With Lamb Of God set to begin their UK tour with Megadeth on Sunday (November 8th) in Dublin, frontman Randy Blythe has told how he was attacked by a six man group just hours before the band hit the stage. You can read what the vocalist has to say of it all below:
“I looked up and saw five or six teenage dudes, 16-18, in hoodies and track pants, spreading out around me. ‘Well, crap, I guess it’s on,’ I thought.
I started stepping quickly into the street, away from the cul-de-sac where I was – a bad spot to be trapped – trying to keep my eye on them at the same time.
One kid drew up to my left, getting close, and blam – someone else hit me in the head from behind with something, a stick or whatever. I saw stars for a second.
That little fucker had rung my bell pretty good. Like all cowards and weaklings they came at me in numbers and struck from behind. I never had a chance to smash one of the little shits because the cabbie scattered them while I was regaining my wits.
It could have been much, much worse – I could have caught a knife. I’ve been in some of the sketchiest neighbourhoods on Earth and escaped unharmed, but I got distracted and forgot my street smarts for a couple of minutes. That was very, very stupid of me, and I paid the price’.
The gang dispersed when a taxi driver intervened. Blythe lost a hat, his glasses and an e-cigarette in the incident, and sustained a cut elbow and a headache.