Mike Orlando knows his way around a guitar. End of story.
But, in case you need further proof, bear witness to the new video trailer to Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp, the Adrenaline Mob guitarist’s upcoming DVD.
Due out Dec. 3, Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp was recorded at Thiago Bianchi’s Fusao Studios in Brazil with members of the Brazilian progressive metal band Noturnal.
In the new four-minute trailer, Orlando showcased a few songs from the DVD, including “Jam,” “A Vision Of You” and the title track. On each, he delivered searing performances on his custom Charvel. His brisk fretwork is paired nicely with the instrumental prowess of Noturnall’s drummer Aquiles Priester, bassist Fernando Quesada and keyboardist Junior Carelli.
Brazilian fans can pre-order the DVD here, while U.S. and other international fans can pre-order here.
Adrenaline Mob released new album We the People on Friday, June 2, and new single “Lords of Thunder” can be heard below.
Main members Mike Orlando (guitar) and Russell Allen (vocals) focused their writing efforts on the band’s third studio album on recent political events and their sentiments towards the current climate.
The heavy and melodic track “Lords of Thunder” reinforces that polarizing theme with the following lyrics mixed in between impressive soloing from Orlando.
You can die today or you can join with me
So let your voice be heard and tell us where you stand
We value the word of each and every man
Listen to the track now, and also watch the official video for We the People’s opening track “King of the Ring” below. The band is also about to head out on the road this summer. View tour dates here.
Adrenaline Mob has announced that new album We The People will be released on June 2 and will coincide with a supporting world tour. Vocalist Russell Allen and Charvel guitarist Mike Orlando recruited new members in drummer Jordan Cannata and bassist David Zablidowsky to record the follow-up to 2014’s Men Of Honor.
Adrenaline Mob’s music has always been politically charged, and the album’s cover art and title indicates the band will continue to voice their opinion on the subject. The first song Orlando wrote for We the People is a track titled “Blind Leading the Blind,” which expresses his sentiments around the Trump/Clinton presidential campaign.
“The title track is very much inspired by the past election year,” explained Allen. “It touches on our society, here in America. The album title is a reflection of our times.”
And those times don’t solely focus on politics.
“The songs have certain particular stories that stand on their own,” stated Allen. “Many of them are also driven by the climate we live in today and some are about having a good time, being free and loving rock ‘n’ roll. All the tracks have a personality and character to them.”
Stayed tuned for more from Adrenaline Mob as the new album draws closer this summer.
In the meantime, fans of Orlando should also check out the clip below as he plays “Wheels in Motion” from his work with Sonic Stomp. The track will appear on the fall 2017 Sonic Stomp Live in Brazil DVD.
Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Stomp & Noturnall Band recently announced on his Facebook page that he will return to Brazil for a series of tour dates with Noturnall and a handful of Sonic Stomp clinics in between live shows.
A couple of the clinics will be filmed for a Sonic Stomp DVD that will also include material from the Sonic Stomp shows in the Axes Cruise, previous clinics and more.
View Brazilian dates and Sonic Stomp appearances here.
And to fire up his fans, Orlando accompanied the announcement with an explosive shred session. Check it out below.
During the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., several metal icons teamed up for the “Randy Rhoads Remembered” concert to honor one of the genre’s most legendary guitarists.
Founded in 2013 by former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy and producer Joe Sutton, the event is aimed at recognizing the incredible contributions of the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, whose life was tragically cut short at the young age of 25.
Several artists collaborated on Osbourne’s greatest hits, including “Crazy Train,” “Little Dolls” and “Diary of a Madman.” And for those who couldn’t make it, fans have been sharing some of their footage, including the clip below featuring the fine talents of Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando.
Watch below as Orlando switches between his Charvel and an acoustic guitar for “Diary of a Madman.”
A few months ago, Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando announced on That Metal Show that he had formed a new band called A Beautiful Disaster with vocalist Nick Coyle (Lifer/the Drama Club), bassist Mike Morgan (the Drama Club) and drummer Chris Bones (the Drama Club).
Just recently, A Beautiful Disaster offered a taste of what’s to come with a short teaser clip of new music.
Fans wil have an opportunity to see A Beautiful Disaster in action in February of 2016 when they set sail on the Axes & Anchors Cruise along with the likes of Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker and more.
But until then, watch the teaser after the jump and click here for more information. (more…)
Mike Orlando was one of the artists on hand over the weekend to honor guitar royalty at the “Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration of a Guitar Legend” concert at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.
The Adrenaline Mob axeman had an important job, too, as he lent his prodigious talents to a version of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” in which he had to play both acoustic and electric.
Joined by bassist Phil Soussan, drummer Brian Tichy and vocalist/bassist Michael Devin, Orlando performed the classical intro to the song before unleashing the fury with his Charvel Desolation series guitar.
Watch some fan-shot footage of Orlando after the jump. (more…)
With Adrenaline Mob getting set to hit the road in support of their 2014 album, Men of Honor, the band has released a sweet tour promotional video that showcases their raucous live shows.
Beginning Aug. 22 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn., Adrenaline Mob will then play a series of dates with Erik Leonhardt, formerly of Tantric, on bass, as John Moyer recently revealed that he would not be available for the run.