Lamb of God Frontman Arrested For Manslaughter
Czech news website Novinky reports that Randy Blythe -- Lamb of God frontman -- was arrested and charged with manslaughter earlier today (June 28). The charges stem from an incident that took place in May 2010.
According to reports, a fan made their way to the stage during a Lamb of God show and was involved in an altercation with Blythe; the fan later died due to injuries sustained.
The band was set to play a show tonight in the Czech Republic, however upon arriving in Prague, Blythe was detained by police.
According to the website Metal Sucks, a spokesperson for the band said that Blythe is “wrongly accused,” that the band’s “lawyers are dealing with it,” and that “we expect him to be fully exonerated.” The official Lamb Of God twitter page tweeted the following message not too long ago:
We'll update this article as more information becomes available.
Update - June 29, 2012 (2:45pm EST)
Lamb of God's publicist has released a statement which can be read below:
Lamb of God Management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made again singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths and innuendos.
Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during a concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.
Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate