Adelitas Way (album)

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Adelitas Way
Studio album by Adelitas Way
Released July 14, 2009
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock, post-grunge
Length 40:41
Label Virgin
Producer Johnny K, Brian Howes
Adelitas Way chronology
Adelitas Way
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Singles from Adelitas Way
  1. "Invincible"
    Released: April 17, 2009
  2. "Last Stand"
    Released: February 23, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rock on Request favorable[2]
TuneLab Music 8.5/10 stars[3]

Adelitas Way is the self-titled debut album by Adelitas Way, released on July 14, 2009. It is the first and only album to feature guitarist Chris Iorio before leaving the band a few months after the album was released. A limited edition autographed booklet was included when you pre-ordered the album on The album has sold over 85,000 copies, and over 400,000 singles.

Album cover[edit]

According to guitarist Chris Iorio, the album cover is an interpretation of when Rick DeJesus met a young woman who worked in a brothel, when he went to Tijuana, Mexico - "Rick met the girl and she poured her heart out to him and it really touched him...people’s lives can be so tough – we’re in a recession, North Korea is talking about going to war with us, Mexico just had the swine flu and the album cover is an interpretation of times in our lives when things might look bad but knowing that you can always overcome your biggest obstacles."[4]


Writing for the album began in late 2008, and shortly thereafter guitarist Keith Wallen and bassist Derek Johnston joined Adelitas Way's line up. Some of the songs on the album were written before the band signed with Virgin Records. The song "To All You" which was in one of their demos eventually was re-written and renamed "My Derailment" on the album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rick DeJesus and Brian Howes, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Invincible" (DeJesus, Chris Iorio, Dave Bassett) 3:10
2. "Scream" (DeJesus, Iorio) 3:34
3. "Dirty Little Thing" (DeJesus, Iorio, Marti Frederiksen) 3:31
4. "Last Stand" 3:44
5. "Hate Love" 2:50
6. "So What if You Go" (DeJesus, Iorio, Pierre Paquet) 4:18
7. "Closer to You" (DeJesus) 3:36
8. "Just a Little Bit" 3:19
9. "All Falls Down" (DeJesus) 3:53
10. "My Derailment" 3:36
11. "Brother" (DeJesus) 5:04
Total length: 40:41



  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. Adelitas Way at AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Avina, Anthony. "CD Review - Adelitas Way". Rock on Request. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Review: Adelitas Way – 'Adelitas Way'". TuneLab Music. July 1, 2009. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
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