Yesterday (Aug. 3) was a big day for Randy Blythe, who finally got to set foot on American soil late in the afternoon. The Lamb of God vocalist has spent the better part of the last month in a Czech Republic jail after being accused of having a role in the death of a fan at a show in Prague in 2010.
After being held in a Czech prison for more than a month, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe was released on Thursday (Aug.2) and his first post-prison interview was captured by the Czech media outlet TN.cz. The reporter and his camera crew caught up with Blythe while he was waiting at the airport to fly home to the United States.
In the wake of his release from prison in Prague, Randy Blythe and Lamb of God have announced that they will be playing Knotfest, the two-date metal and hard rock festival headlined and organized by Slipknot. Playing both dates (Aug. 17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Aug. 18 in Somerset, Wis.), these will be Lamb of God's first live performances since Blythe's imprisonment.
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was finally released from a Czech prison on Thursday (Aug. 2) after being incarcerated for more than a month. Blythe was being held on manslaughter charges from a 2010 incident in which a fan died from injuries alleged to have been sustained during a Lamb of God concert. The metal comm
After more than a month of incarceration, Randy Blythe was released from a Czech prison on Thursday (Aug. 2), according to the Czech news site Blesk.cz. The Lamb of God frontman is reported to have boarded a flight at 1PM Czech time today (Aug. 3), and is expected to arrive in New York this afternoon.
In a showing of solidarity for the support of incarcerated Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe, American hardcore band Terror have cancelled their upcoming Czech Republic gig. Randy Blythe has been in Czech prison for over a month on questionable manslaughter charges after the death of a fan, who fell into a coma shortly after sustaining a head injury at a 2010 Lamb of God show.
Although the legal process has been a slow and frustrating one for Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, things may be starting to look up for the vocalist. According to Czech journalist Jonathan Crane, the Czech media has been biased against Blythe from the beginning and he adds that the person shown being tossed offstage in various YouTube videos may not be the deceased fan. He also states that Blythe's defense team has a "strong case" to protect the Lamb of God vocalist from receiving a "guilty" verdict.
Joining a long line of rock and metal musicians who have come out to support Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe, Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho has released a video sending his best wishes to Blythe. Still locked away in the Czech Republic, Blythe could possibly be let out soon if the prosecutor's challenge of the vocalist's posted bail is dismissed by the judge.