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Brendan Crabb of Australia’s Loud magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Mårten Hagström of Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Loud: I’m sure like many people within the metal world you were actively following Randy Blythe‘s [LAMB OF GOD] recent trials and tribulations. What was your take on that situation?

Hagström: I was following what happened; I knew what was going on. I kept up to date on the Internet, but I really didn’t get too into it. It’s one of those things where it was fairly obvious what was going on, but it’s also one of those things where… It’s out of your hands, sort of. But the thing is, it’s scary, stuff like that. And as a travelling musician, or whatever you want to call it, every once in a while, stuff goes wrong. And it doesn’t have to be something like that; that’s a very unique situation, a very strange and tough situation for Randy, of course. But there’s shit happening all the time when you’re out on the road. You never really know what’s going to go down around the corner. It was a sobering thing, I think, for others, standing on the sidelines.

Loud: Although obviously not on such a level as that, but have you witnessed similarly concerning or dangerous behaviour at MESHUGGAH shows?

Hagström: No, not really. Sometimes, granted, you see stuff going down. But when you’re up there playing, you’re so focused on what’s going on onstage that you’re not always… You realize that there’s a moshpit going on or whatever, but it’s not like you’re consciously taking it in. But we’ve been around for a long time, so yeah, definitely, we’ve seen stuff on the road that’s scary. But you can’t think about it that way. Every occupation has a hazard, so it’s not often that anything happens. The scary thing about Randy‘s situation was how easy things can go wrong, and how bad and confused the consequences can get.

Loud: How much longer do you plan to tour in support of the latest record before you bunker down to write new material?

Hagström: End of the year. I think the last day of November is our last show for this album. So we’re basically looking to have some time off in December, and then we’ve been on the road with “Koloss” for like two years or something, on and off. So then I guess it’s about time to start writing new stuff again.

Loud: You mentioned that every album represents a slight progression for the band. In your view, what is the next step forward for MESHUGGAH creatively?

Hagström: I have no idea, and I never do. And I think that’s a good thing, ’cause people sometimes say that we’re pretty unpredictable, but I don’t really think we are, because we have a sound that’s been with us since at least like the “None” EP (from 1994), that’s very us. [laughs] It doesn’t really change all that much, but it’s still a progression, and what I mean by taking a step forward is that we’re still, we’ve been around now. We’re veterans in this game [laughs], and we’re still having fun with what we do, with experimenting with the music that we want to create. So as long as it feels like we’re making it better, and as long as it feels like we’re doing something that we can at least stand for and be proud of, that’s all that we ask.

You can read the entire interview at Loud magazine.

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“For years it was me drinking and eating pills, sitting in my shed listening to Black Sabbath,” confesses Lamb of God frontman.

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RauteMusik Metal conducted an interview with bassist John Campbell of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 1-3 in Wacken, Germany. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

As previously reported, Prague, Czech Republic’s High Court upheld LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe‘s “not guilty” verdict on June 5 in connection with the death of a fan three years ago. The court’s decision is final.

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

Though Blythe faced up to 10 years in prison, during the closing argument, prosecutors only asked the judge for the minimum sentence of five years.

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, John Campbell spoke about what has been the most life-changing aspect of everything that’s happened over the last year. “It definitely makes you wonder where exactly you’re headed, what options you have in front of you,” he said. “I would say just the not knowing whether or not we were going to continue on with the band was an interesting situation to deal with.”

He added: “The incident in Prague was a situation where things were not done the way they were supposed to and a tragedy occurred. There’s a reason why things are supposed to happen a certain way and people are supposed to make sure they happen that way this point forward. Randy takes the stage to make sure everybody’s there to have a good time and to watch out for everybody, I don’t think it’s changed anything at all.”

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Randy Blythe is among those who have paid tribute to the influential drummer who died on Friday.

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Watch the artful 4-minute footage from the Lamb of God frontman here.

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Cack Blabbath conducted an interview with bassist John Campbell of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD prior to the band’s August 10 performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

As previously reported, Prague, Czech Republic’s High Court upheld LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe‘s “not guilty” verdict on June 5 in connection with the death of a fan three years ago. The court’s decision is final.

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

Though Blythe faced up to 10 years in prison, during the closing argument, prosecutors only asked the judge for the minimum sentence of five years.

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, John Campbell spoke about what has been the most life-changing aspect of everything that’s happened over the last year. “It definitely makes you wonder where exactly you’re headed, what options you have in front of you,” he said. “I would say just the not knowing whether or not we were going to continue on with the band was an interesting situation to deal with.”

