There is no doubt in our minds that 2012 was a great/crazy year for OUR music, especially when it comes to unexpected events that had nothing to do with the music. In times in which EVERY single band is struggling in one form or another due to the decline of the music industry, the last thing any band needs is to get their plans affected by out of the ordinary situations that are way beyond their control.
Take for example the arrest of Randy Blythe's arrest in the Czech Republic during LAMB OF GOD's European tour in support of their latest release 'Resolution' (available now via EPIC/Roadrunner Records). Blythe was arrested on June 28 this year at the Prague Airport on charges of causing, “bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan:” an event that allegedly took place during a Lamb Of God concert on May 24, 2010. Blythe was detained in a Czech Republic prison for thirty seven days before he was released on bail.
According to Czech news site Novinky.cz, the State Attorney’s Office in Prague, Czech Republic has officially indicted Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe on the manslaughter charge that received international media attention earlier this year. The decision means that the the court now has three months to set an official date for the singer’s trial or send the case back for further investigation.
Thankfully, Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, declared that the U.S. government is “closely monitoring the progress” of vocalist Randy Blythe’s impending legal trial in the Czech Republic.
Here is our video report of the news story in Heavy Music of the year 2012.
Video by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)
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