What a year the metal band Lamb of God has had.
Shortly after releasing "Resolution" in 2012, band member Randy Blythe was arrested for manslaughter for an incident at a 2010 concert in Prague. He was charged with committing intentional bodily harm for pushing a 19-year-old fan who had climbed onstage.
The teen hit his head and died from the injury.
Lamb of God canceled its tour, and after 37 days, Blythe was released on bail.
He was acquitted in March (but the Czech government plans to appeal).
"It’s about time," said bassist John Campbell of the exoneration.
Now the band can go back to what it does best: tour with fury.
"We are getting back on track," he said in a telephone interview.
Later this year, a documentary on the band will be released. Shooting began before Blythe’s arrest, but the documentary was able to capture the surreal events of 2012.
Campbell applauded Blythe’s resolve during the ordeal, noting that it was likely his recent sobriety that helped him transform.
Decapitated and The Stranger Beside Me open.
When • Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m.
Where • In The Venue, 579 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $25 in advance, $28 day of, at SmithsTix
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