Chris Adler's Birthday
Christopher James Adler (born November 23, 1972) is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God. Additionally he became a member of thrash metal band Megadeth from 2015-2016, playing on their fifteenth album Dystopia and most dates for the album's tour with his eventual replacement Dirk Verbeuren covering dates he was unable to attend due to Lamb of God commitments. These commitments eventually led to his departure from the band by a mutual decision as he did not wish to leave Lamb of God. "Dystopia" won the Best Metal Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards. In 2006 Adler collaborated with revered progressive guitarist Ron Jarzombek beginning the project Blotted Science. In 2010, Adler moved to Toronto, Canada for 6 weeks and recorded and helped write the album "Volition" with the progressive metal band Protest the Hero. In 2014 he contributed several drum tracks to the Testament album, Dark Roots of the Earth. He is the elder brother of Lamb of God band mate and guitarist Willie Adler. Adler had played in several local bands including Calibra, Jettison Charlie and Grouser before founding Lamb of God in 1994. Adler is pescatarian and has worked with PETA. He is recognized by his left handed playing on a right handed kit, his use of the heel-toe technique, his unusual approach to the drum kit, and his tendency to play in 6/4 time.