WTVR-TV — the CBS television affiliate based in LAMB OF GOD‘s hometown of Richmond, Virginia — has uploaded a one-minute video report (see below) on the return of the band’s frontman, Randy Blythe, to the United States after spending more than a month in a Prague prison in connection with the 2010 death of a fan at one of LAMB OF GOD‘s shows. The singer was was accused of shoving a local fan off the stage during the group’s May 2010 concert in the city. The man, who is said to have stormed the stage three times during the show, reportedly suffered a brain hemorrhage that resulted in his death nearly a month later.
After the Czech court doubled Blythe‘s bail last month from about $200,000 to about $400,000, the prosecutor once again filed a complaint against the singer’s release.
A Prague court on Thursday (August 2) dismissed the request that Blythe be banned from leaving the country.
Blythe confirmed on Friday that he will return to the Czech Republic — if necessary — to face trial. “I’m an international touring artist,” he said. “I have to clear my name. So, yes, I will come back [to Prague] if I’m called to court.”