After reports surfaced last week that government agencies in Malaysia were looking to ban Lamb of God from playing their Sept. 28 gig at the Rockaway Festival in Kuala Lumpur, a decision has now been made to prevent the American metal band from performing in the country. In addition, the promoter of the festival at which Lamb of God were to play also nixed the show because of death threats to the band.
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Lamb of God are currently scheduled to perform in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sept. 28, but in response, the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia is protesting the band's visit. The department's director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha, spoke out against Lamb of God, calling the pure American metal group "satanic" while claiming that the concert will corrode morality and the faith of Muslims.
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter by a Czech court on March 5. Since the judgement was handed down to Blythe, Lamb of God picked up right where they left off and hit the road to blast fans with 'Pure American Metal.' Along with seeing the band live, relieved Lamb of God fans can now watch a short film created by Randy Blythe, meant to represent the singer's state of mind throughout the legal process.
Lamb of God fans, meet your favorite new musician! The man's name is Roger Brilliant and he fronts the fantastic new band, Roger Brilliant and the Wankers! You've probably never heard of Roger Brilliant, but Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has, and Blythe has used the power of social media to document the soon-to-be-famous artist on his way to the top.
Clear out a space on your bookshelves, metalheads, because Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is writing a memoir. The book, which is currently planned for a Spring 2014 release will focus on the last year of Blythe's life, detailing his controversial arrest and imprisonment for manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic all the way to his 2013 acquittal and beyond.
Lamb of God's singer Randy Blythe's world was turned upside down when he was arrested last summer on manslaughter charges. And while he was acquitted of any wrongdoing earlier this year, the legal case has had a lasting affect on the band, not only emotionally but financially. In a new interview, drummer Chris Adler reveals that Blythe's legal fees bankrupted the entire band.
Lamb of God bassist John Campbell was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Campbell spoke all about the getting back into the groove of touring since the acquittal of frontman Randy Blythe. He also shared how music gets him through tough times, as well as plans for new Lamb of God material. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her interview with John Campbell below:
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was found "not guilty" of manslaughter on March 5, 2013, after a controversial legal situation that lasted nine months. After the court's original ruling, prosecutors appealed the decision. However, the ruling was just re-evaluated by a Czech court and the vocalist's verdict has been upheld, effectively putting an end to the case.
On March 5, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter charges by a panel of Czech judges. The metal world breathed a collective sigh of relief as the verdict was made public, allowing Blythe to once again tour the world without fear of arrest, and more importantly, with a cleared name.