Randy Blythe not guilty
2013-03-05 by Voivod STAFF | 108 Comments

Randy Blythe from Lamb of God has been found not guilty for the death of a young metal fan in Prague in 2010.

Czech Republic prosecutors had initially accused Blythe of causing the death of a 19-year old fan during a concert, by pushing him off the stage.




In before the court's final verdict, Randy Blythe issued the following statement:

I would like to thank the Daniel Nosek family for their good words at the court's hearings and for not ranting at me through the press. I'm sincerely sorry for their loss.

Daniel was a fan of my band. I had no intention in harming him. He was just a kid and I wish he was here with us now.

If Czech Republic authorities decide to incarcerate me, I will serve my time as a man.

If they let me go, I will personally make sure that safety conditions during concerts of my band (or other bands for that matter), will be realized in full.








Source:
http://www.novinky.cz/krimi/295059-soud-metaloveho-zpevaka-blytha-osvobodil-je-nevinen.html
http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/randy-blythe-verdict-not-guilty/
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-03-05/randy-blythe-lamb-of-god-prague-acquitted/
http://www.metalhammer.gr/magazine/news/4133-randy-blythe-not-guilty.html

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henryChinaski
March 5th 2013

2687 Comments


Go Randy!

apert
March 5th 2013

2977 Comments


Good for him

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MO
March 5th 2013

18267 Comments


whoa nice, he's handled himself really well through this whole thing as well

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ChopSuey
March 5th 2013

2392 Comments


great

chesse13
March 5th 2013

2326 Comments


I'm glad he wasn't found guilty

MO
March 5th 2013

18267 Comments


no, moral of the story is if someone dies the powers that be are actually doing their due diligence

evilford
March 5th 2013

21282 Comments


definitely what MO said

never really been a big LoG fan but the way he's handled himself throughout this whole ordeal speaks huge about his character

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omnipanzer
March 5th 2013

21442 Comments


Bad situation, no winners here.

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evilford
March 5th 2013

21282 Comments


yeah there are no winners, but blythe didn't need to take the fall for all of it

JackSoffalot
March 5th 2013

88 Comments


I can't believe this murderer is going to be set free and allowed to kill again. Good job Czech justice system.

Gmork89
March 5th 2013

5485 Comments


Glad to hear this.

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Gwyn.
March 5th 2013

14915 Comments


Good for him.

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ConcubinaryCode
March 5th 2013

2035 Comments


Must've been the 'Free Randy' petition. American metal lives on!

ILJ
March 5th 2013

6619 Comments


About fuckin' time

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2013

1982 Comments


Randy was incredibly respectful, classy, and responsible throughout this whole thing.

Glad to see justice done (everything shown in video seemed to indicate he wasn't guilty).

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evilford
March 5th 2013

21282 Comments


also, it takes a strong and understanding family to not blame someone else in this situation for their son's death, and instead look at the whole picture and realize that no one needs to be imprisoned for what happened. regardless, sad situation, hats off to them as well for being humane, intelligent, and respectful, and hopefully good things come their way. sincere condolences for their loss, etc.

omnipanzer
March 5th 2013

21442 Comments


Agreed EvilFord, I'm just saying if he's as good a guy as he seems this will probably haunt him
forever.

evilford
March 5th 2013

21282 Comments


probably..

PumpBoffBag
March 5th 2013

327 Comments


Great news, it's about time

FictionalFlames
March 5th 2013

1516 Comments


good news

Emyay
March 5th 2013

5804 Comments


never really been a big LoG fan but the way he's handled himself throughout this whole ordeal speaks huge about his character [2]

XyphynX9
March 5th 2013

137 Comments


Thank god.

ZilbelPing
March 5th 2013

6031 Comments


Forgot about this. Good news.

Pretty rad how he kept his cool throughout this ordeal.

YoYoMancuso
March 5th 2013

10890 Comments


wow agreed with just about everyone else, this guy's a lot more mature than I thought

Conexus
March 5th 2013

73 Comments


It's horrible what happened to that kid, but blaiming Randy simply because he's an easy target is just fucked up. Glad he wasn't found guilty.

BigPleb
March 5th 2013

34328 Comments


Go Randy! Still tragic when all is said and done, though.

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thumbcrusher
March 5th 2013

3586 Comments


he handled himself brilliantly

RivalSkoomaDealer
March 5th 2013

675 Comments


Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward.

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BassDemon333
March 5th 2013

3352 Comments


Its about time holy shit they have been giving him a hard time about all this

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 5th 2013

21591 Comments


That's how trials work

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DominionMM1
March 5th 2013

9576 Comments


now this matter can be laid to rest

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FearOfTheDuck
March 5th 2013

206 Comments


Good thing we found a resolution.
But let's face it, the prosecution was set to fail from the start.

ShrillYell
March 5th 2013

181 Comments


fuck

Durrzo
March 5th 2013

1081 Comments


Well this is a relief. I didn't think he would be found guilty, but a small part of me was still a little worried. Glad to see that it's over.

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NapalmCrusader
March 5th 2013

1737 Comments


I'm glad he has been found innocent.

bloc
March 5th 2013

34679 Comments


SO GOD DAMN EASY TO WRITE THIS

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MathMetal09
March 5th 2013

49 Comments


So much respect for Randy. He showed the world (or whoever noticed) that metalheads are just primal emotionless beings. Can't wait to see them all playing and touring again!

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 5th 2013

49807 Comments


Cool

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LilLioness
March 5th 2013

2496 Comments


Damn, I thought he was a goner. Glad he isn't. :D

geasoftime
March 5th 2013

1139 Comments


Everyone keep your doors locked and a close eye on your children, mass murder Randy Blythe is still on the lose.

pedro70512
March 5th 2013

2414 Comments


@math - aren't*

Libertarian
March 5th 2013

84 Comments


This is a shitty situation, no doubt, but Randy didn't mean to kill the guy. I got in a lot of fist fights when I was young and someone could've died because of it, including me. Randy has shown that he has class and has handled himself well through this whole thing. The same can be said about the deceased fellow's family.

drasticaction74
March 5th 2013

1721 Comments


fuck yeah

Scoot
March 5th 2013

17684 Comments


yeah i'm not a fan of the guy but it's good news either way

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Kris.
March 5th 2013

12152 Comments


So much respect for Randy. He showed the world (or whoever noticed) that metalheads are just primal emotionless beings.



uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

evilford
March 5th 2013

21282 Comments


yeah I noticed that too woops!

KjSwantko
March 5th 2013

9074 Comments


"primal emotionless beings".....lol. Okay?

zxlkho
March 5th 2013

3460 Comments


I gained a lot of respect for this guy throughout this process.

Lamb of God still sucks, but props to Randy.

ManintheBox
March 5th 2013

867 Comments


This speaks so much for Randy and his character that he voluntarily sat through the whole process, much respect to this guy and glad justice was done. Definitely gonna jam some Ashes of the Wake later m/!

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Drummerboy123
March 5th 2013

2312 Comments


Awesome.

Randy held it like a man!

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Uranium
March 5th 2013

7050 Comments


Glad to hear it. It would've been a bummer to incarcerate him over seas.

Thor
March 5th 2013

10178 Comments


SUCH IS THE RULE OF HONOR

zaruyache
March 5th 2013

5916 Comments


Glad he's out. Handled it all pretty well.

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coneren
March 5th 2013

11111 Comments


what bullshit he should rot in jail

KjSwantko
March 5th 2013

9074 Comments


Cone you are too hardcore man.

omnipanzer
March 5th 2013

21442 Comments


"Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward."

The fuck you on about?

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
March 5th 2013

856 Comments


Always good to see common sense prevail, there doesn't need to be a fall guy for an accident.

