Randy Blythe released from Czech prison
Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been released from prison in Prague after being held on possible manslaughter charges. After just over 7 weeks behind bars, Blythe has been granted bail by prosecutors on an 8 million Czach Koruna charge and the singer will still face a trial. Martin Ravman, Blythe’s attorney, told Radio Prague "That’s what he wants to do. As a world-renowned artist, in a specific genre of music, of course, he cannot afford to simply disappear. There would be posters with his picture all around the world, and if he wants to continue performing, he will have to return (to the Czech Republic). And he wants to return because he believes he is not guilty of anything he has been charged with."
Blythe was arrested on June 12th after Lamb Of God’s return to the country, unaware there was a warrant out for the singer’s arrest after an incident in 2010 when he allegedly pushed a fan off stage who later died of head injuries 14 days later.
The incident shook the rock world and many musicians have expressed their shock at his arrest and backed his bid for freedom.
Lamb of God singer arrested
Lead singer of metal band Lamb of God, Randy Blythe has been arrested in the Czech Republic in connection with the death of a fan back in 2010.
News service Novinky reports that police were waiting for the band when they arrived in the country for another show. He was questioned about an altercation in May 2010 when an audience member jumped on to the stage and ended up scuffling with Blythe. The fan later died of injuries sustained during that fight.
Lamb of Gods US pr have released a statement clearing a few things up in a bid to set the record straight….
“Lamb of God Management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
“Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.
“Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.”
We expect to hear more news on Monday with regards to this, until then fans have gathered on Twitter and other social media to show their support for Blythe.