Disturbed frontman David Draiman has written an impassioned plea at the band's Facebook page for fans to rally behind Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe, who was officially indicted on manslaughter charges on Friday (November 30th) by authorities in Prague. Blythe claims he is innocent of the charges, which stem from the death of a fan who was either pushed or fell from the stage at a Lamb Of God show in the Czech Republic capital. Blythe faces five to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Draiman wrote, "This is a travesty of justice. (Blythe) is being a man and standing up to these charges. Show your support by (sic) on their Facebook page and Twitter pages, raise awareness amongst your friends, and take the time to donate to his defense fund on both pages. You can also help by writing your local elected officials and pressuring the U.S. Dept. of Foreign Affairs/State Department to get personally involved. We stand behind Randy, hope all of you will as well."
Blythe has pledged to return to Prague if he has to stand trial, even if it means he could be thrown in jail if the case does not go his way.
Draiman and other members of Disturbed, along with Slash, Slipknot, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and other acts, rallied behind Blythe last summer when he was initially arrested and spent five weeks in a Prague jail cell.
The District Court in Prague now has three months to either set a trial date or to delay the hearing for further investigation.
Draiman is preparing for the April 2013 release of the debut album from his new band Device. Disturbed is currently on an indefinite hiatus.