The last eighteen months have been arguably the most eventful in the life of one David Randall “Randy” Blythe, full of unprecedented highs and lows. Now it has been announced that the Lamb of God singer has signed two book deals, one for the United States and one covering several international territories including the UK to tell the story in his own words. Randy’s Memoirs, which are as yet untitled, will be published in the Spring of 2014. The book will tell the story of Randy Blythe’s arrest in the Czech Republic, his trial for manslaughter, his time in a Czech prison, his release and ultimately being cleared of the charges. After receiving unprecidented international media coverage through the course of the story, this time it will be told by the man at the centre of it.
Da Capo Press will be publishing Randy’s story in the US, while in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa the well known publishing house Random House will be in charge of publishing duties. Random House were also the UK publisher for Randy’s fellow member of the metal community Corey Taylor’s two books over the last couple of years.
Randy has commented on the upcoming prospects of becoming a published author:
“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,” states Blythe. “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.”
Lamb of God will perform at several European festivals this summer, most notably in the UK when they make their debut at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 as one of the event’s headliners. Further updates from Randy and the Lamb of God camp will be available as and when they are announced. The band can be followed on Twitter at @lambofgodband and Randy can be followed at @lambvox.