Published Aug 01, 2012Brotherhood and unity are cornerstones of the hardcore scene. Staying true to these principles, thuggy L.A. crew Terror have cancelled their upcoming show in the Czech Republic to show support for their friend, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe, who is currently in custody in the country over manslaughter charges.
While Terror are currently out touring the U.S., the band leave for Europe next week. The jaunt was supposed to include an August 20 stop at Ostrava's Barrak Music Club, but the band feel the treatment of Blythe by Czech officials is unjust.
"We feel obligated to stand up for Randy Blythe. This situation seems to be taken too lightly," the band wrote in a statement. "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, [VA]."
The band continued that Blythe's situation -- where the Lamb of God singer allegedly shoved a fan offstage, which resulted in the 19-year-old suffering a brain hemorrhage, falling into a coma and dying -- could just as easily have happened at one of their shows.
"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 okay -- it isn't," they wrote, closing with, "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."
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