Drummer Chris Adler of Richmond, Virignia metallers LAMB OF GOD and Meinl cymbals have announced select special meet-and-greet dates taking place later this fall. Chris will appear at Sam Ash in New York City, New York (Manhattan) on Tuesday, November 15 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Sam Ash in Carle Place, New York on Wednesday, November 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Just Drums in Midlothian, Virginia on Saturday, December 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Make sure to stop by, say hello, check out the killer Meinl cymbal section at each appearance, and possibly win some great Meinl giveaway prizes!
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LAMB OF GOD‘s self-taught rhythm wizard spent much of 2009 and 2010 headlining tours and major festivals behind the band’s well-received “Wrath” studio album and “Hourglass” box set. In March 2011, Chris also set out on a successful clinic tour, wrote a number of articles for Modern Drummer, had a signature snare drum produced by Mapex, and released his first instructional book, “The Making Of New American Gospel: Drum Tablature, Short Stories And Reflections”.
In a February 2011 interview with MetalInsider.net, Adler was asked if he still feels challenged as a metal drummer. “Yeah, absolutely!” he replied. “Every day! I think that’s a secret that maybe nobody will let you know, that all of us are backstage with our fingers crossed. Holding on is a tricky rope. I just have to feel good about the songs that I write and performing them. They’re rarely ever perfect, and I still get the jitters before we go onstage. I don’t want to say I don’t have any confidence as a drummer. I listen back and hear cool stuff and realize that I’m playing in a cool band, but I don’t walk into it with a bunch of ego either. I don’t go into the studio with the guys and think to myself, ‘Hey, you’re one special drummer that people write about in magazines!’ I still have to challenge and prove it to myself all the time. I guess I’m a bit self-conscious about it in that I want to be as good as I can for the band. So yeah, it hasn’t really changed over time. I’ve always wanted to never allow myself to, whether it’s true or if I’ve gotten to that place where you’re talking about, I haven’t allowed myself to swallow that yet.”
LAMB OF GOD will release its new album, “Resolution”, in North America on January 24, 2012 via Epic Records (one day earlier internationally through Roadrunner Records). The CD was recorded at various studios in Virginia and New York with producer Josh Wilbur, who worked on the band’s last effort, 2009’s “Wrath”.
“Resolution” will feature 14 songs and will come in a digipack with artwork by longtime art director Ken Adams.