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Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe indicted for manslaughter in Czech Republic

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:40 AM (PST)

This is probably the worst news anyone in the metal community has reported on/heard in the last few days, and it’s no different for us here at MR.  So here we go.  Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe has been formally charged with manslaughter by the Czech Republic and will have to go and stand trial.  Wow did that suck to write.  If you don’t know the deal click right here to find more but basically what they are claiming is that Blythe tossed a kid off stage and that he later died from injuries sustained.  There’s a lot of controversy on weather or not he ever even tossed the kid or if it was a bouncer and it looks like it might be up to the courts to decide now.

A Czech news portal called Novinky.cz is reporting that a Czech state attorney filed criminal charges against Blythe on Friday (November 30) related to the death of a fan in Prague two years ago. The attorney’s office spokeswoman Štepánka Zenklová told the Czech News Agency (CTK) the Prague City Court has three months to set the trial date or return the case to the police and state attorney for further investigation.

Blythe has always maintained that he would return to the Czech Republic to stand trial and unfortunately that may happen now.  To read several statements from Blythe on the incident click here because I’m running out of space here.

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Lamb of God returned to Manhattan this past Friday with special guests, In Flames, Sylosis, and – appearing only on the first two dates of the tour – Hatebreed (Hell Yeah replaces Hatebreed for the remainder of the tour.) This would actually have been Lamb of God’s second NYC show, but, due to singer Randy Blythe’s incarceration earlier this year in Prague, their first tour with Dethklok and Gojira, as well as the Mayhem Cruise, which they had been set to headline, was canceled.

Metalheads everywhere were eager for the chance to see Blythe back onstage where he belongs, and on November 16th 2012, it all went down at The Big Apple’s infamous Roseland Ballroom.

Click here for the full scoop.

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More news on Randy Blythe of Lamb of God’s legal troubles

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:42 AM (PST)

Richmond metal band Lamb of God’s frontman Randy Blythe’s legal troubles in the Czech are still unfolding and it looks like the Czech police have suggested that the prosecutors indict Blythe. If you are not up to date on all of this you have probably been living under a rock or just learned to read but you can get the gist of it here.

Click here to read the latest news.

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Is Rage Against the Machine really planning a new album?

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:44 PM (PST)

Remember we reported last month that Rage Against the Machine were gearing up to make a new album? Well, bassist Tim Commerford was recently asked by TMZ.com if the band was really working on a new album, and he simply responded, “Definitely maybe…anything’s possible.”

You can watch the interview right here.

Although Rage Against the Machine have been back together for years, they haven’t released any new material since The Battle of Los Angeles, was released over exactly thirteen years ago on Epic Records. Their most recent recording is the covers album Renegades, which was released in 2000, the same year they broke up.

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Rage Against the Machine planning new album?

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM (PST)

Well, it’s about f**kin’ time! Rage Against the Machine may have been back together for five years, but it looks like new material from the band is almost happening.

In a recent interview with TMZ.com, bassist Tim Commerford was asked if the band was working on a new album, and his response was “maybe”. You can watch the interview here.

Rage Against the Machine’s last album with original material, The Battle of Los Angeles, was released in 1999 on Epic Records. Their most recent recording is the covers album Renegades, which was released in 2000, the same year they broke up.

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Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton releases new song for free download

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 7:03 AM (PST)

Well, Lamb Of God are back in the news but this time it isn’t anything bad (see the whole Randy Blythe debacle if you aren’t in the know).  Guitarist Mark Morton has put up a brand new acoustic track he made for free download.  The track is called “Maybe” and you can find it right over here.

Morton had the following to say about the song:

“[I] tracked another tune [with] Matt Conner the other night. I played slide, a couple guitar tracks and sang some harmony vocals. We’re havin’ a lot of fun [with] this stuff. Hope you enjoy!”

Morton recently recorded another song with Conner which can be found right here.  Morton commented recently on that track as well clearing up a little confusion about who the writer of these songs actually is:

“I’m not sure how it got misconstrued, but ‘To Be Sure’ is not MY song… It’s written and performed by Matt Conner, a good friend and super talented cat. I only played rhythm and lead guitar on that record.”

