LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler has posted a message on his Facebook page inviting all of the band’s supporters in the Richmond, Virginia area to attend the “Free Randy Blythe Vigil” on Sunday, July 8 on Browns Island from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe, 41, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at the band’s May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer allegedly either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel N. — a guitarist in a local metal group — and that person died almost a month later of bleeding in the brain.
Randy has been charged with causing “bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan” and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Willie writes: “I want to thank all for the support first and foremost. I also want to share the link to the event this Sunday on Brown Island here in Richmond. An event spearheaded by Mr. Tommy Streat. It’s a get-together for all who care to attend to show support for our brother Randy Blythe, and to voice our concerns over the travesty of justice that is currently unfolding. I hope to see you all there.”
Blythe remains in detention at Pankrác Prison in Prague even after Mazer posted 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000), as set by the court last Saturday. But the bail system in the Czech Republic is not as rapid as in the U.S.
Although bail has been posted, the decision to release the singer is still subject to appeal and so it will take some time for the state prosecutor’s office to give approval.
For more information on the “Free Randy Blythe Vigil”, go to this location.
In other news:
LAMB OF GOD Seeking Donations For RANDY BLYTHE Defense Fund
Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have released the following statement:
“As many of you know, Randy [Blythe, vocals] is being held in Czech jail for a crime we believe he did not commit. We are still learning about the legal system there and the situation is fluid. We have retained local legal counsel, have support from the U.S. embassy and we are flying over additional lawyers to try and assure that Randy has the best representation possible. As many of you have pointed out, the simple fact is that the legal fees are adding up very quickly.
“While we appreciate the outpouring of support, we are not interested in trying to profit or gather press or sympathy from this event. We have assembled this page to make it possible for people that feel so inclined to donate to the expenses incurred in defending this case. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the legal fees and any remaining balance will be given to a charity of Randy‘s choice upon his release.”
To donate, go to this location