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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Issues Official Statement

August 6, 2012 by  
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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe is finally home after behing held for more than a month in a Czech prison on charges of manslaughter stemming from a 2010 incident. Blythe has issued his first statement since the release, check it out below:

 

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.

 

  1. While in prison, I had minimal knowledge of how my case was viewed anywhere but the Czech Republic. I was told by my attorney that I had a lot support from peers in the music industry, my hometown, fans, and of course my family.  I cannot express how emotional it made me upon my release to read about even a fraction of the voices that were raised on my behalf. From legends in my music community, to fans across the world, and even people who were previously unaware of my existence but sympathized with my plight- I am truly humbled.  I cannot thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers. I would especially like to thank the people of Richmond, VA, for standing by me. In the 48 hours I have been home, many people I have never met before have stopped me on the street, waved and smiled as I passed by, or said hello in a restaurant. All have said “We are glad you are home, Randy”. You all make me proud and grateful that I call Richmond home.
  2. I would like state that I suffered no abuse, from either authorities or inmates, during my incarceration in Pankrác. I received no special treatment, and was in general population with everyone else- make no mistake, it was prison, not some celebrity rehab tv show. But I was treated fairly by the guards and kindly by my fellow inmates. People are dying of starvation all over the world. Men and women are losing their lives daily in the Middle East and other war torn regions. I had food, clothes, shelter, and no one was trying to kill me. I cannot complain over a short stay in prison while many people elsewhere fight to survive on a daily basis.
  3. If it is deemed necessary for me to do so, I WILL return to Prague to stand trial. While I maintain my innocence 100%, and will do so steadfastly, I will NOT hide in the United States, safe from extradition and possible prosecution. As I write this, the family of a fan of my band suffers through the indescribably tragic loss of their child. They have to deal with constantly varying media reports about the circumstances surrounding his death. I am charged with maliciously causing severe bodily harm to this young man, resulting in his death. While I consider the charge leveled against me ludicrous and without qualification, my opinion makes no difference in this matter. The charge exists, and for the family of this young man, questions remain. The worst possible pain remains. It is fairly common knowledge amongst fans of my band that I once lost a child as well. I, unfortunately, am intimately familiar with what their pain is like. Therefore, I know all too well that in their time of grief, this family needs and deserves some real answers, not a media explosion followed by the accused killer of their son hiding like a coward thousands of miles away while they suffer. I am a man. I was raised to face my problems head on, not run from them like a petulant child. I hope that justice is done, and the family of Daniel N. will receive the closure they undoubtably need to facilitate healing. I feel VERY STRONGLY that as an adult, it would be both irresponsible and immoral for me not to return to Prague if I am summoned. This is not about bail money. This is about a young man who lost his life. I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name in this matter. Thank you for reading this, and I wish you all peace.

 

 

Lamb of God and Dethklok Announce North American Tour

May 14, 2012 by  
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Lamb of God and Dethklok are teaming up for  a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1 in Seattle, Wash. The tour will make its way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA. Check out all the dates and locations below.

Gojira will open all shows.

8/1 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Thater
8/2 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
8/4 Calgary, AB @ Big 4
8/5 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
8/7 Winnipeg, MB @ Convention Centre
8/9 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
8/10 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
8/11 Toronto, ON @ Heavy TO
8/12 Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ Delta Plex
8/15 St. Louis, MO @ Family Arena
8/19 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
8/21 Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
8/22 Detroit, MI @ Compuware Arena
8/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/24 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater
8/25 Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
8/26 Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6 Pavilion
8/29 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
8/30 Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
8/31 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater
9/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Outside at the Electric Factory
9/2 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
9/4 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
9/5 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
9/7 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
9/8 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
9/9 Dallas, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
9/11 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
9/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
9/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
9/15 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic

Concert Gallery: Lamb of God at Irving Plaza in NYC, NY

January 30, 2012 by  
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Lamb of God
January 24, 2012
Irving Plaza – NYC, NY
Photos by:  Antonio Marino Jr.

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Concert Gallery: Lamb of God at Mayhem Fest in Mansfield, MA

August 4, 2010 by  
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Lamb of God
Mayhem Fest
July 27, 2010
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Mayhem Concert Gallery: Lamb of God / San Bernardino, CA

July 13, 2010 by  
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Lamb of God
Mayhem Fest
July 10, 2010
San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
Photos by:  Sergio Bastidas

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Mayhem Fest 2010 Kickoff (Featuring Live Photos of Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God)

July 13, 2010 by  
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Mayhem Festival

The 2010 Mayhem Fest kicked off over the weekend with an all you can eat buffet of face-melting metal.  The tour has embarked on its annual cross country trek with all new headling acts (Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God & Five Finger Death Punch) along with the rest of their menacing traveling metal circus.

TWRY staff photographer Sergio Bastidas was on hand for the kick off show in San Bernardino, CA on July 10th and we’ll  be bringing you all of his photos from the show this week.  To kick it off check out these galleries featuring Korn, Rob Zombie and Lamb of God.

If you’re a metal fan and don’t have a lot of extra cake to spend on concerts, Mayhem Fest gives you the most bang for your buck.  With three stages of non-stop metal you get more than your daily dose.  Check out all of the bands on the bill below and a full list of tour dates. 

 Main Stage:                                                      Silverstar Stage:                                        Jagermesiter Stage:
Korn                                                                       Atreyu                                                              Hatebreed
Rob Zombie                                                      Norma Jean                                                  Chimaira
Lamb of God                                                    In This Moment                                        Shadows Fall
Five Finger Death Punch                       3 Inches of Blood                                      Winds of Plauge

             

Korn Live Photo Gallery:

 

Rob Zombie Photo Gallery:

 

Lamb of God Photo Gallery:

Mayhem Fest Tour Dates:

Jul 10 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul 11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 13 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater Southeast
Jul 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
Jul 18 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Jul 20 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jul 23 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 24 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
Jul 25 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul 27 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
Jul 28 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul 30 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 31 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug 01 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug 04 – Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug 06 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
Aug 08 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Aug 10 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
Aug 11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater
Aug 13 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
Aug 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre

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Mayhem Fest 2010 Bands Confirmed – Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God & More

January 20, 2010 by  
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There’s been a lot of speculation over who would be playing this years Mayhem Fest but it’s now official.  The main stage will see the likes of Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch.

The Mayhem Festival Stage will have Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches of Blood.

The Jagermeister Stage will be Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shadows Fall and Winds of Plague.

The dates have been posted as well:

Jul 10 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul 11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 13 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater Southeast
Jul 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
Jul 18 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Jul 20 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jul 23 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 24 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
Jul 25 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul 27 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
Jul 28 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul 30 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 31 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug 01 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug 04 – Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug 06 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
Aug 08 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Aug 10 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
Aug 11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater
Aug 13 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
Aug 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre