Lamb Of God Officially Part Ways With Chris Adler

Lamb Of God have officially parted ways with Chris Adler. Art Cruz (Winds Of Plague, etc.) will now serve as the band’s permanent drummer.

The group commented:

“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.

Thank you,

John, Mark, Randy & Willie”

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Black Veil Brides & Lamb Of God Singers Pay Tribute To Late Disney Channel Star Cameron Boyce

Actor Cameron Boyce has sadly passed away at the age of 20. His death was the result of a seizure that was related to an “ongoing medical condition.” Boyce was known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise “Descendants,” the TV show “Jessie,” and Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups” movies. He will also appear in the “American Satan” spinoff series “Paradise City,” which stars Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria). A number of people have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor including Biersack and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe. You can see what they had to say below:

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“Shine on, Bright Star” Hollywood, CA. 1.5.2019 It is with a heavy heart that I must bid this young man, @thecameronboyce, a peaceful journey on his trip to the great beyond. I met Cameron working in Hollywood- we did some acting together for an upcoming production. Cameron was a Disney child actor, now growing into a young man- he was just 20 years old when he died last night of natural causes due to an ongoing medical condition. Despite being famous as a child star, he was as about as down to earth as a person could get, which greatly impressed me- there was absolutely zero sense of entitlement about him. We had a lot of laughs on set, not to mention good talks on the nature & perils of fame. Cameron was incredibly talented- he could dance, sing, & was a brilliant actor with a great sense of humor & a genuine curiosity about the world- just truly a joy to watch perform. I would watch him on set doing his thing & think “Man- he’s SO GOOD.” Incidentally, his paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Allen) Boyce, is a Civil Rights icon, one of the first 12 African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the south, in 1956- I believe that this sort of upbringing lead to his strength of character, & philanthropic nature. Although he & I came from very different worlds- the Disney scene & the heavy metal music world are pretty much polar opposites- we got along well & I was really looking forward to seeing & working with him again. I extend my most sincere condolences to Cameron’s family & friends. The world needs more socially aware & kind hearted young men, & we certainly lost a good one last night. I took this photo on set- you can see the kindness in his eyes. Safe journey, bro- see you on the other side. #ripcameronboyce #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

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Watch Pro-Shot Live Footage Of Lamb Of God & Jinjer’s Sets From 2019 Full Force Festival

ARTE Concert have shared pro-shot footage of Lamb Of God and Jinjer’s sets from the 2019 Full Force Festival in Gräfenhainichen, Germany. You can watch those below:

Chris Adler Reportedly Set To Return To The Stage This Year, But Not With Lamb Of God

It looks like Chris Adler will be returning to the stage this year, but not with Lamb Of God. The drummer will be taking part in the “Hail! Rockstar Extravaganza,” alongside vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and bassist James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth, etc.). The dates for that have yet to officially be announced, but an October 19 date at the Rock House in Moscow, Russia has leaked out. Adler has not been touring with Lamb Of God due to injuries he suffered during a 2017 motorcycle accident. During his absence, Art Cruz (Winds Of Plague, Prong) has been filling in. When asked about Adler’s potential return, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe said he had “no comment.”

[via The PRP]

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Lamb Of God, Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Etc. Performing At Hellfest

ARTE Concert have shared pro-shot footage of Lamb Of God, Testament, Cradle Of Filth, Kvelertak, and Carpathian Forest’s full sets at Hellfest Open Air in Clisson, France. You can watch those performances below:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Says He Has “No Comment” On Chris Adler’s Status With The Band

As previously reported, Lamb Of God have been touring without drummer Chris Adler due to complications related to injuries he suffered during a 2017 motorcycle accident. Now, during a recent interview with WSOU, frontman Randy Blythe was asked about Adler’s status in the group and he responded with the following: “It’s hard to say what’s gonna happen with Chris Adler. I have no comment on him.” During Adler’s absence, the band have been touring with Art Cruz (Prong, Winds Of Plague).

[via Blabbermouth]

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Falls Onstage In Camden, NJ

During Lamb Of God’s May 24 set in Camden, NJ, Randy Blythe ended up taking a fall after jumping and slipping on an ego riser. The frontman shared some photos and footage from the incident in the below Instagram post:

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I’m well known as an energetic front man. I’m constantly moving, jumping off shit, climbing on top of stuff, just generally running around like a rabid chicken w/his head cut off. This has always been my way, & this is what my favorite frontmen always did- you see, I came up seeing bands like Bad Brains & The Jesus Lizard- HR & David Yow WENT OFF on stage. So I give 110% EACH NIGHT, EVERY NIGHT. If you aren’t doing that, get off the stage, you damn weakling. I’m also 48 years old. That means that I’ve played hundreds & hundreds of shows. That means… shit happens. Let’s take last night in Camden NJ for example- last song of the set. I’m feeling good. The band, we are a’ rawking. I’ve been running around for 50 minutes, screaming my head off, jumping, kicking, throwing down. It’s near the very end of the last song. Time for one more high kick before the audience sings the last chorus. I approach the two foot tall welded metal ego box. I plant my left foot, balancing on the edge of the ego riser, & swing my right leg up. EXHIBIT A, PHOTO # 1: YEAH, RANDY, YEAH! FUCK YEAH! Just look at that kick! Damn dude- you’re looking GOOD! What grace! What poise! What POWER! That kick would take someone’s head clean off! Freddy Madball would be proud. WAIT! Uh-oh… the ego riser is slick. Something crappy is about to happen… EXHIBIT B, PHOTO # 2: NO, RANDY, NO! TOO MUCH POWER IN THE KICK ON A WET SURFACE! Shit! Left foot slides out from underneath you! This sucks! Mid-air, you realize: RANDY, YOU ARE NOT LOOKING SO GOOD, YOU GODDAMNED IDIOT. SHIT! FUCK! CURL INTO A BALL LIKE WHEN YOU SLAM SKATEBOARDING! HERE IT COMES! BLAM! & you slam into the ego box on your side- OUCH! 1st thought: please don’t let my ribs be broken. 2nd thought: PLEASE let @kevinwilsonnyc have caught that! Roll off ego riser, jump to feet in a split second, finish the song & the set. EXHIBIT C, PHOTO # 3- walk off stage. Tell horrified looking friends that you are not dead, & that nothing is broken. Notice imprint of metal box on back stamped into your flesh. Go ice down back. Wake up sore next day for last day of tour. Remind yourself that you are pushing 50. Walk it off, son… 😂😂😂 ROCK AND ROLL, BABY

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