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Members of Breaking Benjamin, Lifer, and Adrenaline Mob form A Beautiful Disaster

Members of Breaking Benjamin, Lifer, and Adrenaline Mob form A Beautiful Disaster
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From a press release:

A Beautiful Disaster, the brand new band featuring world-renowned guitarist Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, multi-platinum-selling drummer Chad Szeliga of Breaking Benjamin and Black Label Society, and critically acclaimed vocalist Nick Coyle of Lifer and The Drama Club, was formed in late 2014 and already has some major buzz going thanks to a recent plug on VH1’s “That Metal Show.”

Orlando appeared on the show for an interview as the featured guitarist of the week, showing off his skills as well as his equipment and mentioning his latest project, which features two well-known names in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene.

A Beautiful Disaster is “a new breed of rock, combining unforgettable melodies, meaningful lyrics, and their own unique blend of masterful songwriting and musicianship, demonstrating that there are still musicians out there that actually prefer to play ‘real’ instruments in the Digital Age,” according to the bio on their website. A teaser of what is to come was also posted:

Orlando is the over-the-top guitar phenom of the internationally successful hard rock band Adrenaline Mob. Within a short amount of time, they landed a No. 5 Hard Rock Album on Billboard, a No. 1 Metal Album on iTunes, and the iTunes UK Metal Album of the Year. He has toured the globe numerous times with Adrenaline Mob, including arena runs with Godsmack and Avenged Sevenfold.

He is also a successful solo instrumentalist overseas. Orlando redefines rock guitar, combining lightning speed, passion, and beautiful melody all in one package that simply lights up the stage like no other. He has been featured in the video game “Rock Band,” in numerous major worldwide guitar publications, and been awarded Guitar Player magazine’s Superstar of the Year. All of this led him to receive his own line of signature products and top endorsements from some of music’s biggest companies.

As owner of his own recording facility, Sonic Stomp Studios, Orlando is also an accomplished producer, mixer, and studio engineer. He has engineered/co-produced all four Adrenaline Mob albums, also mixing and mastering their major releases “Coverta,” “Men of Honor,” and “Dearly Departed,” among others.

Szeliga is the powerhouse drummer behind successful acts like Breaking Benjamin and Black Label Society. His infectious grooves and tasteful approach to creating unique drum parts make him undeniably one of rock’s best drummers of today. He has been featured in top drum magazines Modern Drummer and Drum, among many others, making him a well-respected part of the drumming community.

As part of Breaking Benjamin, he has sold over five million albums worldwide. Over that span, they also landed six Top 10 singles, including “Breath,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard rock charts. Headlining festivals, arenas, and the world’s best venues, Szeliga has also established himself as a successful touring musician, performing for millions of fans over the last decade.

Coyle is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and musician who has recorded and performed internationally for over 15 years. His music has been featured on a wide variety of media outlets, including ESPN, Fox, NBC, MTV, VH1, “Howard Stern,” Sirius, and EA Sports’ “NHL” game series, to name a few.

Over the years, he has toured and shared the stage with numerous acts, such as Alice in Chains, Volbeat, Nickelback, AFI, Chevelle, Cold, Godsmack, Papa Roach, and many others. Coyle’s previous bands have been signed to Republic/Universal (Lifer) and FoF/EMI (The Drama Club). Lifer’s self-titled LP was produced by rock legend Alex Lifeson and contained the song “Breathless,” which was featured on the soundtrack to the blockbuster film “The Scorpion King.” He received a gold record for this contribution, with the album selling over 750,000 copies to date.

A Beautiful Disaster is the next chapter for this talented group of musicians as they prepare to “take rock music to the next level” in the latest creation of their musical journey.