Gwar Frontman Is 'Appalled' At Lack Of Concern In U.S. Media For Fate Of Randy Blythe

GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus is one of a number of musicians who have come out in support of Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus is one of a number of musicians who have come out in support of Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, who is facing manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic.

Blythe, 41, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at Lamb Of God's May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer apparently either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel N. who had come on stage, and that person died 14 days later of bleeding in the brain.

In a series of tweets, Oderus wrote, "[I am] waiting anxiously to hear the fate of the human Randy. He is a honorary slave who has died for GWAR many times. [I am] alarmed by the lack of outrage in the entertainment community. If this was a pop artist, the media would be all over this. That's right - I am f--king appalled at the LACK of concern in the U.S. media for the fate of Randy Blythe... Naw, just because Randy is in a nasty metal band, you can just throw his ass in jail anytime you want. The whole of music media should come the fuck out and condemn this arrest and detainment. This whole thing stinks of a shakedown. And for all you Blythe haters, eat a bowl of dick. Randy is one of the coolest mofos on the planet. Don't be hating, that's my job. Where are the leaders of the American metal community voicing outrage about the idiotic arrest of one of our own... SHAME on you, rock star!"

Both GWAR and Lamb Of God hail from Richmond, Virginia and have toured together.

The crime of which Blythe is being accused is punishable by up to ten years in prison, according to popular Czech news web site Novinky.cz.

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    metalgod96
    It's not surprising that Randy has been ignored. The media always overlooks metal. I remember when Dio died and all he got was the tiniest little article in the newspaper. But when someone like Whitney Houston dies nobody can shut up about it and it's everywhere.
    walkonhome21
    I agree 100%, you would think a story like Randy's would be pretty big, but outside of rock news websites like this and loudwire i havent heard anything
    jrodgers
    I can't stand Lamb of God, and I can't stand Gwar, but this guy is right on. The whole situation reeks of underhanded B.S. by the Czech justice system. What he doesn't understand though, is this happens to American citizens all the time, and they rarely ever get any notice or support at all
    JFRules
    metalgod96 wrote: It's not surprising that Randy has been ignored. The media always overlooks metal. I remember when Dio died and all he got was the tiniest little article in the newspaper. But when someone like Whitney Houston dies nobody can shut up about it and it's everywhere.
    We are the last in line!
    Skodward714
    You want to know why Randy Blythe isn't getting any media attention? Because he's talented, that's why. Look at Lil' Wayne: He was arrested for having a gun on his tour bus and the media was on that for weeks. I still see people wearing "Free Weezy" shirts at school. It's stupid.
    vppark2
    Kain Highwind wrote: Have you ever thought that's because... Whitney Houston is one of the biggest selling musical acts of all time and comparatively, Dio is relatively obscure?
    Obscure? What are you on???
    fivebizebeavers
    metalgod96 wrote: It's not surprising that Randy has been ignored. The media always overlooks metal. I remember when Dio died and all he got was the tiniest little article in the newspaper. But when someone like Whitney Houston dies nobody can shut up about it and it's everywhere.
    Yea man, here in Texas, there was a little 30 second long clip of Dio when he died on TV, and then there was nothing about him. Whitney Houston died, it was a S**tstorm.
    JFY
    RobertStyx wrote: I'm sick of hearing about various people speaking out against Randy's arrest. The ****er killed a kid, he deserves to rot in prison, and I hope he does.
    He didn't though... thats the point: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/525/2... e-Incident-Footage-You-Havent-Seen
    skild sic
    travislausch wrote: "And for all you Blythe haters, eat a bowl of dick." ANOTHER one?
    LOL LOVE THAT STATEMENT IT JUST PROVES THAT EVEN THO THERE IS DIFFERENT GENRES OF METAL ALL METALHEAD LOOK OUT FOR EACHOTHER \m/
    wspeed6
    RobertStyx wrote: JFY wrote: RobertStyx wrote: I'm sick of hearing about various people speaking out against Randy's arrest. The ****er killed a kid, he deserves to rot in prison, and I hope he does. He didn't though... thats the point: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/525/2... e-Incident-Footage-You-Havent-Seen The third clip shown on that very clearly shows Randy throwing the kid into the audience. He used excessive force, which resulted in the kids death. While yes, I do also think that the security guards involved should also be brought to trial, Randy is hardly innocent in the matter.
    That is not the clip when it happened. Read the freakin article...
    Alcofuel
    fivebizebeavers wrote: metalgod96 wrote: It's not surprising that Randy has been ignored. The media always overlooks metal. I remember when Dio died and all he got was the tiniest little article in the newspaper. But when someone like Whitney Houston dies nobody can shut up about it and it's everywhere. Yea man, here in Texas, there was a little 30 second long clip of Dio when he died on TV, and then there was nothing about him. Whitney Houston died, it was a S**tstorm.
    Probably because more people care about Whitney Houston. Whining about it makes you look like an annoying 16 year old. Plus, plenty of people gave a shit about both. It's all over the internet. Who cares if it's on your local news? Seriously.
    RobertStyx
    I'm sick of hearing about various people speaking out against Randy's arrest. The ****er killed a kid, he deserves to rot in prison, and I hope he does.
    Kain Highwind
    Have you ever thought that's because... Whitney Houston is one of the biggest selling musical acts of all time and comparatively, Dio is relatively obscure?
    latinromans
    Yes, Whitney Houston is more famous than Dio, but it's a much smaller difference than the contrast between Whitney's nonstop three day coverage and Dio's 20 second mention would suggest. Pop acts have always been over represented in the media. Even when Led zeppelin was making three times as much money as the rolling stones they where completely ignored in favour of the aforementioned band that had not toured for 2 years. Justin Bieber was just barely in the top ten list of top earning musicians and look at how relevant the media thinks he is.
    RobertStyx
    JFY wrote: RobertStyx wrote: I'm sick of hearing about various people speaking out against Randy's arrest. The ****er killed a kid, he deserves to rot in prison, and I hope he does. He didn't though... thats the point: http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/525/2... e-Incident-Footage-You-Havent-Seen
    The third clip shown on that very clearly shows Randy throwing the kid into the audience. He used excessive force, which resulted in the kids death. While yes, I do also think that the security guards involved should also be brought to trial, Randy is hardly innocent in the matter.
    EyesWideOpen
    Look. Bottom line is he was responsible for a mans death. It's pretty immoral to scream to the heavens that he be freed just because he's your "bro".