Lamb of God have officially confirmed parting ways with Chris Adler on Friday (19th). Over the last few months, questions have been raised on whether or not Adler would return. It was a year ago when the drummer had to sit out from touring due to recovering from a motorcycle accident. The group has now revealed Winds of Plague’s Art Cruz, who has been playing drums with the group since last year is Adler’s official replacement.
The band issued the following statement:
“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”
Following the shocking news, footage of Adler’s final gig with the band has surfaced online.
Check out the clip below: