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Lamb Of God Front Man Randy Blythe's Bail Doubled, Complaint By Prosecutor Dismissed

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New details have now come to light in the ongoing saga of Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe being held in the Czech Republic. Blythe had previously posted bail but remained in custody due to a complaint filed by the prosecutor in the case.

Praha.idnes.cz is now reporting that the prosecutor’s complaint to block Blythe’s bail has been dismissed, however his bail has now been doubled to $400,000. It is unclear if the additional bail has been paid or if Blythe will be released.

Blythe is being held on manslaughter charges in connection with a Lamb of God show in 2010 when a 19 year old fan was allegedly pushed off the stage and subsequently died several weeks later. The band has remained fairly quiet on the issue in the three weeks Blythe has been detained, so far only issuing the following 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."

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1. Ehhhhhh...... writes:

No big loss.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

now, who would like to debate me on my comment of a monetary gain by political fkheads who want to rip off randy because he is an american celebrity...??? the more time goes by the more they show they are criminaly acting against him....

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Necrovomit writes:

this should be an act of war

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm still not sold that it's a political conspiracy, but any credebility of the whole "He'd be held in the US for manslaughter" went right out the window. This is clearly a cash grab. And the whole "It is unclear if the additional bail has been paid or if Blythe will be released." thing leads me to believe 400K won't be enough either. I'm betting they won't let up until they clear a cool mill.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. shapeshifter writes:

I'm not a big LOG fan, but this is getting ridiculous. LOG should fire all their lawyers and management for this debacle.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Vulture20 writes:

What the hell, don't they have any regulations!?
It should normally not be possible to just double a bail like that, there should be a certain amount of bail for every charge on the person, not just "well give me twice the money and maybe I'll let you out".

THOSE people are the criminals! What the heck!

I don't get behind all of this, it might all be a money grab, but they gotta realise that this is extremely bad reputation they're creating, I'm questioning if it's worth either 200 or 400,000. They might try to upper it to a milion, but where's the point? Is that worth it for them? Maybe there's a political activist group behind the charge, like some mad people against Metal or something..?

By the way: To the first poster - this has nothing to do with Lamb of God anymore. It doesn't matter if you like them or not, it's just about human sense and respectful behaviour (or in this case: non-respecting). It's just all gotta be a giant bad joke!

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. shapeshifter writes:

#6, unfortunately this isn't the American justice system (flawed as it is, it's still the best in the free world). This is clearly a cash grab, and the Czechs know the US gov't isn't gonna help out a heavy metal musician.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

BG: im not saying conspiracy, im saying political fkheads...some political fknut is using his power to continue to rape him of his money...this is clearly a mafia style system using its muscle to rob an american who makes good money....

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. coldiem writes:

Well I don't claim to know how bail works in the Czech Republic, but typically it is money held in guarantee that you will return to court for your appointed dates. If meet your dates and you're found not guilty, you usually get the money back.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Drum_Junkie writes:

According to the entry for bail on Wikipedia, Coldiem is correct.

Wiki even has a special section on bail in the Czech Republic.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. spiral_architect writes:

SURE, IF BLYTHE IS FOUND INNOCENT BY A BIASED CZECH COURT SYSTEM, HE WILL GET HIS MONEY BACK...........IN THE MEANTIME, THEY WILL KEEP LEACHING HIM FOR MONEY AND ALSO KEEP DETERMINING HIM TO BE A FLIGHT RISK. THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY RESOLUTION........

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

of course not spiral..this is how the rest of then world makes its money...off of american taxpayers....if our govt isnt giving it to them as gifts, they do sh1t like this....

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Overlord writes:

Branded that was one of your best disses of all time.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brandedcfh420 writes:

ty ty...

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Noor writes:

Se está enturbiando la cosa para Randy. Black picture for Randy. Sorry.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. btbamfav20 writes:

i was released on bail with no cash up front, but i guess thats cuz it was only 3500... but THIS is f***in retarded!! How can you double someones bail? To me, the only way u can do that is if he killed someone in jail via self defense again... And i have to say even in Canada when i was charged with assault i had defended MYself as well... even though i wasnt the one to swing first, i still got charged. i had to get a lawyer and spend 6000 to get my charged withdrawn due to the evidence being in my favor, but i still lost a sh** load of money... This law system isnt there to serve justice for the moraly justified, its there to only service and pay those who work the laws... its f***in bullsh** i tell ya!!

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# Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

branded brings up some good points, but randy is hardly a global famous celebrity. Yeah, he's pretty famous in the metal community, but he could probably do his own grocery shopping in almost any major american or european city without being recognized. He is being robbed blind by the czech government. Maybe they think most metal singers are multi-millionaires...they're not. 200k is probably several months or more worth of hard touring work. I do feel bad for the kid that died but locking randy in a cage won't bring him back to life. Agnostic Front said it best "There's no justice....its just us." Every decade has its share of anti-metal hysteria and persecution I guess.

# Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

Agreed branded, with everything except the "good money" part. They're better off than some others but LOG will never see the kind of money Zepplin or Kiss did and I'd bet 50 bucks that's what kind of money these bastards think they have. Incredibly unammused.

# Jul 19, 2012 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellrat writes:

Gimme an E!... an X!... T! O! R! T!...etc. and so forth

muttafvckkerrrs

# Jul 19, 2012 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Necrovomit writes:

just send in the navy seals. Obama would be like "let's get our man back" and when the czechs want they're ransom we'll just be like "i don't negotiate with terrorists" and then our boys go in, guns blazing. helivac randy out of there then hollywood can make a movie about it and the jews can make money off of it, the american people get their celebrity back, and its all win-win-win.

god bless 'murica

# Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. WOLF7 writes:

I can't believe this whole episode. Bail doubled? There's just nothing normal about this one. Seems really shady, all of it. Agreed, finally. Seems like a true money grab.

