Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Granted New Bail Conditions, Gives First Interview From Behind Bars
Idnes.cz are reporting that the Prague Municipal Court has dismissed the prosecutors complaint to block Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe‘s release from a Prague, CZE prison. However, his bail amount has since been doubled to $400,000—an extra $200,000 on what Blythe has already paid.
The closed session to decide Blythe‘s fate took early than expected, though bail will not be accepted until the municipal court sends their decision back to the circuit court. According to the article, it appears there is also the possibility that the prosecutors could file another complaint against Blythe‘s release, once again repeating the cycle.
Blythe has been held in custody for around 20 days now on suspicion of manslaughter in relation to the fatal injuries suffered by a fan at a show the band played in 2010. Since the initial footage emerged, it would appear there was another interaction, which saw Blythe allegedly choke the fan in question onstage. It is said to now be the primary focus of the case.
Meanwhile, Blythe has also given his first interview since being locked up to Blesk.cz. A hasty Google translation of that can be found below:
“What happened during the incident at the club during the concert Abaton Lamb of God in 2010?
“I do not know about any incident. Few remember, because I have a lot of concerts. Just remember that the club was a small stage, which barely fit and group facilities. Also, apparently there was a security guard because many people climbed onto the stage. I think that one small boy in particular, but I could be confused with other clubs. Since the concert I have glasses, I see very little more than outlines details. In any case, I did not attack anyone. Only could happen that I came into contact with the audience, when I defended unpredictable contacts.”
How do you spend time in custody and what inmates?
“I read, I write letters to friends, family, can also write diary. With the other fellow, I think come out very well, even trying to learn a Mongolian English. I’m starting to write a book about Pankrác prison and write lyrics. “
Do you have reservations about the work of the Czech police and justice in your case?
“As for the police, I believe that it is very professional and it follows the principles of good conduct. But in terms of justice, then frankly I do not understand because it is different than the U.S.. I thought that if the group folds on bail, I’ll be released. Definitely do not understand how my case may be qualifi ed as is, since our goal is to satisfy the audience that they liked the show and not be discouraged. “
On Wednesday, you met your wife. Support your family and your fans?
“My meeting with my beautiful wife was beautiful and encouraging. I have received messages and support from family, my friends from the group, who all missing me, and I can not wait to see them all. “
You have passed the bail, apparently soon get to freedom. What are your future plans?
“If I go back to the U.S., I have to mow the lawn, spend some time with family and plunge back into performing, so I can pay for legal services. Friends help earn money so that we can live decently. If I’d had to stay in the Czech Republic, I would look at the sights, especially in Prague. I find, wherever he went Kafka, and I will eat dumplings.”
Meanwhile, Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) of Gwar has written a lengthy tale in support of freeing Blythe and more for RVANews.com.