According to Czechoslovakian news source Novinky.cz, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been arrested in Prague and charged with manslaughter over an incident that took place in 2010. The band had been set to play tonight in Prague at a venue called Rock Cafe with Skeletonwitch and All Shall Perish. The show is still taking place, and will go on without the headliner.
According to Novinky, a fan got onstage at a Lamb of God show on May 24, 2010, and got involved in a physical altercation with Blythe, and later succumbed to his injuries. The spottily-translated article reads as such:
“We have arrested singer year 1971, which was accused of a crime of bodily harm in the 4th paragraph, thus resulting in death, “said Prague police spokeswoman news Kropáčová Eve with the fact that the police will be more things to say.”
Metal Sucks, who originally reported the news stateside, points out that there are a lot of videos online from the show, none of which appear to show the incident happening. Furthermore, if or when someone was attacked by Blythe, judging from all the clips online from the show, you’d think that any altercation would have been captured on film and on the internet within minutes of it happening. Lamb of God’s longtime publicity firm Adrenaline PR commented that Blythe has been “wrongfully accused, lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated.” Obviously, this is developing, and we’ll continue to bring you news as it happens.