On June 28, an unparalleled shock resonated throughout the worldwide metal community when it was reported that Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe had been arrested in the Czech Republic. Blythe was accused of manslaughter after a Czech fan had allegedly died following a head injury sustained during a 2010 Lamb of God show.
This past Saturday, Dec. 8, marked the eight-year anniversary of Pantera / Damageplan guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott's tragic death. In his memory, Dimebag's brother, Hellyeah / Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, took a moment onstage in Kansas City, Mo., to memorialize the fallen guitar legend as he brought tour mates Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis onstage for a round of Black Tooth Grin shots.
Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Adler spoke all about Lamb of God’s current trek with In Flames, Hatebreed and Sylosis as well as awaiting the trial in Prague for frontman Randy Blythe. Adler also spoke of the brotherhood of Lamb of God and the band's future music. Read the full interview with Chris Adler below:
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was released from a Czech prison on Aug. 2, and although he's back home in the United States and touring with his band, word has just come through of a major development in his case. The State Attorney's Office in Prague officially indicted Blythe on manslaughter charges on Friday, Nov. 30, which means that Blythe will likely stand trial in the near future.
Although Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has spoken out multiple times about his arrest in the Czech Republic for manslaughter, along with his proclamation of innocence, Blythe has been relatively quiet since his return to American soil in August. Certainly overwhelmed by both media and fan support, Blythe articulated much about his experience in a brand new interview.
We feel a bit bad pitting Rob Halford against Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, as they share much mutual admiration. In our recent interview with Halford, he gave Blythe some post-prison advice. “I can’t wait to hear him channel this into the music," says Halford. "Man, that next Lamb of God record is going to be like a nuclear bomb, because he’s going to be venting."