Lamb Of God Statement Over Frontman Arrest
, July 6th, 2012 12:20
Band’s frontman is currently languishing in a Czech jail after being arrested for manslaughter
As Quietus readers are likely already aware, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was last week arrested for the alleged manslaughter of a Czech fan. The incident in question - in which Blythe supposedly pushed the fan into the crowd, where he hit is head and later died - occurred during a performance in the Czech Republic in May 2010.
The band have rallied behind Blythe and are currently asking for donations to his legal fund - you can make a contribution here. For now, though, Blythe is still being detained by the Czech authorities. The band have released a statement thanking “everyone who has reached out in support of Randy”, stating that “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.”
In other developments, footage has emerged which suggests that a security guard, not Blythe, may be the guilty party. You can watch that here, and read the band’s full statement below.
“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 180’s. 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 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.
- LAMB OF GOD”