Adrenaline Mob – King Of The Ring: A Video Breakdown


Burger King Of The Ring

Adrenaline Mob are a “supergroup” featuring singer Russell Allan of Symphony X, Mike Orlando, who has worked with the likes of Zakk Wylde and Bumblefoot, and Dave Z from Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Though the band was only formed 6 years ago, they’ve gone through a number of other members from well-known bands such as Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister), and John Moyer (Disturbed). They’ve also had Rich Ward from our friends in Stuck Mojo. Yay. Clearly the term “supergroup” is stretched to the absolute limit in this case. I mean, if I was starting a supergroup of metal musicians, the starting lineup would not include these guys. Of course, to each their own.

The band will be releasing their third album next month entitled We The People. It doesn’t instill me with confidence when your album title reminds me of a 40 Below Summer song. Oh, and the Constitution and stuff. It’s probably all just a distraction from the world’s cringiest album art.

Oof. As our own Link Leonhart said, “ivanka-trump-n-megan-fox-hugs-metal-skeleton-in-a-sexy-way.png.“ Maybe their new music video is better.

0:03: So far, it’s better than the album art.
0:06: Jerking off your guitar? STILL better than the album art.
0:10: He’s going to feel all chaffed in the morning.
0:14: Use some lotion or at least spit on it first if you’re going to be that rough.
0:19: We call this one “The Dads Are Back In Town”.
0:24: Please buy the new Adrenaline Mob album so they can finally afford sleeves.
0:29: The “Gently Hop From Side To Side” move never really took off.
0:35: It’s like Axl Rose’s closet threw up on Russell Allan.
0:38: The sunglasses say “Let’s quietly party so we don’t wake the kids up.”
0:41: And the hat says “Read my blog to find out why feminism is bad.”
0:45: The shirt says “Look at my arms and not anywhere else, please.”
0:49: Worst. Pac-Man. Ever.
0:54: Those chains say “Yeah, I had an extra 50 cents leaving the super market so I decided to get myself something fun.”
1:02: As if professional wrestling didn’t have enough things to be embarrassed about.
1:10: The lights are used to blind the viewers, much like the Scot’s full-length ballgown covered in sequins.
1:21: This is one of those situations where the band would have been better off with a lyric video.
1:26: Normally, I’d say they should just have the audio playing over a picture of the album cover, but the less people see that unholy union between bad Avenged Sevenfold and Iron Maiden album covers, the better.
1:35: Hard Nipple Mob would have been a more accurate band name.
1:43: And moving.
1:49: Allan’s facial hair provided by “passing out drunk in a frat house.”
1:58: Past King Of The Ring winners “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, Booker T, and Kurt Angle hang their heads in shame.
2:09: So this is what it’s like being inside a can of Java Monster Mean Bean Energy Drink.
2:14: I just got massive douche chills hearing him say “I will make you crawl.”
2:25: I would be so happy if they just cut to the audience and it was completely empty.
2:30: And if they admitted that this was a live video.
2:41: Have absolutely no ideas for a music video? Just flash a lot of lights and zoom the camera in and out a lot.
2:47: It’s like being in a Guitar Center on a Saturday afternoon.
2:55: Call the police. Someone is mugging for the camera.
3:02: There are less ridiculous faces in porn.
3:10: I hope the editor was paid very well for this. They clearly worked very, very hard.
3:17: The only thing you’re the champion of is “Most Bud Lights Consumed In Uncomfortable Silence.”
3:26: He doesn’t make love to the camera. He just kind of lays on top of it and wiggles around for a seconds until he’s finished.
3:35: This is the longest 4 minute video ever.
3:46: He reminds of the guy that keeps throwing up in Machete.
3:54: This song will be played at many a demolition derby, monster truck show, and tractor pull for the next decade.
4:02: Sure, they leave the most interesting part of the video for the very end.
4:09: Adrenaline Mob are sponsored by buffets at strip clubs, earrings on middle-age dads, and missed alimony payments.

Adrenaline Mob’s new album We The People is out on June 2nd via Century Media Records.

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  • I believe, much like Adam Jensen of Deus Ex, the sunglasses are surgically attached.

  • Also, calling this dad rock is an insult. Get you some REAL dad rock

    • clicked link because of hawt girl.
      is this Power Rock?

      • Idk but my friend showed me and I liked the album a lot

        • Wet W’s Whistle


      • Óðinn

        I didn’t mind the how girl part.

    • Óðinn

      Gah! Fuck, Randall. I should have known better than to click on that. It’s like a cross between Power Metal and Nickelback.

  • Riboflavin dreams
  • krisdaschwab912

    Russell Allen has declined hard.

    • Óðinn

      He couldn’t even wait until he was flaccid.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    I’m honestly curious if Allan actually takes this little venture serious. Say what you will, but he has a deserved reputation for being a killer vocalist and Symphony X did some excellent stuff in their career.

    Incoming high point.

    • Guacamole Jim

      While I’m a big Symphony X fan, I’m pretty sure he takes this sort of thing super seriously. His solo album from back in the day was basically classic (dad) rock, and Adrenaline Mob is just the slightly more nu-metal version of the same thing.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        You know, come to think of it, I shouldn’t be surprised. Talented musicians digging some truly horrible music themselves is a fairly common occurrence.

    • Mosh Hoff

      Unfortunately, and from what he’s said in interviews, it seems like Russell is way more into doing Adrenaline Mob than SX for the moment, which makes me so incredibly sad I can’t even.




