Megadeth Leader Comments On Chris Adler’s Addition

Lamb of God drummer says he jumped at chance to work with Mustaine

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Chris Adler

We told you yesterday that Chris Adler was definitely Megadeth’s drummer.

In fact, we’ve been saying it’s Chris since that first 15-second video was posted online. Because Adler has his own style, man. And I know it well.

Now, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has commented on the Lamb of God drummer’s appearance on the band’s upcoming 15th record.

“Chris is a tremendous talent, and an amazing person,” says Dave. I agree.

“He is going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to Megadeth that the fans are going to lose their minds over. I have nothing but respect for my previous drummers, but this is going to absolutely KILL,” Dave enthused.

“Back in 1989, Megadeth originally worked as a three piece — guitar, bass and drums — when we laid down the framework to our Grammy-nominated platinum album Rust In Peace,” Mustaine added.

“I want to thank the other members of Lamb of God for allowing this opportunity to take place for all of us in the metal community.”

Chris, who used to do an interview column with us, said that “Megadeth was the game changer for me. Growing up, there was no other band that meant as much to my musical interest and direction. There is no doubt I would not be doing what I have been doing for the past three decades had I not stumbled across Killing Is My Business and the bible of all metal, Peace Sells, in my formative years.”

Adler added: “About 10 years ago, Lamb of God toured with Megadeth and I was able to share that story with Dave and David, and we have kept in touch ever since. When Dave called me a while ago and asked if I was interested in making a thrash metal album with him, I felt like I must’ve been on a hidden-camera show. I was trying to play it cool, but I was speechless other than YES! Once I called my wife and my band guys to let everyone know, I had some time to really think about it and how I can best fit into this situation.”

Adler continued: “I’m coming into this on fire. There is an incredible amount of respect, but the goal here is to make the very best thrash album we can — not just throw names in the CD booklet or be a yes man. Together, I believe we can do something very special! Get ready for a very exciting chapter in the Megadeth legacy.”

Don’t you wish Chris still did his column with us now.

Me too.

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