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— played its second show ever last night (Sunday, August 14) at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. A review of the gig is available at this location.
ADRENALINE MOB released its debut EP on August 9. The self-titled effort is available via iTunes and is being sold in physical form at the group’s 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:
02. Believe Me
03. Hit The Wall
04. Down To The Floor
05. The Mob Rules
The EP is now available for streaming in its entirety using the player below.
ADRENALINE MOB‘s first-ever headline tour 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.
Photo credit: Joe LaRusso