Lamb Of God Frontman Doesn’t Feel He’s Being Treated Unfairly; Writing Book In Jail

Randy being taken into custody a month ago

Leave it to Randy Blythe to take the high road. When everyone else is crying foul over his release, the Lamb of God singer is seemingly taking things in stride.

At least that’s what his Czech attorney Martin Radvan said during an interview with Radio Prague.


As you know, Randy’s forked over $400,000 in bail, and is still being held on suspicion of manslaughter.

“We are now waiting for his release because the band has already collected the additional 200,000 dollars, and only due to long travel time between the Prague Municipal Court and the court for Prague 8, we are still waiting,” Radvan explained.

“Otherwise, he should have already been released.”

Everything with any court system takes forever and a day.

According to his attorney, Randy will be able to go to America when he’s released. But he’s willing to fly back for any court proceedings.

“He will have to come back either for further investigation or the trial, and that’s what he wants to do. As a world-renowned artist, in a specific genre of music of course, he cannot afford to simply disappear. This is a wrong assumption by the Czech police and the Prague municipal prosecutor who still believe there is a possibility he will disappear and never show up again. But there would be posters with his picture all around the world, and if he wants to continue performing, he will have to return. And he wants to return because he believes he is not guilty of anything he has been charged with.”

Fucking right on, man. He isn’t, as far as I can tell. But, what I think ultimately doesn’t matter. Free Randy!

“Nobody was expecting that, unfortunately, this young man Daniel Nosek would die a month after the concert,” the attorney says. “His father then spoke to the police who launched an investigation and called several witnesses who were at that concert. They also approached the U.S. Department Of Justice and asked them to take part in the investigation, which the department refused to do. Refusing to do so, they did not notify anyone from the band or the management, so no one really knew that investigation was underway, which I think is not something the U.S. Department Of Justice can be proud of.”

That’s fucking not cool. I’m not sure why they wouldn’t have contacted the band. I feel they had an obligation to do so. What the hell?

“Randy Blythe is an intelligent man, he writes songs and now in jail, he has started writing a book,” the lawyer says. “As regards [to] his Mongolian ‘neighbor,’ Mr. Blythe is not really learning Mongolian from him all the time; we just bought the guy a book of Sudoku so that Randy has a little more time to do things he wants to do.”

And Randy is not complaining.

“He says he is being treated in a fair way, and he has no complaints whatsoever about the guards or anybody in the Pankrác prison. He realizes he cannot do anything about the fact that the prison is old…it’s not a place where he would like to spend more time, but well, that’s how it is.”

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • smartass

    The first payment was 200,000 for bail and they kept him now they are trying to receive 400,000.

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