Five weeks after he was taken into custody in Prague, Czech Republic, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe has been released on bail and is returning to the United States.
Blythe was arrested on June 27 at an airport in Prague in connection with the 2010 death of a fan at one of the band’s shows. Czech authorities charge that Blythe shoved a fan, identified only as “Daniel N.,” off the stage at a 2010 Lamb of God concert at Prague’s Club Abaton. The man reportedly suffered a brain hemorrhage that left him comatose and died 14 days later as a result of his injuries.
Blythe’s representatives have denied the charges, and in an interview in mid-July, Blythe said he knew nothing about any “sort of incident [that allegedly took place during the concert]” and remembered “very few details” about the show.
Following his arrest, Lamb of God canceled their summer co-headline tour with Dethklok.
The band has announced that with Blythe’s release, they will play Knotfest shows on August 17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and August 18 in Somerset, Wisconsin. Lamb of God are also eyeing a fall tour of the U.S., beginning October 26, with dates and cities to be announced soon.
During his time in Prague’s Pankrac prison, Blythe reportedly began work on both a book and new music. The singer will make a public statement discussing his time in prison and thanking fans for their support in the next week.