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Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler On Randy Blythe’s Manslaughter Trial: “It Bankrupted The Entire Band”

Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler told The Virginian Pilot that the manslaughter trial of their frontman Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic earlier this year nearly ended the band. Speaking of that in particular, he went on to say:

“Not only were we not able to generate any income, but we ended up having to pay more than half a million dollars in legal fees. It bankrupted the entire band, no money left for any kind of payroll or anything. When Randy was acquitted, everything was on the line at that point. Either it was completely over, or we had a chance to get back out there and pay these bills and get ourselves back on our feet.”

You may recall that at one point the financial strain proved to be enough that the group fielded donations for the Randy Blythe legal fund prior to the resolution of the case. Blythe has of course since been acquitted in the death of a fan he was alleged to have had interactions with onstage at a 2010 show in Prague, CZE. That fan, Daniel Nosek, later passed away from head injuries sustained during a fall at the show. The acquittal verdict was later upheld in a Czech Republic Appeals Court.


  • adamonfire

    You guys should be all good now, I bought a cassette and a double vinyl. YOU’RE WELCOME!

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Stay hungry, make metal.

  • damn

    Fuck man, LOG should do the kickstarter thing. They would make friggin bank. I would donate to that shit. If the As I lay dying dude can fund a hit on his wife with other people’s money, I think Randy can use other people’s money to pay his lawyer fees. Wook start the fund….. I will PayPal you five dollars.

  • TheMediaProphet

    It’s complete bullshit that a man has to pay money to prove his innocence. He should be fully reimbursed since he was found innocent.

  • My Farts Linger

    Why is Chris being such a pussy? He needs to quit with the estrogen injections to his vagina and quit whining like a dildo.

    Seriously though, this sucks. It’s cool that the band helped out, but it blows that they’re broke…I agree with Damn in that a kickstarter or a “Randy” fund might be a good idea…hell, I’d chip in a few bucks.

    • DeadRizz27

      Yup, band or no band, you do not sell out a brother.. And we all know for a fact that it is not written in the contract that Randy has top priority; so either you need to change your tampon, or take it up with him.

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