On June 1, 1994, Chris Adler jammed with a bassist friend, John Campbell, for the first time. This humble jam session laid the groundwork for what would become the frontrunner of a reinvigorated American metal sound.
You’re relaxing at home, maybe even doing a little practicing, when the phone rings. The person on the other end needs a sub—and fast. The pressure is on, and you need to prepare.
It’s tough to know where the MMW drummer’s wide-ranging interests end and his singular rhythmic creations begin. And that is so okay.
A pair of late-2012 releases—one crackling with live energy, the other conjuring plenty of studio magic—shows two sides of one crafty drummer.