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Lamb Of God, Randy Blythe - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Lamb Of God, Randy Blythe - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Lamb Of God Frontman Speaks About Manslaughter Charge

by Andrew Tijs on July 18, 2012

in News

Randy Blythe, frontman for metal act Lamb Of God, gives an interview to a Czech newspaper about his manslaughter charge.

Lamb Of God, Randy Blythe - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Lamb Of God, Randy Blythe - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Blythe was charged with manslaughter in June following an incident at a Czech concert in 2010 where a fan died following injuries sustained when he fell off the stage. Blythe was bailed days later but has remained in a Prague jail ever since.

Now Blythe has given an interview to Czech tabloid Blesk, and Blabbermouth have done their best to translate it.

He said of the charge: “I don’t know anything about any sort of incident. I remember very few details about the show, mainly because I have played a lot of concerts. I just remember that the stage at the club was very small, and we barely managed to fit our equipment on there. Also, apparently there was a security guard there because many people climbed onto the stage — including one small boy, in particular, but I could be mixing up details with what happened at other clubs.

“Since I don’t wear my glasses while performing,” he continued, “I see little more than blurry outlines. In any case, I did not attack anyone. The only way I could have come into contact with anyone from the audience was if I was protecting myself from [people bumping into me when climbing on the stage].”

Addressing the Czech justice system, he said, “As far as the police is concerned, I believe that they have acted very professionally and followed the principles of good conduct. But in terms of justice, I honestly do not know what to expect because it is different than the U.S. I thought that if I made bail, I would be released.”

And the first thing he would do when released on bail? “If I go back to the U.S., I will mow the lawn, spend some time with family and plunge right back into performing, so that I can pay for my legal fees. I have to help my friends earn some money so that we can live decently. If I had to stay in the Czech Republic, I would look at the sights, especially in Prague. I would follow Kafka’s footprints and I would eat dumplings.”

Hopefully Blythe’s trial is less byzantine than Josef K’s.

 

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