Former EXHORDER and current TROUBLE frontman Kyle Thomas is one of a number of musicians who have come out in support of LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, who is facing possible manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic.
Blythe, 41, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD‘s May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer apparently either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel N. who had come on stage, and that person died 14 days later of bleeding in the brain.
Writing on his Facebook page, Thomas (pictured below) said, “To my friends, acquaintances and ones I don’t know well in LAMB OF GOD and their families, I am flabbergasted and feel for you. Something’s rotten in Denmark. They are doing their best to punish him without due process.
“Bail posted? FREE RANDY BLYTHE.”
He continued, “The Czech police claim they contacted American authorities. In this day and age, how hard is it to start an Internet campaign against the alleged killer of your child? You’d better believe I would run myself into the ground before waiting two years in hopes that the band would return to the scene of the crime. I call bullshit as well.
“If Randy did something wrong, surely he should atone for it. The fact that they all walked right back in to the Czech Republic screams that no one was aware there was a problem.
“I feel bad the kid died, but security failed more than once here. Why did he keep bum-rushing Randy? I would not have wanted to take chances either.
“It’s awful any way you slice it. He should not be a scapegoat for an untimely death that would never have happened if this kid could have followed the rules. There’s no accountability anymore.”
The crime of which Blythe is being accused is punishable by up to ten years in prison, according to popular Czech news web site Novinky.cz.