Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe has officially been indicted on manslaughter charges following a 2010 death of a fan at one of the band's concerts, according to Czech news site Novinky.cz.
The State Attorney’s Office in Prague, Czech Republic has officially confirmed the indictment, and now has three months to set an official date for the singer’s trial or send the case back for further investigation.
The arrest stems from a tragedy two years ago, where Blythe allegedly shoved a fan during the band’s performance. After the show, the fan died from injuries, leading to the charges.
In an interview with KROQ in July, Blythe shared his thoughts on the arrest:
“I don’t think the Czech police, or police in general have a pretty firm grasp on what a heavy metal show is like,” starts the singer. “There’s a lot of really questionable evidence about this young man’s injury. Regardless, I was charged with manslaughter.”
According to Blythe, the Czech police wrote to the U.S. government and notified them of the incident and that they were looking into the case. The U.S. allegedly failed to contact Blythe, much to the singer's misfortune. “That’s kind of a big oopsie,” he lamented.
Unaware of the charges, the band was greeted by a SWAT team upon arriving in Prague.
“I understand if our government didn’t want to comply cause they didn’t think it was worth their time, but they could have let me know. I mean if the IRS can find me and the Justice Department can’t, our country’s in trouble,” joked Blythe.