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More news regarding Randy Blythe and his Manslaughter Trial in Prague

According to WTVR.com, a concertgoer defended LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe‘s actions during a performance in Prague, telling a Czech court earlier today that he did not think Blythe was aggressive that night, and that fans should realize any aggressive behavior displayed on stage is just part of the show.

Blythe is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek, who attended a LAMB OF GOD concert in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.

Lukas Havlena told the court during Thursday’s testimony that he contacted Blythe‘s defense team after reading accounts of what other witnesses were saying during the trial.

Contrary to the way other witnesses described the atmosphere at the concert, Havlena said that each time somebody got on the stage, Blythe made it clear they weren’t allowed there.

Blythe‘s defense team asked for the trial to be postponed until March 4 because one witness fell ill and two criminal psychologists who were expected to testify were unable to attend this week. Also expected to testify when the trial resumes are Havlena‘s friend and some more security personnel.

The singer will be allowed to return to the U.S. until his trial resumes. He indicated in court that he would definitely return to Prague next month.

The parents of the alleged victim, Daniel Nosek, are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).

Blythe was imprisoned for five weeks in the Czech Republic after being detained on June 27, 2012 when the Grammy-nominated, Richmond, Virginia-based band arrived there for a show.

The singer was freed without charge in August but had to post $400,000 bail, then left the country, vowing to return for the trial.

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NIKKI SIXX Talks About MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Next Studio Album, Eventual ‘Farewell’ Tour – Feb. 6, 2013

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to Loudwire about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s next studio album.

Sixx and his bandmates last year released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s North American co-headlining tour with KISS.

Written when the band was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”.

“We’ve been writing,” Sixx said. “We started the record with the song ‘Sex’ and I have a ton of riffs. I know Mick [Mars, guitar] has told me he has a ton of riffs and it’s just a matter of now collecting riffs. For a while, it was only writing segments of music and getting together and collaborating but now I’m starting to finish music more like I used to more — like I used to in the old days — and finish it top to bottom. So I look forward to getting in the room with my band and going, ‘Here’s ten of my ideas, what have you got?’ and then we kind of let that process happen.”

Asked about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s long-term future, Sixx said: “We haven’t been shy that MÖTLEY CRÜE has been talking about somewhere in the near future doing a farewell tour. We talked about it on ‘Piers Morgan’ and different interviews. It’s not that we hate each other or we don’t work together well. I think it’s just at some point we want to leave it with some sort of a legacy that’s leaving it in a good way. I just see some bands that keep fucking beating a dead horse and I’m like, ‘Get off the horse, dude, it’s dead.’ And MÖTLEY CRÜE is really at one of our highest points we’ve been and I would like to see us even climb higher by seeing us finish our movie, an album and then maybe announcing a farewell tour and going out at the top. It would be a really nice look.”

OVERKILL’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth To Guest On WVOX’s Metal Mayhem This Friday

Via: Bravewords.com

 

Currently on the road slamming it down with TESTAMENT, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and 4ARM, New Jersey thrash metal giants OVERKILL will be Matt O’Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo’s special guest this Friday, February 8th, at 6:20 PM, EST on WVOX’s Metal Mayhem on WVOX.com worldwide and 1460 AM.

Vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth will talk with WVOX about Overkill’s two New York area shows: February 14th at the Best Buy Theater and February 15th at the Paramount and more. Metal Mayhem airs every Friday between 6 – 10 PM and can now be viewed on live webcam from anywhere in the world on WVOX.com.

New Nightwish Singer Floor Jansen to begin recording vocals for new REVAMP album

Via: Blabbermouth.net 

REVAMP, the band led by former AFTER FOREVER and currentNIGHTWISH touring vocalist Floor Jansen, recently entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore album for a fall 2013 release via Nuclear Blast RecordsREVAMP states:

States Jansen: “I will start recording the vocals for the second REVAMPalbum next week! Been working on the last vocal lines and lyrics today and have some days ahead to spend on this great part of my work as musician!”

She adds: “The [other] guys [in the band] have been working their asses off already recording the drums, guitars, bass and keys. Can’t wait to hear the finished result pounding through the speakers… but we all have to be patient a while longer.”

An 11-minute video clip in which members of REVAMP answer fan-submitted questions about their forthcoming second album — filmed last September — can be seen below.

REVAMP returned to the live stage in January 2012 at Metropool in Hengelo, The Netherlands as the support act for EPICA.

Video footage of REVAMP performing a brand new song, entitled “Sins”, during the concert can be seen below.

Jansen appeared at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil in November 2011 as a special guest of MAYAN, the band featuring EPICA/ex-AFTER FOREVERguitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. This marked his first live appearance since her burn-out in 2011, which forced her to put on hold all concert activities.

REVAMP‘s self-titled debut album was released in Europe on May 28, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

REVAMP is:

Floor Jansen: Songwriter/Singer
Arjan Rijnen: Guitar
Jord Otto: Guitar
Jaap Melman: Bass
Ruben Wijga: Keyboards
Matthias Landes: Drums

LAMB OF GOD frontman returns to the Czech Republic to Stand Trial for Manslaughter

Via: Bravewords.com

 

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe is back in the Czech Republic, standing trial on manslaughter charges in the death of a fan, Daniel Nosek, at a Prague concert over two years ago. Nosek’s parents are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).

The day after his first appearance in court (on February 4th), Blythe issued the open letter below via Instagram:

“I have read a few news reports of the progress of my case, and trust me, many things are incorrect. But this is the Internet, and, of course, things are half-baked anyway. Keep in mind that translation is difficult, and many things can be lost, for Czech is a VERY DIFFICULT language. So wait and see, as I am. It is all I can do, except be honest and fight for my freedom in my own way. I also have heard of some people (not on here) talking smack about the Czech Republic, saying, ‘Fuck the Czech Republic,’ etc. This is not how it should be. This is a very sad case, not something to rage at people you do not know over. I am not angry with the Czechs at all. A fan of my band is dead; what do I have to be angry about? I am an INNOCENT man, but I am also a very sad man right now. To not be sad in this instance would be inhuman. But mad at the Czech people? Why would I be mad at them?

Here, look at this picture; a mother watches her baby. The child reaches out for something new, laughing and chasing a pretty picture in the air. It is the same here as everywhere else. Do you see?!?!? Life is beautiful.

I hope to see y’all soon.”

According to Blesk.cz, Blythe arrived for court about 15 minutes before the scheduled start time this morning (Monday, February 4th). Before court he did not speak with reporters, but remained in conversation only with his lawyer.

“And so it begins. I am calm and prepared. Everyone, thanks for your good thoughts and prayers”, he wrote via Instagram.

In court, Blythe stated: “I kept my word. I said that I’d get to court today and I did. I do not shy away from responsibility. I’m not a person who runs away from problems. But I do not want to be punished for something I did not do.”

Randy explained that normally fans are strictly forbidden from going on the stage. But here it was different. People climbed up and got between the band members.

“The death of a fan breaks my heart”, said Blythe.

Read more and view video footage at Blesk.cz.

As previously reported, the court, which had three months to set a trial date, deemed there was enough evidence to proceed with the case, acting quickly after the Czech State Attorney officially filed manslaughter charges against the 41-year-old in early December.

Blythe was held in custody in the Czech Republic after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by Czech police at the Prague airport on Wednesday, June 27th. It is alleged that during a May 24th, 2010 Lamb Of God concert, Blythe pushed the 19-year-old fan, who had climbed onstage, back into the audience. The fan lapsed into a coma and died of a bleeding in the brain fourteen days later.