metal talk
Type band name, album name, artists name etc here...
Search all our articles by typing band name, album name, artists name etc here...
metal talk
5th July 2012

randy blythe
Randy Blythe in court last Saturday morning. The bail has been posted so why is he still inside?

Lamb Of God manager Larry Mazer has given an interview to Czechoslovakian online newspaper about the ongoing Randy Blythe saga.

This is the transcript of the interview, which we have translated into English as best as we could. You can see the original Czech version as well by clicking here. If you run it through a translator, you will see that the grammar is a bit strange, to say the least.

Article continues below...

What is the current situation? When will Randy Blythe be released?

"I have no idea. The deposit was lodged on Tuesday morning. We tried to make it on Monday, but it took longer. Randy should have been released immediately. We were told on Saturday' 'Bring money and you're free."

How long will he be in jail?

"They told me that it may take up to 20 days. That the investigator may require more time to investigate the case."

What do the other band members think?

"Everybody is shocked. It's absurd. Is it a bad joke that Randy is sitting in jail. He is innocent."

Did you know that two years ago a fan died after a Lamb Of God concert?

"Nobody contacted us in that two years. I did not hear from the family. We did not even know the organizer. There was no contact."

When did you first hear about it?

"Last Wednesday. The organizer of the concert in Abaton told us that Czech police contacted him three months after the boy died. I do not understand that no one answered. The boy was in a coma and then died, and nobody said anything to us."

Czech police said they contacted the American side...

"No one said anything. Do you think I would have a band playing in the Czech Republic if I knew what was going to happen there? No way!"

According to the police Randy knocked the Czech fan from the stage...

"There is one video from the concert where you can see how someone jumps into the audience. But he avoids being pushed by Randy. The security guard shoved him."

It is there to see that the pushes are from both Randy and a security guard...

"But is not there to see that the man fell to the ground. He falls into the crowd."

It is common for a concert of Lamb Of God to be so wild?

"It's typical for rock concerts. People want to have fun. Nothing like this ever happened before at a Lamb Of God concert."

Blythe is apparently making the most of his time while imprisoned. He's learning Mongolian as he shares a cell with a Mongol. "There's a Mongol with him, so Randy is learning some Mongolian phrases from him and the Mongol is picking up a few English words," the vocalist's attorney Martin Radvan and clerk Tomáš Morysek said in Loudwire.

Surprisingly, Blythe hasn't bemoaned his situation — although no one could blame him if he did. "But he hasn't complained about anything. We already went to see him twice. He is still quite confused about the whole thing," Morysek said.



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



Your Email Address:

Travelling To Wacken From:

Your Telephone Number:

Your Enquiry:


metal talk © All written site content is copyright 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.