Earlier this month, former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler returned to India to conduct a series of drum and music-business clinics and live shows titled "The Chris Adler Experience", presented by Gravity Talent. The live shows are seeing Adler supported by a number of the country's top musicians belting out the best-known LAMB OF GOD and MEGADETH material.
Video footage of Adler's November 24 appearance at at Aggressive Tendencies v13.0 at The Moonshine Project in Hyderabad can be seen below (courtesy of Abdullah Khan). Backing Chris at the show were Girish Pradhan (GIRISH AND THE CHRONICLES) on vocals for the MEGADETH set, Sunneith Revankar (BHAYANAK MAUT, UNDYING INC.) on vocals for the LAMB OF GOD set, Tony Das (PEEPAL TREE, THERMAL AND A QUARTER) on guitar, Suraz Karki (GIRISH AND THE CHRONICLES) on guitar and Yogesh Pradhan on bass.
LAMB OF GOD officially parted ways with Chris in July. His replacement is Art Cruz, who has previously played with PRONG and WINDS OF PLAGUE, and filled in for Adler on several LAMB OF GOD tours in 2018 and 2019.
When Adler's absence from LAMB OF GOD's summer 2018 tour was first announced, he released a statement saying that he had been undergoing physical and occupational therapy for injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.
In addition to LAMB OF GOD, Adler has played drums with a number of metal artists, including MEGADETH, NITRO, BLOTTED SCIENCE and PROTEST THE HERO.
Adler is currently playing with the rotating supergroup HAIL!, whose lineup also includes EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and former MEGADETH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist James LoMenzo.
In 2018, Adler launched a management agency, Kintsugi Management. Less than a year old, the company currently works with two bands: BETRAYING THE MARTYRS from France and DYSCARNATE from the U.K.