Randy Blythe's "Dark Days..." memoir due in July

Posted by AP on 27/02/15

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe’s upcoming memoir, ”Dark Days: My Trials and Tribulations”, has been given a July 14th release date via Da Capo Press. The book is an account of Blythe’s manslaughter trial in the Czech Republic, in which he was eventually acquitted of the charges. Blythe said of the book:

Most substance-abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there. This book will tell that story, the whole story, for the first time ever. I’m the only one who lived it, so I’m the only one capable of telling it. However, the tale of my arrest, incarceration, release, and trial are merely the vehicle I will be using to convey what I feel is an important message in today’s fast-paced, high-tech, self-centered world.

I have something to say, and life has presented me with a tragic way to illustrate my point without being preachy or pedantic.

I will not moralize or shout from some ludicrous ethical pedestal (I didn’t win the Olympics or cure cancer, I went to prison, for Pete’s sake) — I just want to relate how I got through a very scary time and came out with my head held high. I think there is a lesson of value in the telling of my story, if only for myself. Therefore I will write it, and I hope some of you will read it.

He further elaborated on being an author:

While I’ve dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told. I believe this one does (for several different reasons, not just for the benefit of myself), so I will tell it with the respect and dignity all involved deserve. This will be a good read, I promise you, and I hope some good comes of it.

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