LAMB OF GOD RELEASE OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING RANDY BLYTHE
Lamb of God have released an official statement regarding the arrest of front-man Randy Blythe on June 27th in the Czech Republic. The singer was arrested at Prague Airport regarding an incident that took place in 2010, in which a fan died from injuries sustained after falling form the stage and hitting his head. You can read the story here.
The band’s manager, Larry Mazer, commented in Rolling Stone that he has access to a video that could possibly clear Blythe of responsibility for the incident:
“I got sent this video, which clearly shows a security guy sitting at the edge of the stage” Mazer said, “This kid, by the way, climbed up onstage twice prior. The third time, he tried to climb up onstage, the security guard grabs him, throws him down the stage. You see him thrown on the floor. How does the prosecution in the Czech Republic do an investigation of this, charge Randy Blythe with manslaughter, when this video shows a security guy throwing the guy onto the floor?”
The band, who have been keeping a fairly low profile regarding the situation, issued this statement via their official site:
“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.”