Lamb Of God: Randy Blythe Speaks About Arrest
NEWS JUST IN: Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has apparently spoken to Czech tabloid Blesk.cz about his arrest last month in the Czech Republic, where he is facing manslaughter charges in connection with a Lamb Of God show back in 2010.
Here is a rough transcription of what he said from Blabbermouth.net:
Randy Blythe: “I don’t know anything about any sort of incident [that allegedly took place during the concert]. I remember very few details about the show, mainly because I have played a lot of concerts [before and after the gig in question]. I just remember that the stage at the club was very small, and we barely managed to fit our equipment on there. Also, apparently there was a security guard there because many people climbed onto the stage — including one small boy, in particular, but I could be mixing up details with what happened at other clubs. Since I don’t wear my glasses while performing, I see little more than blurry outlines. In any case, I did not attack anyone. The only way I could have come into contact with anyone from the audience was if I was protecting myself from [people bumping into me when climbing on the stage].”
“I read, I write letters to friends, family, and I also keep a diary. I get along very well with [my cellmate], and I am even trying to learn a bit of Mongolian. I’m starting to write a book about my time in the Pankrác prison and come up with lyrical ideas.”
“As far as the police is concerned, I believe that they have acted very professionally and followed the principles of good conduct. But in terms of justice, I honestly do not know what to expect because it is different than the U.S. I thought that if I made bail, I would be released.”
“My meeting with my gorgeous wife was beautiful and encouraging. I have received messages and support from family, my friends and my bandmates, who all missing me, and I cannot wait to see them all.”
“If I go back to the U.S., I will mow the lawn, spend some time with family and plunge right back into performing, so that I can pay for my legal fees. I have to help my friends earn some money so that we can live decently. If I had to stay in the Czech Republic, I would look at the sights, especially in Prague. I would follow Kafka‘s footprints and I would eat dumplings.”
Randy Blythe‘s next Czech court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, July 19.