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Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler Is Out and Art Cruz Is In

There is news from the Lamb Of God side of the fence regarding the role of drummer. Take a look at this grab from the bands Official Facebook Page.

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“Dear Lamb of God fans,

We returned last week from a great European festival run and our final tour with Slayer in North America. We are excited to keep the momentum going and dive into the next record.

We’d like to officially welcome Art Cruz, who has been playing drums with us on tour for the last year, as the new drummer of Lamb of God. Art will be joining us in the studio as we begin pre-production and recording of a new album.

We’re very proud of everything this band has accomplished over the last two decades. We would like to thank Chris Adler for his contributions over the years and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Thank you,

John, Mark, Randy & Willie”

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Chris Adler in LOG (2016) by Ken Pierce

PiercingMetal Thoughts: It was recently reported that Adler was doing the drumming for the Heavy Metal supergroup HAIL! who were set to perform in Russia for a brief tour. At the time of this announcement there has NOT been any kind of statement from Adler about his departure from the band. I’ve not witnessed Art in the lineup yet but I am sure that he has the chops to propel a band like LOG forward on the live stage. I will sure miss Chris though since his style was such a unique and tactical one. As news comes to light about this development I will look to keep on top of it all. You readers can chime in with your thoughts about the matter down in the comments section below.

Official Websites:
Lamb Of God: http://www.lamb-of-god.com
Chris Adler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Adler-196137456576/?ref=br_rs

Lamb Of God To Perform On Slayer’s “Final World Tour” Leg 5

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It was just a short time ago when the news began circulating about Slayer and the Fifth Leg of their “Final World Tour”. The North American run will feature support from Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse and the bands full itinerary was outlined HERE. Since the other bands would be releasing their own thoughts and some expanded press notes, I’ve chosen to shine the spotlight on each of them. Here is the Press Release from Lamb Of God.

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The Press Release:
Music legends Slayer have just announced Leg 5: North America, the fifth overall leg of their final world tour. Heavy rock icons LAMB OF GOD will continue on as direct support to the tour, kicking off on May 2, 2019 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix, AZ. The tour will culminate at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA on May 25. LAMB OF GOD, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg 5: North America dates.
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Lamb Of God Announces Spring Headlining Tour w/Clutch & Corrosion Of Conformity

Hopefully a large bunch of you wild and crazy Metalheads were able to enjoy the killer winter tour by Lamb Of God with Anthrax, Deafheaven and Powertrip because you missed a monster if you didn’t. My head was ringing for days and the pain in my neck from the head-banging has finally subsided. Anyway, the band has just unveiled a list of tour dates for the Spring and will be bringing along Clutch (direct support) and Corrosion Of Conformity. Check out the full press release we received and the dates. I’ll return at the end with some additional thoughts.

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The Press Release:
This week, LAMB OF GOD wraps up their winter tour with special guests Anthrax and supporters Deafheaven and Power Trip. If you did not get a chance to catch them on this tour, you will soon – LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce their next U.S. headline tour, which kicks off Saturday, April 30th and features support from renowned rockers Clutch and heavy metal veterans Corrosion of Conformity. Throughout the tour, LAMB OF GOD will perform at several festivals, including Bonnaroo, Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville, Rock’n Derby, and more.
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PiercingMetal Talks To Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine (12/7/2015)

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Megadeth are one of the forefathers of the Thrash Metal movement and on the eve of their announcing their latest touring adventures in support of the forthcoming “Dystopia” album, I had the pleasure of speaking to the bands founder, the great Dave Mustaine. Together we discussed the state of Heavy Metal in this day and age, the selection of new Megadeth members and what fans should expect from the new album and tour. As we didn’t have a whole lot of time to chat, I kept the line of inquiry very quick and to the general point. Here’s our entire discussion.

PiercingMetal: Let me start by saying congratulations on Megadeth surpassing the thirty-year mark. How does it feel to be in command of such a band for that long a time?

Dave Mustaine: I think that anything that you do successfully for a long period of time you have to look at it and ask yourself why is this successful and I think part of that is because we’ve always had one common goal with this band and that was to be true to ourselves and I think that this translates to the fan base. If you believe in what you do, then that starts to lay the foundation for the relationship with your fans that has integrity.

PiercingMetal: Would you think that Metal is in a better place or a worse place today?

Dave Mustaine: It depends because there are so many different genres of Heavy Metal. If you’re saying do I think that Thrash or Speed Metal or Heavy Metal in general is in a better place then it depends because there is a lot of new types of Metal out there. You have Grindcore and all kinds of Black Metal, White Metal, Death Metal just so many other different types but its opened up a lot of doors for different people that are more genre specific that play one very limited type of music and do it really well. I’ve always liked to be able to push the boundaries of what I could do and Megadeth has a lot of influences that are unique to what most Metal bands would do. We have Jazz and Classical influences which I think really helps give us that advantage over a lot of bands that don’t have those influences.
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Megadeth Announces 2016 North American “Dystopia” Tour

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The Boontown Rats once told us that they didn’t like Mondays and like Garfield craving a big ole lasagna I am right there with them unless the Monday in question features news about an upcoming North American tour by the mighty Megadeth. Yep, that is just how my day progressed and I’ve copied the official press release for your own indulgence but will return afterwards to discuss it with you.

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The Press Release:

MEGADETH KICKS OFF THE DYSTOPIA WORLD TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA ON FEBRUARY 20, 2016
Special Guests Include Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok

MEGADETH has announced today the details for the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour, which will kick of in Dallas, TX on February 20, 2016. The North American leg will take them across the U.S, visiting 12 states and throughout Canada. Tickets for the Dystopia World Tour start going on sale Friday, December 11; Check http://www.megadeth.com for specific market info and local on sale times and dates. There will also be an exclusive pre-sale for MEGADETH fan club members on December 8 at 10:00 am local time with details also available at http://www.megadeth.com.
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