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Lamb Of God Frontman Randy Blythe Released From Czech Jail

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According to a spokesperson from the Czech Republic prison system, Randy Blythe, lead singer of the American heavy metal outfit Lamb of God was finally released from jail yesterday, after being held on a manslaughter charge.

"The decision was reached yesterday at the end of a 16-hour closed session. The only condition of release was the approximately 8 million Czech Koruna bail," Prague court spokeswoman Martina Lhotáková said.

He is expected to return home to the United States, but will have to return to the Czech Republic to face trial.

"That’s what he wants to do," Blythe’s Czech attorney Martin Radvan told Radio Prague, "As a world-renowned artist, in a specific genre of music, of course, he cannot afford to simply disappear. There are posters with his picture all around the world, and if he wants to continue performing, he will have to return. And he wants to return because he believes he is not guilty of anything he has been charged with."

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in June on charges of manslaughter stemming from a "tragic incident" in Prague at a Lamb of God performance on May 24, 2010, which led to a death.

More information will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Metal-Hammer

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Drum_Junkie's avatar

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Great news!!!
Monetary conversion for those interested...

8 million Czech Koruna = ($400,000 USD).
Also, $400,000 USD = roughly 436,000 Mexican Coronas.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 9:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RememberMetal? writes:

This isn't over but the case will be decided in his favor or will be thrown out based on everything I've read/seen.

Read Franz Kafka's "The Trial" for a hint of how the next LOG album will be oriented.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 9:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

GREAT NEWS......Cant wait to hear the song about this entire situation....

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 9:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

About fvcking time!

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Son of a Binch writes:

YES! Without Randy, there would never be Lamb of God. Never.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

THANK GOD!

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Adam_in_Beijing writes:

Excellent news, hope everything turns out well. I flew back to Chicago for Mayhem Fest, and this whole thing seemed to always be the topic of conversation. I have a lot of respect for this band, and wish Randy and the gang the best in the future.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

This is awesome...i guess the czech republic was probably getting tired of constant angry emails and phone calls from enraged metal heads around the planet. I really want to go the Orlando show in september to show my support. In my humble opinion there hasn't been justice in this country for a very long time. My brother in law and randy get the book thrown at them over bullsh** and the real criminals in pinstripe suits get away with everything.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

This is awesome...i guess the czech republic was probably getting tired of constant angry emails and phone calls from enraged metal heads around the planet. I really want to go the Orlando show in september to show my support. In my humble opinion there hasn't been justice in this country for a very long time. My brother in law and randy get the book thrown at them over bullsh** and the real criminals in pinstripe suits get away with everything.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Anon writes:

Well, looking at the video, it seems that any of the potential incidents, 3 of them, would actually not put Blythe in the blame. The first the fan stage dove, the second security and Blythe threw him, but he ended up crowd surfing (which if you've never been in such a situation, it is more dangerous for those below than those above. The final incident, it appears the fan went up on stage, sat down, then voluntarily rolled off (onto his head), then got up and continued headbanging. Not always is it personal responsibility, but in this case, after viewing the evidence, it would seem that Blythe is innocent.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. fldeathmetal666 writes:

hey #8, that show was cancelled i'm pretty sure.

i live in kissimmee, FL and im almost 99% positive it was cancelled. you talking about the dethklok, lamb of god, and gojira show?

i know dethklok rescheduled at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL but f*** that venue.

their ticket prices are out of the roof and i'm permanently banned from that venue for pitting to children of bodom.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Scoop of poop writes:

SHUT THE f*** UP RIC

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jigenuck writes:

The only LOG show that they comfirm is the Knotfest. They cancel the rest. Gojira is still on tour here and there. Dethklok is been replace by Dillinger Escape Plan at Heavy MTl and Heavy TO (sigh!!)

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. silvermountains writes:

bout' g0ddamn time.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

Scoop of poop takes it in his hairy can.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. somegreatbigfatguy writes:

Unless there is more video we haven't seen I can't believe anyone would convict Randy on this sh**. This was all everyone was talking about at Mayhem in DC too. I don't know how fair the Czech judicial system is, but hopfully they they aren't blind fools.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. EsotericSurgery writes:

Good news. Maybe this was all a plot to secretly get their tour cancelled (because Dethklok fvcking sucks) and make a new tour with just LOG/Gojira and actually give gojira the time they deserve? Makes more sense than a lot of other conspiracies don't ya think?

Nah, all bullsh!t aside this is great news. Fvck the Czech's. \m/\m/

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. nelson 666 writes:

its great to hear randy is back on american soil by his family n friends where he belongs and behind that to retrn to do what he loves aswell is to perform cant wait to see you fellas in milwaukee im sure youll destroy the place only as lamb of god can do as a huge fan randy u have my undying support

# Aug 4, 2012 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. SatansUnderwear writes:

King Diamond Rules Over Them All

# Aug 4, 2012 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. spiral_architect writes:

THIS IS THE VOICE OF A REAL MAN. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT AXL ROSE WOULD SAY AND DO IF HE WERE IN A SIMILAR SITUATION?

# Aug 10, 2012 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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