Posted in metal | music on December 3, 2012

RANDY BLYTHE

According to Czech newspaper, Novinky, Randy Blythe has been indicted on charges on Manslughter. Lamb of God's manager Larry Mazer commented on Blythe's indictment:

"After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show. As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man's injuries and subsequent death. The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band's stage. In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance. We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.
Blythe has stated his intentions return to the Czech Republic to stand trial.

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Comments (18)

I am boycotting Czech beer until he is exonerated.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 7:19 PM

Don't drop the soap sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 7:22 PM

thats not gonna be good for business...

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 8:05 PM

vaya con cordero de dios, brah.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 8:13 PM

How fucking dumb are you to actually go BACK?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 8:56 PM

some people have integrity and don't want to be roman polanski.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:07 PM

integrity my ass -his is stupidity - hope he brings a briefcase full of cash

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:26 PM

after he killed that kid, did he sew his vagina on his chin?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2012 10:29 PM

This is extortion, plain and simple. As if. Poor Randy.

Posted by Pellet | December 4, 2012 12:56 AM

What a publicity stunt

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 9:43 AM

?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 10:26 AM

Aren't prisons in the Czech Republic a sausages dream vacation?

AMIRITE?!?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 10:29 AM

What exactly did the guy do?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 11:06 AM

^Google

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 11:23 AM

Yeah, it's one thing to clear your name of a bogus charge.

It's another thing to be incarcerated in a foreign prison.

I'm keeping my ass in the U.S. of A if I'm him.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 12:23 PM

Aka you're a fucking pussy and randy blythe is handling this like a man.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 12:33 PM

^ please. Look at Amanda Knox sitting in jail for years for no good reason. You have no idea what kind of justice systems other countries have, even if they're supposed to be 'modern'. If I were Randy I'd be making a list of every country in the world with extradition to the Czech Republic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:45 PM

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