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Lamb Of God Frontman Randy Blythe Formally Indicted For Manslaughter in Czech Republic

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Czech prosecutors have officially decided to level a formal indictment at Randy Blythe. The embattled Lamb Of God frontman was jailed by Czech authorities last summer, charged with manslaughter in connection with a fan's death at a Prague show in 2010, and held for five weeks.

Blythe was eventually released on $400,000 bail. In a subsequent interview with Metal Hammer, he reflected on the very real possibility of long-term incarceration:

"Ten years with no time off for good behavior. For my particular charge — we're saying manslaughter, but it's assault in the fourth degree with intent, resulting in the death of this young man — the sentence for that is five to 10 years with no time off. So the worst-case scenario is that get out when I'm 51, 52 years old. It's not something I really try to dwell on too much, because it's scary. I don't want to go to prison, I don't want that to happen, but the fact of the matter is it could happen. I will deal with it as it comes, that's all I can do. If you have one foot in the past and one foot in the future, you're pissing on the present. And right now, all! have is the present so I prepare myself the best I can. My band is behind me and my family's behind me and we're gonna do our best to prove my innocence. But worrying about a nebulous uncertain future, or being super-bummed out that l went to prison for 37 days does me no good."

The original Czech report announcing Blythe's indictment can be viewed at Novinky.cz. The court allegedly has three months to set a trial date, unless the case is dismissed or delayed pending further investigation.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. otis birdsong writes:

Be intresting to see if randy walks the walk.
Knowing he could go to the hole for 10 years possibly, will he be a man of his word.
He seems to be that kind of guy but 10 years in a foreign prison aint no walk in the park.
You know how us guys say all the right things in the heat of the moment, " i would swim the deepest ocean" " i would walk to the end of the earth" " i would die for you", and when push comes to shove 99% would not do it or get out of it somehow?
Randy boasted he would stand tall, go back and fight these charges, so if he does hes looking at maybe a 10 year stint and the end of his career, or he could back out but would look hypocritical.
Its a double edged sword no doubt about that.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sonictherapy writes:

Well, this is where bail lives up to its true intended purpose. There is no reason to put out a chunk of change for a couple of months of fake freedom while your next court date is scheduled unless you (a) prepare to evade the law (b) plan to assemble a great legal team, something you cannot do while you are behind bars.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. richmond roadie writes:

Dont go randy......its ok to be a hypocrite sometimes. Its 10 damn years.....dont do it!

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. TheIronMan writes:

I don't remember what happened with this case but best of luck to you, Randy. You're one of my favorite vocalists alive. I hope you can fight the charges and walk free.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm sure his legal team has used this time to prepare his case.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

Fvck Czech... leave it at getting hosed for 400k, to hell with their fvcking indictment, and to the fvcking dogs with their sentence

You don't sign up for that sh!t dumbfvck, and fvck yer personal pride in your 'word' as well

Mankind is a stupid fvcking animal.

Hey Otis Birdsong, are you talking?? WTF :)

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Nunya writes:

Randy, you WILL DIE IN CZECH PRISON! SOME OF THOSE DUDES HAVE BEEN IN THEIR SINCE COMMUNISM! STAY AWAY! I REPEAT! YOU DO NOT HAVE THE GREEN LIGHT! BLACK-HAWK DOWN! BLACK-HAWK DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. otis birdsong writes:

I don't speak your language post 6, i'm going to need a judges review on your statement.
All i can gather is that your ok with him not showing up.
If you are ok with him being hypocritical in a sense not my problem, i just pointed out what he has said in the past that's all.
But i guess being a man of their word does not partake for your approval.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. R10 writes:

Yea,no doubt, extortion big time! I wouldn't go back either! Fvck the Czech Republic. This whole ordeal was a sham from the get go! Shady club with lax security. Randy should just tour like a motherfvcker, count that 400 k as a lesson learned. Bands will be rushing to the Czech Republic now to play out, I'm sure.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianMN writes:

I wouldn't go back either. He has zero chance of a fair trial. If anything they'll use the opportunity to try and get even more money out of him.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

This is a pretty tough call here...randy wants to stand trial I think so that the parents of the dead kid can get some answers...his decision to face the music, no matter how bitter the tune is very courageous in this era of weasel words and squiggling out of things on technicalities. I wish i could have made the orlando show on 11/19 to show my support.

