Lamb of God returned to Richmond, VA on Saturday (30) night without singer Randy Blythe, who was still being held in Prague in connection with the death of a fan. Blythe’s bail was set at 4 million Czech Koruna, which is approximately $200,000, or what he said he makes in a year. Since banks were closed this weekend, Blythe will be able to pay his bail on Monday, and will presumably be free to return to America. He’ll have been incarcerated for five days, as he was arrested this past Wednesday (27) at the Prague airport.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Czech television program TV Nova aired footage taken of the 2010 incident in which 19 year-old Daniel N. was pushed off the stage. While you can see Blythe push the fan, who was a guitarist in a local metal band, much more visible is a large security guard also shown shoving him. He allegedly landed on his head and died two weeks later from bleeding to the brain. While the video wouldn’t necessarily clear Blythe, it clearly shows that it wasn’t solely him shoving Daniel off the stage. A post-mortem report shows that he wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.
Guitarist Mark Morton sent a series of tweets on Saturday upon the arrival of the four back home. “”Finally HOME! 4/5 of us anyway. I can’t wait to give Randy a big bear hug and kiss his pointy, stubbly face! Thanx for all the support y’all! Flooded with questions about Randy. I truly understand and appreciate [your] concern. But it would be irresponsible for me to comment on any of it. Again….thank y’all SOOOO much for your love and support during these difficult times. It means the world to us.” In other news, he’s asking Lamb of God fans to show their support for Randy by wearing Lamb of God shirts on the 4th of July.