Published Aug 03, 2012Last week, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe's bail was challenged in Prague, where he has been held on manslaughter charges stemming from an alleged 2010 incident. Now, finally, the singer has been freed from jail five weeks after he was first incarcerated and is heading back to the U.S.
Following his bail payment, Blythe boarded a flight to New York today (August 3) and will arrive on home soil this afternoon, a press release confirms. He told TV Nova in an interview at the airport, "I'm relieved to be out of Pankrác jail. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't exactly fun. I'm relieved to be out of jail, but if it's necessary for me to return to Prague to go to this court thing, I certainly will. I'm no flight risk."
Watch the clip here.
Lamb of God have already scheduled some shows; they will play at Knotfest in both Council Bluffs, IA, and Somerset, WI, later this month. After that, the band will make up for their cancelled North American tour with Dethklok, which is being rebooked for the fall. The projected start date is October 26.
Expect Blythe to make a public statement next week.
Bylthe is accused of allegedly pushing a fan off the stage in during a 2010 concert in Prague. The 19-year-old fan reportedly fell into a coma and died two weeks later. Blythe was arrested when Lamb of God came to the Czech Republic for a show in June.
Blythe will still have to return to the Czech Republic to stand trial.