However, i don't think many LOG fans would be too upset if he flipped the bird to the corrupt czech justice system and ate the 400K loss....better to be poor and free than locked up for 10 years. I read his interview in revolver and was very impressed...I hope all this unpleasantness resolves itself in a mutually beneficial way for both randy and the parents of the dead fan. Maybe the lawyers can work out some kind of out of court settlement hopefully.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hellrat writes:

Birdsong, my name aint post 6 mate ;)

I don't give a fvck what language you speak, yer talkin gibberish in MY fvcking language

And YES, i AM a man of my fvcking word, and I got the hard miles and battle scars to fvcking prove it....but you wont catch me saying stupid fvcking sh!t like "I'm gonna go take it up the a$$ like a MAN in the Czech dungeon!"

If yer saying the dude's a dumbfvck, then I am in full agreement...yet, it would make him even more of an imbecile to return to the Republic, you see...don't know what else to tell ya buddy :)

Nunya, thanks for the belly ache fvcker!! that sh!t was fvcking classic...frikken blackhawk down :)

\m/

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. otis birdsong writes:

I'd agree with you if he had not already come out 2 weeks after he got home from being released and said if im indicted i will go back and fight the charges, he drew a line in the sand and he crossed it by saying that, anyone knows when you draw and step over that line there is no turning back, that is just character 101, but larry said he plans on going so as long as he fullfills his word i have no issue.
Of coarse if he did not say that in the first place, and he did not plan on going back, i wouldnt have a problem with that either.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. hellrat writes:

**sigh**...yes Birdie, I've always understood your poorly conveyed point, however, you have clearly not even remotely grasped mine...alas! :)

NP---Satanist---The Crown

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 8:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. otis birdsong writes:

Being a man of your word is poorly conveyed?
Wow.
But its ok, its your opinion and im sure because you are a fan of the band its hard to accept things in black white.
Im sure randys situation will be resolved during the trial.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. R10 writes:

When i was a kid, Otis Birdsong played for the Sac Kings, and I had his basketball card! Sorry, off topic.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. hellrat writes:

Oh golly, this is kinda good :)

Big R, is Otis wearing a helmet in that card ya got? and might he be dribbling as well, perhaps?? ;)

Hot Damn!! We got us ol dribbly chinned Otis Birdsong here boys and girls, strappered up helmeted Internet Warrior!!

Sounds like the real fvckin deal :)

But no Birdie, ain't much of a fan, but them loggers is a'ight...good, but not THAT good ya know ;)

NP---I'm Broken---Far Beyond

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. hellrat writes:

Though, would like to see these dudes live some day, hear they put on a ripping fvckin show...

Guess that won't likely happen if Dipsh!t submits to appear eh?

OH! maybe he has a bunch of leperchaun goldies that he never told nobody about, hmmm???

Ha! ya never know until ya go bro :)

Jesus frikken Christ, I fvckin swear

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. RememberMetal? writes:

The Czech government is doubling down on poor evidence and a flimsy case. It seems too many jobs and reputations are on the line for the government to turn back now, to lose face is lose legitimacy. Boundless absurdity.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ZMA writes:

This completely sucks. I hope he comes out of it.

# Dec 3, 2012 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

its all about $$$ for some political fkheads...always was about and always will be about....

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 6:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. spiral_architect writes:

THIS IS BULLsh**! I DON'T WANT BLYTHE TO GO BACK TO SOME THIRD WORLD COUNTRY AND PISS HIS LIFE AWAY, JUST SO HE CAN STAY TRUE TO HIS WORD.

