Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe has had the kind of year that most metal frontmen only sing about, having been acquitted of manslaughter in the Czech Republic following the death of a fan at a show, and now he’s released a short film about his experience.
Entitled Prague: The Devil Is In The Details, the four-minute video was made while Blythe was awaiting trial for the manslaughter of 19-year-old Daniel Nosek, who died following a stage diving incident at a Lamb Of God show in 2010. The film has very little dialogue, mainly focusing on shots of the Czech capital mixed in with some creepy footage of marionettes.
Blythe released a statement alongside the short work, explaining that the creative process of making the short film helped him through a difficult time, although his lawyer advised him not to unleash it on the public until the trial was over:
“My idea was to show my mindset through film and music during the process of my trial, and have a more ambiguous ending heading into my final day in court. I did not know what was going to happen to me, only that I felt I was doing the right thing by being there.”
You can read Blythe’s full statement and watch the video at his blog. The 42 year old also plans to release a memoir about his experience, expected out in mid-2014, and will be heading back to Australia with Meshuggah next month for a co-headlining tour.