He added: “The incident in Prague was a situation where things were not done the way they were supposed to and a tragedy occurred. There’s a reason why things are supposed to happen a certain way and people are supposed to make sure they happen that way this point forward. Randy takes the stage to make sure everybody’s there to have a good time and to watch out for everybody, I don’t think it’s changed anything at all.”

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While you might know everything that went on with Randy's trial in the Czech Republic, between the coverage and Randy's accounts, now you can really see what Randy saw. It's astonishing. The film, which Blythe posted on his Tumblr page, is described by the man himself as this: This is a movie I made in …

The post Watch RANDY BLYTHE's A Short Film Made During His Trial In Prague appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Art from agony: Blythe made movie during trial

Randy Blythe has released a short movie which he made during his manslaughter ordeal in the Czech Republic. View Prague: The Devil Is The Detail here.

After spending five weeks in a Czech prison last year, he was found not guilty of causing the death of fan Daniel Nosek at a Lamb Of God show in 2010. The legal fight cost over $500,000 and bankrupted the band.

Blythe says of the movie: “I wanted to release a slightly different version right before my judgement was rendered by the court – the very last shot in this version was not there until after I was pronounced innocent.

“My idea was to show my mindset through film and music during the process of my trial, and have a more ambiguous ending heading into my final day in court.

“I showed the clip to my lawyer and he advised against releasing it until after the trial was over, thinking the authorities might not understand what I was trying to say with the movie.

“It is all over now, so here is my poor attempt to try and create art in a time of great personal uncertainty.”

Lamb Of God delivered a slightly underwhelming set at Bloodstock earlier this month– but they’ll be back to set things right during a nine-date UK tour in January.

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Hayley Leggs of Bloodstock Radio conducted an interview with bassist John Campbell of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD prior to the band’s August 10 performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

As previously reported, Prague, Czech Republic’s High Court upheld LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe‘s “not guilty” verdict on June 5 in connection with the death of a fan three years ago. The court’s decision is final.

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

Though Blythe faced up to 10 years in prison, during the closing argument, prosecutors only asked the judge for the minimum sentence of five years.

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, John Campbell spoke about what has been the most life-changing aspect of everything that’s happened over the last year. “It definitely makes you wonder where exactly you’re headed, what options you have in front of you,” he said. “I would say just the not knowing whether or not we were going to continue on with the band was an interesting situation to deal with.”

He added: “The incident in Prague was a situation where things were not done the way they were supposed to and a tragedy occurred. There’s a reason why things are supposed to happen a certain way and people are supposed to make sure they happen that way this point forward. Randy takes the stage to make sure everybody’s there to have a good time and to watch out for everybody, I don’t think it’s changed anything at all.”

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Vocalist Randy Blythe of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD has uploaded a short film called “Prague: The Devil Is The Details”, which he shot earlier this year while he was on trial for manslaughter in the Czech Republic in connection with the death of a fan more than three years ago.

In a posting on his Randonesia blog, Blythe stated about the film: “This is a movie I made in Prague during my trial. I filmed the footage with a Canon EOS 60D, edited it with Final Cut Pro X, and wrote the music using Reason.

“I wanted to release a slightly different version of the film right before my judgement was rendered by the court (the very last shot in this version was not there until after I was pronounced innocent). My idea was to show my mind set through film and music during the process of my trial, and have a more ambiguous ending heading into my final day in court.

“I did not know what was going to happen to me, only that I felt I was doing the right thing by being there. Working in a creative capacity during the trial helped me to remain calm — it is what I know how to do, so I wanted to share it with people.

“I showed the clip to my lawyer and he advised against releasing it until after the trial was over, thinking the authorities might not understand what I was trying to say with the movie. It is all over now, so here is my poor attempt to try and create art in a time of great personal uncertainty.

“Note: the Devil plays an important part in Czech fairytales, and marionettes are a bit of Czech folk culture I came to love while I was there — the marionette hangs in my study now.

“The Devil is different in Czech fairy tales though, to my understanding — the puppet is representative of me, the way I viewed myself, the way I was viewed by society at different times — all sorts of things. It is not representative of evil — just wanted to clarify that.”

“Prague: The Devil Is The Details” can be viewed at this location.

Prague, Czech Republic’s High Court upheld Blythe‘s “not guilty” verdict on June 5 in connection with the aforemention death. The court’s decision is final.

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

Though Blythe faced up to 10 years in prison, during the closing argument, prosecutors only asked the judge for the minimum sentence of five years.

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