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. noone writes:

Not sure how this all works, but as an American citizen, wouldn't Blythe or the govnt have the right to demand extradition back to America to have him serve the sentence there?

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

Otis: The question here is if Blythe will get a fair trial. I've seen the video and if it were here in the US he never would have been indicted. You can blather on and on about a man standing behind his word all you want but I'd bet if it were you you'd be sh!tting bricks right now having already spent time in a Czech Republic prison.

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brandedcfh420 writes:

#23: no

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. otis birdsong writes:

24 you can spin it anyway you want to, but im sure you know the facts of the case.
Re-read post 13.
If im in this situation 24?
again re-read post 13, you don't say 1 thing and do another, randy after he came home did not have to make a statement to the world pledging he would fight these charges if he did not know the consequences or the circumstances.
I personally after i would have gotten back would have done some research on possible penalties before making any comment, and after finding out that i could possibly do 10 years in the hole in a foreign prison over something that is clearly a misunderstanding, i would have kept my mouth shut and made no promises.
Again im not doubting blythe's decision, just as long as he fullfills his word.
Can't clarify it any more clearer.

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. hellrat writes:

Otis, yer never gonna be able to 'clarify it any more clearer' with out takin that goddamned shoe outta yer mouth first...doh!

Seriously dude, yer yappin about frikken NOTHIN...and quite incohently at that. The more you babble on, the more confused and disoriented you become, see?

Say, where the fvck did ya mention you're from? And do you reckon that you well represent the general demography of 'Tardania, or are you an embarrassment even to your good fellows of that fair nation?

Strap on that hard hat Birdie, and lets have us some Happy Time :)

NP---Tall, Tall Trees---AJ

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. otis birdsong writes:

27, its a response to 24, thats all.
You and i are done.
Calm down and move on.

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. cbella writes:

Since I don't know the finer details of what really happened, I can't make bold statements regarding his innocence.
He's an incredible artist & I have appreciated & enjoyed his talent for a long time.
I hope this situation is resolved quickly & fairly.
As for "3rd world country" exclamations and accusations regarding their judicial system - settle down America ;)

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. hellrat writes:

Fvck you Birdie, nobody likes a quitter...frikken pvssy :)

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. otis birdsong writes:

Lol.
30 you need to go down to local watering hole or roadhouse and get into a bar fight and get drunk.
You are looking for a fight, sorry i cant accomodate.
Good luck there wade garret.

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. hellrat writes:

Did that last night Dippy, cleared that motherfvcker as well! I never minded a little bucking rodeo :)

err, THIS is a fight?? my, you really ARE special, ain't ya?

Yawn...have at it Birdscat, your witcraft is abyssmal, but I enjoy watching invertabrate worms wriggle ;)

NP---Keepin' up with the Jonesin'----Jamey Johnson

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Jackrum writes:

i can already hear the words Randy blythe Guilty and Ten Years being said.

no chance of a fair trial.

that kid shouldnt have repeatedly got on stage, and from what i have seen of the various vids it was the security that threw him and not LoG vocalist.

Guess it was a mistake looking forward to seeing them at Bloodstock next year

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. wilco writes:

damm long time to go to jail
intresting if he would stand trail he says he will got to court see when he goes how the trail wil come t a end

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. RememberMetal? writes:

If Randy would been railroaded through the Czech system, he wouldn't have even been allowed bail. That their court of appeals allowed him to go home at all gives me -some- hope.

I can't say that I would go back if I were him but it would probably be better to face the music on your own terms than be forced to go back and face an even less favorable environment. When the dust settles, I think Randy will prevail. The security detail and/or the venue could well be responsible but a metal frontman is a much easier target.

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Damn. I haven't liked LoG in a while...but this sucks. It could be worse, tho. At least he's still alive. The fans can look forward to an insane comeback album when he gets out lol

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Nunya writes:

Randy, you will be sorely raped...in a czech prizon...by a hairy old dude with a beard

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. HAHA writes:

I hope Blythe gets f***ed in the can by some fat Turk. He deserves nothing less the worthless 41-plus year-old sh** stain.

