The Heart Of The Case Against LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe
Last week, the music world went into a state of shock over the detainment of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe. The detainment was made after more than two years of virtual silence from the authorities in the Czech Republic. The incident at the heart of the matter brought up many issues. Should fans take more responsibility for their actions at concerts, should security have been tighter, and is the stage a sanctuary for bands? It was a tragedy beyond belief and something that we haven’t yet seen the full effects of. No matter what side of the debate you are on, one thing is clear; a heavy metal fan lost his life and that is the biggest tragedy that can ever happen to the metal scene.
After breaking news of Blythe's arrest in the U.S. this site interviewed people who attended the show, read countless eyewitness reports, and contacted authorities and others close to the case. One thing that became clear was there was overwhelming attention on Randy Blythe in the matter and every single person we spoke with failed once to mention the deceased. The 'kid' or 'fan' as all reports called him. Some were risky and called him Daniel N. These sites failed to see the full picture that was missing from the story and that is of the victim, Daniel Nosek. For most readers, this is probably the first time you are reading his full name, but he is at the very center of this case as now it is becoming clear through video evidence that most likely security and not Randy Blythe dropped him on his head on May 24, 2010.
Daniel Nosek, or Dan as friends called him, was a 19 year old metal fan. He had a love of metal and bands ranging from AC/DC and Metallica to Lamb of God. His love of metal led him to pick up the guitar as a teen and form a band called ‘The Trip In Chains.’ You can check out video below of his band performing the song "The New Year's Song"
This isn't Twilight, you don’t need to chose side and be on Team Randy or Team Daniel. You can be on the side of the truth, Randy Blythe, and Daniel Nosek all at the same time. The Gauntlet has a name of the security guard that can be seen in the video dropping Daniel on his head. We are just checking and re-checking with multiple sources before we hand it over to our lawyer to see how to proceed. Solving possible murder cases isn’t normally what we do here.
There are so many inaccuracies floating around out there by major media outlets. I won’t even get into what's in the forums and comment sections. Everyone keeps reporting that Daniel died 14 days after the concert. He actually died 29 days later according to the prosecutor in the case. Other news sites have posted that a toxicology test was done and found no drugs or alcohol in his system. This was actually never conducted. Video of Daniel on stage clearly shows him holding a beer in his right hand. The legal drinking age in Czech Republic is 18, he was 19 so no laws were broken.
Daniel's mom and uncle are pushing the prosecutor in Czech Republic for answers. His mom began the inquiry around three months after the concert, nearly two months after his death. Before that, police assumed it was a freak concert accident and there was no investigation. Feeling a bit of pressure to get some answers, they seized Randy Blythe upon his return to the Czech Republic last week. Daniel's uncle has stated to media outlet's that he is "disgusted" by how the case has been handled so far.
As mentioned earlier, here is some video of Daniel Nosek's band, The Trip In Chains performing "A New Year Song"
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Date: Jul 04, 2012
As Reported by: Jason Fisher
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