Randy Blythe

Randy Blythe To Publish Memoir

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has announced he will publish a memoir, detailing the past year of his life: from his arrest and imprisonment for manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, through to his trial and acquittal and beyond.

Blythe was arrested and charged in June 2012 in connection to the falling death of a fan during a 2010 Lamb Of God concert in Prague. The 42-year-old singer was ultimately acquitted of the fan’s (Daniel Nosek) death in March this year.

Blythe will now tell his full story in every detail and without the aid of ghost-writers or co-authors. The memoir will be published by Da Capo Press in the spring of 2014.

“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,” Blythe commented.

He added: “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.”

Da Capo Press executive editor Ben Schafern also commented on the book: “I knew that Randy was a master vocalist and lyricist but it turns out he is a vivid and visceral prose writer as well. Regarding his arrest and trial in the Czech Republic, Randy handled a frightening and heartbreaking situation with courage, grace, and humility.”

More details are set to be announced soon. For more on Da Capo Press, visit dacapopress.com.

Meanwhile, Lamb of God will continue to tour in support of their latest album ‘Resolution.’ The band will embark on a tour of Europe and Australia in August and September. The European run will include performances at such notable summer festivals as Spain’s Resurrection Fest, the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and Belgium’s Pukkelpop 2013.