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Randy Blythe Talks About Meeting Late Fan’s Family + More News

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While Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was acquitted of manslaughter charges in the death of fan Daniel Nosek after a Prague LoG show in May 2010, the situation is weighing heavily on the singer’s heart and his mind. He posted the following note about the Nosek family and his experiences.

“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.”

Judas Priest are in the studio. A quick post was offered on the band’s website, which read as follows: “The guys are working in the studio on their new album – and all is going really well!” The live Epitaph DVD details will be announced soon. That’s two pieces of good news.

Evergreen Terrace have signed with Rise Records after a stint with Metal Blade. The band is entering the studio in the spring, with a release planned for fall. [The PRP]

Attention readers…literally speaking. Zakk Wylde‘s book, Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide to World Tour Domination, will be available in paperback form on April 9. [Revolver]

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