Randy Blythe freed from Czech prison

Posted at 8:31 AM, Aug 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-03 10:29:20-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe is out of prison and on his way home to Richmond, Va.

Lamb of God manager Larry Mazer confirmed Blythe’s release on bond to CBS 6 via email Friday morning.

Blythe was held in a Czech Repubic prison for more than a month after being seized at the Prague airport when his band arrived for a show there in late June.[CLICK HERE: More Randy Blythe coverage]

Blythe is accused of fatally injuring a fan he allegedly threw off the stage there two years ago. Despite paying almost half a million in bail, the Czech judicial system–vastly different from the U.S. system–kept Blythe imprisoned as bail was denied several times by the prosecutor. 

Adrenaline PR released notice of a show date for Lamb of God and possible rescheduling of its 2012 tour:

After five weeks in a prison in Prague in the Czech Republic, Randy Blythe has been released on bail and is returning to the United States.  Although LAMB OF GOD has cancelled their summer co-headline tour with Dethklok, the band has agreed to play the KNOTFEST shows on August 17th in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18th in Somerset, Wisconsin. 

The band is currently targeting October 26th as the start date for a U.S tour.  Dates and cities will be released as soon as possible.  Randy will be making a public statement discussing his time in Prague and thanking fans worldwide for their support in the next week.