Lamb of God Issues Statement About Randy Blythe's Arrest
"We know that justice will prevail"
Lamb of God have released their first official statement about Randy Blythe’s arrest for manslaughter in Prague last week:
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.
- LAMB OF GOD
Although Blythe has posted $200,000 bail, he remains incarcerated. As per Czech law the decision to release Blythe is still subject to appeal, so when he will be released remains uncertain. In the meantime the band has set up a fund to help cover the legal costs in their efforts to get Blythe out of jail and back to the States. Anyone interested in donating can click here for further details.
Meanwhile, a vigil has been planned for Sunday afternoon (July 8) in Lamb of God’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Organized by Blythe’s friend Tommy Streat, it’ll be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.at Brown’s Island Park so fans and friends can gather to show their support and help raise awareness about Blythe’s situation. Guitarist Willie Adler is expected to attend. Visit the event's Facebook page to learn more.