Los Angeles hardcore/metal band TERROR has canceled its previously announced August 20 concert at Barrak Music Club in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Commented the group: “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.”
Blythe, 41, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD‘s May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer allegedly either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel N. — a guitarist in a local metal band — and that person died almost a month later of bleeding in the brain.
Randy has been charged with causing “bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan” and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
TERROR recently posted the full, uncut version of the previously released documentary about its frontman, Scott Vogel, and his bandmates. Originally released as a series, the movie can now be viewed in its entirety below. Focusing on Vogel‘s early bands, plus the history of TERROR from the band’s formation through the making of their latest album, “Keepers Of The Faith”, this special documentary is a must-see for any TERROR fan.
“Keepers Of The Faith” sold around 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Keepers Of The Faith” was released on August 30, 2010 in Europe and September 14, 2010 in North America via Century Media Records.