Soon after he was released from prison in Prague, Randy Blythe spoke to a local news station about the experience. For some reason, it’s taken a super long time to cut the package together and get it to air.
Of course, Blythe spent two months in prison in Prague on suspicion of manslaughter, and said he’s glad he’d overcome his “battles with alcohol” before he was incarcerated, so his mind was clear. He lifted weights, wrote songs, and plotted a book.
Blythe has to return to Prague for a trial that will happen early next year.
“I feel ethically responsible to go back there and face this charge,” says Randy. “[The victim's] family right now is in a lot of pain, and they deserve some answers. To lose a child is the worst possible thing a human can go through, I think…I want my name cleared. I have to go around the world and tour, you know. That’s what I do. I’m not going to hide here. I’m an innocent man. I’m going to go to court and see what happens.”
The band’s tour with Sylosis, Hatebreed, In Flames, and others kicks off later this month.