Well well, Branded, post #12. Bravo. A class act.
Us f***ing leaches, sucking the money out USA.
Would love to hear for example how my country has done so, though.

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. spiral_architect writes:

@ BLINDGREED: I DOUBT ANY METAL BAND WILL EVER SEE THE KIND OF MONEY LED ZEPPELIN OR KISS DID.

@ BRANDED: I AGREE WITH YOU THAT THE WORLD IS LOOKING FOR A HANDOUT FROM AMERICA.........JUST DON'T TELL DIAMOND OZ THAT.

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Blindgreed1 writes:

That's my point Spiral. The Czech's think LOG does.

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

@Wolf: Long time no read buddy. Hope all is well on your end.

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. WOLF7 writes:

BG1, all lovely amigo mio. Always, mate, always.

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. WOLF7 writes:

BG1, all fine amigo mio. Always, mate, always.

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. sonictherapy writes:

http://knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=8930

His legal team paid the extra bail, and he's still detained until "documents are filed," which means at least until Monday. The prosecutor can still object and the judge makes the final decision.

Czech Bail Bonds: Dial 1-800-UR-f***D

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Necrovomit writes:

i still like my idea... >;.>;

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. WOLF7 writes:

Necrovomito, are the Czechs terrorrists? Since when, may I ask?

Wow, you do indeed learn something new every day. It was only yesterday that Branded informed me that Finland is stealing money from the Americans.
I never knew that either, and no matter how hard I try to find some more info on it, I simply cannot. Must be classified.

Ok, yes I agree. This whole thing just stinks. In all it's honestty, as someone who has been to Czechs Rep and had a great time there, I just can't believe this rip off.

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. brandedcfh420 writes:

wolf, our govt sends out taxpayer money to govts and special interest groups around the world....its been proven and i never singled your country out...so get the fk off my balls......

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 7:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea spiral, its become the norm....blame america for your countries probs and ol obama will send you billions of our dollars to appease the anti-american haters...or just strong arm the weak sissy a$$ govt and they will cave in and send you weapons, money, sex slaves, whatever you want...

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 8:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. WOLF7 writes:

Branded, that's quite different to what you were referring to in your post #12.

Just guess how p***ed off I am about high tax Finland sending out some 4 billion Euros (some 4,9 bliion USD) of our tax payer's money to salvage the spanish banks (bunch of crooks), Spain being a low tax country.

I just hate to see you generalise.
Really, there's no "The World against USA" operation going on. There just ISN'T.
Sure, there are a bunch of lunatics, fanatics, Manchester United fans and other wackos who want to see the rest of the world suffer, but they're targeting ALL of us. Not just the USA. We've been saved cos they can't find Finland on the map. Yet.

You know, Branded, I still consider you as a buddy and frankly, I like you cos I can understand where you're coming from. No bs, I do. As someone from a AAA rated country, there are plenty of users and abusers, and Nothing, absolutely nothing is fair in this life.

And as someone who's been around here at MU since about 2005, no, I still won't go anywhere near your balls.

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Son of a Binch writes:

I wish Randy good luck.

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. brandedcfh420 writes:

wolf, if you lived here in the usa and saw how our govt has sent our $$$ to other countries that dont fkn deserve it you would feel the same fkn way....billions and billions are wasted on countries that hate us and are only pushing the pVssy govt into giving them $$$, but people not from america dont see it that way....so i can see why you cant see that....

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Overlord writes:

Welcome to society Branded.

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. brandedcfh420 writes:

Leave me out of it!! hahahaahha

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. wilco writes:

still f***ed up on this part double the bail kind of ileagel
did ask my sister about it she is a international crime lawyer she said this is not allowed but its the chec rep
they can do what ever they want i am with branded as well

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. sonictherapy writes:

Randy Blythe's attorney speaks to Radio Prague:

http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/525/25829/Randy-Blythes-Attorney-Speaks-To-Radio-Prague

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Necrovomit writes:

Wolf- holding someone till they pay money, then holding them even longer till they pay MORE money, IS terrorism.

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Necrovomit writes:

it's still a crime either way. they're holding him for ransom. whether it's extortion or terrorism or whatever, it's still wrong. i say send in the seals

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. WOLF7 writes:

"but people not from america dont see it that way....so i can see why you cant see that...."´

Wow... just wow.

Putting words into my mouth, telling how I feel, or should feel... wow.

Quite a world we live in.

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. brandedcfh420 writes:

not putting anything in your fkn mouth....its the same the world over...we dont know about your country (overall)and you dont know about ours (overall)...what your country tells you about ours is what you know...and what we see about yours is what we know....the propaganda machine spins everything for everybody differently.....

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. WOLF7 writes:

Not quite, Branded.

My country doesnt tell me anything about the USA.
I actually had to come over to find out myself.

"...and what we see about yours is what we know".
And what the f*** do you know about my country? Just curious.

No wait. I guess I know: USA = the kingdom of heaven. Other countries = hell.

Right?

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. brandedcfh420 writes:

w/e...im saying what we see on the news, documentaries, etc is what we know about your country.....but other countries propaganda machines, just like the u.s. govt propaganda machine spins the real truth to w/e they want it to be....thats what im saying....now go change your diaper...

usa = soon to be 3rd world ghetto toilet from all the PC liberal pvssies who have turned it into the toilet it is becoming...

# Jul 21, 2012 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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