Terror have announced they will not be playing a planned show in the Czech Republic later this month, stating they have made the decision in support of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, who is still incarcerated in the country. Blythe was arrested in late June and charged with manslaughter following the death of a fan from injuries which authorities claim were sustained after an on-stage encounter with the singer. Terror’s full statement can be read via their Facebook here or below.
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.