"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Lamb Of God Vocalist Randy Blythe Offers Thoughts On 9/11 Tragedy

Photo of Lamb of God

Band Photo: Lamb of God (?)

Randy Blythe, vocalist for Lamb of God, recently took to his official Twitter account discussing the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and the impact it had on his life. You can read Blythe's statement below.

"10 years ago I woke up late as usual, drank some coffee, & walked to my cooking job at Avalon restaraunt in RVA. I was in a good mood. I came in & saw my buddy Steve (born & raised in NYC) & said "Wassup man" & he said "I guess we’re at war again man." I looked up & the TV. I saw the planes fly into the towers again & again. I didn’t really understand it at first. Didn’t open the restaurant that day. We watched. As the day wore on, I watched the tv, it sank in what had happened to all those people & I remember thinking "Things will never be the same."

"Finally at some point in the day it REALLY sunk in & I began to cry. NYC, the Pentagon, the passengers on 93 who fought them TO THE GROUND. I wanted the images to stop, & at some point I stopped watching tv. But the images wouldn’t stop, & have shaped my life since in many ways. A lot of ugly things happened after 9/11 but for a brief time there was a spirit of unity amongst my people, OUR people, the American people.

"Today I think should be a solemn day of reflection, not just on those lost & their kin, but on the meaning of what it is to be one of us. I have been literally around the world several times, & I remain convinced that the United States of America is THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH. We are ONE nation made up of MANY people. Let us remember that, & try to act accordingly. It should not take a tragedy to remind us if that.

"Ten years later, I’m in NYC having my coffee, then I’ll go to work just like in 2001. But first I’ll stop by Ground Zero to pay my respects. So it’s a sad day, but it’s good for me to be here. New York City still stands tall, as does DC near my Virginian home. We ain’t going away & we WONT go away as long as we remain UNITED. THINK about it, & be good to each other. Im off to Ground Zero. Have a good day."

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


22 Comments on "Lamb Of God Frontman Reflects On 9/11 Tragedy"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. No one writes:

Well said brother. Big respects to all those hurt and lost in the attacks. Lamb of God till the end pure AMERICAN metal

# Sep 12, 2011 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
GORECUNT's avatar

Member

2. GORECUNT writes:

Randy Blythe is an awesome guy. The only person to make me proud to be an American, as well as a Virginian.

# Sep 12, 2011 @ 8:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
btbamfav20's avatar

Member

3. btbamfav20 writes:

10 years ago i woke up happy it was my 14th birthday... Math class came around and the P.A. announced the towers were attacked... Every birthday since then has been sh**. The criminal minds within your government system america just HAD to have globalization at any cost, didnt they?

NP: Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

# Sep 12, 2011 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Netromancer's avatar

Member

4. Netromancer writes:

Class act, brother. Love it.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Dasher10's avatar

Writer/Reviewer

5. Dasher10 writes:

When does Varg Vikernes chime in and claim that the Jews did 9/11?

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Necrovomit's avatar

Member

6. Necrovomit writes:

nah it wasnt the jews, it was just our own neo fascist government

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
RTB's avatar

Member

7. RTB writes:

Horns up randy, well said

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 3:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
R10's avatar

Member

8. R10 writes:

Check Vargs websight dash,he probably already has. Kudos to Randy for paying respects,and #3 threes statement i'll stay away from.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 5:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrianMN's avatar

Member

9. BrianMN writes:

I think we all have our own 9/11 memories.
I was sitting in a chair getting my first and only tattoo.
They had the tv's turned on and the planes and....well...you know the story.
My thoughts to all the survivors and those who were killed.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
10. KerryKingleberry writes:

@BrianMN - So, you were sitting in a chair in a tattoo parlor at 9:00am on a Tuesday morning? If you were on the east coast.

I'm calling bullsh**.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrianMN's avatar

Member

11. BrianMN writes:

^^^^I'm sorry DID YOU WANT THE WHOLE STORY????
"If you were on the east coast?"
My name ends in MN.
That would be Minnesota genius.
We're central time.
I woke up, went to work, was told by a co-worker what had happened.
The entire downtown area pretty much evacuated by 10:00.
My tattoo appointment was downtown booked at noon.
By that time the planes had hit but if you remember anything about that day, the same thing was shown over and over and over.
Yes, watched a lot of it from a tattoo chair. I figured the last place terrorists would attack would be a tattoo shop.
In hind sight, I probably should have cancelled but I along with just about everyone else wasn't quite in their right minds that day.
Is that good enough for you?
Would you like a lie detector test?
A credit card statement?
DNA?
Sperm sample?

