Former Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler has been relatively quiet since his departure from the band. Lamb Of God, where Adler’s brother Willie still serves as a guitarist, just released their self titled album. Though, Lamb of God fans were quite surprised to learn they would also be getting new music from a familiar face — none other than Chris Adler himself.
Adler surprise announced his new band Firstborne, also releasing a new EP to accompany it at the same time his former band was celebrating the release of their new album.
In a statement posted online last year addressing his departure from the band, Adler said he refused to “paint by numbers”, an apparent to the traditional tour/album cycles that exist in nearly every band.
As far as his relationship with his brother Willie, who is still in Lamb of God, Chris says things have been “weird” but maintained that the two are still on good terms.
You know, it’s blood. It’s kind of one of those things, and not that this is the case, but with family, there is a level of disrespect that’s somehow tolerated, [where] it wouldn’t be with friends or whatever. And I don’t think there’s any real disrespect going on here in either direction. So, yeah, we’re gonna be fine.”
You can listen to his new EP over at Bandcamp.