Blistering.com: You’ve played tons of shows with people stagediving and I don’t think any one of you singers would forcefully push someone off the stage with the intention of hurting them.
Davis: "Stagediving is cool, but there has to be some understanding. People need to look at both sides of it. Sometimes, bands don’t mind if people get on stage. If want to get on stage and dive off, cool. Sometimes we don’t like when you linger onstage because that opens up the possibility of someone getting hurt because there are actual people onstage doing things and you could be in the wrong spot. Some bands have guitars swinging around. It’s cool if you want to get up there, but get up there and jump off. If you’ve done it three times and security has to remove you, then it’s not the band’s fault. A third, fourth time, it’s overwhelming. And not to mention the incident with Dimebag, some musicians get a little freaked out when you come up on stage because you really don’t know what’s going to happen."
Blistering.com: How much of this has started to make you think twice when you get on stage?
Davis: "I’m always careful. I hate to think that mindset after that happened because you’re supposed to be safe onstage; you don’t want to think of any negativity when you’re up there. If someone is too close and they’re too close, you gotta handle it the best you can. It’s supposed to be about friendship at the shows, so I try not to think of the negative aspect of it. But if someone is up there and are lingering too long, I’ll say 'You gotta get off my stage.'"
Randy Blythe has been detained in a Prague jail following the death of a fan over two years ago at a Lamb Of God concert. He is being held on manslaughter in relation to the fans death.
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God Forbid recently unleashed a powerful music video for their title track, 'Equilibrium', from the March 26th release, which is sure to resonate with many while leaving fans yearning to find their own balance.
Filmed in Brooklyn, NY and directed by Eric Richter, 'Equilibrium' takes you through the layers of life. “It's about discovering that no matter how much you strive to achieve a goal, you become sidetracked. You look for ways to find patience and balance while becoming stable and finding a renewed feeling or belief in what may come your way", says vocalist, Byron Davis.
Watch the video below: