Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blithe is writing a memoir about his manslaughter trial.
The metal band’s frontman was acquitted of all charges by a Czech Republic court after he was accused of causing injuries which led to the death of a fan during a gig in Prague in 2010. He subsequently published an open letter calling for greater stage security at gigs and has now revealed that he will write a memoir about his ordeal. According to Antiquiet, the book will be published by Da Capo Press and will be released in spring 2014.
“While I’ve dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read,” Blythe said in a statement, “I never imagined my first book would centre around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told. 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.”
Blythe was originally arrested on June 27, 2012 at Prague airport over the incident, which took place on May 24, 2010 at the band’s show at Club Abaton in Prague. He insisted he was “100 per cent innocent” of the charge and labelled the allegation as “ludicrous”, in addition to criticising the US government for failing to warn him that he was going to be arrested.