Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Out on Bail, Vows to Clear His Name

Lamb of God’s singer Randy Blythe has been released from a Czech prison after a five-week incarceration. The singer was arrested and charged with manslaughter stemming from a 2010 incident where he allegedly shoving a fan offstage while performing at at Prague’s Club Abaton. The fan, only known as Daniel N, died 14 days later of his injuries.

“I am relieved to be out of Pankrác jail,” Blythe told a reporter at an airport in Prague. Sporting a goatee and looking healthy, Blythe said that he was grateful that he was treated well and used his time in prison to read and write songs.

“It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t exactly fun. If it’s necessary for me to return to Prague to go to this court thing, I certainly will. I’m no flight risk.”

Blythe added, “I had three meals a day, a roof over my head and clothes on my back, so I try to be grateful for what I have instead of what I don’t have. I read a lot. I wrote a lot. Wrote some new songs and exercised and talked to cellmates. There’s not much to do in prison.”

Although Lamb of God has cancelled their summer co-headline tour with Dethklok, the band will play the Knotfest shows on August 17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18 in Somerset, Wisconsin.

Lamb of God is currently targeting October 26 as the start date for a U.S tour. Blythe, who is now back in the U.S., is expected to make a public statement discussing his time in Prague and thanking fans worldwide for their support in the next week.

Darren Ressler