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Randy Blythe Rants About A Certain Webzine And Other Things

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Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, who has never been shy about expressing his opinion, posted on his Randonesia blogsite about some of the issues he has had with Blabbermouth commenters. Below is a couple paragraph snippet of what he has to say:

"Being a man who values balance in all things, I decided to take myself down a notch or two myself by visiting the comments section of Blabbermouth. I knew full well what to expect there, and even posted on twitter that I was off to troll land for a little light weight amusement before I actually checked the site. Blabbermouth never, ever, EVER fails to astound me when it comes to the sheer volume of mindless hatred and relentless bickering over utterly pointless topics in its comments section. Merely one of several reasons why I rarely visit the site.

But any new lamb of god release warrants a quick stroll through the murky and childishly scrawled waters of the comments section by ol’ D. Randall. I can’t help it. For me its like fiddling with a loose tooth or picking a scab. I know I shouldn’t do it, but it only stings a little, and let’s face it: it’s irresistible. After a few satisfying doses of “these guys suck, etc. etc.”, a few valid criticisms, and a few positive comments, I then posted on ye olden twitter that the key board commandos had yet again done their job to make me feel some modicum of job security. If at least a few of the try-hard metal experts really hated the tune and bashed away with their usual insults, then I could go to bed extra-pleased knowing that all was well, and this album cycle was going to be a success. Some people I know in the industry chimed in about the severe lack of respect for others (that extends at times to family members and even dead people), and I agreed, suggesting knuckles sandwiches might be an appropriate serving option for some of these cretins. Makes sense to me. I said goodnight, went to play Skyrim (fuck yeeeeeaaaaah nerdery), and promptly forgot the whole thing."


He discusses all sorts of things occupying space in his head, like the internet, and you can read the full blog article here.

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. Cynic writes:

Welcome to the internet.

# Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. hellrat writes:

Holy frikken Christ, ol' Red comes off as quite the fvcking goofball eh...and a regular contrary narcissistic one at that :)

Couldn't even get through that convoluted, self-absorbed, rhetorical fvcking ass-spray...it was givin me a goddamned headache

Good vocalist, hell of a good band...good dude? pffft...

Gee Randy, I wonder, does my commenting here play fittingly into your fanciful, contrived, and 'disinterested' scientific evaluation?

Fvcking twitter, dude? Seriously? Hey! Listen up now tweeties, Barbie's going to the fvcking Mall to cry her purdy lil' eyes out :)

Fvcking Clownville, man...

NP---Walk with me in Hell---Lamb of God

# Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrokenFace writes:

Well said hellrat

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 3:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

In short: "Some people don't like my band and that makes me angry. Anyone who doesn't like my band doesn't know sh** about music and I'll beat them up for having an opinion."

Just another reason for me not to like Lamb Of God as far as I'm concerned. I do enjoy using Twitter though :P

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 6:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

why would he waste his time at blabbermouth to begin with. everyone knows that site is a dumpster toilet for 15 yeard old trolls who dont know jack sh!t about music anyways except what trendy watered down subpar band to follow next!!!

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrianMN writes:

(giggling)...why would he or anyone who plays in a band go to ANY internet websites?
What did he expect from Blabber, a hug?
The internet is one big troll fest buddy, deal with it.

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 9:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

Hahaha! Fvcking Blythe on Blabberfvckinmouth. They should give him his own column to spew in every month.

Newsflash: Frontmen are huge bags of hot air and generally douchebags who are self absorbed in their own opinions. That's why they're frontmen.

As a frontman I endorse my own statement regarding frontmen and anyone who disagrees with me can go fvck themselves. My opinion is the only one that matters.

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

^classic! :)

might be comin through tucson in feb...will let ya know

MANY young and innocent beers will die!

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Drum_Junkie writes:

^^^HA!!
Spoken by someone truly afflicted with LSD!
(Lead Singer Disease)

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

\m/\m/

Hit me up HR.

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RTB writes:

bands/musicans actually take those comments on BM seriously?...
I think most people with a sober mind who are aware of
that site know that 99% of those comments come from vermin, how come we all know that but the bands dont?
In the past month c taylor, some guy from 5fdp and now randy...
I know these guys are doing time in the studio but come on..
Eventually you"d realize these comments aint worth wasting your breath or even glancing...

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

I hate to say this but I have just enough of a self-destructive inclination to do exactly as Randy has were I in a band with my own creative output on the line. And I would probably trumpet some hollow moral-victory in response to the criticism, whether it was informed or just mindless trolling.

I'm on the fence about the new single but I do like it better than "Redneck"... though not instantly appealing, Sacrement turned out to be a hell of an album. Plus singles aren't generally the best way to judge an album. I'll still pick up "Resolution".

