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Is That LAMB OF GOD's Chris Adler Drumming on the New SLIPKNOT Album?

Posted by on August 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Last Friday, the weekend kicked off with a bang when Slipknot released their new song, "The Negative One," their first new song in six years. The thing is, that's all they released. There was no new info on, say, when the new album comes out, or who is drumming in the band since Joey Jordison was dismissed. We had a few suggestions on a replacement and there were even rumors a few months ago that the spot had gone to drummer Jay Weinberg but today a new rumor has popped up.

An avid metalhead submitted a theory to our friends at MetalSucks that he thinks that Chris Adler and here's why:

Ok yes it is all speculative, but hear me out.

I’ve been a slipknot fan since the 1st album came out, and a lamb of god fan since ashes of the wake came out. I’m also a drummer. Not a “Neal Peart is god mike portnoy paradiddles and rudiments!” drummer, I just play drums and I play along to LOG often.

I’ve listened to “The Negative One” several times now, and I’m telling you: that’s Chris adler. The mix sounds just like his tracks from sacrament. It also sounds like his black panther snare. But most of all, there are a lot of “flam” fills all over the song, VERY typical of what Chris does on almost every LOG song. (Think the intro to “Forgotten Lost Angels” and the pre-chorus on “The Faded Line” etc.

Again, I could be wrong, but if I’m right, just remember- YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.

Let's compare for ourselves, shall we?

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I've heard the parts of the songs he's talked about and he may be right. Plus, Adler had nothing but downtime since January with Lamb of God being on break. Also, Adler has experience being a session drummer having previously worked with Protest the Hero.

But, would Slipknot really want somebody drumming on the album who couldn't commit full time? Maybe they figured he would just come in for the session and they would then fine a suitable touring drummer. I'm sure we'll probably get more answers tomorrow when the official music video for the track is released.

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