Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was bailed out of a Czech prison today after he was arrested for manslaughter.
Blythe, 41, was arrested last Thursday when the band was scheduled to play a show in Prague. He was charged with “bodily harm of the fourth degree resulting in [death],” from an incident that occurred two years ago when Blythe pushed a fan off the stage.
The fan, identified as Daniel N., jumped over the barricade onto Prague’s Klub Abaton stage three times at a May 24, 2010 Lamb of God show. Security was unable to get him the third time and Blythe pushed him off the stage as he rushed at him, hitting the concrete floor head-first.
Daniel N., 19, died 14 days later and a post-mortem revealed he was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
Blythe was bailed at four million Czech korun and was ordered to stay in Prague. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
The band’s publicist Maria Ferrero denied any formal charges in a statement to MTV, stating that there was no fight of any kind.
Guitarist Mark Morton tweeted, “Flooded w/ questions about Randy. I truly understand & appreciate ur concern. But it would be irresponsible for me to comment on any of it.”
Many musicians in the metal community expressed their support for Blythe and how the incident was unintentional. The Devil Wears Prada vocalist Mike Hranica said, “The things I have heard about Randy is that he’s a down-to-earth metal dude… I just feel it’s getting blown out of proportion.”
Lamb of God is still scheduled to perform upcoming August shows in North America in support of their latest album Resolution.
Check out a video of the incident.