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Drum_Junkie writes:

Just a couple thoughts.

Maybe he's looking beyond his own desires.
There is a family that lost their son. Randy has the opportunity to give the family of a fan some answers and maybe a bit of closure while proving his innocence.
If Randy were to turn tale and run, LOG would obviously not be able to play in the Czech republic and also any other countries that would sympathize with them. And since they can't be sure which ones those are, that narrows down where they can play in Eastern Europe.
Most of us Americans on this thread haven't been to Eastern Europe and are assuming the worst outcome. Randy seems to be choosing not to live in fear, to stand firm in his innocence, and to fight for his freedom, instead of running from false persecution.

# Dec 4, 2012 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. hellrat writes:

you don't run from false PROSECUTION, brother, ya kick it it the goodamned face :)

And you don't pack yer bags and subject yourself to false imprisonment either, you make them scandalous pieces of human sh!t come grovelling to you

And thank you, I been to the eastern bloc...Polska, Czech, and Romania....some of the most incredible country in the fvcking world, with some of the finest scenery, people, and hospitality that I have ever encountered anywhere

But I'd NEVER return to ANY godforsaken land that had the ignorant and fvcking disgusting audacity to charge me with this kinda fvcking bullsh!t...NO sir

The idiot kid killed himSELF...he is deceased as a result of HIS behavior and not being able to handle the consequences of such, fvck 'im! And perhaps his parents should be held accountable for fvcking NEGLIGENCE as well??

Don't mean to be too hard on ya D, but this whole idiot ordeal has got me in a mood...I'm sure you understand ;)

NP---Fall of Sipledom

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 12:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. silvermountains writes:

holy cow i am late.


-.-

well anyway, randy will die if he goes to jail, that sh** isn't where anybody needs to be... lamb of god will further more go down in a flame of glory and the 2012 apocalypse is gonna kill us all

aliens man
i dont fvckin' know

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 12:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. hellrat writes:

Better late than never Silver ;)

A wise man has finally spoken...leave it to a Colorado boy eh!! \m/

BTW, Aliens like BEEF...ever been to the San Luis Valley??? :)

NP---Kiss my Ashes Goodbye---the late Great David Gold

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. hellrat writes:

hey, have ya ridden Monarch Crest to Rainbow bro??

Aliens!! plenty of em! just south of Poncha :)

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Drum_Junkie writes:

No worries HR! LOL

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Blindgreed1 writes:

Otis: You ever talk to hellrat like that again and you'll be picking your teeth outta your ish for the next two weeks. Capiche?

cbella: Sup honey.

Silver: I'd feel better if it were aliens.

RM: In my heart I'm on board with you, but my mind is telling me I'm a romantic fool. lol.

DJ: Randy has already stated that he grieves for the family. And you bring up a very good point regarding future touring possibilities. I honestly think he'll own up I just fear for the future of LOG through all of this.

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Drum_Junkie writes:

BG: Without a doubt, I am concerned for LOG, too. I'm praying for proper justice for all involved.

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. silvermountains writes:

San Luis Valley is where a lot of the ufos I've been actually beaming from all this marijuana smoke.... the aliens actually come here, talk to me, code me in silence so i can't speak much about them, and then leave. its the CRAZIEST fvckin' sh** ever. what?

*start rant*


whatever you know what to believe to make your belly's happy and your girlfriends satisfied, i think today I'm just gonna sit back and reflect on randy blythe, a friend of mine actually met him back when LAMB OF GOD was just a meer small venue band, said the guy was a douche, I'm not one to hate or judge or give any kind of sh!t for that matter but i mean, the guy helped cause the death of someone MAYBE or MAYBE not. Still the paper reads a boy died at a concert, may not be completely randy's fault

but if there was a funeral then someones gotta be responsible. Czech Republic is a crazy greedy filled place, but paying off 400k to be free for a couple months, tour america then go to jail for the rest of your career is pretty b****in' way to go out... most 'rockstars' these days go onto making sh**ty solo albums or reality tv that just makes you forget ALL ABOUT the music.....


whatever, like i said early

2012: gonna kill us all. if not, well by god bring on the next fvckin WORLDS GONNA END story

i could careless.


