PROTEST THE HERO Part Ways With Drummer; Enlist LAMB OF GOD’s Chris Adler For New Album

Thursday, 6th June 2013

Canadian prog/tech metallers PROTEST THE HERO have split with longtime drummer Moe Carlson and have enlisted LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler for their recording of their new album.

“[Moe] approached me one day — he approached everyone individually — and said, ‘Just to let you know, I’m going back to school,’ and I was like, ‘Good for you. That’s awesome,'” PROTEST THE HERO singer Rody Walker told AUX. “And then he said he didn’t have any intentions of touring ever again. That kind of sucked. It was a shock, obviously, but he’s been really good about the whole thing.”

The band explained in a post on its Facebook page: “When our gruelling studio schedule just wouldn’t work with [Moe’s] gruelling school schedule, we realized we would need to find a session player for the new album. With Moe’s guidance and approval, we found us a nice match in [LAMB OF GOD’s] Chris Adler! Having known Chris for a few years, and with he and Moe being drum buddies, it seemed like a perfect fit. We are happy to say that Chris has already come and gone from Canada and has left us with some beautiful drum tracks.”

Speaking to AUX, Walker explained how Adler’s influence could make the new PROTEST THE HERO record — which is tentatively due in the fall — its heaviest to date.

“He’s coming from such a different spot than us,” Walker said. “We come to heavy metal through punk rock. It must have been strange for him playing some punk beats, and some of the punk beats he plays in a heavy metal way. This may come out being one of our more heavy-sounding records, or more metal-sounding record.”

PROTEST THE HERO’s latest studio CD, Scurrilous, was released in March 2011 in North America via Vagrant Records.