Published Jul 05, 2012By now, you may have heard that Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe is currently in a world of trouble, as he is being held in Czech prison on accusations of manslaughter. Now, the metal band are seeking to rally support for the frontman as they prepare for a court battle.
In a statement on Facebook, Lamb of God revealed that they have assembled a defence team for Blythe, but admitted that the legal costs were already mounting. They are now seeking donations to help pay for the layers.
The band's message is as follows:
As many of you know, Randy is being held in Czech jail for a crime we believe he did not commit. We are still learning about the legal system there and the situation is fluid. We have retained local legal counsel, have support from the U.S. embassy and we are flying over additional lawyers to try and assure that Randy has the best representation possible. As many of you have pointed out, the simple fact is that the legal fees are adding up very quickly.
While we appreciate the outpouring of support, we are not interested in trying to profit or gather press or sympathy from this event. We have assembled this page to make it possible for people that feel so inclined to donate to the expenses incurred in defending this case. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the legal fees and any remaining balance will be given to a charity of Randy's choice upon his release.
If you'd like to help out, you can make a donation here.
Blythe is accused of causing the death of 19-year-old Daniel N., a fan who reportedly died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after Blythe allegedly got in an altercation with him on stage at a concert in Prague in May of 2010.
Yesterday (July 4), Lamb of God manager Larry Mazer reported that Blythe had posted bail but had not yet been released from custody.
UPDATE: On Friday (July 6), Lamb of God issued the following statement about Blythe's arrest:
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.