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Mayhem Cruise gets canceled

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM (PST)

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Cruise has been canceled. The cruise was set to sail off on December 7, 2012 from the port of Miami, Florida and travel to the Bahamas, then return to dry land on December 10th, 2012.  On the bill for the event included Lamb of God, Anthrax, and Hatebreed, among others.

Click here to view statements from the organizers.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe is a free man…for now

Posted by jessepac on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM (PST)

Randy Blythe has had one hell of a 2012. From releasing the newest Lamb of God album in January, to playing the Soundwave and Download Festivals, before hitting the roughest patch in over a decade: imprisonment. For those not in the know, Czech police took Blythe into custody on mansluaghter charges stemming from a 2010 concert in which a fan died after sustaining injuries that may or may not have been caused while said fan rushed the stage.

Fast forward over a month and now Blythe is back in the USA and has released a statement on his time in an overseas jail.

“Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved hometown of Richmond, VA, United States of America. I was recently released on bail from Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic, after over a month of incarceration. Now that I am out for the moment, I would like to say a few things.”

Click here for the full statement!

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Randy Blythe fundraiser to be held and hosted by David Brockie

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 7:41 AM (PST)

Not a whole lot of info is available and I’ll save explaining the whole situation because if you don’t know already…you pretty much suck, but a fundraiser is being held for Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe to help out with his legal fees.

So far, the show is going to be hosted by Dave Brockie, will take place on August 31 at the Canal Club in Richmond, VA, and confirmed bands so far are Cannabis Corpse, Kung Fu Dykes, Throne From Royalty, Gloominous Doom, Little Ozzy and a few others.

So basically, get your ass down to Virginia for a worthy cause!

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We Want You! To help Randy Blythe!

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10:10 AM (PST)

There has been a petition created on behalf of Lamb of God frontman, Randy Blythe, in hopes of having the US Government involve itself with his release from a Czech prison. The petition requires 25,000 signatures by August 4th in order to reach its goal and its currently at just about over 17,000. Please take a moment of your time to create a profile and sign the petition. You can find the petition , and if you are unfamiliar with the story a brief description, here.

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Randy Blythe gets new bail hearing

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 8:58 AM (PST)

The sadly still imprisoned Lamb of God frontman, Randy Blythe, will be getting another bail hearing on July 19 according to WTVR. As good as it is to hear that the wheels are still turning, its a straight up tragedy that he remains in jail and apparently “a Prague attorney could still be allowed to again comment on bail” and if bail is revoked he can be keep in prison for up to six months. I am not going to paraphrase the whole article but if you have been following the “trial” its worth a read.

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Lamb of God releases official statement

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 9:23 AM (PST)

As most of you know Randy Blythe, the frontman for Lamb of God, has been sitting in a prison in Prague since June 27th on manslaughter charges stemming from a 2010 incident. The band have released their first official statement and you can read it here.

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With Randy from Lamb Of God in metal news around the clock this week after being held in Czech jail on manslaughter charges for supposedly causing a fan to die, I thought it was a good time to look at a few simple truths about show protocol and the politics of moshing and stage diving.

While I have categorized this article under the “funny” category, it isn’t a laughing matter. Shit, the whole thing is pretty serious but I will try and keep it light (and probably will fail). The “funny” thing is how much this sucks and how the metal scene still is so fractured we can’t prevent incidents like this somehow. I don’t know the solution. Anyone?

I had a bad day. When I am angry, metal comforts me. So does ranting. I am sure many of you can relate. Here are two simple truths which form my basic premise: 1. Lamb Of God will always rule. 2. While it is sad when shows turn fatal, every metal show is a risk.

Click here to read a few thoughts and show anecdotes about stage diving and moshing. This does not reflect the official opinion of Metal Riot (just my grumpy ass).

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Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe arrested for manslaughter

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM (PST)

Frontman Randy Blythe of  Lamb of God has run afoul of the law in Prague. The singer was recently arrested in relation to an incident at 2010 show where a concert goer died after an altercation with Blythe. There is an translation of the original report here and Lamb of God’s PR team have released 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.”

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Music Video: Lamb of God releases official video for “Desolation”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM (PST)

Richmond metal band Lamb of God have released the official video for the song “Desolation” off of their latest album Resolution released at the beginning of the year. Resolution is a follow up to the bands 2011 album Wrath and was released via Epic Records in the States. You can watch the video here.

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