This story has been THE hot news item in the metal community since he was arrested June 27. The fucked up thing is that he was arrested, but wasn’t charged with a crime; he was merely being “investigated” somehow while he sat in prison. A court finally ordered him released on bail (US$400,000).
I’m sure there’s plenty of Twitter traffic about this, and Metal Hammer magazine already has a story up on their website.
Kudos to the court for releasing him, and extra kudos for allowing him to leave the country. Now we just have to wait and see how things play out with the police and any possible later trial. Both Randy and his Czech lawyer have stated he will return for a trial if necessary.
The band’s summer tour with Dethklok and Gojira has been canceled, but it looks like they hope to regroup and tour in the fall.
Personally, I hope they do a fall tour and come my way. I’ve seen Lamb of God twice and seen Dethklok once, but have never seen Gojira live. Seeing all 3 at one show would totally fucking rock!
Welcome back, Randy!