It was the biggest news story of the week back in July when Lamb of God announced they were parting ways with long-time drummer Chris Adler, who told the world:
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.
Now, this caught fans by surprise. Its seemed a little too disingenuous and blunt for a departure and we have been waiting to her Chris’ side of the story ever since. Well, he’s finally broken his silence and oh boy it’s how we imagined.
In a lengthy Facebook post he revealed:
I feel it is time to address the many questions being asked about my departure from Lamb Of God.
Allow me to start with a relative concept of understanding. We all gave our lives to this, 26 years is not flippant. Each one of us sacrificed and lost much on a personal level to live the dream we had when we were kids. I will always love each member of the band for believing in me and agreeing to take on the world. We managed to find some love in the machine, but in turn it took things that cannot be recovered. I did not leave the dream. I did not make the decision to leave my life’s work. The truth is that, I am I unwilling to paint by numbers. I wish my brothers all the best in their continued ventures. I can assure you that you will hear from me again. I was given a gift and hope to continue to share it.
Many have asked about a motorbike accident I had in Thailand in 2017. It’s true that it was not pretty, but I’ve been well since August of 2018. Thank you for your concerns.
I support my friends and the dream I allowed them to share in. I loved and am still humbled by every second of the smiles and horns we elicited. There is an ambiguous concept in our world of “selling out”. I cannot define that outside of my personal understanding, but know that being trapped in a “creative” formula and/or playing the same song 10,000 times did not bolster my love of playing. I’m never been one to “phone it in.”I’d rather mow the grass.
I acknowledge and am truly grateful of achieving my childhood dream. I have 2 GRAMMYS that sit on my mothers mantle piece. I think she deserves 3 so this party isn’t over.
I was not given a choice in this and my dream is alive.
Feel free to say hello if you see me mowing the grass. It never gets old. I appreciate each and every one of you!
Interesting turn of events. LoG continue on with their careers with Art Cruz on the drums. Does this change your perception of the band? It’s definitely got us thinking…
Mark Morton tweeted (then deleted) the below tweets, I’m assuming they’re connected to Chris’ statement!? He also followed it up with the song link below (which he also deleted shortly after)…
Well folks…the rains finally stopped here in Virginia…looks like it’s gonna be a beautiful couple days….think I’m gonna get out and mow the lawn. pic.twitter.com/XkwtL6ISka
— Mark Morton (@MarkDuaneMorton) October 23, 2019
This is getting juicy, stay tuned for the aftermath today!!!