EX-LAMB OF GOD Drummer CHRIS ADLER To MARK MORTON: ‘You Are A F**ing Douche’

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Former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and band’s guitarist Mark Morton got into a war of words on Twitter.

Adler‘s comment was apparently prompted by Morton‘s revelation that the guitarist was blocked on Twitter by Lee J. Carter, the American politician who represented the 50th district in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2018 to 2022.

Yesterday (March 9), Mark shared a screenshot of a Twitter notification that he was blocked, and included the message, “But whyyyyyyyy?!?!?”, to which Chris responded, “Maybe because you are a f*cking douche.”

Within minutes, Morton fired back with “I usually wait until after dark to drunk message my exes.”

Whether or not this was some ribbing, a publicity stunt or genuine beef, remains unclear.

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LAMB OF GOD and Chris Adler officially parted ways in 2019. He has since been replaced by Art Cruz, who has previously played with PRONG and WINDS OF PLAGUE, and filled in for Adler on several LAMB OF GOD tours in 2018 and 2019.

In June 2020, Adler said that “everybody parted on good terms. I left my drum throne in good hands with Art, who has been a friend. I think I met Art when he was 17 years old — I’ve got a picture of me and him standing outside the bus when he stood there waiting for an autograph. So he and I have been friends for a long time.

“And, obviously, the guys in the band are not only family,” referring to the fact that his brother Willie plays guitar for LAMB OF GOD, “but became great friends over 25 years. And it was quite a career that we had. It didn’t end — I don’t think anybody from either side would say it ended really particularly well in that I think we all hoped and dreamed and wanted all the same thing but just couldn’t seem to get ourselves on the same page, for whatever reason.

“As much as I loved doing what I was doing, it certainly seems like it was kind of a good time to maybe step away,” he added. “And I think everybody wins in that regard. And I wish the best for them, and I’m sure they do… You have to speak to them — I’m not sure — but I hope they do for me.

“I didn’t leave because I didn’t want to be involved with music or play the drums. [And] I didn’t leave the band because I was wanting to do something too heavy or too light or anything like that. It was just kind of a mutual crossroads… The shoe didn’t fit anymore on either side.

“I’m happy to have had been a part of it. I think if I was [still] in that band, I would be pushing even further than what we’ve ever done before.”