      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Their best album imho.

    • Spear

      I have some friends who opened for Adrenaline Mob once. Apparently Russell wore his sunglasses and cowboy hat indoors for the entire night and was super rude to the bar staff and other bands. It killed me a little to hear that.

  • Joaquin Stick

    I like how they just threw an extra different chorus in there @ 3:10 because the actual chorus was boring as all hell.

  • Mosh Hoff


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    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Not the most popular of opinions, but I actually found Paradise Lost to be their second best work. V is a creative album, but every time I listen to it, I feel like drowning in a sea of cheese. Paradise Lost is quite a bit more oomphy.

      • Mosh Hoff

        PL is actually very, very good. Depending on my mood, I’d rather jam it than any of the “classic” albums (Damnation Game through V).

        But those first albums are on a different level than virtually everything else EVER and if you don’t agree you’re dead to me JUST LIKE RUSSELL 🙁

        • Joaquin Stick

          PL is great! I saw them on tour for that album and the encored with the entire Odyssey. I know every word to that 24 minute song for some reason.

          • Mosh Hoff

            That song makes me a sad Mexican 🙁

            It’s like they sat down and said “let’s write a song like Divine Wings of Tragedy, but longer and not good”.

          • Joaquin Stick

            It’s not THAT bad.

      • Mosh Hoff

        SX were always about merging grandiosity with groove, but after V, it’s as if Romeo decided it was OK to write generic-ass single-note Pantera knockoff riffs instead of the more intricate and interesting stuff from their previous material. They were a lot more original when they weren’t trying way too hard to be marketed and perceived as “YEAH WE’RE FUCKIN’ METAL ALL DAY UUUUUHHHHH”

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          There’s an overabundance of groove riffs in PL, but I think they only really really started to become a problem on their last two albums. Composition-wise PL is still an excellent album and the performances are:

          • Mosh Hoff

            I agree, except for the fact that the Odyssey is BY FAR the worst album they’ve done not including the first one (without Russell). The riffs and guitar tone on that make me nauseous.

            The verse riff in Inferno. Like, what was even going on there?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I don’t dislike The Odyssey, but for some reason there are moments on that album where I literally get a Pantera Cowboys From Hell feeling. Even moreso than on PL.

      • Guacamole Jim

        LOVE Paradise Lost. But, unlike Moshito, I love The Odyssey and Iconoclast as well (fite me bro)

        • Mosh Hoff


          • Guacamole Jim

            It’s kinda like being awake, without the sun
            Encased in walls of steel
            Terror so real, it blinds me

            Rancid darkness steals my breath
            The Pit, on the edge of death
            The wells of Hell know not my name

            I slip away, into black I fade away

            Terrified, to the left and to the right
            Spirits of the Damned, iron shadows cast
            Hear my desperate cries
            Shrieking demon, far and wide
            Praying for this breath to be my last

          • Mosh Hoff

            You chose one of the worst songs in their entire discography.

            I am impressed.

          • Guacamole Jim

            What, you’re not all about the one semitone riff OVER AND OVER AND OVER?

          • Mosh Hoff

            I’m horrible, I know.

      • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

        This is the first Symphony X album I purchased back in high school

  • Goddamn! That album cover has GOT to be tied with Slash’s first solo album for best album art of 1997.

  • Mosh Hoff

    Russell looks like Geoff Tate and sounds like David Draiman.

    This killed me a little.

  • Back Jauer

    When you spend too much time with David Draiman

  • Waynecro

    In the context of this video, “Hard Nipple Mob” is the ickiest thing I’ve read all day.

    • Óðinn

      Unless there are some hot chicks involved, yes.

  • “sponsored by buffets at strip clubs”
    QEPD in peace, McNultbro

  • Sid Vicious Promos

    Hoo boy this is bad. AJ Pero would be ashamed of this and is probably spinning in his grave.

    • Óðinn
    • Óðinn

      He must have been “slap happy” when he bought that shirt. Amirite? 🙂

      But seriously, the man can play the bass.

      • KJM, Dr. Disco

        I’ve seen him with Satriani twice.

        • Óðinn

          I saw Satriani in 1990. I can’t recall if Hamm was there or not. You’d think I’d recall an important detail like that. It was in a large club with a bar so I’m 100% sure that I got drunk, which could explain the rather fuzzy memory. I remember that I traded one of my two Satriani tickets for two tickets to Rush. That was a sweet deal for me, especially since the Satriani tickets were a gift to begin with.

          • KJM, Dr. Disco

            The first time was 1988 headlining at the Paradise Club. The second was 1990 at Foxboro Stadium opening for David Bowie.

  • Sid Vicious Promos

    Every King Of The Ring from Bret Hart onward are shaking their heads in disbelief.

  • GoatForest

    Is it just me or has Century Media fallen hard in the last decade? Aside from Dark Tranquillity, Grave, and Dark Fortress, of course. Those guys slay.

    • Back Jauer

      Yep Century Media and Nuclear Blast are losing it. Luckily Season of Mist, Willowtip, Dark Decent, Unspeakable Axe and friends are there to pick up the pieces.

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  • Just Hans

    Aww yeah, it’s the Return Of The mecmecmec!

  • Stop this. Russell, you have to come back to Symphony X and sing about knights and myths. Stop drinking and listening to Pantera, for fuck’s sake!