As the band’s singer sits in a Czech Republic jail, the band issues a statement saying that “justice will prevail.”
Lamb Of God’s legal problems in Prague began two years ago during a performance at the Abaton nightclub in which a fan reportedly died from injuries occurred after jumping on the stage.
The band returned to the Czech Republic last week to play Prague’s Hard Rock Café. However, shortly before the band was to take the stage, local authorities arrested frontman Randy Blythe, and charged him with the crime of “bodily harm of fourth degree and resulting in the death of a fan,” according to London’s Sun newspaper.
At that time the band issued a statement denying any charges had been filed. The band also said the fan who died had rushed the stage three times, saying that it was alleged that Blythe “pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.”
Now Lamb Of God has updated Blythe’s situation, saying the singer is still in jail and that people are “working endlessly behind the scenes” to free their jailed comrade.
Here’s the complete statement:
“First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It’s noted and very much appreciated.
“We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily.
“Within an hour things can do endless 180’s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails.
“We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.
“We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in Czech jail.
“In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident.
“Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.
“The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent.
“We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend.”
Click here for Randy Blythe’s legal fund.