A Heavy Metal Memoir

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By Mark Morton

With Ben Opipari

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A gritty, revealing heavy metal memoir by Lamb of God’s guitarist and lyricist, Mark Morton, which explores both his life in music and his tumultuous path through addiction and into recovery


  • “Morton writes movingly of the way pain and art are intimately linked, and has a sharp eye for the gifts afforded by sobriety… It’s a raw yet hopeful portrait of a tumultuous life.” 
    Publisher's Weekly
  • "A highly readable and often touching memoir."
    Library Journal
  • “I’ve spent over half of my life crossing the globe with Mark Morton, and during that time he has been many things to me—bandmate, fellow roofer, drinking and drugging partner-in-crime, and even occasional drunken brawling opponent. Most importantly, he’s been my dear friend. But for almost a decade, I was thoroughly convinced I would find him dead in his tour bus bunk. This book tells those stories, but it is also the story of how I got my friend back. I don’t worry about him dying anymore, so read this and know that there is still hope, even when everything falls to pieces.”
    D. Randall Blythe, author of Dark Days and singer of lamb of god
  • "As a Virginia native and as a music lover and as a former knockabout kid who loved to sneak out and head to Richmond, I found this searing,  emotional,  furiously raw and real memoir to be a REVELATION.  Mark Morton peels back the layers of his soul and lays them bare. This is more than a memoir,  it is a testament to the power of music and the love that it creates. Bravo!” 
    S.A. Cosby, bestselling author of ALL THE SINNERS BLEED and RAZORBLADE TEARS

On Sale
Jun 25, 2024
Page Count
320 pages
Hachette Books

Mark Morton

About the Author

Mark Morton is best known as the lead guitarist and co-lyricist of the Grammy-nominated heavy metal band, Lamb of God. He lives in Virginia.

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