Yhdysvaltalaisen ensi kesänä Tuska Open Airiin saapuvan Lamb Of Godin vokalistin Randy Blythen ensimmäinen kirja nimeltä ”Dark Days: My Tribulation And Trials” tullaan julkaisemaan heinäkuun 14. päivä Da Capo Pressin kautta. Kirja tulee keskittymään vuoteen 2010 jolloin mies pidätettiin Prahassa Tsekeissä epäiltynä lavalta pois työnnetyn fanin kuolemasta. Voit lukea kohtia kirjaan liittyen tästä:
”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, Blythe 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.”
He adds: ”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.”