August 3, 2012


Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Released from Czech Prison, Returns Home

Chiaki Nozu
Chiaki Nozu

Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe has finally had his $400,000 bail recognized and been released from prison in the Czech Republic. He was detained five weeks ago, as soon as the band entered the country, on a charge of manslaughter related to a concert incident from two years ago. (A 19-year-old fan sustained a fatal head injury during a performance and subsequently died.)

The Gauntlet reports that although Lamb of God were forced to cancel a co-headlining tour with Dethklok, the August 17 and 18 Knotfest appearances will be kept. That means Blythe is playing in Iowa and Wisconsin in less than two weeks. If you're anywhere nearby: See. Those. Shows. We can't even imagine what the already intense Blythe is going to pour into those gigs.

The band is now planning to begin a U.S. tour in late October, and Blythe will soon make a statement regarding his time in Prague.