Is Lamb of God's Chris Adler the New Slipknot Drummer?

Have we got a juicy rumor for you...

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Following the departure of longtime drummer Joey Jordison, Slipknot still haven't announced their new sticksman, but have wrapped up their new album, leaving the crowd tingling about the identity of the mysterious musician.

A juicy rumor has recently surfaced over on Metal Sucks, claiming that Lamb of God's Chris Adler is in fact the man behind the kit on the new tune.

Seeing that Lamb of God are on a hiatus and in somewhat of a financial struggle following singer Randy Blythe's trial, it does make sense for Adler to find another gig, and playing with Slipknot can certainly be lucrative. But an explanation from a user named hotbbq2001 focuses strictly on the drumming aspect. Check it out below.

"OK yes it is all speculative, but hear me out. I've been a Slipknot fan since the first 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."

As the same source further indicates, Adler had also played drums with Protest the Hero on their latest album, so side gigs aren't something he's a stranger to. Finally, check out the new Slipknot single and the referenced LoG tracks to let us know if you're hearing what Mr. hotbbq2001 is saying.

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    It's not him. It's Dave Grohl of course
    tomorrow in UG news section "COULD SLIPKNOTS NEW DRUMMER BE DAVE GROHL?!" "Rumor has it slipknots new drummer is actually dave grohl! the rumor started yesterday when our very own user AlexGreat1234 commented "It's not him. It's Dave Grohl of course". These rumors hold strong ground since the Foo Fighters front man has worked in the past with other bands including Queens Of The Stone Age and used to drum for Nirvama! What do you think? Is AlexGreat123 right? Let us know!"
    I like how they created the slipknot drum head, that makes this all the more believable...
    Well the music video is coming out in half an hour I would have thought the new drummer and bassist would appear in the music video.
    Haha, you got downvoted for saying pretty much the same thing above.
    At first I thought it might be a drumming software of some sort but despite this only being a rumour I can actually hear it.
    Well, we're still up in the air on who it is so?
    I'm a diehard Slipknot fan, but come on. What the heck. They're not in the video at all and it focuses on a young woman with what is presumably split personality disorder performing rituals for her other half, with shots of her cleansing herself of dirt in semi-provocative fashion. For five minutes. Hmm. Okay.
    I think the reason being this isn't the single. They're releasing 'The Devil In I' on the 15th of August, which is the official single. That music video should have them in it. This is a gift to the Slipknot fans, as Corey said to Zane Lowe from the BBC.
    I was fairly certain it was actually David Wallace's son.
    "David, what's the square footage of this house?"-Dwight..... "Dwight! That's very inappropriate! David, how much did this house cost?" - Michael Scott. Lol
    As long as he is a kick.a.s.s drummer, the rest is not that important.
    "The mix sounds just like his tracks from 'Sacrament." He does realise that Chris Adler doesn't mix the songs... their producer does. Chris Adler may choose his drum kit, but mixing and EQing of drums can DRASTICALLY change the sound. So basing the fact that it SOUNDS like the drums on Sacrament, doesn't even remotely prove it's chris adler.
    totally agreed. and i must complement: judging by LoG's songs, chris's style is not somenthing that peculiar, as told by the nutjob log/slip fan....
    I'm not a fan of either of these bands but it would be pretty cool if this guy figured it out on his own. I hope he's right
    Sounds a lot like him. The kick and fill style is exactly on. If it's not Chris it's someone emulating him.
    Maybe it is, I hear potential similarities but I wouldn't have thought that he'd be able to continually drum for two bands of this size very smoothly without some future clashes of schedule.
    At least this is all coming from a credible source. Some dude who plays drums in his bedroom and posts stuff to internet forums.
    This isnt news UG. When your source for a rumor is purely just a fan who plays the drums and listens to slipknot and lamb of god thinks it might be lamb of gods drummers. Maybe it is, maybe it isnt, but this is not a rumor, its just some guys humble opinion. What next? Is UG going to start coming up with rumors that their writers over hear some guy saying in a bar?
    Blame the source, 'cause once a major metal news site reported it, which Metalsucks is, it became news
    Calm down buddy, they aint the BBC and they aint CNN. If you hadnt noticed, the Top 10 lists are also in the News Section and they sure aint anything beyond opinions of site users. Chill out.
    I hope they don't make him wear one of those horribly ridiculous masks if this is true.
    Chris is my favorite drummer but I'm not lovin this track hopefully the next single is better.
    Years ago a friend of mine who doesn't listen to metal was telling a story of how he was in my car rummaging through my cd collection and told everyone that I had some cd called "leg of lamb" it was my lamb of god ashes of the wake album lol! We still laugh about it, my stupid Colombian hip hop listening currently in jail friend
    He can be right or not, it's hard to tell. If it results being the LoG dude this guy deserves a medal for his drumming knowledge. But in other side, there's plenty of bands that play aggresiv music like the type of Log and their drummers do similar fills or whatever drummers call it.... i'm really expecting more from this.
    Its very plausable that Adler is hitting the skins for Slipknot on this tune,I can here some stylistic similarities without even listening to any of the LOG tracks listed above.So why the f$#@ck not?Good sounding track to!
    You know when I heard The Negative One I thought the drumming was very LoGish