Randy Blythe to spin tracks that 'got him through rough s**t'
Patrick Davies

10:56 16th October 2012

Lamb of God singer, Randy Blythe, has been given his own radio show, just over a month after being released from a Czech Prison.

The veteran rocker was imprisoned in Prague for several weeks after a gig became shrouded in controversy following the death of a fan.

Blythe was released on 12 August. After resuming his position with Lamb of God, he has now also taken on a monthly radio show entitled 'The Crucible' on US radio station, SiriusXm.

Speaking about the new radio slot, Blythe discussed how 'The Crucible' is a title that carries great relevance to his recent turmoil.

He said: "A crucible is defined as a difficult or trying experience, one that you come out of harder and more refined and more pure.

"Sometimes life is like that - you have to step into the fire to burn away all the c**p and just take the pain that comes with it. It hurts, but if you want to be a better person, you face this stuff and forge yourself anew, purer and harder".


Randy Blythe (left) signs album with Lamb Of God bandmates

Blythe is accused of pushing a 19-year-old male fan off the stage at a gig in Prague in 2010. It is reported that the fan died of a brain haemorrhage just weeks later.

The frontman has vowed to return to face trial if summoned, and admitted that his imprisonment has affected the conception of his radio show.

"Right now, due to scheduling and my uncertain future, the show will be once a month. I want to do it more often eventually, but right now I'm kind of busy and have a situation to settle. "One thing that has always helped me through these times is music. So, on my show, I'll be playing songs by bands that have helped shape me into the man that I am today, that have gotten me through the rough s**t".

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