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Randy Blythe, long-time frontman of Richmond, VA’s Lamb of God, will be releasing his memoirs, entitled Dark Days: My Tribulations and Trials via Da Capo Press on June 24, 2014. The book will address his trial and subsequent acquittal early this year for his part in the death of a fan during a 2010 concert.
The book can be pre-ordered from Amazon here.
The following is the accompanying press release:
In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he “could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide.”
After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013.
In Dark Days, Blythe tells the story of his incarceration and the wild life that led up to it. As he explains, “Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.”