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Rudiment of Abhorrence writes:

lol im glad that even randy plays skyrim

facebook.com/rudimentabhorrence

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. 12121 writes:

thats crazy randy plays skyrim that game is runing my life it going to be death of all that plays it

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. @blindgreed writes:

Only the opinions of famous frontmen matter. You are a loser in an underground band and your self-aborbed personality is unwarranted :)

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Ryanopuffs writes:

Well, that's the point of a blog, if I may add. You might come off as a douchebag, or loathing toward an unth degree, but what you tend to say over a blog lacks structure and limits to ones feelings. When your angry, that's what comes out of your mouth, plain and simple. You're not going to sound nice, or smart, that's what a rant is. To get the uttermost anger out of you, no matter how you come off.

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Opinionated A$$hole writes:

The only opinion that matters is mine. Others may have theirs, but mine contains the most value. All other opinions are a$$holes.

The only a$$hole that matters is mine. Others may have theirs, but mine contains the most bullsh|t. All other a$$holes are opinions.

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. StonerChrist writes:

Just sayin, if you read thearticle, hes referring to the people lacking respect for things that have nothing to do with his album (ie. family, the dead) as needing a punch in the face. nothing about how fantastic his band is, or how your oppinions dont matter. Just the opposite in fact, saying criticism (even the thoughtless blog kind) makes him realize his band isnt infallible. So put some thought (and maybe some reading comprehension) into your trolling because at least one person who its directed towards actually takes the time to read the mindless drivel.

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 7:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. americanpatriot1 writes:

Blogging? Twitter? I can think of better things to do with the few minutes it takes to do that silly sh**.

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Drum_Junkie writes:

I here ya AP1. I'd rather give my wife's twitter a good blogging than waste my time with that crap.

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

@ 15: Suck a wet fart out of my arse fa**ot.

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 10:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Blindgreed1 writes:

Also @ 15: What kind of a dumbarse goes to an underground metal site to talk sh!t about underground bands? Losers like the mope that posted #15 and take uncut tips to the face with balls across his nose. :D

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hellrat writes:

Pffffft!! fvckin DJ...goddamned orange juice all over my frikken keyboard! and yer right ya know...mmm-hmm, nothin like a little bit of good old fashioned twitter blogging with the wifey :)

Hey, send me your email would ya?

Ya Blind, looks like ya got some more gaping lil' gobblers wantin to choke yer knob eh brother? :0

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

Always HR... Always. B1tches can't get off deeez nutzzz!!!

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Billpower writes:

I don't think it's just blabbermouth, it's everywhere. People are going to hate. gotta deal with it.

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Drum_Junkie writes:

HR: Just fired a quick email to your email. :)

# Dec 16, 2011 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Valentine_no_more writes:

uhhh yeah. xD

# Dec 17, 2011 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. hellrat writes:

right back atcha brother D...cheers!

# Dec 17, 2011 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. cruor writes:

I just don't get why he bothers wasting his own time with posting something like this? Now he's wasting my time with something useless.... here I was with the notion that he might have a point to make or something.

# Dec 17, 2011 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. bbristowe writes:

Meh hes right. Everyone is entitled to there own opinion. Unfortunately, this generation is just that; entitled. They think they can judge and criticize when in reality they haven't experienced enough to even begin to put themselves up on that pedestal.

But when elitism is done killing metal, they can all get back to their high school diplomas or wanna be successful music careers.

# Dec 17, 2011 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. bbristowe writes:

Oh, and doesn't Lamb of God have an album coming up soon? This is sure to stir some interest.

# Dec 17, 2011 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. bbristowe writes:

@post15

also agree with this, that guys on here spilling his tripe all the time. I think he considers himself a 'contributor' or something.

# Dec 17, 2011 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. cruor writes:

^Everyone has an opinion. The only difference between the opinions between the everyday person's opinion and the famous person's opinion is that the famous person's opinion is published. Whether in cd form, a book, a movie, etc whatever its just the opinion of someone else that this specific person should be paid for their opinion.

# Dec 18, 2011 @ 6:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. hellrat writes:

I thought I remembered Bristowe as possessing a sense of humor, but I guess I must have been thinking of someone else...hmmm

how do ya like them sandy panties, eh Pilsner? :)

# Dec 18, 2011 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Blindgreed1 writes:

HR: He's been bent outta shape since Nevermore broke up. Now all his time is spent tryin to suck his own deek. Lol.

# Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. bbristowe writes:

You guys were both too busy tooting each others horn that you forgot, Nevermore blows. Loomis lives on.

But I'll let BG1 get back to crowning metalblog queen.

lol, cut your hair.

PS. Trololol

# Dec 20, 2011 @ 2:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Blindgreed1 writes:

"Cut your hair"??? CUT YOUR FVCKING HAIR??? Metal card revoked and i'm considering your man card as well. I gave you 24 hours to come up with a smackdown and you bring "cut your hair" to the table? STFU and GTFO of my thread bristowe. You once garnered a certain ammount of respect from me (albeit a very small ammount) as a poster here but after this it's all left at the wayside. Oh, and happy holidays arsehole.

# Dec 20, 2011 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. hellrat writes:

good fvcking god, Pilsner...now I am positive I was thinking of someone else, that dude possessed at least a bit of decent witcraft

Oh ya....and a real nice Toot-toot to ya! hee-yah, Giddee up!

goddamn...

# Dec 20, 2011 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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