LAMB OF GOD Drummer And Founding Member CHRIS ADLER Leaves Band
In an official statement released by Lamb Of God, the metal band has confirmed the departure of their drummer and co-founder Chris Adler.
The influential drummer was injured in a motorcycle accident last year and stopped touring with the band. "We're very proud of everything this band has accomplished over the last two decades. We would like to thank Chris Adler for his contributions over the years and wish him the best in his future endeavors," wrote his bandmates.
Thank you all for the overwhelming amount of well wishes in response to my current absence from the Lamb of God shows. I’m humbled to know how many and how much you care. I had a motorcycle accident late last year that shattered my collarbone and right shoulder and also chipped bones in my hip. While surgery corrected the broken bones and I was able to play earlier this year, I experienced some issues related to the injuries that needed to be addressed with a rigorous schedule of physical and occupational therapy which, is what I have been doing regularly since July. I am making great progress in addition to playing/practicing every day. Playing drums is what I do and refuse to do it poorly. I will be back behind the kit ASAP. Thanks again for the love! See you soon, Chris
Art Cruz, who filled in for Chris during his rehabilitation, officially joins Lamb of God as their new drummer.