ADRENALINE MOB — the new band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy  (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), SYMPHONY X frontman  Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP),  bassist Paul DiLeo and STUCK MOJO/FOZZY axeman Rich
Ward
— will release its debut EP on August 9. The self-titled effort will  available via iTunes as well as sold in physical form at the group’s
upcoming shows and online store. Self-produced by the band, “Adrenaline  Mob” features four original tracks as well as a blistering cover of the
Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH classic “The Mob Rules”.

 

From the opening riff of “Psychosane” through the over-six-minute  epic-sounding “Hit The Wall”, it is clear that ADRENALINE MOB are
in class all their own as musicians.

 

“Releasing the EP gives fans around  the world a chance to get a taste of the MOB NOW without having to wait  until the full-length album comes out at the beginning of next year,” states  Portnoy.

 

“Adrenaline Mob” track listing:

01.  Psychosane
02. Believe Me
03. Hit The Wall
04.  Down To The Floor
05. The Mob Rules

Hot on the heels of  the release of “Adrenaline Mob”, the band will head out on its first-ever  headline tour, which kicks off in Allentown, Pennsylvania on August 14 and runs  through mid-September. The trek will make stops in various markets, including  Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. ADRENALINE MOB has also been tapped to  open for GODSMACK on select dates of the Massachusetts act’s upcoming  tour.

 

ADRENALINE MOB formed in early 2011 when Orlando  approached Allen with some material the guitarist had written.  Allen and Orlando refined those ideas, at which time Allen  reached out to longtime friend Portnoy to see if he had any interest in  playing with them. Portnoy jumped on board and soon thereafter  DiLeo and Ward were recruited to join the family. From the very  first note, the chemistry was apparent and the beast that is known as  ADRENALINE MOB was born.

A full-length release is planned for  2012.

Professionally filmed video footage of ADRENALINE MOB  performing a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic “The Mob
Rules”
on June 24 at the Hiro Ballroom in New York City can be seen  below.

A review of ADRENALINE MOB‘s concert at the Hiro Ballroom — which marked the group’s first-ever live performance — can be found at NY Hard Rock Music Examiner.

In a March 2011 interview, Russell described ADRENALINE MOB as “a straight-up rock band with  just rock songs — kind of like an edgy, modern kind of sound. It’s not  progressive or trying to be too metal or anything — it’s just good, old crunchy  rock stuff.” He added, “I think it will be really well received by people who  like to hear that kind of stuff. This is a new thing for Portnoy and  myself, too. I’ve always done kind of done stuff with AYREON, but that’s  more of a vintage-y vibe, but nothing like this, which is kind of  modern-sounding, almost like ROB ZOMBIE meets BLACK LABEL SOCIETY  meets DISTURBED, [but] with [Ronnie James] Dio singing.
It’s all this kind of craziness. So it’s definitely different and it’s  cool.”

Speaking to MetalSymphony.com, Orlando stated about  ADRENALINE MOB, “This band is not in the vein of SYMPHONY X or  DREAM THEATER. It’s more along the lines of, say, ROB ZOMBIEGODSMACK, DISTURBED, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, SHINEDOWN
with Russell‘s absolute pipes from hell and Mike just outright  killing it on the kit. The guitar is really rocking and has some pretty insane  moments, but it’s a song-oriented band and that’s the most important aspect  before anything.” He continued, “Russell and I have an amazing writing
chemistry together and he is one of my closest and dearest friends. It’s an  absolute pleasure to work with such a great talent as Russell on every
level.’ He added, “Mike is just unbelievable. His playing is beyond words  at times. He’s the utmost professional musician but also one of the nicest and  coolest guys I have ever met and played with. It’s an honor to call him my bandmate, to say the least, and I look forward to ripping it up every night out  there with Mike and Russ and the guys!”

 

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