Number of page: 496
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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
- Dan Martin
Such a great story teller. I laughed, I cried, I couldn’t put this down. What a story, and what an amazing human.
- James Ford
He’s a great writer but that’s no surprise One of the most moving things I’ve ever written. Greatly increases the respect I already had for this man.
- Ignatius Hernindio Dwi Ananto
Brilliant book Brilliant. Randy blythe is an amazing lyricist and now, amazing writer as well.. I admire the way he tells what was going inside his mind..
- addaam Anderrsoon
Great read Very good book, worth the money.
- Douglas Schuetz
Read this book in three days. Never done that before. Dark Days
- Scott Coulas
Very well written story of a tough time. I have a lot of respect for Randy for sharing this story.
- Peter Bruckmann
Very good book.
- Edward Woodruff
Awesome book Never read much until this came out know the band and lifestyle myself it isnt everything people make it out to be and this book proves it
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