Lamb Of God Drummer Talks Randy Randy Blythe's Manslaughter Charges
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.12.2012
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Lamb of God's drummer Chris Adler recently spoke with Billboard about frontman Randy Blythe's impending charges of manslaughter in the Czech Republic over a fan who died at a 2010 concert and more. Check out the highlights:
On performing at Knotfest after Blythe got released on bail: "It was almost therapeutic to get back on stage. People were screaming the name of the band and, of course, screaming Randy's name. So it was very cathartic to hear that and have that support and take the stage again. It felt great."
On the likelihood of a new album: "We really haven't had the opportunity to tour on the album ('Resolution') that came out in January and debuted fairly strong. We may have the pieces in place to begin working on some sort of creative endeavor, but I think now is the time for us to get to work and get out there and support the record."
On the charges potentially affecting their shows: "We certainly don't want to change what it is we do. This is obviously a terrible tragedy that nobody foresaw or intended to happen. But it's such a random series of events that caused it to happen that I don't think us changing what we do would necessarily stop it from happening again."
On Blythe and the case: "They haven't really played their hand out in the case and what they have on us. Obviously this tragedy happened, but how they're going to go about prosecuting is a mystery to us. Not knowing how their justice system works and being repeatedly surprised by events from when we landed there, who knows what will happen? But we believe that we are innocent of it and justice will sort itself out."
On the incident acting as a wake-up call: "Overall, for me anyway, it really helped recapture what drives me to do this to begin with. After 10,000 shows and records that sell really well, you start to lose touch with. So when you're threatened with it being over in a blink of an eye, you realize how fragile and special it is. I've been really motivated to play harder and faster than I ever have, so I guess there's a silver lining there."