Following a quarter-century stint as the drummer for American metal kings Lamb of God, Chris Adler is taking things in a new direction with his new band, Firstborne. Playing alongside bassist James LoMenzo—whose credits include time spent with Megadeth, Ozzy, Black Label Society and more—”soft shred” guitarist Myrone and singer Girish Pradhan, Firstborne play a fun and rocking style that may surprise fans of Adler’s previous work.
All stylistic differences aside, Adler’s trademark drum sound is heard loud and clear on “Mourning Star,” the band’s latest single following their self-titled EP release last year. Pradhan takes the track and runs with it, putting on a powerhouse vocal performance that wouldn’t be out of place on a NWOBHM record as Myrone riffs and shreds around his bandmates.
“How do you rephrase the standard press response of ‘here’s our new song and it’s the best,'” Adler asks. “Been there, done that—as have you. I’ll say this, I’m very proud to be in a band with these guys and ‘Mourning Star’ is a great example of why I feel that way. Working with the guys and [producer] Machine on this has been a blast and we are all excited to share it with you today.”
Check out “Mourning Star” at the link below and hear the band’s self-titled EP and previous singles on Bandcamp.