Finally, Lamb Of God's vocalist Randy Blythe has been released from prison. 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.

The band's publicist, Adrenaline PR released this statement: "Randy Blythe Released... Lamb Of God to appear at Knotfest... U.S Tour to be Rescheduled for October

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."

However, this doesn't mean he is off the hook just yet as the trial is still pending. Blythe was detained in a Czech prison for over a month on allegations that he pushed a fan at a 2010 show in Prague, causing injuries that eventually led to his death.

[Also thanks to DaMaGeR for sending in this news!]

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Posted: 03.08.2012 by Cynic Metalhead


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Lit. - 03.08.2012 at 20:32  
Took them long enough.
errorcode99 - 03.08.2012 at 21:03  
Alex F - 03.08.2012 at 23:20  
8 million Koruna = $400,000. I feel like by saying the "only" condition of his release was 8 million Czech Koruna, that implies this isn't a significant amount of money
StillReignJH6413 - 03.08.2012 at 23:27  
Finally and thank god
Olli - 03.08.2012 at 23:50  
Written by Alex F on 03.08.2012 at 23:20

8 million Koruna = $400,000. I feel like by saying the "only" condition of his release was 8 million Czech Koruna, that implies this isn't a significant amount of money

Yeah :\ I read on one of the news report that it's over double his yearly earnings. Looks like he's gonna be broke for a while...
Misfit74 - 04.08.2012 at 01:01  

Good news.
Ellrohir - 04.08.2012 at 01:58  
Erm...where exactly are the good news? that money can still buy you freedom, no matter what have you done?
Troy Killjoy - 04.08.2012 at 03:19  
Written by Ellrohir on 04.08.2012 at 01:58
Erm...where exactly are the good news? that money can still buy you freedom, no matter what have you done?

He posted bail. He still has to deal with the trial, so it's not like he's getting away with murder manslaughter here.
CHEF METALHEAD - 04.08.2012 at 03:22  
Misfit74 - 04.08.2012 at 03:33  
Written by Ellrohir on 04.08.2012 at 01:58

Erm...where exactly are the good news? that money can still buy you freedom, no matter what have you done?

What's proven that he's done? Do you have access to the evidence and a degree in Czech law in order to decipher it?

/just wondering

Troy is right, though. He hasn't bailed out of a potential trial where he could potentially be tried for an alleged crime.
Mattybu - 04.08.2012 at 04:17  
Void Eater - 04.08.2012 at 07:29  
Sickening. This murderer should be sentenced to death.
Ellrohir - 06.08.2012 at 12:23  
Article from a person who was there and saw it...its in czech, but google translate ftw
Cynic Metalhead - 06.08.2012 at 20:27  
Randy Blythe Speaks Out After Being Detained In Prague.

Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, who spent over a month in a Prague prison while awaiting bail over charges of manslaughter, has now finally issued the following official statement:

"Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved hometown of Richmond, VA, United States of America. I was recently released on bail from Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic, after over a month of incarceration. Now that I am out for the moment, I would like to say a few things.

"1. While in prison, I had minimal knowledge of how my case was viewed anywhere but the Czech Republic. I was told by my attorney that I had a lot support from peers in the music industry, my hometown, fans, and of course my family. I cannot express how emotional it made me upon my release to read about even a fraction of the voices that were raised on my behalf. From legends in my music community, to fans across the world, and even people who were previously unaware of my existence but sympathized with my plight- I am truly humbled. I cannot thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers. I would especially like to thank the people of Richmond, VA, for standing by me. In the 48 hours I have been home, many people I have never met before have stopped me on the street, waved and smiled as I passed by, or said hello in a restaurant. All have said 'We are glad you are home, Randy.' You all make me proud and grateful that I call Richmond home.

"2. I would like state that I suffered no abuse, from either authorities or inmates, during my incarceration in Pankrác. I received no special treatment, and was in general population with everyone else - make no mistake, it was prison, not some celebrity rehab tv show. But I was treated fairly by the guards and kindly by my fellow inmates. People are dying of starvation all over the world. Men and women are losing their lives daily in the Middle East and other war torn regions. I had food, clothes, shelter, and no one was trying to kill me. I cannot complain over a short stay in prison while many people elsewhere fight to survive on a daily basis.

"3. If it is deemed necessary for me to do so, I WILL return to Prague to stand trial. While I maintain my innocence 100%, and will do so steadfastly, I will NOT hide in the United States, safe from extradition and possible prosecution. As I write this, the family of a fan of my band suffers through the indescribably tragic loss of their child. They have to deal with constantly varying media reports about the circumstances surrounding his death. I am charged with maliciously causing severe bodily harm to this young man, resulting in his death. While I consider the charge leveled against me ludicrous and without qualification, my opinion makes no difference in this matter. The charge exists, and for the family of this young man, questions remain. The worst possible pain remains. It is fairly common knowledge amongst fans of my band that I once lost a child as well. I, unfortunately, am intimately familiar with what their pain is like. Therefore, I know all too well that in their time of grief, this family needs and deserves some real answers, not a media explosion followed by the accused killer of their son hiding like a coward thousands of miles away while they suffer. I am a man. I was raised to face my problems head on, not run from them like a petulant child. I hope that justice is done, and the family of Daniel N. will receive the closure they undoubtably need to facilitate healing. I feel VERY STRONGLY that as an adult, it would be both irresponsible and immoral for me not to return to Prague if I am summoned. This is not about bail money. This is about a young man who lost his life. I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name in this matter. Thank you for reading this, and I wish you all peace."
Breaker09 - 08.08.2012 at 22:10  
Great words from Randy, hoping and wishing you the best!

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