Christopher James Adler (born November 23, 1972) is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God. In July 2015 Adler confirmed on Jamey Jasta's podcast that he is also joining Megadeth as a full time member and will be touring with them during the upcoming album cycle. He is the elder brother of Lamb of God bandmate and guitarist Willie Adler. Chris had played in several local bands before joining Lamb of God in 1994. He is known for his often used Heel-toe technique.
According to DRUM! Magazine, Adler describes his first drum kit as a disaster:
“The bass drum legs were different lengths so they wouldn't touch the ground at the same time. Every time I would hit it, it would wobble from left to right. The cymbal stands were duct taped together, and I think after two or three times playing the kit, the pedalboard actually broke in half because it was made of that crappy old fake metal."
Adler uses Saturn V Mapex Drums, his own signature Black Panther 12x5.5" snare, and Gibraltar Hardware. He also uses and endorses Evans Drumheads, Pro-Mark signature Sticks, Trick Big Foot Pedals and Meinl Cymbals. Chris helped Meinl produce the 24" MB20 Pure Metal Ride for him and helped with the creation of the 12" Soundcaster Custom Distortion Splash. He also uses a Roland pad and TD-7 Module to trigger an 808.