It’s been a complete whirlwind of a week since Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic on charges of manslaughter stemming from an alleged incident that resulted in the death of a Czech fan in 2010. Since the arrest, there have been too many developments to count, but now Lamb of God have finally released their first official statement.

Blythe remains in a Czech prison despite posting $200,000 bail. In the past week, several rockers, Lamb of God’s publicist, the band’s manager and various band members have commented on Blythe’s situation, and now the band has released its first official statement regarding the matter. In it, the band explains that the ever-changing nature of Blythe’s predicament has led them to remain relatively quiet until now. Read the group’s full statement below:

First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It’s noted and very much appreciated.

We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily. Within an hour things can do endless 180s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails.

We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.

We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother, who is still detained in Czech jail.

In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident.

Randy is our brother and we assure you we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.

The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent.

We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend.

Fans of the band have been incredibly passionate when it comes to defending the beloved Lamb of God vocalist. There is even a new appeal submitted to the White House’s official petition website, asking President Obama to intervene and bring Blythe back home to the US.

In addition, Lamb of God have set up a donation page on their official Facebook page in order to raise money for Randy Blythe’s legal fund.