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Lamb of God’s Chris Adler Fills In for Exiting Protest the Hero Drummer

Drummer Moe Carlson has left Canadian neo-progsters Protest the Hero, but there’s no drama here. He’s merely exiting to focus on his education. In the interim, PTH drafted Lamb of God skinsman Chris Adler to record the drums for their new album, which they are crowdfunding via Indiegogo. Adler has already recorded his parts for the album, all with Carlson’s blessing.

Adler revealed how his recruitment for this side gig went down, saying, “I was thrilled to get the call to join up and help out my friends in Protest. How could I turn down one of my favorite bands? I’ve done a bit of session work before with Testament and Ron Jarzombek but nothing this immersive.”

The drummer dove right in as though he were a member of the band, admitting that his participation represented some of most physically rigorous work he’s ever done. That’s really saying something.

He continued, “I lived and breathed this record for eight weeks and even lived in Toronto for a month with the guys. The experience was intense to say the least. [It was] some of the most demanding and intricate drum work of my career. I’m very proud to have been a part of the Protest family and can’t wait to have you hear it.”

The band also offered their take on the situation. They stated, “We know we have been silent for the past couple months while we record this beast, but we assure you it’s almost done and is turning out extremely well. We plan on releasing our beloved ‘pupdates’ throughout the summer while we set up to release this new album so stay tuned for that. With all this incredible progress, however, we have some sad news. Our brother and friend Moe has decided to leave the band to go back to school in pursuit of some of his other passions. When our grueling studio schedule just wouldn’t work with his gruelling school schedule, we realized we would need to find a session player for the new album.”

At that point, the addressed Adler, who has earned his reputation as one of metal’s top drummers. They stated, “With Moe’s guidance and approval, we found us a nice match in Chris Adler! Having known Chris for a few years, and with he and Moe being drum-buddies, it seemed like a perfect fit. We are happy to say that Chris has already come and gone from Canada and has left us with some beautiful drum tracks. Can’t wait for you all to hear it!”

That intriguing pairing will be here before you know it. Stay tuned for more on Protest the Hero as their album nears.

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