KjSwantko
March 5th 2013

9074 Comments


@Omni, Randy says that in the intro to one of their songs.

weeniebeenie
March 5th 2013

5 Comments


I bet coneren listens to Annotations of an Autopsy and Dying Fetus. Cool guy

GringoSuave89
March 5th 2013

1011 Comments


The LoG puns are strong here.

Glad everyone handled this as civil as one could possibly do so. Its a shame what happened to the kid, and hope safety and security will change to prevent fatal accidents like this.

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Tyrannic
March 5th 2013

3261 Comments


next step: presidency

JerryCF
March 5th 2013

18 Comments


Great news!

MuhNamesTyler
March 5th 2013

3700 Comments


wonderful

omnipanzer
March 5th 2013

21442 Comments


"@Omni, Randy says that in the intro to one of their songs."

Thanks KJ, seemed out of place and disjointed.

RevenantBlue
March 5th 2013

136 Comments


now this matter can be laid to rest [2]

geasoftime
March 5th 2013

1139 Comments


Does the m/ really apply to metalcore? I kind of feel like that profanes the whole gesture.

Inferis
March 5th 2013

409 Comments


Does the m/ really apply to metalcore? I kind of feel like that profanes the whole gesture.

You haven't explored the genre at all. Plenty of good metalcore out there.

Inferis
March 5th 2013

409 Comments


Edit: Double post. Sorry.

Thor
March 5th 2013

10178 Comments


I'm sorry but people who think Lamb of God are a metalcore band don't know how to genres.

Consanguinity
March 5th 2013

7 Comments


moral of the story is, if you get up on stage while lamb of god is performing, they will kill you.

goop
March 5th 2013

131 Comments


@geasoftime

LoG, metalcore? learn2genre

Spec
March 5th 2013

27062 Comments


He was extremely mature about the whole situation.

FearThyEvil
March 5th 2013

12286 Comments


Good for Randy. Like many people said, he handled himself well.

Acrosstheshield13
March 5th 2013

791 Comments


who fucking cares..

ViralOblivion
March 5th 2013

7679 Comments


Good shit I'm happy for him

Progger6009
March 5th 2013

1071 Comments


FUCK YAAA BITCHES AND SHIT!

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Recspecs
March 5th 2013

9820 Comments


Good shit

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2013

9731 Comments


About fucking time! I'm happy for Randy, good for him

OllieS
March 5th 2013

2029 Comments


Not a fan of him or the band but if you watch the video it was basically the security guard's fault for throwing the kid off the stage

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
March 5th 2013

258 Comments


thanks for clearing that up.

CakeWithCream
March 5th 2013

1021 Comments


love the band and happy he was found not guilty etc.

Mordecai.
March 5th 2013

8271 Comments


this whole ordeal will terrible PR for his Presidency campaign.

TheMoreira
March 5th 2013

6970 Comments


A bit of faith in humanity restored.

I'm not a huge fan of LOG, but i'm pretty happy with this, and we all, as headbangers/LOG fans, should all be very proud on how Randy held himself through this. Very classy and level headed man.



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VinVal
March 5th 2013

647 Comments


"Good thing we found a resolution.
But let's face it, the prosecution was set to fail from the start."

i see what you did there. Good news.

TheMoreira
March 5th 2013

6970 Comments


And so is this unfortunate phase laid to rest.

UnitK2K
March 5th 2013

105 Comments


"I can't believe this murderer is going to be set free and allowed to kill again. Good job Czech justice system."

