Artist Bio: Mike Orlando www.mikeorlandomusic.com www.twitter.com/mikeorlando1 www.youtube.com/mikeorlandomusic www.facebook.com/mikeorlandomusic www.adrenalinemob.com www.abeautifuldisasterofficial.com Mike Orlando is the guitarist/founding member of the explosive hard rock group ADRENALINE MOB. The Line-up also includes vocalist extraordinare Russell Allen (Symphony X, TSO) & bassist Erik Leonhardt formerly of Tantric.
The band released their debut album Omerta on ECM/EMI in 2012 & landed #5 Hard rock Album on Billboard, a #1 Metal Album on iTunes & iTunes UK Metal Album of the Year. Since then have release 2 more EP’s titled Coverta & Dearly Departed & their 2nd full length album Men of Honor on/Century Media Records. They’ve done multiple US tours as well as arena runs w/Godsmack & Avenged Sevenfold.
They’ve toured the band across EU/UK w/stops at major festivals such as Sweden Rock, Graspop, Bospop & Gods of Metal also touring through South America w/Halestorm in 2013 & returning there in 2015 on their ‘Dearly Departed 2015 Tour’. Mike most recently had the honor of being the guest guitarist on Season 14 of the widely popular TV show VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine. A return performance as Mike & Russell were featured guests on the VH1 Classic’s TMS Season 11 premiere of that ‘That Metal Show’ as well along w/then drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, A7X) who was later replaced by the late great AJ Pero in 2014.
His newest endeavor A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, is a brand new band featuring the world renowned guitarist, drummer Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin, BLS, Scott Stapp) & bassist Erik Leonhardt (Adrenaline Mob, Tantric). A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER is a new breed of rock, combining unforgettable melodies, meaningful lyrics and their own unique blend of masterful songwriting, musicianship along w/a big modern production. The band will record their debut album in late 2015 & their shooting for an early 2016 release. The band will launch on the newly launched Axes & Anchors Cruise setting sail in February 2016!
As owner of his own recording studio, Sonic Stomp Studios, he handles everything from engineering, producing, mixing & mastering. Mike has engineered, co-produced, mixed & mastered Adrenaline Mob’s ‘Coverta’, ‘Men Of Honor’ & ‘Dearly Departed’ releases on EMI & Century Media Records. He also has engineered & co-produced their debut album “Omerta” as well as both Mike’s Instrumental albums Sonic Stomp I & II. When he’s not recording & mixes his own albums he does the same for other clients including working w/producer John Moyer (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob) on bands he brings to Sonic Stomp & many more.
Mike also fronts his own Instrumental band Sonic Stomp & released his debut Instrumental Cd Sonic Stomp in 2007. The Cd which has achieved worldwide critical acclaim contains 12 tracks which take the listener from raging over the top extreme rock guitar playing with sheer finesse and lightening speed to beautiful ballads with great emotional feel and everything in between. In November 2010 Mike released the follow-up Cd, Sonic Stomp II which took Mike’s playing & composing to a complete other level of virtuosity & overall extreme command of the instrument. A number of great guest artists are featured on Sonic Stomp II which include: Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Shane Gibson (Korn), Gary Hoey, Mike Pinella (Symphony X) & Joe Stump. Sonic Stomp II also features world renowned drummer John Macaluso. His last release Sonic Stomp II is available on the world famous ROCKBAND Game!
He was also a featured guitarist on Magna Carta’s 2009 release “Guitars That Ate My Brain”, which features 10 of some of metals premier guitarists. Mike proudly endorses: Marshall Amplification, GHS Strings, Rocktron, Line 6 Wireless Systems, Dimarzio pickups & accesories & Shredneck products. He’s been given the honor of receiving his own signature products as well including Rocktron’s Mike Orlando Signature Wah Pedal & the Mike Orlando Signature Shredneck Model. For guitars he endorses the legendary Charvel/Jackson Guitars & his acoustic guitar of choice is the one & only Ovation Guitars. Mike has filmed numerous videos for Ovation Guitars, GHS/Rocktron, Shredneck & Young Guitar Magazine Japan..
See all of Mike’s video’s @ www.youtube.com/mikeorlandomusic & www.mikeorlandomusic.com. He has been featured in Guitar World Magazines Dvd’s & also was given the honor of being selected as a Top Finalist Worldwide for Guitar Player Magazine’s Guitar Superstar of the Year 2008 from thousands of passionate guitarists as well as other featured layouts. Mike has enjoyed multiple sold out Sonic Stomp Tours across China & Japan in 2009 & 2010 performing to thousands of fans and has also filmed 2 30 minute feature DVD segments for Young Guitar Magazine in Japan in 2010 & another in 2014. He’s been a main stay performer @ NAMM in the states since 2006, having performed there yearly as well as being a featured artist at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt,Germany & Music China in Shanghai in 2009 & 2010 for ZZYZX Snap Jack Cables, GHS Strings , Rocktron, Shredneck and Eleca International.