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Mike Portnoy’s Adrenaline Mob Releasing New Music and Touring

Adrenaline Mob releases their self-titled debut EP on August 9th. The EP will available via iTunes as well as sold in physical form at the band’s upcoming shows and online store. A full-length release is planned for 2012.

Self-produced by the band, Adrenaline Mob features 4 original tracks as well as a blistering cover of the Dio-era Black Sabbath classic, “The Mob Rules.” From the opening riff of “Psychosane” through the over 6 minute epic sounding “Hit The Wall,” it is clear that Adrenaline Mob are in a class all their own as musicians.

“Releasing the EP gives fans around the world a chance to get a taste of the Mob NOW without having to wait until the full length album comes out at the beginning of next year,” states Portnoy.

The band has also been tapped to open for Godsmack on select dates of their upcoming tour.

Adrenaline Mob track listing:
1. Psychosane
2. Believe Me
3. Hit The Wall
4. Down To The Floor
5. The Mob Rules


Aug. 14 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Aug. 16 * N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Aug. 17 Springfield, VA Jaxx
Aug. 18 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
Aug. 19 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Aug 20 * LaFargeville, NY Can-Am Motorsports Park
Aug 21 * Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Aug 22 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Aug 23 * Dubuque, IA Five Flags Arena
Aug 24 * Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
Aug 26 * Caspar, WY Casper Event Center
Aug 27 * Grand Junction, CO Rock Jam
Aug 28 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Aug 29 Lubbock, TX Wreckers
Aug 30 Dallas, TX Trees
Sept 3 San Francisco, CA The Independent

* Date opening for Godsmack

Via: Antimusic

Mike Portnoy: “I’ve never felt better about where I am musically”

Drummer Mike Portnoy spoke to AOL‘s Noisecreep earlier this week about his roller coaster life in the nine months since he left DREAM THEATER, the band he co-founded and led for 25 years.

“The thing that breaks my heart,” stated Portnoy, “is that some of the fans rely more on what’s reported about me than what I’m actually saying at the moment. I see all these sensational headlines on certain web sites that misrepresent what I’m doing, and there are fans that react to that without knowing the real truth. I always try to offer sincere, heartfelt explanations through social media sites, and sometimes that gets lost.

“This past year for me featured the highest highs and some of the lowest lows. I mean, after spending 25 years in DREAM THEATER, something I’ll never be more proud of, and then the experience [recording and touring] with AVENGED [SEVENFOLD], it’s been some pretty extreme emotional stuff.”

Portnoy is currently playing in a new band called ADRENALINE MOBalongside SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP), bassist Paul DiLeo and STUCK MOJO/FOZZYaxeman Rich Ward. The group made its live debut last Friday, June 24 at the Hiro Ballroom in New York City and is presently seeking a suitable record label to release its already completed debut album.

“[My wife has] heard pretty much everything I’ve ever done and she says [ADRENALINE MOB] is her favorite stuff,” Portnoy told Noisecreep. “That means something to me.”

“I’m energized,” he added. “Playing in AVENGED SEVENFOLD the last year gave me this taste of sort of recapturing my youth, making me feel like a teenager a bit. With ADRENALINE MOB, that feeling is full force now, and I’ve never felt better about where I am musically.”