LAMB OF GOD’s RANDY BLYTHE Says He ‘Would Love To Play In The Czech Republic Again’, Seven Years After Being Acquitted Of Manslaughter

Randy Blythe 2020
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LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe says that he “would love” to play in the Czech Republic again.

In 2012, Randy was arrested in the Czech Republic and charged with manslaughter for allegedly pushing a 19-year-old fan offstage at a show two year prior and causing injuries that led to the fan’s death. Blythe spent 37 days in a Prague prison before ultimately being found not guilty in 2013.

During a recent Reddit AMA, Randy addressed the possibility of performing in the Czech Republic again.

“I would love to play in the Czech Republic again — I have nothing against the Czech people, and I was not mistreated there,” he said. “Eventually I think we might play there again, but it will 100 percent have to be with the cooperation of the family of the young man who died, and I would want to give the money from the show to a charity they choose.

“If we played there, it would be a huge news story, and I do not wish to cause the young man’s family anymore pain — they did no wrong, and were not cruel to me at all; in fact they showed me great kindness. But they have suffered enough, so it is out of respect to them we have not returned. I hope the Czech fans understand.”

LAMB OF GOD released their new album self-titled album on June 19 via Nuclear Blast. You can get the album here.