August 4, 2012 – A court in Prague released the frontman for a heavy metal band from the United States from jail on Friday. The band member had been detained as a suspect in the death of one of the band’s fans. A spokesman for the court said the band member paid bail and left the jail.
Randy Blyth was detained by police in the Czech Republic back in June after they said the Lamb of God Band member was suspected of pushing one of the band’s fans off the stage during a concert two years ago. Due to serious head injuries, the fan died.
However, on Friday a spokesperson for the court said that Blythe posted bail in the amount of 8 million crowns or $384, 300. The court spokesperson also said that Blythe did not have travel restrictions he had to honor while on bail. However, the court said he was being prosecuted for the injury that led to the fan’s death. If he were to be convicted, he would face time behind bars.
Lamb of God is scheduled to perform twice at the upcoming Knotfest a heavy metal festival that is held annually. The band will appear in Iowa on August 17 and in Minnesota on August 18.
Blythe reportedly left the prison in Prague and immediately took a plane to the U.S.