Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blyte has released a picture and statement on his Instagram account that addresses LoG fans and their reactions towards the Czech Republic as well as the trial. Blythe maintains his innocence but makes it very clear that this case and the charges have affected him deeply, saying that he is, “…a very sad man right now.” You can read the full statement below.
Blythe is facing manslaughter charges in the death of 19-year old Daniel Nosek, who passed away after sustaining injuries during a LoG concert in 2010. Blythe faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
From Randy Blythe:
“I have read a few news reports of the progress of my case, and trust me- many things are incorrect. But this is the Internet, and of course things are half-baked anyway. Keep in mind that translation is difficult, and many things can be lost, for Czech is a VERY DIFFICULT language. So wait and see, as I am. It is all I can do, except be honest & fight for my freedom in my own way. I also have heard of some people (not on here) talking smack about the Czech Republic, saying “Fuck the Czech Republic”, etc. This not how it should be. This is a very sad case, not something to rage at people you do not know over. I am not angry with the Czechs at all. A fan of my band is dead- what do I have to be angry about? I am an INNOCENT man, but I am also a very sad man right now. To not be sad in this instance would be inhuman. But mad at the Czech people? Why would I be mad at them? Here, look at this picture- a mother watches her baby. The child reaches out for something new, laughing and chasing a pretty picture in the air. It is the same here as everywhere else. Do you see?!?!? Life is beautiful. I hope to see y’all soon.”