ADRENALINE MOB: First Clip From ‘Covertá’ Recording Sessions Posted Online
February 20, 2013
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 — will release “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)
The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the “Covertá” recording sessions can be seen below.
In support of their album, “Omertá”, and “Covertá”, ADRENALINE MOB will embark on a U.S. tour on March 12. The trek will consist of two legs this spring. The dates for the first leg are as follows:
Mar. 12 – New Haven CT @ Toads Place
Mar. 13 – New York NY @ Marlin @ Webster Hall
Mar. 14 – Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar
Mar. 15 – Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock
Mar. 16 – West Springfield VA @ Empire
Mar. 18 – Jacksonville FL @ Brewster’s Roc Bar
Mar. 19 – Tampa FL @ Orpheum
Mar. 20 – Orlando FL @ The Haven
Mar. 22 – Houston TX @ Scout Bar
Mar. 23 – San Antonio TX @ Backstage Live
Mar. 24 – Dallas TX @ Trees
Mar. 26 – Albuquerque NM @ Launch Pad
Mar. 27 – Phoenix AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Mar. 28 – San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 29 – Las Vegas NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
Mar. 30 – Los Angeles CA @ Roxy
Apr. 01 – Colorado Springs CO @ Black Sheep
Apr. 02 – Kansas City KS @ The Voodoo Lounge
Apr. 04 – St Louis MO @ Fubar
Apr. 05 – Nashville TN @ Exit IN
Apr. 06 – Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 07 – Richmond VA @ Kingdom
NOTHING MORE will be the support act on the first leg.
“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.
ADRENALINE MOB‘s “Indifferent” video was filmed in March 2012 in the desert in California and throughout Los Angeles with director Scott Hansen, who has previously worked with A DAY TO REMEMBER, UNEARTH and WILLIE NELSON, among others.
Singer Cristina Scabia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL is currently “demoing some vocal ideas” on songs that are being written for the band’s next studio album, tentatively due in 2014. She writes on Facebook: “You guys are gonna be blown away! AAAAARGH!”
LACUNA COIL’s latest album, “Dark Adrenaline”, sold around 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart. It marked the band’s second CD with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) at the helm.
“We changed producers on our last album, ‘Shallow Life’, and we wanted to work with Don,” Scabbia told KNAC.COM. “I think that we wanted to change producers mainly to see what we could do with a different person. A producer is much like a teacher and we wanted to learn something new and we found that our goals and Don’s were much the same. When listening to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, I can say that there is so much different. We are more experienced now and more confident in our sound and we get inspired to try to do more with each new record.”
Commented SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg: “Somehow it never gets old to get your album to be #1. We’re, of course, very pleased and want to say a huge thank you to all our fans for making this possible! Apparently people seem to be awake in other countries as well and we’re very happy that our album is doing good all over the world.
“At the moment we’re touring in Europe, playing the new stuff live has been really great and we’re looking forward to tour into 2015 as well.
“See you all at the shows. Cheers!”
SONATA ARCTICA’s video for the song “Love” can be seen below. The band’s lead singer, Tony Kakko, commented: “I’ve been at times asked how all SONATA love songs are just cruel and sad and something is, or goes, always wrong. Well: Happiness is boring. That’s why all the TV series are full of drama. 25 seasons of fucking sunshine and ice cream does not sell.
“Anyway, this is my attempt to navigate the uncharted waters of Happy. Sometimes you see these really old couples, who walk hand in hand, like they’ve done since they were mere kids. ‘Love’ is a song about that lifelong love we all would deserve. It’s just beautiful. And rare.”
“Pariah’s Child” track listing:
01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon Man
08. X Marks The Spot
10. Larger Than Life
Commented Tony Kakko: “There are some instant SONATA ‘greatest-hits’ songs there, which feels good.
“I think we reached the result we had in mind, each of us in our own field.
“We went on to create the next SONATA ARCTICA power metalesque album and I think we achieved it adequately.
“I have to say that I had drifted pretty far away from those ‘days of thunder,’ that speedy, happy-go-lucky attitude.
“I was happy to notice this style can still make me smile. It’s good. Music has to do that to me. It also shows the other older songs in a totally new light for me.
“I can now understand and appreciate why the fans enjoy what we did in the early days.”
Regarding the new CD title and cover artwork, Kakko said: “As always, it’s pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our eighth album and how easy it would be to abuse that fact. All the symbolism of figure eight, eternity and so on. But that just did not feel right, as it’s been done so many times. Then I started to think how we’d in ways abandoned our ‘totem animal,’ the wolf and all what comes with the territory.
“As the music on the album is bowing more towards the ‘old’ SONATA, meaning more power metal-style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or pariah’s child, actually. The new generation to bring the old logo back.”
SONATA ARCTICA last August parted ways with bassist Marko Paasikoski and replaced him with Pasi Kauppinen (SILENT VOICES, ex-REQUIEM, WINTERBORN).