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Christopher James Adler (born November 23, 1972) is an American drummer, best known as the founder of the heavy metal band Lamb of God from 1994–2019, and Grammy Award winning member of Megadeth. Adler became a member of the heavy metal band Megadeth from 2015–2017, playing all percussion on their fifteenth album Dystopia and performed all touring dates in support of that album as well as the touring and creative obligations with the band he founded, Lamb of God (1994–2019). In his 7th Grammy nomination, "Dystopia" won Adler his first Grammy Award for the Best Metal Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards. In 2006, Adler collaborated with revered progressive guitarist Ron Jarzombek and began the project Blotted Science. In 2013, Adler moved to Toronto, Canada to contribute to and record the album "Volition" with the progressive metal band Protest the Hero. The album went on to deliver Adler his first Juno Award (Canadian equivalent to the US Grammy). In 2014, he contributed several drum tracks to the Testament album Dark Roots of the Earth. In 2016, Adler recorded three songs with Jim Gillette, Michael Angelo Batio, and Victor Wooten in a California studio for a Nitro reunion album. As of October 2017, he left the Nitro reunion project to focus on a mid-2018 release and tour with Lamb of God. Adler is the elder brother of Lamb of God bandmate and rhythm guitarist Willie Adler. Willie joined the band based on Adler's recommendation, replacing Abe Spear. Adler played in several local bands including Calibra, Jettison Charlie, Grouser and Darker Days before founding the heavy metal band Lamb of God (1994–2019) in 1994. Adler is pescatarian and has worked with PETA.