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
KREDD's avatar

Member

12. KREDD writes:

twitter? looks like more than 140 characters to me.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
The_Avant_Garde's avatar

Writer

13. The_Avant_Garde writes:

you can post a bunch of tweets at once or use any of the online services to extend the length of a Twitter post.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
KREDD's avatar

Member

14. KREDD writes:

ah, ok. thanks avant

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
GORECUNT's avatar

Member

15. GORECUNT writes:

Actually Dasher, I was kinda waiting for Varg to say something like that

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 8:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
16. b.bristowe writes:

Take a stable democracy. use a watershed event to cause mass hysteria and persecute a religious group. then use it to revolke the personal liberties and freedoms they're claiming to defend. Then they promote the solution: blind patriotism and not questioning the govenment. Harass and berate anyone who disagrees with the governments position. Imprision 'enemys of the state' without trial, in a prison above your own laws. All the while using the matter to overshadow their massive mlitary buildup and increasing international aggression. and the saddest part of this post is that i'm actually reffering to the Nazis in the 1930's. The fact you even compared this to America post 9/11 is terrifying

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
R10's avatar

Member

17. R10 writes:

B.Bristowe: Your not quoting Noam Chomsky,are you? Seems ive read that before.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrunoHockalugie's avatar

Member

18. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Hell yeah Randy, respect for visiting Ground Zero on the day of tragedy. If I was not 3000+ miles away I would have done the same.

BBRistowe- Stable democracy? America has been anything but stable for the past fifty plus years. There was maybe a period in the mid-eighties right after Reagan's re-election that could possibly be called stable, but even then the Cold War was in full swing. Do you not remember the Y2K hysteria that hit the nation nine months before the September attacks? Y2K was exaggerated by the media and since the mass number of America's believe whatever they hear on TV people were actually convinced that the world was going to end on New Year's Eve 2000! Face it, as long as most Americans are most interested in who is wining American Idol then in their liberties being eroded daily by out of control tyrannical administrations, we will continue to have men like Cheney and Obama usurp our freedom for the so-called greater good of the state.

# Sep 14, 2011 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
GORECUNT's avatar

Member

19. GORECUNT writes:

bristowe, the way you just put that made me think of this...Didn't Nero do that in 64 C.E.? Rome was kind of a stable democracy (apart from the Caesars). Nero used a watershed event (The fires of Rome) to cause mass hysteria so they'll do whatever his agenda is without question (blind patriotism). Then scapegoating the Christians for the fire, considering all Christians "enemies of the state" and feeding them to the Lions...

# Sep 14, 2011 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
btbamfav20's avatar

Member

20. btbamfav20 writes:

hmm yes! its the EXACT same scenario! And Hitler used the same tactic to get his people to attack France... He burned down his parliament building and declared it was communism terrorists within their government (the french, i know how dumb that sounds, but hey look at what people believe in america bout 9/11, that people in a cave brought down the tallest structures in america, that were DESIGNED to withstand multiple 747 airplane hits) and got all his people behind him to defend national security. so he waged war on the world. EXACTLY like today

NP: Hate Turns Black - Nightrage

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
btbamfav20's avatar

Member

21. btbamfav20 writes:

Except now theres not one "allied" force to stop the tyranny... its up to the people this time, and we're all too fat, lazy, and WANT to continue running the hampster wheel for the man's machines that make his life a vacation, and ours slavery.

The people that are trying to stop america's banks are the people we declare muslims, terrorists, or radical islams... American has been trained from birth to hate the difference in other people, and base entire feuds on these principles. Imagine how much better the world would be if we celebrated what we have in common instead of what separates us as individuals...

NP: Hush Of Night - Nightrage

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
R10's avatar

Member

22. R10 writes:

I understand in a way what your saying BAM,nobody questains US foreign decisions more than me. Yea,ive read Chomsky,Zinn,E.Said,etc. Know all about the far lefts opinion on the matter. This countrys economys largely in the sh**ter now because of 9/11, but thats besides the point. Randy was paying respects to those that day who simply chose to go to work,lost thier lives doing it. Didnt choose to attack foreign policy decisions. Kudos to him! The average American BAM,is concerned about day to day issues like jobs,feeding his family,etc. Your Canadian,what would you know? Check out some of Noams opinions on Canadian policy sometime there guy. Enough blood on ya'lls hands,and wasnt it a Canadian scientist who invented Anthrax,other biological agents;which of course our CIA took over. Just sayin... NP: Slayer-Chemical Warfare

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.