Number of page: 496
Publisher: Da Capo Press, 2015
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.”
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Dark Days: A Memoir Debut author Blythe, lead singer of the metal band Lamb of God, centers his powerful and intelligent memoir on his 2012 arrest and incarceration for 37 days in a harrowing Czech Republic jail. The charge was manslaughter, related to the death of a fan at a concert two years earlier. Blythe admits to having fought the demons of drug and alcohol abuse in his life, but he maintains his sanity during
- Peter Bruckmann
Very good book.
- Josh Friesen
Read this book Whether you are a lamb of God fan or not, this book is a great read. Highly recommend this book.
- Daniel Munson
Absolutely fantastic read. It really gave me insight on what this man has gone through not only with the prison debacle but also how to cope with being an alcoholic. Love you randy. Great job!
- Darcy Bell
What a crazy read, really puts everything into prospective. Yarl!!
- DILLON Martin
Amazing book to read!
- Cj Rudolph
Fantastic! I don’t read too often but I am very glad that I took the time for this.
- Mike Valdez
Anvil!: The Story of Anvil
In the early seventies when Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath ruled the world Steve Lips Kudlow and Robb Reiner two young Jewish boys from the northern suburbs of Toronto vowed to rock together forever A decade later their band Anvil released one of the heaviest records in music history Metal on Metal which influenced a whole musical generation including the world dominating bands Metallica Slayer and Anthrax Yet while these bands went on to sell millions of records Anvil slipped straight into obscurity Was it too much sex and drugs and not enough rock n roll Was it the menagerie of pets that accompanied them on tour Their uncanny knack for setting themselves on fire whenever a record company executive was watching Now almost thirty years later like a real life Spinal Tap these unlikely musical heroes are still rocking and still chasing their dream Written in their own words Anvil The Story of Anvil charts the rise fall and eventual triumph of two men whose indestructible friendship talent and determination took them on a unique journey in the world of rock A bittersweet and frequently hilarious hymn to the human spirit played loud in power chords it is a story of true brotherly love living the dream and never giving up Praise for the film documentary Anvil The Story of Anvil
Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda
documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad featuring the members of Iraq s only heavy metal band Acrassicauda and their daily struggle to survive and rock on even as their country fell into a bloody insurgency Acrassicauda Latin for a deadly black scorpion is Iraq s only heavy metal band Inspired by groups like Metallica Slayer and Slipknot the band began writing and playing metal in 2001 performing a handful of shows before the war started in 2003 With increased security precautions throughout Iraq it became difficult to practice or even get through a show without serious problems When they began receiving death threats from insurgent groups and religious fundamentalists accused them of Satan worship they became a band on the run As recently seen in the feature film documentary of the same name Iraq disintegrated around them while Acrassicauda struggled to stay together and stay alive always refusing to let their heavy metal dreams die Their story echoes the unspoken hopes of an entire generation of young Iraqis and it became a race against time humanitarian effort irrevocably transforming everyone s lives in the process Going beyond the documentary to explore all the players unique perspectives Heavy Metal in Baghdad features new information about one of the most dramatic and unique stories in modern music
Soundgarden: New Metal Crown
Soundgarden has hammered together the strands of so many different elements seventies metal hard rock punk goth into an alloy that s stronger and harder than any of its constituents and one which by its very nature stands a little bit beyond definition Is it metal Is it punk Does it really matter It is Soundgarden playing their music You get it or you don t Soundgarden is without doubt the real thing Where will they go now They ve taken metal to places it has never been before They ve melded it with punk in a manner so natural that the seams don t show Badmotorfinger held the real glimmer of identity Superunknown brought it into the light Soundgarden isn t just the Next Big Metal Thing they re the Next Big Thing
Ozzy Knows Best: The Amazing Story of Ozzy Osbourne, from Heavy Metal Madness to Father of the Year on MTV’s “The Osbournes”
Always outrageous but equally compelling Ozzy Knows Best is THE book to have on Ozzy MTV s The Osbournes and everything in between Meet the Osbournes children Kelly and Jack mother Sharon and the father none other than Godfather of Metal Ozzy Osbourne Starring in MTV s most popular show ever the Osbournes have proven that the family of a heavy metal superstar can teach America what parenting is all about with their new twist on family values So what s made Ozzy into such a great father Experience You name it he s done it He s bitten the heads off doves and bats urinated on the Alamo while wearing a woman s dress and been addicted to drink and drugs With his first band Black Sabbath he practically invented heavy metal As a solo performer he s sold millions of albums and helped turn the annual Ozzfest tour into one of the biggest events in music Learn how Ozzy went from being banned at the Alamo to a guest at the White House from bats to Beverly Hills It s all in here with plenty of trivia like why oldest daughter Aimee didn t want to be a part of series and all the parenting tips any father needs to be as good a dad as Ozzy