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.