In 2011, a new heavy metal supergroup hit the scene and began to make its mark on the rock and roll world.  Led by guitarist Mike Orlando, vocalist Russell Allen, and drummer Mike Portnoy, Adrenaline Mob had it all with excellent songs and uber talented musicians.  The band would  go through a series of line up changes over the years and suffer the unexpected loss  of drummer A.J. Pero who passed away  in 2015, but they would continue on and come back stronger than ever.  With a new drummer and bass player, Adrenaline Mob is due to release their third studio album, “We The People” in early June.  BackstageAxxess had the recent opportunity to chat with guitarist Mike Orlando and find out all about the new album and the new band members.  Please join us for a chat with Mike and catch up on everything Adrenaline Mob.


We would like to thank David McDonald from Street Smart Marketing for setting up the interview with Mike. For more information on the new album “We the People,” or anything Adrenaline Mob, please visit their Facebook Page at: Adrenaline Mob.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.