*end rant*

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48. hellrat writes:

That should be the next in fvcking dogsh!t programming on fvcking MTV/VH1:

Forget the Music...would be about the most REAL frikken 'reality' show out there, unfortunately

NP---10 Seconds to Love---Shout at the Devil

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Mr Singh writes:

i hate the genre this guy stands for and takes pride in that he is in the nu metal community but he don't deserve to go to jail for something he never done

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Chocoholic writes:

What the f***? Why the f*** are you gonna arrest him again? Can you not just take the f***ing $4k and leave him alone? He's f***ing innocent. How many f***ing times are you going to bring up the same f***ing event that happen 2 f***ing years ago.

Randy, I know you're innocent and no matter what happens, your fans will always be there for you. Stay strong. We love you <;3

# Dec 5, 2012 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Blindgreed1 writes:

Mr. Singh thinks LOG is NU Metal??? *hands Singh a clue* Here ya go buddy. Looks like you've started this off without one.

Choco: He's being indicted, not arrested. It means the Czech Rep. thinks they have a case to prosecute him on. Arrested and detained is a piece of cake. Indictments?... Not so much. Now the legal battle begins.

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52. OverkillExposure writes:

BG, Singh is a repeat-offending amateur troll, and he's not even very good at being an amateur. Don't encourage him!

# Dec 6, 2012 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. KanadianKoRn writes:

This fkn sucks.....it really is the apocalypse. I cant live in a world without LOG....

# Dec 6, 2012 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. WOLF7 writes:

I really don't get this. I really don't. And it isn't my famous IQ level this time either.

The only reason for this whole parody that I can think of is there must be some really anti-Metal Czechs authorities handling this case and they're looking to crucify a metal guy like Blythe by any means possible, trying to make an example of him.

I could see something like this happening in Poland, but in Czechs Republic?

So weird. Here in Scandinavia we're proud of our metal guys. I mean even though the Norwegian Black metal gents had somewhat of a radical architectural movement going on in their country some years ago, the norwegians aren't condemning All metal people.

This is just so stupid.

# Dec 7, 2012 @ 8:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Blindgreed1 writes:

OKE: I think I went easy on him.

KK: Good to read ya brothah \m/\m/

Wolf: Agreed. There's definately more than meets the eye to this. The video evidence would exonerate in any other country.

# Dec 7, 2012 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. Cattlebruiser Operational writes:

Yeah, I really wonder what the evidence looks like ... they shouldn't be able to arrest him for nothing! I know that evidence is normally not open to the public, but the fact that it is the Czech Republic at least gives me a tiny little bit of hope that he might be able to get a fair chance of fighting the charge - Come on guys, it's not like he's just disappearing because of attacking the government while in China.

Not to mention the things that Randy must then go through as a person .. and I just can not imagine him killing that kid intentionally. Even if he pushed him off, sh** I still can't even believe how someone would see that as an evidence. As tragic as the whole thing may be, who jumped on stage? Must be some anti-Metal thing going on, really..

But no matter what, even though I didn't love their last albums after Ashes THAT much, it would still be aweful because that would pretty much be the end of LOG. Same if he decided to not face the trial. The only way is to win and I hope he does so and also that he will be proven innocent, amen to that..

# Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^You do know the video of the incident is available don't you?

# Dec 7, 2012 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Cattlebruiser Operational writes:

Is that so? I've only seen random videos from that evening claiming that it could be the incident, do you have a link or something?

