Adrenaline Mob

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Adrenaline Mob
Adrenaline Mob 01.jpg
Russell Allen
Background information
Origin New York, United States
Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal, hard rock
Years active 2011–present
Members Russell Allen
Mike Orlando
A. J. Pero
Erik Leonhardt
Past members Mike Portnoy
Paul Di Leo
Rich Ward
John Moyer

Adrenaline Mob is a heavy metal supergroup[1] formed in early 2011 by singer Russell Allen (Symphony X), guitarist Mike Orlando and drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater).


The band was formed in early 2011 and had its first live performance on June 24, 2011, at the Hiro Ballroom in New York City, with the addition of bass player Paul Di Leo (Fozzy), and rhythm guitarist Rich Ward (Stuck Mojo/Fozzy). They released a YouTube video of a cover version of the Black Sabbath song "The Mob Rules" on June 27, 2011, to promote the band. On New Year's Eve 2011, Adrenaline Mob announced via their Facebook page that they would release their debut full-length studio album Omertà on March 13, 2012, and also revealed the album art.[2]

On January 7, 2012, the band announced the departures of Rich Ward and Paul Di Leo due to scheduling conflicts with their other bands.[3] On February 8, 2012, it was announced that John Moyer (Disturbed) was Adrenaline Mob's new bass player. Mayer made his on-stage debut with the group on March 12, at New York City’s Hiro Ballroom, a day before the release of Omertà.[4]

On January 31, 2013, the band announced the release of an EP of cover songs entitled Covertá; it was released on March 12, 2013.

On June 4, 2013, Portnoy announced via Adrenaline Mob's Facebook page that he would be playing four more shows with the band before departing. Portnoy cited scheduling conflicts that prevented him from being able "to fully commit to the band's future activities at the moment".

On December 3, 2013, the band announced that their second full-length album would be released on February 18, 2014, in North America and on February 24, 2014, internationally, and would be titled Men Of Honor. The new drummer is A. J. Pero of Twisted Sister.[5]

On August 4, 2014, Moyer informed his fans via Facebook and Twitter that he would not be joining Adrenaline Mob on an upcoming planned tour. In response, Adrenaline Mob announced that they were in search of a new bass player, effectively ending Moyer's tenure with the band.[6] Shortly after, the band selected Erik Leonhardt as its new bass player. On January 6, 2015, the group announced they would release a new covers album, Dearly Departed, through Century Media on February 9 in Europe (digital only) and on February 10 in North America.[7]

Band members[edit]



Studio albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: March 13, 2012
  • Label: Elm City Music/Century Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download[14]
70 46 58 84 36
Men of Honor
  • Released: February 18, 2014
  • Label: Elm City Music/Century Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download[16]
99 60 76
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.
Title EP details Peak chart positions
Adrenaline Mob
  • Released: August 9, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: digital download
  • Released: March 12, 2013
  • Label: Elm City Music/Century Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download[19]
Dearly Departed
  • Released: February 10, 2015
  • Label: Century Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download (Europe Only)[20]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


  1. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (17 June 2011). "Mike Portnoy's Adrenaline Mob to Make Live Debut in New York City". Noisecreep. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
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