ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP) and DISTURBED bassist John Moyer — released “Covertá”, an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the group’s favorite songs, on March 12. Longtime fans of Portnoy are aware of the multiple cover CDs he has released with DREAM THEATER and with Neal Morse. “Covertá” is the first CD of covers recorded by ADRENALINE MOB.
“Covertá” track listing:
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)
A video clip below showing behind-the-scenes footage from the “Barracuda” recording sessions for “Covertá” can be seen below.
Commented Portnoy: “I picked this track. I always thought this was a killer song and would make for a great modern-metal update.
“I produced a demo for my wife’s old thrash band MEANSTREAK back in the early ’90s and they covered this but it was never released, so I thought it would be a great one for us to MOB-up!
“There’s very few male singers that could tackle Ann Wilson‘s incredible vocal range, but I had a hunch Russell would kill it, and sure enough, he did!”
In support of their album, “Omertá”, and “Covertá”, ADRENALINE MOB has just embarked on a U.S. tour. The trek will consist of two legs this spring.
“Omertá” sold around 6,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 70 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in Europe on March 19, 2012 in Europe via Century Media Records and in the U.S. on March 13, 2012 through the newly formed Elm City Music in conjunction with EMI Label Services.
The 11-song effort — which was produced by ADRENALINE MOB and mixed by Jay Ruston, who has previously worked on ANTHRAX‘s “Worship Music” and STEEL PANTHER‘s “Balls Out” — includes a blistering reinterpretation of DURAN DURAN‘s classic “Come Undone” featuring guest vocals by Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM.