There can sometimes be too clear of a distinction between hard rock and heavy metal today. Bands always insist on clearly demarcating their genre depending on guitar tones, song structures,vocal styles, and what have you. Well, one band who couldn’t give less of a fuck about this is Adrenaline Mob. Now with their second album in the works, this super-group is perfectly content with doling out riffs as heavy as a hundred protein shakes and drums as bombastic as crates of TNT, though with technical playing and angelic ballads and interludes for good measure.
Our Editor In Cheif Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi (alongside additional assistance from correspondent/writer Sairaj Kamath) recently caught up with founding member Mike Orlando as he discusses Adrenaline Mob’s fan base, Mike Portnoy’s departure, their upcoming new album, new drummer and much more. Here are the few excerpts from the chat:
When asked how does he look back on Mike Portnoy’s departure from the Mob’s ranks and his reasons for doing so, Mike expressed: “He has so many projects, so many avenues that he wants to go down. With Adrenaline Mob, we have a one clear road and we are trying to stay focused. Its tough when someone else has so many other projects and so many other aspirations and it wasn’t working out. We just didn’t wanna sit around and wait for Mike. When we came back from South America tour, I locked myself in a studio and wrote 13 to 20 songs. We couldn’t have done it if Mike was around.”
Listen To The Entire Interview Below: