I wonder how many moronic metalheads were inspired to learn how to read upon learning Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe was writing a book.
Let me ponder.
Anyways, the final cover art for Randy’s upcoming tome, “Dark Days: A Memoir,” has been released.
And I attached it to this very blog post.
Click on the pic to make it bigger, if you’d like to see it in finer detail.
The book will be released on July 14 through Da Capo Press, with Random House publishing it outside the U.S.
“The cover was designed by Paul R. Brown of Bau-da Design Lab,” says Blythe. “Paul is a photographer, director and graphic designer who has worked with a million bands on album covers and videos, as well as doing book covers for Nikki Sixx, Marilyn Manson, Mötley Crüe and 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,” he added.
“I put on some extreme right wing talk radio and hit a remote shutter button a million times,” said Randy. “[I] 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 and 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’ and 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.”
The book was initially subtitled “My Trials and Tribulations.” Pre-order the book on Amazon.
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