Lamb of God frontman cleared of manslaughter charges

Czech court finds Randy Blythe innocent

Lamb of God frontman cleared of manslaughter charges

Chris Swindells - 05 March 2013

Czech police arrested Randy Blythe on June 27, 2012 and went on to charge him with committing intentional bodily harm resulting in death, which carries the penalty of five to ten years of imprisonment. Today Czech press reported he would walk free after being found not guilty.

The prosecutor has appealed the verdict and filed a complaint against repayment of deposit, Blythe gave up the right to appeal.

Lamb Of God have become an important outfit in the American heavy metal scene after forming back in 1990 and are due to headline Bloodstock Open Air 2013 this August. The band have previously played Download Festival and Sonisphere Festival in the UK and Ozzfest in the states.

Blythe reportedly told the court: "If I thought that I was guilty, I would admit it. I still believe that I acted reasonably to protect myself, our gear and the audience. If I am guilty I will take it like a man."

The charge dated back to an incident in 2010, in Prague's club Abaton where Blythe was allegedly involved in an incident that resulted in the death of Daniel Nosek, a 19 year old attending fan. The fan tried to climb onto the stage and went on to fall backwards directly on his head, suffering a serious brain trauma, falling into coma, and went on to die weeks later from the injuries he sustained.

Lamb Of God were previously announced to headline Bloodstock Open Air 2013, alongside fellow headliners, Slayer and King Diamond. The three day metal festival takes place at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire from 8-11 August 2013.

Bloodstock Open Air tickets are currently on sale at the full price of £125 (plus a £7 booking fee) for a weekend ticket.

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