# Dec 7, 2012 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Overlord writes:

I understand how they can twist this unfortunate situation around to make it look like manslaughter, but the fact that they are actually accusing him of "assault in the fourth degree with intent" is baffling.

If this case plays through like I'm afraid it is looking like it might, it will set a ridiculous precedent, how are other bands going to deal with it when audience members get on stage now? I have been to a number of smaller shows where the audience is not only allowed but encouraged to hop on stage, but that all changes when it's a big name band like Lamb of God. We live in a cruel world, there are people out there just as f***ed up as Nathan Gale, and if shoving someone away from you can be interpreted as "assault in the fourth degree with intent" I am looking at about 6 life sentences.

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60. WOLF7 writes:

To me the Czechs authorities are playing games here.
I honestly don't think they can win this one, surely they agree but it's all about the publicity and the message it sends, which "no metal or western culture here, thank you".

I bet the people behind this bs are some 60-year-olds Czechs from the 'old world', who are not happy seeing foreigners in their country in the first place, or something of that nature.

I don't think Bllythe really has anything to worry about. It's all about the message this whole thing sends.

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61. doobie writes:

I hate you guys

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62. brandedcfh420 writes:

#61: we dont care!!!

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63. KanadianKoRn writes:

BG- Sup my man! hope all is well brotha \m/

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64. LOG Fan 4EVER writes:

ANOTHER incident where security didn't control access to the stage example (Dimebag's Death). That kid was drunk off his a$$ and repeatedly jumped back on the stage after being pushed off. The kid should have been removed from the venue after the second time he reached the stage. The blame falls squarely AGAIN on the shoulders of the terrible venue security. How many more Dimebag's have to be murdered on stage and how many more Randy Blythe's will be falsely accused of manslaughter before somebody in charge of these venues wakes the f*** up and protects the artists and the crowd? PATHETIC STUPIDITY!

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65. LOG Fan 4EVER writes:

ANOTHER incident where security didn't control access to the stage example (Dimebag's Death). That kid was drunk off his a$$ and repeatedly jumped back on the stage after being pushed off. The kid should have been removed from the venue after the second time he reached the stage. The blame falls squarely AGAIN on the shoulders of the terrible venue security. How many more Dimebag's have to be murdered on stage and how many more Randy Blythe's will be falsely accused of manslaughter before somebody in charge of these venues wakes the f*** up and protects the artists and the crowd? PATHETIC STUPIDITY!

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66. Sireraw writes:

:-( its sad and we don't want you 2 go Randy

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67. Cozen writes:

I've seen 3 clips in what I'm guessing are sequential order. Randy only touches the fan once (2nd clip) simultaneously with security (who is more aggressive). If in fact the 3rd clip (fan smacking face on bass guitar and getting shoved on his head by security) is of the same fan, that means randy played no part.

Anyone know which of the 3 infamous clips shows the fan getting the fatal injury?

Standing on principle is overrated. Take care of your own Randy...no shame.

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68. Cattlebruiser Operational writes:

@ Cozen: I assume that noone here is 100% sure, which of the videos shows the person who died. The family should be able to recognise him, but I've never seen an official statement about this.

I was at a concert just yesterday where there wasn't even a security or barricade. Okay, the show might have been a bit smaller, but still there were around 20-30 stage divers, a few even twice and one of the roadies gave someone who obviously wanted to stay on stage a little push into the crowd. I assume that everything went well, but how can you seriously accuse someone for that? What else to do? Cancel the concert because of multiple drunk people on stage? I don't know if the czech person was drunk, but that doesn't change anything, in fact.

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69. Cozen writes:

Hand me a "not responsible for injury/death" waiver, I'll sign it to attend a show.

^I figured as much cattle, just thought I'd ask since I may have been out of the loop.

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70. Blindgreed1 writes:

Cozen: It was the 2nd clip that you mentioned, and as you pointed out, there is nothing in that clip that would constitute this indictment against Blythe, but that's what they're going with.

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