The long-anticipated memoir of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe comes out on July 14th. As we inch closer to the release date, more info about the book is coming out.
As previously reported, Blythe's memoir will focus on his arrest and jailtime in the Czech Republic when he was blamed for the death of a fan who was stage-diving at a Prague show. Blythe was of course cleared of all the charges but spent three months in a Czech prison. Blythe ended up writing many lyrics which he says will appear on the next Lamb of God album.
Anyway, Blythe made the announcement about the cover art for his new book below…
Ah, the final cover art for my book came in, & here it is- I am pleased! The cover was designed by Paul R. Brown of Bau-da Design Lab; Paul is a photographer, director, & graphic designer who has worked with a million bands on album covers & videos, as well as doing book covers for Nikki Sixx, Marilyn Manson, Motley Crüe & my pal Corey Taylor. The two photographs incorporated into the design were both taken by me; one is of Pankrác prison- I took this photo when I went back for trial- & the other is a self-portrait- I put on some extreme right wing talk radio and hit a remote shutter button a million times- wanted to make sure I had forgotten about the camera so I would get an "honest" photo- the radio did the trick- I was HIGHLY disturbed listening to their insane rantings, & that was what you see in the photo. I did NOT want my photo on the cover of the book, as it is not really a typical "rock memoir" & there are more than enough photos of me out there already, but it IS my first book, so I acquiesced to the publisher's request. At least it's not a cheesy "author/rock singer" photo, just me hanging out in my study, thinking about how nutty some people are. Note that the subtitle at bottom is simply "A Memoir", NOT "My Trials & Tribulations"- I hated that, but we needed a working subtitle & someone else threw it out there & before I knew it BLAM it was up on Amazon. Speaking of which, the book is available for pre-order there (probably still with the "working cover"- I wanted to post this before they did- you saw it here first!), so go get your pre-order on! I'll be posting a larger image of the cover on my book blog- www.darkdaysbook.tumblr.com- (link in profile) later today. Book is out July 14 DaCapo in the USA, and the same day via Random House in the UK, OZ, NZ, South Africa. Feel free to repost this wherever.
Needless to say, we are really excited for the book release.
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