In a shock to longtime followers, Lamb of God are shifting on with out their founding drummer Chris Adler. The band introduced right now that Artwork Cruz, who had been filling in for Adler on tour, is now the band’s new everlasting stickman.
Adler, whose brother Willie stays within the band, had been sitting out of Lamb of God’s reveals for the previous 12 months, citing accidents he had sustained in a motorbike accident.
Lamb of God toured extensively prior to now 12 months, with Cruz behind the package, primarily supporting Slayer on the thrash legends’ farewell tour.
Adler had just lately been introduced as a part of an all-star lineup of steel musicians who’re enjoying a gig in Russia this October, main followers to imagine he can be returning to the package for Lamb of God, however now we all know that isn’t the case.
Previous to his gig with Lamb of God, Cruz had performed within the band Prong and remains to be an lively member of the band Winds of Plague.
A press release from Lamb of God, as posted to their Fb web page this afternoon, not solely mentions the lineup change, however informs followers that Cruz will hit the studio with the band to report their subsequent album:
Expensive Lamb of God followers,
We returned final week from a terrific European competition run and our closing tour with Slayer in North America. We’re excited to maintain the momentum going and dive into the subsequent report.
We’d wish to formally welcome Artwork Cruz, who has been enjoying drums with us on tour for the final 12 months, as the brand new drummer of Lamb of God. Artwork might be becoming a member of us within the studio as we start pre-production and recording of a brand new album.
We’re very pleased with every thing this band has achieved during the last twenty years. We want to thank Chris Adler for his contributions over time and need him the perfect in his future endeavors.
John, Mark, Randy & Willie
Adler performed drums on Megadeth’s Grammy-winning 2016 album, Dystopia, however couldn’t stay with the band on tour because of his commitments with Lamb of God.
We caught up with Lamb of God guitarist Willie Adler and bassist John Campbell for a video interviewat Sonic Temple competition in Could, they usually made no point out of the lineup change, telling us that the brand new album was “precedence No. 1” for the band. Watch that interview beneath.