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Lamb Of God issue statement over Czech arrest

By | Published on Monday 9 July 2012

Lamb of God

US metallers Lamb Of God have issued a statement regarding the incarceration of their frontman Randy Blythe who, as previously reported, was arrested on arrival in the Czech Republic last month over allegations he caused the death of a fan at a gig in the country two years ago.

The fan, named as Daniel N, fell off the stage at a Lamb Of God show in 2010, seemingly after being pushed, and incurred head injuries that ultimately led to his death. Blythe is accused of pushing the fan, and now faces charges of manslaughter.

As previously reported, the band’s manager, Larry Mazer, last week told Rolling Stone that the case against Blythe was “full of holes”, adding that the fan had invaded the stage three times before his fall, and that a video of the gig shows it was not the frontman who pushed him. Nevertheless, Blythe remains if jail, with the prosecution fighting his bid for bail fearing the rocker will flee the country.

The new statement from the band reads: “First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It’s noted and very much appreciated. We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily. Within an hour things can do endless 180s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails”.

“We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark. We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in [a] Czech jail”.

“In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident. Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible. The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent. We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend”.

A Facebook page has been set up for any fans wishing to donate to Blythe’s legal fund as he works to fight the charges against him in the Czech Republic, which is accessible here.