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Randy Blythe
I had a bad dream last night that this shit in Prague didn’t end up blowing over for Randy Blythe, and the United States government tried to intervene but then listened to some Lamb of God records and had a change of heart. In the dream, there was a West Memphis 3-like outpouring of support for Randy. I dreamt Blythe ended up behind bars, for a good stretch, putting the band on hold.

It fucking sucked. Look, clearly, I dig Lamb of God. I like their music, and I like them as dudes. Chris Adler is one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. Do I want any of this shit to be happening to Randy? No fucking way. Do I want it to be resolved quickly, with favorable results for Blythe? Yes.

But fuck, man — after reading this eyewitness account of that show two years ago (courtesy of The Gauntlet), where Blythe allegedly was embroiled in a physical altercation with a fan who rushed the stage, I’m not feeling very optimistic.

Of course, Blythe — who is probably in Pankrác Prison — was arrested in Prague yesterday because the kid he got into it with two years ago allegedly ended up succumbing to his injuries.

According to a local Czech blogger who was at the show, “Randy behaved exactly as I expected him to, a son of a bitch who pisses off everyone. He’s confirmed by firing up several fans. [Randy] was very irritated when someone decided to join him on stage. At first Randy hit him a lot, then Randy jumped on him to hold him down while he continued singing.”

Fuck. By the way, I love how most people are reacting to this news by being bummed they might miss the Dethklok and Gojira tour.

“When the fan got up, Randy took him by the hair and threw [him] down quite quickly,” reads the blog. “It was a good thing the fan was so dazed that he probably felt nothing. It took him a little while to realize what happened and as he struggled to get his breathe back. Randy does behave quite pretentious, but the performance was important to him.”


The blog also contains comments from fans who were at the show that evening.

“He came down with a thud, when he fell down,” says one post. “The kid died after 14 days in a coma for bleeding in the brain!”


“Everything OK with that guy who fell down after a stage-push? We saw ambulance late after concert,” reads another.

“OMG impossible! The vocalist should be sued then… He pulled him really heavily,” says one other poster.

This is not good, folks. I will leave it at that for now.

Meanwhile, Randy’s brother, Mark Blythe, has told Richmond news station WTVR that the charge is “bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately.”

  • Kdyyanks18

    U simply cant convict someone of Manslaughter due to blog accounts on the internet. These people could have been drunk after the show, could have seen things of what they thought they saw but was totally different due to the environment and mayhem a metal show is. A lot is happening and it is very chaotic. This fan could have been attacking randy. A blog account on the internet could have been anyone saying anything. It simply isn’t enough to convict Randy for this crime he is being accused of. Eye Witness accounts are the most unreliable piece of evidence you can admit into evidence for a trial. Their needs to be more hardcore evidence than word of mouth. If he is convicted for this crime due to bloggers talking about the incident at the show, then the Prauge criminal justice system is a very weak one. This is way to serious of a charge to be decided by a possible drunken fan who is sitting at his computer typing away. My hopes and thoughts are with Randy and his wife and the entire Lamb of God crew. I truly appreciate for keeping me up to date on this issue and I felt I should add some input cause I’m in shock and disbelief and haven’t stopped thinking about it since I read the article. Let’s hope Randy’s lawyers can express the points I just made and hopefully Randy will be set free. Thanks. 

    • Trabant

       Exactly. Gunassasin won’t convict anybody. The Czech police and prosecution had 2 years since the US authorities refused cooperation to get all the fact straight. Don’t worry, the charges are not based on blog posts.

      Fair trial to Randy. R.I.P. Daniel.

  • Jake

    That pussy Trevor Strnad once tried taking my face of with his knee. I was trying both not to be trampled and to keep his monitors turned toward him. This is who these dudes are on stage. What’s upsetting though is how flaccid Trevor became after he stopped writing his blog here.

    Sounds like Randy was drunk and up & killed a mufucka. We know he killed the kid and we know for a fact he lives obliviously drunk. Bound to happen, get a grip you pompous fucks.

    • christhescribe

      No shit. Thanks dude for the words

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  • Josh88

    the thing is though if u come up on that stage you are considered a threat.. u get your ass beat thats what happens.. its the same way if u hopped into a wrestling ring football field or whatever..