Support For Randy Blythe
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Terror has just announced that they are canceling their performance in the Czech Republic as they go about their tour of Europe. The band are doing it as a show of solidarity for jailed compatriot Randy Blythe.
However, is the stand Terror are taking just a waste of time? Is a statement from a relatively small band going to make a large enough political statement that will actually impact the outcome of a man who has had his bail doubled in recent weeks.
“Terror is going to cancel their show in the Czech Republic this month. We feel obligated to stand up for Randy Blythe. This situation seems to be taken too lightly. Randy comes from punk and hardcore roots, just like Terror. He still supports underground music and has always supported Terror– even singing on stage alongside us when we play Richmond. This hits really close to home for us having members of the band and our crew from the hometown of Lamb of God.”
We love our Czech fans very much and have amazing shows there, but we need to ‘stick tight’ to our friend Randy, which is why we have chosen to cancel the show. As a band that could easily be in this same position at any given show, we don’t think we can play there and act like this is OK – it isn’t.”
This is bigger than a hashtag or a clever t-shirt– we as a community need to take action and speak up. Free Randy Blythe.”