The mainstream media have awoken to Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe’s plight in Prague. Welcome to the party, pal.
Within the last 24 hours, a bevy of new information has been released. Here’s the latest:
— Blythe’s attorney tells Blesk.cz that Randy feels very sorry for what happened to the fan who died two weeks after suffering a head injury during a Lamb of God concert in 2010. Blythe also allegedly wants to meet the family of that fan when he’s released. The dead fan’s name has surfaced, and was Daniel Nosek.
— While bail has been met, the decision to release the singer is still subject to appeal, so it will likely take some time for the state prosecutor’s office to give approval.
— Lamb of God manager Larry Mazer meanwhile told The Prague Post he can not believe he or the band have not been contacted about the fan’s death, saying, “I would raise blood and hell trying to find the person who killed my son. The whole thing is a crock of shit.”
— Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel has spoken out about Randy’s detainment, saying, “Everyone in our camp was shocked to hear about what Randy has been going through…Lamb of God have been longtime friends and tour mates of ours…Our thoughts are with them and we all hope everything gets resolved soon! A death is always a tragic thing, but Randy certainly does not deserve such accusations.”
— Mazer has since told RollingStone.com that Blythe’s manslaughter case is riddled with holes. “There are YouTube videos, which 100 percent show Randy’s innocence,” says Mazer. “As a matter of fact, all of those videos have now been sent to our lawyer, and he’s presenting it to the judge tomorrow morning [July 4]. This case is so full of holes. Nobody reported an injury of any kind at the concert, or after the concert. It was at least an hour to two hours later, supposedly, when this kid went to a hospital.”
— Mazer says one of the videos clearly shows a security guard was more involved. “This kid, by the way, climbed up on stage twice prior. The third time, he tried to climb up on stage, 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?”
— Yesterday, while you were partying, scarfing down hot dogs, and getting drunk, Blythe was in court, where the a frame-by-frame exploration of video from the concert led the prosecutor to determine “more time is needed” to go over new evidence.
To read all of our coverage of Blythe’s arrest, head here.