TERROR has canceled their Czech Republic gig to show solidarity with the singer of LAMB OF GOD‘s Randy Blythe, who has been held in a Czech prison on manslaughter charges for over a month despite raising bail money.
The show is a part of their tour with NAYSAYER and BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL.
Was it a smart decision? Let us know your views, as we are convinced that the band is punishing the wrong group of people with this decision. What do YOU think of TERROR’s decision to boycott the Czech Republic?
TERROR issued the following statament:
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.