According to Jonathan Crane of The Prague Post, a friend of the fan who allegedly died of fatal injuries sustained at a LAMB OF GOD concert in the Czech Republic more than two years ago claims that none of the video footage that has been released of the show is of the alleged incident, and that the band’s lead singer, Randy Blythe, was to blame.
“There are many videos which do not even show [the alleged victim, Daniel N.],” the friend, who also attended the gig, told The Prague Post. “He got up onstage only once, at the end of the concert. Randy was brutal, and pushed Dan down where nobody could catch him. I don’t think he meant to kill Dan. But I hope he will be punished.”
This account appears to be corroborated by several Czech music sites, with a May 28, 2010 posting on the Sicmaggot blog claiming that Blythe had “behaved like he didn’t care about the fans.” Another review of the May 24, 2010 concert on Abysszine.com made note of the “mildly controversial approach from LAMB OF GOD toward stage divers.”
Blythe remains behind bars in the Pankrác Prison in Prague after the Prague State Attorney’s Office filed a complaint against the singer’s release on bail.
On Monday (July 9), the attorney’s office spokeswoman Štepánka Zenklová confirmed that the complaint was delivered to the Prague 8 district court last Friday (July 6).
Zenklová told the Prague Daily Monitor that she could not specify the justification of the complaint. The Prague City Court will deal with it now.
The complaint was filed with a Prague district court that was in charge of the case. It is to pass the decision-making on the bail to the City Court.
The City Court can either meet the complaint and annul the bail or it can approve the release on bail, and then the Prague attorney would comment on it again, district court judge Petr Fassati said.
Martin Holub, a lawyer at Šafra Partners, told The Prague Post if bail is revoked, Blythe could be kept in prison for up to six months.
“The authorities will be concerned about him leaving the country and then having to begin extradition proceedings,” Holub said. “If, however, the appeal court confirms the decision of the previous court, Randy Blythe should be released on the day that decision is made.”