Following the success of their 2013 covers release, "Covertà", ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring Russell Allen (vocals; also of SYMPHONY X), Mike Orlando (guitar) and A.J. Pero (drums; also of TWISTED SISTER) — will release "Dearly Departed" through Century Media on February 9 in Europe (digital only) and February 10 in North America.
In a departure from "Covertà", "Dearly Departed" will feature, in addition to four cover tunes, a previously unreleased track from the sessions for ADRENALINE MOB's second album, 2014's "Men Of Honor", three acoustic renditions of songs from both 2012's debut, "Omertà", and "Men Of Honor", and an edited version of the "Men Of Honor" track "Dearly Departed".
Co-produced by ADRENALINE MOB vocalist Russell Allen and guitarist Mike Orlando, "Dearly Departed" features the following tracks:
01. Snortin' Whiskey (PAT TRAVERS cover)
02. Dearly Departed (edited version of "Men Of Honor" track)
03. The Devil Went Down To Georgia (CHARLIE DANIELS BAND cover)
04. Crystal Clear (acoustic version of "Men Of Honor" track)
05. BLACK SABBATH Medley (BLACK SABBATH cover)
06. Gets You Through The Night (unreleased track from "Men Of Honor" sessions)
07. Angel Sky (acoustic version of Omerta track)
08. All On The Line (acoustic version of Omerta track)
09. Tie Your Mother Down (QUEEN cover)
ADRENALINE MOB last August tapped Erik Leonhardt (TANTRIC) as its new bass player following the departure of John Moyer (DISTURBED).
Moyer, who had been a member of DISTURBED since 2004, joined ADRENALINE MOB in February 2012 and appeared on the band's "Covertà" EP (2013) and "Men Of Honor" album (2014).
"Men Of Honor" sold around 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 99 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's full-length debut, 2012's "Omertá", opened with around 6,600 units to enter the chart at No. 70.
"Men Of Honor" was released on February 18, 2014 in North America and February 24, 2014 internationally via Century Media Records.
Drummer Mike Portnoy (FLYING COLORS, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) quit ADRENALINE MOB in June 2013 due to "scheduling conflicts."