July 18, 2012


Lamb of God Singer Accused of Manslaughter Breaks Silence


Much has been written about metal band Lamb of God's frontman Randy Blythe, who was arrested last month in Prague for manslaughter after a fan died from injuries sustained at the band's Czech Republic concert in 2010. Lamb of God's peers Disturbed and Anthrax have come out in support of Blythe, but the singer himself has remained quiet. Until now.

"I don't know anything about any sort of incident [that allegedly took place during the concert]," Blythe told Czech newspaper Blesk (via Blabbermouth). "I remember very few details about the show, mainly because I have played a lot of concerts [before and after the gig in question].

"Since I don't wear my glasses while performing, I see little more than blurry outlines. In any case, I did not attack anyone. The only way I could have come into contact with anyone from the audience was if I was protecting myself from [people bumping into me when climbing on the stage]."

Blythe was officially charged with "bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan" and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. In the interview, the singer admits that the police have "acted professionally" but noted that "I honestly do not know what to expect because it is different than the U.S. I thought that if I made bail, I would be released."

Asked about his future plans, Blythe admitted that he's ready to hit the road ASAP. "If I go back to the U.S., I will mow the lawn, spend some time with family and plunge right back into performing, so that I can pay for my legal fees," said the singer. "I have to help my friends earn some money so that we can live decently."

Blythe's is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, July 19. Meanwhile, the band has set up a legal defense fund for Blythe if your charity extends to imprisoned metalheads.