Gojira are certain to go down as one of 2012's hardest hitting metal acts. Having built a hardcore underground following since the release of various demos in the late '90s, along with their 2001 debut, 'Terra Incognita,' Gojira were absolutely ready to explode into one of modern metal's biggest bands with their Roadrunner Records debut, 'L'Enfant Sauvage.'
On Thursday, Aug. 2, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was released from a Czech prison after being incarcerated for five weeks on charges of manslaughter stemming from a 2010 incident. Blythe was accused of contributing to the death of a 19-year-old fan who was allegedly tossed from the stage at a Lamb of God concert.
Yesterday (Aug. 3) was a big day for Randy Blythe, who finally got to set foot on American soil late in the afternoon. The Lamb of God vocalist has spent the better part of the last month in a Czech Republic jail after being accused of having a role in the death of a fan at a show in Prague in 2010.
After being held in a Czech prison for more than a month, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe was released on Thursday (Aug.2) and his first post-prison interview was captured by the Czech media outlet TN.cz. The reporter and his camera crew caught up with Blythe while he was waiting at the airport to fly home to the United States.
In the wake of his release from prison in Prague, Randy Blythe and Lamb of God have announced that they will be playing Knotfest, the two-date metal and hard rock festival headlined and organized by Slipknot. Playing both dates (Aug. 17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Aug. 18 in Somerset, Wis.), these will be Lamb of God's first live performances since Blythe's imprisonment.