If you ever wanted a more perfect example of the dichotomy that exists between stage persona and the individual, Randy Blythe personifies it. One of the most brutal frontmen ever to prowl the stage, Randy’s voice is instantly recognisable to tens of thousands of fans worldwide, whilst his intelligence and decency has shone through the interviews and public statements he has made over the years. You don’t need to be a fan of Lamb of God to take a minute to look into the case of Randy’s imprisonment and realise instinctively that it is a gross miscarriage of justice. It is, without doubt, tragic that a fan died at a LOG show – it’s hard to imagine anyone feeling that more than Randy himself – but the footage available (along with the little evidence that has been made public) clearly shows this to be a terrible mistake, and one that Randy is paying for as he sits in a Czech prison.
July 6, 2012
First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It’s noted and very much appreciated.
We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily.
Within an hour things can do endless 180’s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails.
We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.
We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in Czech jail.
In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident.
Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.
The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent.
We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend.
– LAMB OF GOD
Link to Donate to Randy’s Legal Fund: http://www.facebook.com/lambofgod/app_190322544333196
Gigwise also have an interesting article here:
Whilst this video has appeared on Youtube which casts serious doubt over Randy’s culpability. Read, watch, decide for yourselves and help Randy out if you can.