LAMB OF GOD: Video Footage Of Alleged Fatal Stage Incident Available?
- July 1, 2012
Slow-motion video footage of what may or may not be the stage incident which allegedly resulted in the death of a fan at a LAMB OF GOD concert in the Czech Republic more than two years ago can be seen below. The clip was originally aired yesterday (Saturday, June 30) as part of a TV report from Czech Republic's TV Nova.
**UPDATE**: It should be noted that the TV Nova report did not claim that this was, in fact, footage of actual stage jump that that led to the person's death. The performance clip from LAMB OF GOD's 2010 concert in Prague was only included in the report to illustrate the behavior of vocalist Randy Blythe and the fans during the show.
Blythe was arrested Wednesday (June 27) at the Prague airport and is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD's May 24, 2010 show in the city's Abaton venue. The singer apparently pushed a 19-year-old fan named Daniel N. — a guitarist in a local metal band — who had come on stage, and that person died 14 days later of bleeding in the brain. A post-mortem reportedly found that he had not been drunk or under the influence of drugs.
According to Czech media reports, Blythe will be released on 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000 — an amount which Randy claimed was the equivalent of his annual income). Since most banks are closed this weekend, Blythe will be allowed to pay off his bail on Monday (July 2).
The crime of which Blythe is being accused is punishable by up to ten years in prison, according to popular Czech news web site Novinky.cz.
LAMB OF GOD was scheduled to perform on Thursday at the Rock Café in Prague with SKELETONWITCH and ALL SHALL PERISH but that show ended up getting canceled.
LAMB OF GOD's publicist, Adrenaline PR, issued a statement on Friday stressing that "under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved [during LAMB OF GOD's 2010 concert]. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head."
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