About Mike Orlando
Staten Island, NY
Mike Orlando is a guitarist/artist that fronts Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp instrumental band and has released his Debut Instrumental CD Sonic Stomp to worldwide critical acclaim and will release Sonic Stomp II in early to mid 2010. There will be a number pf phenomenal guest artists featured on Sonic Stomp II which include: Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Shane Gibson (Korn), Mike Pinella (Symphony X) and Joe Stump. Sonic Stomp II features World Renowned Drummer Extraordinare John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmstenn,TNT, James Labrie-Dream Theater, Tony Harnell, Ark..) & Lenny Rocillo on bass. Along with release of Sonic Stomp II, there will be a Sonic Stomp live performance DVD filmed & released in the end of 2010. It will include songs from the debut CD & the upcoming Sonic Stomp II, as well as many extras.
2010 brings the newly formed Explosive Hard Rock Trio "Adrenaline Fueled Junkies" who's Line-up includes Erik Leonhardt (Tantric) on Vocals & Bass,John Macaluso on Drums & Mike Orlando on Guitar. The band is currently in the recording studio completing songs for there Debut Cd!
Mike also plays with Symphony X frontman/vocalist Russell Allen and their writing collaborations will be released on Russell’s 2010 solo album on Frontier Records. Mike is also a featured guitarist on Magna Carta's February 10, 2009 release "Guitars That Ate My Brain", which features 10 of some of metals premier guitarists.
Also in current production is TRED which features Chandler Mogel (Outloud) on Vocals & John Macaluso on Drums as well. The Debut Cd is in full production as well.
Mike was selected as a Top Ten Finalist Worldwide for Guitar Player Magazine's Guitar Superstar of the Year 2008 from thousands of passionate guitarists worldwide. Since being selected, he has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine several times and is very proud to be associated with Guitar Player Magazine..Sonic Stomp was Mike’s debut CD as an instrumental artist. The twelve tracks take the listener from raging over the top guitar playing with sheer finesse and lightening speed to beautiful ballads with great emotional feel and everything in between.
Mike proudly endorses such companies as GHS Strings, Rocktron products and Shredneck. He is one of the featured artists on the GHS Strings and Rocktron sites and performs many of the Rocktron audio clips, including the Tri-Wah, Black Cat Moan, The Banshee Talkbox. Cyborg Delay, Cyborg Reverb, and mostly all audio clips for Utopia G100,Utopia G200 and G300 Utopia 300 as well as the New Boutique & Reaction 2010 Line of Pedals. In addition he proudly endorses ZZYX Snap Jack Cables and DiMarzio products. Most recently he has signed with the legendary Vigier guitar company, where he plays not only their fretted instruments, but also plays their fretless Surfretter guitar which can be heard on the soon to be released Sonic Stomp II. Mike is very excited to share that a Rocktron signature wah pedal and also a signature Shreneck are in development. Mike has also recently teamed up with Legendary Acoustic Guitars-Ovation & Rockbag by Warwick!
Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp CD has held the number one slot in multiple categories on Guitar 9 records, as well as one the of the top sellers of the year in the following categories: overall heavy electric, hard rock and shred. Mike has also performed at the last 4 years of NAMM and held signings for GHS and Rocktron as well as performing daily for GHS,Rocktron, ZZYZX Snap Jack Cables, Eleca International and Shredneck. He also performed at the Fender Custom Shop Party. He was also a featured performer at the Musikmesse 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany for ZZYZX Snap Jack Cables,Shredneck and Eleca International.
Mike also performed at the 2009 Music China in Shanghia China in Oct.2009 for Rocktron Products & GHS Strings & Eleca International. He will also be performing at this years MusikMesse in Frankfurt,Germany in March 2010 and performing at this year's 2010 Music China in Oct as well as a 2 week Sonic Stomp Tour across China & on through Japan May 12th through May 30th, 2010 w/ Clinics & Shows!
Mike also performed in 2008 at Sam Ash stores across the tri-state area with his band, Sonic Stomp. Attendees witnessed his stellar technique and had the opportunity to learn from him and about what products he uses!
Mike also owns his own recording studio, Sonic Stomp Studios, where he handles everything from engineering to mixing, to producing and mastering. All this can be heard on his debut CD, Sonic Stomp and the soon to be released Sonic Stomp II.
Mike also owns his own recording studio, Sonic Stomp Studios, Fully equipted with an HD Rig & Analog Tape as well..where he handles everything from engineering to mixing, to producing and mastering. All this can be heard on his debut CD, Sonic Stomp and the soon to be released Sonic Stomp II.