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UPDATE: Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Arrested For Manslaughter

UPDATE: Lamb of God’s press team has stated that no formal charges against Randy Blythe have been made and that the case is still in the investigation stages. Management also wants to clarify the “altercation” that occurred in 2010. According to them, a fan jumped the barricade at the concert three times in an attempt to rush at Randy. On the third occasion security was unable to reach this fan in time. Randy pushed the fan back into the audience where, supposedly, he fell and hit his head. The investigation is apparently set to conclude this weekend and a formal statement will be issued on Monday.

According to the Czech news site Novinky, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe has been arrested for manslaughter in the Czech Republic. The band was supposed to perform a show in Prague with All Shall Perish and Skeletonwitch but Blythe was detained by police immediately upon arrival, forcing the show’s cancellation. The details are still uncertain but it seems that Blythe got involved in an on-stage altercation with a fan back in 2010. The fan later died from his injuries.

A spokesperson for Lamb of God has stated that they believe Blythe is wrongly accused and they expect full exoneration. They also say that their lawyers are working on this.

Lamb of God will (hopefully) be touring alongside Dethklok and Gojira this summer. All details can be found here. You can also check out my review for their latest album, Resolution, here.

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  • jchapinsane

    F … The police. Free Randy

  • Free Randy!

  • Joe-Banger

    Im not a fan really but I did see L O G for about 12 minutes after GWAR opened for them on Oct.24th 2009 and I loved the guitar work so I must FUCK the police! Randy will be free or millions of people will be super pissed and the pigs will be sorry!

    • Jonathan Barkan

      Why do you say “fuck the police”? Remember, someone died. The police HAVE to follow the case through to figure out the facts. There is nothing wrong with what they are doing.

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  • PatrickxJonathan

    I don’t care about Lamb of God, but I also don’t think jail is a suitable place for anyone. Guilty or not I hope he beats the case. I also think they should have had a police detail on stage and let him perform for all the people who paid for the show.

  • Joe-Banger

    Why did I say that? Because I was sick with a head cold since last friday and Im sick of false arrest! It happened to me twice before and and I see it all the time anymore! If someone jumped on stage and attacked Randy then he had the right to defend himself. Security should been there to stop “the fan” and avoid that whole scenario. Im sorry to the people who lost the person who died but that could have been avoided. The police dont always do their job right anyway. Dianne Mccarroll drove drunk and killed my older sister in front of her three kids and she only recieved five years and one month in prison supposedly because it was her “first offense”. I doubt it was her first offense. And she had a small child in her vehicle with at the time. I dont think the police did their job right then either.

    • Jonathan Barkan

      I’m sorry for your loss.

  • xombi22

    I hope he’s been gang raped in the shower room already. Leave his ass in jail. Lamb of God blows.

  • bambi_lives8980

    I dug Lamb of God until around the Sacrament era (when every meathead redneck and/or mall goth started obsessing over them) and I will say that Randy Blythe is a douche for sure. But from what I’ve read about the incident, I don’t think he should be convicted for manslaughter. Sounded like the dude brought it on himself, Jon Barkan. He obviously knew what he was doing and it was the third or so attempt he made to rush the stage (security gaurds caught him the first two times, but they didn’t the final time so appartently Blythe kicked him off the stage.) Sorry but that sounds like he was a drunkard who needed to be kicked off the stage. It’s unfortunate that he died from his wound or whatever but I mean convicting Blythe of manslaughter?

  • PatrickxJonathan

    Douchebag or not, innocent or not. I wouldn’t wish a prison sentence on my worst enemy. I’d rather see people dead then feeding the pathetic trap that is our corrections and justice system.

    • Jonathan Barkan

      Remember that this is taking place in the Czech Republic, not in America. He is facing Czech laws and prisons.

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