Czech Republic - "Under No Circumstances Was There A Fight Of Any Kind Involved"
June 29, 2012, 5 years ago
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.
Czech news site Novinky earlier reported that Blythe was arrested on June 28th in the Czech Republic on charges of manslaughter. He was arrested at the Rock Café in Prague prior to the scheduled show with ALL SHALL PERISH and SKELTONWITCH and brought in for questioning regarding a May 2010 altercation with a fan at the Abaton club in Prague. The fan later died of his injuries.
Stay tuned for updates.
Lamb Of God have released the first trailer for their projected 2013 feature film, As The Palaces Burn. The film, directed by award winning documentary filmmaker Don Argott and produced by 9.14 Pictures (Last Days Here, Art of the Steal, Rock School), examines the impact that music and particularly heavy metal music has made on people around the globe as they live in a 21st century world full of economic uncertainty, political unrest, social injustice, and under a constant fear of war and violence. Filming has taken place to date in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and Israel. Filming in the United States will take place over the summer months.
Embedded in the trailer is the video for the band’s second single from the Resolution CD, ‘Desolation’. The video was shot at shows in South America and Mexico and is the follow up to the animated video for the track ‘Ghost Walking’. Check it out below: