Former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has taken a swipe at the band’s guitarist Mark Morton.
Yesterday, (March 9) Morton had taken to his Twitter to show that he had been blocked by Lee J. Carter, the American politician who represented the 50th district in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2018 to 2022. The LAMB OF GOD guitarist shared a screenshot of a Twitter notification that he was blocked by Carter, which included the message, “But whyyyyyyyy?!?!?”. Adler soon responded in a since deleted Twitter post which read, “Maybe because you are a fucking douche.” Soon after, Morton fired back with “I usually wait until after dark to drunk message my exes”.
Chris Adler was replaced by drummer Art Cruz in LAMB OF GOD three years ago. Cruz had previously played with the bands PRONG and WINDS OF PLAGUE, and also filled in for Adler on several LAMB OF GOD tours in 2018 and 2019.
Adler addressed his departure from LAMB OF GOD in June of 2020, saying (via BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “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.”
Cruz made his live debut with LAMB OF GOD in July 2018 in Gilford, New Hampshire.
I usually wait until after dark to drunk message my exes https://t.co/o5zyAOyOUI
— Mark Morton 🇺🇸 (@MarkDuaneMorton) March 9, 2022