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Mike Orlando: Sonic Stomp

by Mike Orlando

Over the top Extreme Rock Guitar from the artist Mike Orlando. Complete guitar driven instrumental rock which takes the listener from beautiful ballads to the extreme of rock guitar. Guests include: Ron Thal (Bumblefoot/Guns and Roses),Steve Tobin-Drums.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Wheels in Motion
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2. Sonic Stomp
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3. Game Over
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4. Jam On It
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5. Horizons
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6. Changes
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7. Movement
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8. Flex
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9. Slam
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10. Velvet Sky
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11. A Moment in Time
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12. Old School Boogie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
SONIC STOMP is the debut CD from Mike Orlando. The CD's 12 instrumental tracks are a collection of songs that showcase Mike's Over the Top Extreme Guitar work as well as his many moods of musical landscapes. Fans of artists such as Steve Vai,Joe Satriani,John Petrucci,Eddie Van Halen,Jason Becker and Yngwie Malmsteen,Paul Gilbert,Zakk Wylde and all Rock Guitarists will love this Cd.

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Artist Bio:

Mike Orlando is a guitarist/artist that fronts Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp instrumental band and has released his debut Instrumental CD Sonic Stomp, whose 12 tracks take the listener from raging over the top Extreme Rock Guitar playing with sheer finesse and lightening speed to beautiful ballads with great emotional feel and everything in between..to worldwide critical acclaim and will release Sonic Stomp II in Nov. 2010. There are a number phenomenal guest artists featured on Sonic Stomp II which include: Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Shane Gibson (Korn), Gary Hoey, Mike Pinella (Symphony X) and Joe Stump. Sonic Stomp II features World Renowned Drummer Extraordinaire John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, TNT, James Labrie-Dream Theater, Tony Harnell, Ark..). 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.

Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp I & new release Sonic Stomp II will also be available starting in September 2010 on the world famous ROCKBAND Game!! All tracks from both Sonic Stomp CD’s will be available to purchase & play in the Online ROCKBAND Store!!

2010 brings the newly formed Explosive Hard Rock Trio who’s Line-up includes World Renowned Vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X) ,John Macaluso on drums & Mike Orlando on guitar. The band is currently in the recording studio completing songs for the debut CD!

Mike also plays with Symphony X front man/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 metal’s 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 has most recently been featured in Guitar World DVD’s & also 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.

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 most of the audio clips for Utopia G100, Utopia G200 & G300 Utopia 300 as well as the entire new line of Rocktron Boutique Pedals & Reaction Series Pedals! In addition he proudly endorses ZZYZX Snap Jack Cables and DiMarzio products. He is a proud endorse of the world famous acoustic Ovation Guitar Company & for electric guitars he endorses Vigier Guitars, 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 have the honor of a Rocktron Signature Mike Orlando Wah Pedal and also a signature Shredneck being released in fall of 2010 following the Sonic Stomp II release!!

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 with Sonic Stomp at 4 previous NAMM shows and held signings for GHS and Rocktron. In January 2009 he performed daily at the Winter NAMM 2009 as done in the previous 3 years prior, for ZZYZX Snap Jack Cables, Eleca International and Shredneck, GHS Strings & Rocktron & had 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, GHS Strings , Rocktron, Shredneck and Eleca International.

Mike also performed at the 2009 Music China in Shanghai China in October 2009 for Rocktron Products & GHS Strings & Eleca International & again in October 2010. He performed at MusikMesse in Frankfurt, Germany in March 2010!
Mike has recently enjoyed a sold out 3 week Sonic Stomp Tour across China & Japan in May 2010 where he also filmed his first DVD feature for Young Guitar Magazine which came out in July 2010.

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.

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Mikolaj Furmankiewicz

Michael Orlando - Sonic Stomp
I know that Poland isn't the fatherland of virtuosic music, but hope all the fans persistently searching for more complex music can notice a "dump" of young guitar talents for some time now. Obviously, the enumeration of musicians' names is senseless in their own right here, because they won't ring a bell for those who have never been interested in that genre. It doesn't mean that Department of Virtuosity hasn't been meant for the average man in the street at all! Here is the place both for specialists and aficionados as well! You'd better believe me that there are many gifted young artists being able to work charms with their instruments in the world. They've got to be reached to and written about their music, and, as you know, it requires time and patience.

