Willie Adler

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Willie Adler
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Willie Adler in 2015
Background information
Birth name William M. Adler
Born (1976-01-26) January 26, 1976 (age 42)
United States
Origin Richmond, Virginia
Genres Groove metal, Thrash metal, Metalcore
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1991-present
Labels Prosthetic, Epic, Roadrunner, Black Market Activities
Associated acts Lamb of God
Website www.lamb-of-god.com

William M. Adler (born January 26, 1976) is the rhythm guitarist in the heavy metal band Lamb of God. He is the younger brother of his bandmate, drummer Chris Adler.


Adler joined Lamb of God after the first guitarist, Abe Spear, left the band. Self-taught, Adler is known for his unconventional style of playing, which includes odd or dissonant chords, unique timing patterns and rhythms, high usage of his fretting hand's pinky finger, wide stretches between frets due to an increased reach, and being an obsessive perfectionist with his right hand rhythm playing. He plays mostly the jagged staccato riffs in Lamb of God's songs, while Mark Morton plays more of the groove-oriented rhythms and solos.

Adler is a primary songwriter in Lamb of God. His songs include "Black Label," "11th Hour," "Blood Junkie," "Hourglass," "Blood of the Scribe," "Beating on Death's Door," "Ashes of the Wake," "Ruin" and "Again We Rise." Adler also co-writes songs with Mark Morton, as he wrote the pre-solo breakdown to "Walk With me in Hell", and all of "In Your Words" up until the atmospheric ending which Mark Morton penned.

Adler has recently worked with the Houston metal band Vehement to produce their six-track promo CD.[1]


With Burn the Priest

With Lamb of God


  1. ^ "Lamb of God Guitarist Producing Vehement Demo". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 

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