Wednesday, July 04, 2012

News: Lamb of God Tour Manager Says "Randy Blythe is Innocent"

Willie Adler has reported the following from his official website.
Lamb Of God manager Larry Mazer has been interviewed by Czech web site Blesk.cz in regard to the detaining and possible manslaughter charges being laid against Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe. The interview can be read in its entirety below.

Blythe is currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by Czech police at the Prague airport on Wednesday, June 27. It is alleged that during a May 24, 2010 Lamb Of God concert, Blythe pushed a 19-year-old fan, who had climbed onstage, back into the audience. The fan lapsed into a coma and died of a bleeding in the brain fourteen days later.

Blythe was granted 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000) last week at a hearing in a Prague Court. While it was initially reported that Blythe would be freed on Monday, July 2, it now seems the frontman could remain in custody for another twenty days.

Blesk.cz interview with Randy Blythe:

Blesk.cz: What is the latest on Randy Blythe’s release?

Larry Mazer: “I have no idea. The bail [in the amount of $200,000] was posted Tuesday morning [July 3]. We tried to make bail on Monday, but everything took a bit longer to be processed. Randy should be released immediately. His lawyer told us so on Saturday [during a court hearing]. In the U.S., he would have been. You post the bail and you’re free.”

Blesk.cz: How long will Randy stay in jail?

Larry Mazer: “I was told that it may take up to 20 days — that the investigator may require more time to investigate the case.”

Blesk.cz: How have the other bandmembers reacted to this whole ordeal?

Larry Mazer: “Everybody is shocked. It’s absurd. It seems like a bad joke that Randy is sitting in your jail. He did nothing wrong. He is innocent.”

Blesk.cz: Were you aware that a Czech fan of LAMB OF GOD died two years ago shortly after attending the band’s concert?

Larry Mazer: “Nobody had contacted us in the last two years. My contact information is publicly available, but I never heard from the family [of the deceased fan]. We did not even hear anything about it from the concert organizer. Nobody called us to let us know.”


Blesk.cz: When did you first find out about the fan having died after allegedly sustaining injuries at the LAMB OF GOD concert?

Larry Mazer: “Last Wednesday [when Randy was detained at the Prague airport]. The organizer of the concert at Abaton [the club where the 2010 concert took place] now says that the Czech police contacted him three months after the boy died. I do not understand why no one got in touch with us to let us know. The boy was in a coma and then he died, and we never heard from anybody.”

Blesk.cz: The Czech police say that they contacted the American authorities…

Larry Mazer: “No one told us anything. Do you think that I would send the band to the Czech Republic to play a concert knowing that something like this could happen? No way!”

Blesk.cz: According to the police, Randy shoved the Czech fan off the stage…

Larry Mazer: “There is one video from the concert [see below] where you can see someone jumping into the audience. But it wasn’t Randy that pushed him. The security guard shoved him off the stage.”

Blesk.cz: In the video you can see both Randy and the security guard pushing the person off the stage…

Larry Mazer: “But there is no footage of the man falling to the ground. He fell into the crowd, but you can’t see that in the video.”

Blesk.cz: Is it common for LAMB OF GOD concerts to be so wild?

Larry Mazer: “It’s typical for rock concerts. People want to have fun. But nothing like this has ever happened at a LAMB OF GOD show before that I am aware of.”

Recent news regarding this includes More Footage of the Incident, the previously found Footage of the Manslaughter Incident, also Randy Blythe Will Not Be Released for Another Ten Days, the Original Statement Regarding Randy's Release, guitarist Willie Adler's Comment on Blythe's Situation, also Randy Blythe's Brother Speaking Out, the Lamb of God PR Statement, an Eyewitness Account of the Concert in Question, and the Details of Randy Blythe's Arrest for Manslaughter.   


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