Dig it! Talkin’ with guitarist Mike Orlando about the new Adrenaline Mob CD ‘Men Of Honor’



We are honored to once again speak with Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando! We get the rundown on the new Men Of Honor release, and the addition of A. J. Pero to the Mob. The Mob is BACK!


it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ADRENALINE MOB!

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ADRENALINE MOB Releases Two More ‘Romeo Delight’ Commentary Videos with GuitarWorld.com‏

ADRENALINE MOB Releases Two More ‘Romeo Delight’ Commentary Videos with GuitarWorld.com

Upcoming Headline Tour Kicks Off with Release of New Covers EP ‘Coverta’ on March 12, 2013


ADRENALINE MOB, featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), John Moyer (Disturbed) and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp), and GuitarWorld.com have posted two more exclusive videos of ADRENALINE MOB discussing the recording of the band’s cover of ‘Romeo Delight’ (originally by Van Halen) for their new covers album Coverta, hitting stores tomorrow. Today’s videos feature commentary from vocalist Russell Allen and bassist John Moyer. You can watch the videos now at this link.

Coverta is an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs. Long-time fans of Mike Portnoy are aware of the multiple cover albums he has released with Dream Theater and with Neal Morse.


01. “High Wire,” Badlands

02. “Stand Up and Shout,” Dio

03. “Break on Through,” The Doors

04. “Romeo Delight,” Van Halen

05. “Barracuda,” Heart

06. “Kill the King,” Rainbow

07. “The Lemon Song,” Led Zeppelin

08. “The Mob Rules,” Black Sabbath

Beginning Tuesday, March 12th at 10am at the Best Buy store in Orlando, FL (Alafaya Trail), fans can pick up a copy of Coverta and get it signed by the band after their live performance in the Best Buy store on March 20th. Only 250 wristbands will be given out. Wristbands cannot be replaced. Time is subject to change. Due to anticipated attendance, autographs are on a first come, first served basis. The price ofCoverta at Best Buy is $7.99.

The band’s upcoming tour will consist of two legs this spring and tickets are on sale now. The dates for the first leg are:

3/12 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place

3/13 –New York, NY @ Marlin @ Webster Hall

3/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

3/15 – Pottsville, PA @ Goodfellas

3/16 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire

3/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewster’s Roc Bar

3/19 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

3/20 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven

3/22 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

3/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

3/24 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

3/25 – Abilene, TX @ Lucky Mule

3/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

3/28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

3/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

3/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy

4/1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

4/2 – Kansas City, KS @ The VooDoo Lounge

4/4 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

4/5 – Nashville, TN @ Exit IN

4/6 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

4/7 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

Nothing More will be the support act on the first leg.

For more information on ADRENALINE MOB, please visit www.adrenalinemob.com.

Mike Orlando guitarist for Adrenaline Mob/Tred/Sonic Stomp, on the Hellion Rocks


Well I love what I do. Sometimes the stars align and great things happen. I was recently given the opportunity to do an interview with one of my favorite guitarists, Mike Orlando. First let’s get to know Mike a bit. Mike came onto my radar with the release of Sonic Stomp.


The sonic Stomp release is an instrumental work of art. Ranging from blazing shred to beautifully composed ballads this CD will take you on a trill filled musical journey. Featuring Ron Thal (Bumblefoot) and A.J. Pero from Twisted Sister as special guest performers. When you listen to this CD you will see why Mike should be ranked among the likes of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci,Jason Becker and Yngwie Malmsteen.


Sonic Stomp II kicked my ass from the first note. It is equally amazing as the first, although a bit more intense. This time guests include Mike Romeo & Mike Pinella (Symphony X), Gary Hoey,Shane Gibson (Korn), Joe Stump & also featuring John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen,TNT,James Labrie-Dream Theater,Ark,George Lynch). The magic keeps coming from Mike Orlando and his guitars.


I had heard hints and rumors of this project and was super excited for it to come to light. Omertà was released in March of 2012 to great acclaim.



Featuring, Mike Orlando -guitars and bass, Mike Portnoy- drums, Russell Allen – vocals, Adrenaline Mob is a powerhouse of a band. The album is a testament to solid rock n’ roll. While one can hear the influences of others on the record, it has a unique sound that is distinctly their own. A great album to throw in your player and drive down the road to.


Being released in March of 2013 Covertà, is a collection of covers that hold a special place in the hearts of Adrenaline Mob. The songs were recorded true to style, but with the power, rawness, and aggression that is Adrenaline Mob. We were treated to a teaser of “Romeo Delight” (Van Halen). See it here:

In my opinion, and no disrespect to the legendary Van Halen, “Romeo Delight” was always a more dangerous and aggressive song than the way it was recorded. I feel that Adrenaline Mob has captured that and more in their recording. We will have to wait and see what the rest of the EP holds in store for us.




In conclusion, Mike Orlando is a force in music that should not be missed. You can find more about him, Sonic Stomp, and Adrenaline Mob at:





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