Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe‘s trial on charges of manslaughter began yesterday in Prague, with the singer accused of causing the death of a Czech fan, Daniel Nosek, who is believed to have died after sustaining injuries at a Lamb Of God concert in 2010.
According to Blabbermouth, witnesses have have provided testimonies that describe Randy’s conduct at the gig in question as “extremely aggressive,” with witness Jan Jebavý adding that Daniel “climbed onto the stage, turned to the audience and was thrown into the crowd. Blythe pushed him from behind with both hands, I’m one hundred percent sure.”
Another witness added that Randy asked the crowd if Daniel was okay and when told that he was, continued the concert.
Meanwhile, WTVR has reported that Randy gave a statement on Monday in front of three presiding judges that claimed he “never saw Daniel and never came in contact with him”, also stating that “The death of a fan is heartbreaking. I’m not a man who runs from his problems, but I do not wish to be punished and suffer the consequences of an act I did not commit.”
Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler and the band’s manager, Larry Mazer, both provided testimonies on behalf of Randy, describing him as calm and well-read and suggesting that his “aggressive” stage persona was merely a part of the show.
The trial is expected to last until the end of the week, during which we’ll continue to post further updates.
Lamb Of God are currently scheduled to headline Bloodstock in August.