Former Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler has a new project called Firstborne and are streaming their first EP. The group comprises of Girish Pradhan (Girish and The Chronicles) on vocals, Myrone on guitar, and James LoMenzo (White Lion, Black Label Society) on bass. This is the first taste of new music since he left Lamb of God in late 2o19. Apparently, the band is already scheduling to release a second EP in fall 2020.
The band specifically chose to release the EP today on Juneteenth because Bandcamp is donating 100 percent of its cut of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Firstborne fully supports the cause and is said to make an additional donation from every sale during the first release week.
Bassist LoMenzo shared his experience working in Firstborne:
“Every single part of this experience has been extremely surreal for me. Girish is one of the best metal vocalists on the planet, Chris is one of the most influential drummers of the last 25 years, and JLO can play anything from MEGADETH to John Fogerty to Motown and everything in between. I can’t believe I get to share space on a .wav with them.”
Adler also commented on the collaborative process and creating the band:
“I’ve been incredibly fortunate in my creative endeavors. From the start, I sought out the best players I could find to work alongside. It’s been an incredible journey that is clearly not over. Some things have changed. This may not be exactly what people expect from me right now, and I’m aware and embrace that. It’s time for something new. I’m have a platform to present something important, true and collaborative. Creating FIRSTBORNE beckons cohesiveness as a mission statement.
This is not about being mad all the time, egos or fabricating polarizing drama. ‘This is right’ is now my alarm clock. Girish, Myrone and James have the exact locker room mentality of ‘kill ’em all! but let’s make sure everyone is okay and having a kick-ass time’ that I try and bring to everything I do. Firstborne is the result of all of my experiences, both positive and negative, and I’m proud of what we are doing together.”
Below is the EP tracklist:
02) The Anthem
03) Roll the Dice
05) Hunter Hunted
Check out the Firstborne EP below!