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Adrenaline Mob Will Release New Album We The People In June

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by Morgan Brunner

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 to Tour Brazil with Noturnall and Host More Sonic Stomp Clinics

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by Morgan Brunner

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.

 

Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando Honors Randy Rhoads

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by Chrissy Mauck

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.”

Mike Orlando to Host Clinic at All Music in New York

Posted on October 21st, 2015 by MDuffy

Mike Orlando All Music
Adrenaline Mob and Sonic Stomp guitarist Mike Orlando is hosting a clinic on Saturday, Oct. 24 at All Music in Long Island, N.Y.

The event – which includes a Q&A session and meet and greet – will take place from 6-8 p.m.

R.S.V.P. for the event here.

Sample Music From Mike Orlando’s New Band A Beautiful Disaster

Posted on July 8th, 2015 by MDuffy

A Beautiful Disaster

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 Runs Through His Rig on ‘That Metal Gear’

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by MDuffy

Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob recently appeared on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, where he exhibited his supreme shredding skills while taking the program in and out of commercial breaks.

In addition, he took some time to run through his rig with Mark Strigl for an online-exclusive episode of That Metal Gear.

Orlando discussed his favorite guitars, which include a shimmering Charvel Super Stock So-Cal.

Check it out after the jump. (more…)

Mike Orlando Shreds at Randy Rhoads Remembered Concert

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by MDuffy

Mike Orlando Randy Rhoads Remembered
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…)

Adrenaline Mob Unveils New Tour Promo Video

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by MDuffy

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.

Check out the video below.

Check Out a New Adrenaline Mob Track

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by MDuffy

The concussive force of Adrenaline Mob is looming on the horizon, as the band is set to release their new album Men of Honor on Feb. 18 in the U.S.

And the hard rock foursome has recently given fans a taste of what’s to come with a lyric video for the track “Feel the Adrenaline.”  In it, the words of the song splash across the a backdrop of a long and lonesome desert road, with the guys riding their motorcycles across the sierra.

Check it out below and visit Adrenaline Mob’s official Facebook page to keep up with the band.

Note: Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando will hold a free clinic at the Collective School of Music in New York City on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m.   To reserve seats, call (212)741-0091 (ext. 100).

Adrenaline Mob Release New Lyric Video

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by MDuffy


Adrenaline Mob’s latest album Men of Honor is set to drop on Feb. 18, and the supergroup recently premiered a lyric video for one of their new tracks.

“Come On Get Up” is led by a thumping groove and heavy guitar riffs.  In addition, guitarist Mike Orlando handles some of the vocal duties, trading lines with singer Russell Allen.

Check out the lyric video after the jump and visit Adrenaline Mob’s official Facebook page for more information.  (more…)

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