Virginia heavy metal favourites Lamb Of God have announced in a statement that they have decided to part ways with their long-time drummer and founding member, Chris Adler.
Adler had taken a break from performing live with the band after sustaining injuries from a motorcycle incident that he was involved in back in late 2017, which he posted about on Instagram (here) a few months ago.
During his absence, Art Cruz (Prong/Winds Of Plague) stepped in as a fill-in drummer for Adler, and has now been confirmed as his full-time replacement.
You can read the band’s full statement confirming Adler‘s departure and Cruz‘s joining below.
“Dear Lamb of God fans,
We returned last week from a great European festival run and our final tour with Slayer in North America. We are excited to keep the momentum going and dive into the next record.
We’d like to officially welcome Art Cruz, who has been playing drums with us on tour for the last year, as the new drummer of Lamb of God. Art will be joining us in the studio as we begin pre-production and recording of a new album.
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.
John, Mark, Randy & Willie”
More details surrounding the band’s eagerly awaited ninth album and follow-up to 2015’s ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang’ will be confirmed as it develops.
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