One of such a talent is American virtuoso - Mike Orlando who recorded the debut solo album at his own studio located in New York. Upon looking at the line-up, our attention is mainly focused on two men: a drummer A.J. Pero of Twisted Sister and another virtuoso freak - Ron Thal of Bumblefoot and Guns'n'Roses. Actually, their names are most famous and recognizable for hard'n'heavy music fans. Another main studio musician, next to Mike, is Steve Tobin on drums. The initiated can make him think of a band called Dust To Dust. To complete a formality I feel obliged to mention a hard rock band called Tred made of three instrumentalists present on "Sonic Stomp": Mike Orlando, A.J. Pero and Lenny Rocillo. They are working on new material now, so we have no other choice, but to wait patiently for it.

I can say bluntly that such CDs always become memorable for me and stay in my mind for a long time! Sometimes music makes a good impression on a listener for the first time, and later it leaks out to the sky, haha. It is inversely in this case. The album is started by a "superhighway" track called "Wheels In Motion" - with a great lead guitar parts in the style of Chris Impellitteri and fine solos in the manner of Michael Amott of Arch Enemy. In other words, they are fast, fluent and very melodious. Truly saying, there are so many actions going on the album that it would be really hard to expound and discuss all of them in detail. Mike took the liberty of playing many sound combinations and "drilling" in the neck. If you wanna grasp my associations, I advise you to familiarize with "Game Over" full of "twisted" solos by Ron Thal and impressive accelerations. Don't be afraid that Mike's music will tire you quickly. Four tracks can be considered ballads: "Horizons", "Movement", "Velvet Sky" and "A Moment In Time". They are the greatest counter-argument against those people who claim that virtuosic music is devoid of emotions. It should be admitted that American often experiments to tunes, wringing his guitar out! Thanks to his creative thinking, he also proved his universality being able to master typical shredding metal, funk music, and even boogie, that is an instrumental kind of blues in modern form. The latter style has been meant for piano and grand piano. Artist, performing in that style, plays repeatedly harmonic-rhythmical structures with left hand and leads the leitmotif and improvisations with right one.

Nick Hinton of "Virtuosa" magazine distinguished "Sonic Stomp" as "album of the month", and moreover spoke his mind regarding Mike and hope to see him on one stage next to Steve Vai and Joe Satriani under the banner of G3 project. I am pretty sure that he had Mike's style in mind, especially audible in "Jam On It", perfectly fitting to the concept of mentioned venture. Nick's opinion is tallied with mine! I claim that such an album, full of "sunny" and optimistic music, should be enjoyed by every optimist who thinks highly of music on world's level and accomplishments the likes of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John5, Milan Polak, Simone Fiorletta, Mike Campese, John Petrucci, Eddie Van Halen and Paul Gilbert.
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Sonia Pero

Well Mike, I have to say, You have come a long way..
Your playing has improved since the last I have heard you play. I wish you all the luck in the world with your music career. Never give up your dreams.
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Jason

The next Steve Vai has hit the scene...
This CD is amazing...Mike is an unbelieveable guitar player. The melodies are enchanting, the harmonies are orgasmic, and the shred is top-notch. It sounds like Steve Vai, but less art-sy and more rock/song oriented. Add a pinch of Satriani and some Yngwie, and you got Mike Orlando. Check out especially "Wheels in Motion" the opening track...it's mind blowing and "Velvet Sky" is simply a guitar-gasm (I think that's the best word for it). Any guitar player out there needs to check this out, especially if you're a fan of shred and/or instrumental music. Simply incredable...
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PHIL CIULO

THIS GUY IS AMAZING//// AWESOME CD,MY FAVORITE CD BY FAR
HOLY SMOKE ,THIS IS THE GUY WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR .THIS COULD BE THE BEST INSTUMENTAL RECORDING PERIOD.WONT BE TOO LONG TILL THIS GUY IS ON EVERY GUITAR MAGAZINE COVER IN THE WORLD..ABSOLUTELY FLABBERGASTED. VAI,PETRUCCI,SATRIANI.......LOOK OUT THIS GUY SHOULD BE WEARING THE CROWN HANDS DOWN.MY FAVORITE CD BY FAR.......
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GREG A

A SHO -N- NUFF SONIC STOMP
This cd rocks,,full of different sounds,and plenty of sonic stomp,i recommend it,,his guitar sounds like a meowing cat,but it,s worth it!!
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Kym

Keeps You Rockin'
This is the kind of cd you can put in and get lost in but the whole time it keeps you rockin'~neat little hooks everywhere,gels well all the way through~a must have any guitarist or music lover!!
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