Lamb Of God Manager Responds To Randy Blythe’s Indictment

As news has broken of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:

“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show. As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

“While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death. The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage. In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance. We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

“At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.”

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Grand Supreme Blood Court Comments On Band Lineup And New Album

Dutch death metal tribunal Grand Supreme Blood Court will release debut album, “Bow Down Before The Blood Court,” via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 20th in North America.

The band has now revealed the album’s cover artwork, which was created by Axel Hermann (Asphyx, Grave, etc.). GSBC’s main songwriters are former Asphyx-axeman Eric Daniels and current Asphyx-bassist Alwin Zuur (who plays guitar in GSBC), whereas vocal duties are being handled by Martin van Drunen. The tribunal is rounded off by Bob Bagchus on drums and bassist Theo van Eekelen (Hail of Bullets). The new album was mixed by none other than Dan Swanö.

Grand Registrar Zuur adds: “Finally, the Blood Court has become a real and totally devastating band! While some might sneer at the similarities with the Asphyx ine-up, as soon as you listen to this beast of an album you will realize that with Eric and me on guitar, GSBC musically takes another route and offers a different kind of riffing and some sick yet harmonic, epic pieces. No matter if you’re into Asphyx or any of the other bands related to the Blood Court, we invested enough blood, spirit and energy into this record to know that it will not disappoint anyone into straight-forward, face-melting death metal. No compromises.”

The tribunal is:

Grand Magistrate Bagchus — firing squad commander and coffin drummings
Grand Judge Daniels — axe wielding beheader guitar
Grand Prosecutor van Drunen — verdicts, sentences and tormented howls
Grand Registrar Zuur — blood runes and flesh-saw guitar
Grand Executioner van Eekelen — torture instruments and slaying bass

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