Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off

toadblog.jpg
Andrew Weiss
TOAD
See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air
See also: Vintage Violence: TOAD's Rotten Tide Oozes Analog Menace

The arrest and detention of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic has held the attention of metal fans since his arrest on June, 27.

Held in a purported connection to the death of a fan in Prague in 2010, Blythe's bail is set at about $400,000 (in U.S. currency) and his detention in the Czech Republic has garnered reactions from metal figureheads like Tom Araya of Slayer and GWAR.

Now, Nate Garrett, guitarist of Tempe-based blackened metal band TOAD, has weighed in an interview with fanzine SkullsnBones.

"It's a shame the kid died but it's his fucking fault. Learn how to bust your ass falling off a stage without dying, it's easy," Garrett said in the interview, posted on Tuesday, July 17.

"We tend to let the people at our shows participate however they see fit," he continues. "If it interferes with or detracts from another person's experience, that's where the problem arises."

He goes on to say that TOAD prefers to injure each other, not audience members, but ultimately puts the responsibility of crowd surfers on the individuals themselves:

"The moment members of the crowd decide to get on a stage, whatever happens to them is their responsibility, period. We encourage crowd participation, release of aggression, and violence at our shows. At the same time, when you participate in the experience by stage diving, crowd surfing, or even being in the front row for that matter, anything that happens to you is because of a decision you made. It's a shame the kid died but it's his fucking fault. Learn how to bust your ass falling off a stage without dying, it's easy."

Visit SkullsnBones read the interview, along with reactions from Nachtmystium, Cattle Decapitation, 3 Inches of Blood, and more about the Randy Blythe case.

Follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
5 comments
joe.distort
joe.distort

a band that plays around quite a lot?

joe.distort
joe.distort

its actually quite easy to not hurt yourself if you arent a buffoon...maybe Toad is biased because they play shows with people who can actually hang instead of goofy clueless festival metal fans who have no idea what to do. ive jumped off of lots of stuff and have only hurt myself once in 15 years. theres something to be said for knowing how to handle yourself

Ds
Ds

srsly

Luis Villa
Luis Villa

This guy is talking out his ass. "Learn how to bust your ass falling off a stage without dying, it's easy."  I want him to record him self and give a demonstration. In my opinion, this idiot just wants to look tough and give the idea that if you go to a metal show "you have to be willing to die" 

Now Trending

Phoenix Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...