LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe Working On "Futuristic" Novel
With his autobiography promotional cycle over, the writing bug has hit Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe. Blythe recently spoke to Metal Hammer and revealed he's working on an outline for his second book, this time a work of fiction, and it will be set in the future.
Blythe is still working out the details but he wants the book to be set at least 50 years in the future and deal with the advancement of technology:
“I’m working on an outline for a book, but that’s about as much as I can do while I’m on the road. Writing a book makes writing a record look like going to kindergarten. It’s a much more tense, concerted, extended, creative effort – it requires a lot of focus that this environment does not provide.
It’s set 50 to 100 years in the future. I’m wracking my brain right now, because you have to figure out all sorts of little things we don’t think about, because of the incredibly rapid advancement of technology.
I’ve been thinking about the plot, and at first I thought, ‘Oh the ending’s just got to be awful.’ But then I thought, ‘That’s self-indulgent.’ I’ve been thinking about how I can make the end of the book optimistic, and it’s hard. And I haven’t decided how it’s going to end, but more than likely there’s got to be an optimistic end. Otherwise, I’ll just be fucking depressed. And real life is depressing enough.”
“Fiction should still carry an inherent truth. And there will be societal commentary, that’s what the book will be about. Where our society is heading, and some of the things shaping the human psyche. I hope it’ll communicate some universal truth. It’s not too hard to find extraordinary situations in real life, to draw inspiration from.”
Blythe also noted he's working on a book of his photographs. The dude is keeping busy.
Lamb of God embark on a headlining tour with Anthrax later this month. Dates here.