Friday, June 29, 2012

Randy Blythe 'arrested and charged with manslaughter'

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to reports from the Czech Republic. 

According to local reports, the singer was arrested yesterday (June 28) before the band's scheduled show at Prague's Hard Rock Cage and was later charged. The band were then forced to pull out of their planned performance. 

The incident from which Blythe has been charged reportedly took place in 2010 at the band's show at Club Abaton, in Prague. According to reports, a fan jumped up on the stage where a tussle ensued in which the fan was injured. The fan later died, reportedly as a result of those injuries. Authorities are now seemingly claiming that Blythe is responsible for the fan's death.

A translated statement from local Prague police reads as follows: "We have arrested the singer and charged him with the crime of bodily harm of 4th degree and resulting in the death of the fan.".

Maria Ferrero, a spokesperson for Lamb Of Gold told the Examiner that Blythe was was "wrongfully accused," adding that the "lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated." 

Lamb Of God, who are currently touring the world in support of their new album 'Resolution', have spoken briefly about the situation on Twitter, simply writing: "Freerandyblythe". - NME

KLThugs: Free Randy.. kick some more asses!!