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The Resource Dark days : a memoir, D. Randall Blythe

Dark days : a memoir, D. Randall Blythe

Label
Dark days : a memoir
Title
Dark days
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
D. Randall Blythe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lamb of God vocalist D. Randall Blythe finally tells the whole incredible story of his arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic over the tragic and accidental death of a concertgoer in this riveting, gripping, biting, bold, and brave memoir. On June 27, 2012, the long-running, hard-touring, and world-renowned metal band lamb of god landed in Prague for their first concert there in two years. Vocalist D. Randall 'Randy' Blythe was looking forward to a few hours off - a rare break from the touring grind - in which to explore the elegant, old city. However, a surreal scenario worthy of Kafka began to play out at the airport as Blythe was detained, arrested for manslaughter, and taken to Pankrác Prison - a notorious 123-year-old institution where the Nazis' torture units had set up camp during the German occupation of then-Czechoslovakia, and where today hundreds of prisoners are housed, awaiting trial and serving sentences in claustrophobic, sweltering, nightmare-inducing conditions. Two years prior, a 19-year-old fan died of injuries suffered at a lamb of god show in Prague, allegedly after being pushed off stage by Blythe, who had no vivid recollection of the incident. Stage-crashing and -diving being not uncommon occurrences, as any veteran of hard rock, metal, and punk shows knows, the concert that could have left him imprisoned for years was but a vague blur in Blythe's memory, just one of the hundreds of shows his band had performed over their decades-long career. At the time of his arrest Blythe had been sober for nearly two years, having finally gained the upper hand over the alcoholism that nearly killed him. But here he faced a new kind of challenge: jailed in a foreign land and facing a prison sentence of up to ten years. Worst of all, a young man was dead, and Blythe was devastated for him and his family, even as the reality of his own situation began to close in behind Pankrác Prison's glowering walls of crumbling concrete and razor wire..."--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
782.42166 B661Zb 2015
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.B652
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dark days : a memoir, D. Randall Blythe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780306823145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of a collection (Collection 2269). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Collection of Heavy Metal Music Material. Item is in box 13. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in black paper, stamped in black; black paper over boards. Black endpapers. Signed by the author on t.p. Gift, Brad & Jen Johnson.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859046166
  • ucoclc859046166
Label
Dark days : a memoir, D. Randall Blythe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780306823145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of a collection (Collection 2269). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Collection of Heavy Metal Music Material. Item is in box 13. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in black paper, stamped in black; black paper over boards. Black endpapers. Signed by the author on t.p. Gift, Brad & Jen Johnson.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859046166
  • ucoclc859046166

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