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 took 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 November 2010. There
will be a number pf 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 Extraordinare John Macaluso (Yngwie
Malmsteen,TNT, James Labrie-Dream Theater, Tony Harnell, Ark..).
A Few Artist Quotes:
(Steve Vai - Guitar Player Magazine's 2008 Superstar of
the Year Event)
-Your gonna give your guitar a nervous breakdown,lol..I
almost took my lip and wrapped it around my head..
-To say that Mike`s playing is intense is an
understatement. He manages to showcase his
monstrous technique, great command and killer chops in
the context of cool tunes and does it all with a really
nice sense of musicality.
(Nick J. Hinton-Virtuosa Magazine-UK)
- Michael has made the most extreme guitar album
since Jason Becker’s Perpetual Burn….. …..his death
defying runs and techniques take his compositions into
the next universe…. …..should be the next guest on the
next G3 tour.
Mike Orlando's Sonic Stomp I & new upcoming 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 frontman/vocalist Russell Allen and their writing collaborations will be released on Russell’s 2010 Skull n Bones 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.
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 mostly all 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
Mike also performed at the 2009 & 2010 Music China in Shanghia China for Rocktron Products & GHS Strings & Eleca International. He has also performed at the 2009 & 2010 MusikMesse in Frankfurt,Germany!
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 comes out July 2010. As well as a sold out 2 week Tour of China in the Fall of 2010 and performed to thousands of adoring fans!
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.