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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe: “I Am In No Way Shape Or Form A Happy Man Right Now”

Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe has revealed through his Instagram that he is headed back home to the U.S.A. today, March 07th. He also mentioned that he had a private conversation with the family of Daniel Nosek—the deceased young concertgoer at the heart of his recent manslaughter trial.

Blythe was of course acquitted of the charges and is a free man. Speaking through his Instagram today, he posted the following:

“I am leaving Prague now- I hope not to return for a long while. This has nothing to do with this city, the people who live here, or the Czech Republic itself at all. This is a wonderful place, & many people have been kind to me. Not a single soul here has been rude or mean to me at all, nor done me any harm- in fact it is quite the opposite. I have grown to love this city, for it is a marvelous, magical town. I encourage everyone to come visit here, to see this lovely country. But for me it is a place of great sadness.

While I am relieved that my innocence was proven & apparently I shall not be going to prison, I am in no way shape or form a happy man right now. The small inconveniences I have been through since my arrest are not noteworthy. People go through much worse daily & still keep a smile on their faces, but currently my smiles are far & few between. A young man is still dead, & his family still suffers. Please remember that fact. This family did no wrong, & have shown me great kindness- with silence, with actions, & finally with words- they spoke on my behalf to the court, & we had a private talk afterwards.

All I will say about that is that they were very kind to me & displayed the utmost strength & class, & wished me a good life. They just want to get on with their lives the best they can. I wish them only the best, & will keep them in my thoughts & prayers. Please do the same- think good thoughts of them & healing thoughts for them. Trust me, they are good people, & I mean that from the bottom of my heart. They did NOTHING wrong.

This picture is from Kutna Hora, at the Sedlec Ossuary. I was there yesterday- like Prague, it is an amazing place. About this city, Kafka wrote: “Prague doesn’t let go…This old crone has claws. One has to yield, or else.” I have found this to be true. I am yielding, I am leaving a part of myself here, I think. Some bit of me will always roam these streets at night, & that is only fitting. Now I will go home & try to see what good I can make come out the destruction that occurred here- it is the only correct thing to do. Rest in peace, Daniel Nosek.”


  • whatisyourforte

    it’d be so much more metal, though, if he were happy.

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  • wyldweasil

    Remember when Randy closed down his twitter because he didn’t want to be involved like this? so he posts a photo on Instagram with a 13 paragraph comment. Just get a blog already, stop pretending you don’t have stuff to talk about in the public eye.

    • sickboy_xl

      He’s already got a blog. He was also riding out an alcohol addiction when he ranted (admittedly like a jackass) on twitter and decided to shut his mouth. I must admit he’s become fairly well spoken since losing the addiction. If you listen to the lyrics on “Resolution” you’ll realize the guy has been exorcizing some demons over the last couple of years.


    Never took Blythe for a praying man.

    That said, I’m glad justice has been served, and having spent some time in Prague, I have to agree, it’s an amazing place.

    • Sam Eagle

      I have no idea if Randy’s enrolled in AA or not, but part of their teaching is the “Serenity Prayer”.

      God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
      The courage to change the things I can,
      And wisdom to know the difference.

      It’s pretty simple. Pretty easy to remember…and in this particular instance, it definitely applies to Randy’s situation.

  • jrr

    I’ll go ahead and be the one to get the real conversation started.

    Looks like Randy has officially phased out use of the word “and,” opting strictly for use of ampersands, now. Thoughts?

    • ozarka

      & you’re a worthless smug troll cocksucker

      • jrr

        Well, well, well, looks like I got myself a little fan. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t flattered.

        You just keep right on being you ;)

  • jampola

    To be honest, I actually feel for the family and I see his point of view. The family just want answers and if I were them, I’d be in the same situation (looking for closure) — In hindsight, I think they could have gone about it a better way than they did (I mean, for all we know, they could be feeling quite shitty for locking up a man unnecessarily for a long time)

  • trd743

    Damn, well spoken I must say.

  • mad_hiddy

    I actually gained a lot of respect for Randy after all this.

  • LunyAlex

    Dude, are those his shots?
    Offtopic as fuck but his intagram photos are pretty damn impressive.

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  • taznewjackdreamer

    I don’t often comment here, but I feel the need on this one for three reasons.

    First, I am of Slovak descent and have thought of visiting to the area (Czech Republic and Slovakia were split as part of a post-war treaty so a trip there would likely run through CR) to learn more about my history. After all this I don’t think that’s going to happen, as bloated and occasionally ridiculous as the American legal system is at least it’s not as bad as what’s been described through this ordeal for Randy and I am thrilled he is a free man today.

    Second, I damn near fell out of my chair when I saw the picture he submitted with this post as it is in the same spirit of the inspiration for my leg tattoo. I went on a hunt for something really impactful to bring to my artist for my last work and found several images like the one Randy posted, of genocide or war attrocities and the like. Check out the final work here:

    Third, I was at Another Year, Another Tour on Monday night (In Flames, Demon Hunter, etc.) and after pitting for “Collapsing” I have officially begun my Murtaugh List (see How I Met Your Mother) with moshing. If I wasn’t retiring from pitting, stage-diving, crowd-surfing and the like I would want to do one thing going forward that didn’t dawn on me until I read this story: before going to a show, make either a video or a written statement proclaiming that I am of sound mind & body and I am willingly going to a specific show with the intent to participate in those activities of my own accord. I would go on to explain it is in admiration and respect for the artist I am going to see and any injuries sustained in doing so should not result in the prosecution of the artist as I willfully took part in these activities knowing the potential consequences. If the venue somehow was negligent in their providing of a safe environment beyond reasonable expectation that’s a separate issue and still not the responsibility of the artist. It’s sad that we have to gotten to that point but I know my family sure as hell doesn’t understand what goes on at a metal show even after I’ve told them and I wouldn’t want an artist I enjoyed enough to pay money to see live go to jail even for a second because I decided to get in a pit or try to jump off a stage, compounded by the ignorance of the legal system and the perception of the general public of the style of music. We need to find some acceptable way to keep doing these things we love at shows before venues start either cracking down big time on them or not booking these artists at all, I don’t want to see either happen and I bet there are some places looking at this as another example of why they shouldn’t bring bands like LoG into their house at all.

    Thanks for your time, I look forward to your comments.

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  • mseriously

    Whenever I see a post on thePRP involving LOG or Randy Blythe I’m always envisioning that scene from Family Guy when Chris is spray painting, “That’s enough John Mayer.”

    Dude is really on that level at this point. Sometimes silence is the appropriate answer.