Randy Blythe on Czech Arrest: ‘They Looked Like They Were There to Apprehend a Terrorist’
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has been selective in the amount of interviews he’s done since being released from Czech jail earlier this summer. Blythe was incarcerated for five weeks after being arrested on alleged manslaughter charges stemming from a 2010 concert incident. Now, in a new Q&A, Blythe reveals some incredible details about the incident.
Focusing heavily on the initial arrest of Blythe, along with details on being transported to lockdown, Metal Hammer is set to release an in-depth interview within their latest issue. Blythe described the scene of the airport only a few seconds before he was arrested, “It still didn’t sink in that something weird was happening with my band,” describes Blythe, “but as soon as I got to the top of the ramp, the first thing I noticed was four or five really large men with guns and great pig pointy knives, pistols and facemasks. All you could see was their eyes and their mouths and they looked like they were there to apprehend a terrorist.”
Blythe continues, “I was in the car with three plain-clothes homicide detectives, and one of them sort of spoke English, but not very well, and he started asking me, ‘So, what do you remember of this incident?’ Very conversationally, I was like, ‘You know, I really don’t know what’s happening right now so I want a lawyer’. When they hand you a piece of paper that says you’re being charged with manslaughter you know you aren’t just going to answer a few questions then walk out the door.”
Blythe even shares about being driven to the jail by a metal fan who knew who Blythe was. “One of the guards who drove me was a metalhead. He knew who I was. He was like, ‘I’m sorry you have to be here. I like Finntroll and Rammstein.’”
Pick up the latest issue of Metal Hammer to read about Blythe’s incident in immense detail.