Ever since his arrest on June 28th in Prague, there hasn’t been any direct word from Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe. That is until now. Czech news website Blesk.cz has managed to conduct an interview with Blythe which Loudwire has translated. Here are some excerpts:
Blesk.cz: What is your recollection of the incident that happened at club Abaton in Prague during Lamb of God’s concert in May 2010?
Randy: “I don’t know anything about any sort of incident [that allegedly took place during the concert]. I remember very few details about the show, mainly because I have played a lot of concerts [before and after the gig in question]. I just remember that the stage at the club was very small, and we barely managed to fit our equipment on there. Also, apparently there was a security guard there because many people climbed onto the stage — including one small boy, in particular, but I could be mixing up details with what happened at other clubs. Since I don’t wear my glasses while performing, I see little more than blurry outlines. In any case, I did not attack anyone. The only way I could have come into contact with anyone from the audience was if I was protecting myself from [people bumping into me when climbing on the stage].”
Blesk.cz: How are you spending time in custody and with your fellow inmates?
Randy: “I read, I write letters to friends, family, and I also keep a diary. I get along very well with [my Mongol cellmate], and I am even trying to learn a bit of Mongolian. I’m starting to write a book about my time in the Pankrác prison and come up with lyrical ideas.”
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Blythe will be appearing in Czech court this Thursday, the 19th, to learn if the bail he posted (which amounted to $200,000) will be accepted. If not, he could potentially spend an additional six months in prison. Meanwhile, the US Embassy in the Czech Republic has stated that they provide “…standard consular services to American citizens in need of assistance. We cannot discuss specific cases due to privacy concerns.”
Public outcry is mounting and a petition on WhiteHouse.gov is gaining signatures. It will require an additional 6,000 to surpass the required 25,000 for President Obama to view it.