Dark Days: A Conversation With Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe About His Czech Prison Memoir
Randy Blythe's story is like no other in the world of metal. In 2012, the Lamb of God vocalist was arrested, imprisoned and put on trial for the death of a fan in the Czech Republic. More than two year's after Randy's acquittal, the metal vocalist has released a 500-page book on his ordeal, and we sat down with Blythe to speak about it.
Dark Days is a tremendous read. Published a little over three years after Randy's initial arrest, it's been a long wait to learn of the entire ordeal from his own perspective. Randy leaves no stone unturned, no detail astray and no emotion unexplored, creating one of the most dense and honest reads you'll ever get from a musician's memoir.
In this 30-minute conversation with Randy Blythe, we hit as many points as possible. You'll hear Randy speak about the mental experience of being told you've killed a young man and the vocalist's struggle to remember the sketchy details of a night already two years out of his mind. Randy speaks about the horrific conditions he faced within the Czech Republic's Pankrac Prison, while discovering how he took it all on the chin using humor, human connection and positive mental attitude.
The characters Randy describes, including his enraging yet somehow beloved cellmate Dorj, various guards given hilarious nicknames and fellow prisoners are clear as day in the book, so we tried to give you all a little taste of what reading about it all feels like.
500 pages deserves a long discussion about the words written in Dark Days, so check out our exclusive chat with Randy Blythe above and be sure to buy a copy of Dark Days for an unforgettable read.
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