Metal Sucks has some disturbing news today, reporting that Czech Republic news source Novinky.cz is claiing that Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been arrested in Prague and charged with manslaughter.
The alleged incident took place on May 24 of 2010, wherein a fan got onstage and physically engaged Blythe. The man died later, and Blythe is being blamed.
According to a sketchy translation of the story: “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.”
The band had been scheduled to play tonight in Prague with Skeletonwitch and All Shall Perish. The show is still taking place, but will go on without the headliners.
There are various videos online from the show, none of which appear to show the incident happening. This supports Lamb of God’s longtime publicity firm Adrenaline PR's comments that Blythe has been “wrongfully accused, lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated.”
More on this story as it emerges.