You're a fucking asshole

UnitK2K
March 5th 2013

105 Comments


This is what Randy said before the trial:
"It’s a beautiful morning in Prague, & time for me to go to what is (hopefully) my final day in court here- supposedly judgement will be passed today & I will move on with my life in one direction or the other. Which direction that is, I do not know. I could walk free, or conversely go to prison for up to ten years. Such is my life right now, & I must stay in this moment until its resolution. Whatever happens to me, do not feel sorry for me, for I am at peace & refuse to feel sorry for myself. Life happens. Deal with it. Some people cannot understand why I have returned, saying I should not come back here. KNOW THIS, & mark my words well- it would be absolutely intolerable for me to hide from this situation. I am an innocent man, but a family suffers the loss of a son, a fan of my band. That is what this whole thing is truly about, not prison, not money, not politics, not ME- it is about a young man who lost his life at just 19 years of age. He will never come back, & it breaks my heart. I would not be able to sleep at night knowing that I did not behave honorably & try to give his family some answers. That would be disgraceful, and I do not wish to dishonor myself or my family by acting in such a cowardly manner. I was raised to face my problems head on. For me, this is BEING A MAN. I categorically refuse to live in a constant state of guilt & fear. I would rather die. My morality & convictions are not dependent upon unforeseeable circumstance, nor malleable when difficulty arises. So I walk this morning to court with my head held high, no matter what others opinions of me may be. I have to face myself in the mirror, & tomorrow morning, where ever I may wake up, I will be able to do that without regret. This is THE ONLY path to true freedom for me- peace within myself. This is the manner in which I choose to try my best to live my life, & I hope you all do the same- do your best to do what is right, no matter how difficult it may be. I promise you, this will bring you peace. I thank you all for your support, I wish you all a good day, & to quote one of my favorite movies: STRENGTH AND HONOR."

No one has courage like Randy does

TheMoreira
March 5th 2013

6970 Comments


"I can't believe this murderer is going to be set free and allowed to kill again. Good job Czech justice system."

Whoever said this either IS a fucking asshole, or incredibly unaware and therefore ridiculous for commenting on this.

TheMoreira
March 5th 2013

6970 Comments


Holy fuck UnitK2K, that was incredible. So much respect for that man. Inspiring.

Skoj
March 5th 2013

1089 Comments


What am I gonna do with all these "Free Randy" tshirts

Skoj
March 5th 2013

1089 Comments


Double post.

JazzHands333
March 5th 2013

312 Comments


Hold on to them until Randy Bachman gets arrested.

ohfoxxxycole
March 5th 2013

4350 Comments


used to like these guys rip czech kid and gg randy

paxman
March 5th 2013

4084 Comments


Oh cool

CrimsonLies
March 6th 2013

2012 Comments


Good news to here and like others said, he handled everything really well but can't believe he was caught speeding and pee in public, such a disgrace

VlacDrac
March 6th 2013

835 Comments


This was possible because of the powers of the Based God.

joshieboy12345
March 6th 2013

5370 Comments


Good, accidents happen, sorry for the family's loss.

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Apollo
March 6th 2013

10267 Comments


Randy Blythe is a fucking beast and I don't even like LOG's music.

Keyblade
March 6th 2013

14282 Comments


never really liked LOG except for a couple of tracks way back in the day. but massive respect to randy. gonna jam laid to rest as a tribute.

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sputnik1
March 6th 2013

157 Comments


Glad he's free and innocent. Metal rules .

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SlMBOLlC
March 6th 2013

4834 Comments


it seems as if it was a good, clean and fair process. Good to see he got off. Saw him last year in canberra hes a great performer

NeoSpaz
March 6th 2013

4517 Comments


very nice, glad that this whole mess is over.

StallionMang
March 6th 2013

5249 Comments


I'm so glad this didn't turn into as big a mess as it looked like it was gonna turn into. My heart goes out to the victim's family and friends, but I also feel bad for Blythe, seeing as it was all an accident. God, I would feel HORRIBLE if I pushed some dude, and he ended up dying.

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AdolfChrist
March 6th 2013

1727 Comments


omg such a good man hes got lots of courage and character!!!

has it occurred to any of you that everything he has said and done has probably helped the "not guilty" decision, and that coming back was the only option there was unless he wanted to start a bigger shitstorm?

ChopSuey
March 6th 2013

2392 Comments


shut up chodehead

ChopSuey
March 6th 2013

2392 Comments


.



North0House2
March 6th 2013

5821 Comments


If he were in America we would've just bombed him with drones.

But in all seriousness, cool.

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Nomos
March 6th 2013

813 Comments


He's still guilty of writing awful music



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