Randy Blythe Released From Czech Prison, Lamb Of God Confirm Knotfest Shows
A spokesperson for the Czech prison Randy was being held at confirmed that he was released yesterday afternoon. The Prague Municipal Court’s ruling against the prosecutor of the Prague 8 District Court was made on Thursday afternoon behind closed doors.
“The decision was reached yesterday at the end of a 16-hour closed session. The only condition of release was the approximately 8 million Czech Koruna bail,” Prague court spokeswoman Martina Lhotáková said.
Randy Blythe’s Czech attorney Martin Radvan told Radio Prague that he expects the Lamb Of God frontman to be able to return home, but will have to return to the Czech Republic to face trial. ”That’s what he wants to do. As a world-renowned artist, in a specific genre of music, of course, he cannot afford to simply disappear. There are posters with his picture all around the world, and if he wants to continue performing, he will have to return. And he wants to return because he believes he is not guilty of anything he has been charged with.”
Although Lamb Of God have cancelled their US summer tour with Dethlok and Gojira, the band have confirmed they will be playing the Knotfest shows on August 17th (Iowa) and August 18th (Wisconsin) as originally planned. After that the band are hoping to be back on the road in late October for their next US tour.
Randy will be issuing a statement in the near future, we will keep you updated as soon as we hear anything.