Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe has been released from a Prague jail, but is still charged with manslaughter stemming from the 2010 death of a fan.
Released Thursday, the 41-year-old musician had spent the past five weeks in a Czech prison after being arrested and charged with the felony offense.
Over the objection of prosecutors, who wanted him held without bail for fears he will leave the country and never return, Blythe posted $400,000 bail.
The bizarre case started two years ago during a Lamb of God concert, when Blythe allegedly pushed the man who jumped on stage back off the stage.
This caused him to sustain head injuries from which he later died. When the band returned to Prague on June 27, 2012, Randy Blythe was arrested.
Blythe has maintained his innocence through the ordeal, telling a newspaper from behind bars, “I don’t know anything about any sort of incident.”
“I did not attack anyone,” he said. “The only way I could have come into contact with anyone from the audience was if I was protecting myself.”
“We barely managed to fit our equipment on there. Also, apparently there was a security guard there because many people climbed onto the stage, including one small boy, in particular, but I could be mixing up details with other clubs.”
After scrapping all tour dates due to his incarceration, Blythe’s bandmates raised funds for his legal defense, calling the situation “maddening.”
With Blythe now back on board, the band has already agreed to resume touring in the U.S. It’s unclear whether he’ll be back in Prague, ever.