MIKE ORLANDO Reflects On the Collaboration with AILYN in New Band HER CHARIOT AWAITS: “It Was Great to Work with a Singer with a Different Background in Symphonic Metal

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Her Chariot Awaits is a newly formed hard rock/metal group featuring the highly regarded Spanish singer Ailyn Gimenez (ex-Sirenia) on lead vocals and the multi-talented American guitarist and producer Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Noturnall, Sonic Stomp).

This exciting new musical alliance is yet another creation of Frontiers Records, a label that seems determined to combine as many artists as possible in an infinite amount of bands. In this case, Ailyn and Mike got out of each other’s comfort zones to create a record that offers technical, aggressive, modern and extremely catchy heavy music.

With the band lineup being completed by Jeff “brother of RonThal on drums and Brian Gearty on bass, their debut album builds a bridge between symphonic metal realms and groovy, alternative riffage. It includes ten new songs, and an inspired cover of k. d. Lang’s hit “Constant Craving”, which receives a rather dark treatment.

“Her Chariot Awaits” Album Artwork

Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf discussed the inception of Her Chariot Awaits with Mike Orlando, and they touched on his other projects, an upcoming album with Living Color’s Corey Glover, his involvement in a yet to be announced band with some big names in heavy metal, and even whether or not Adrenaline Mob will ever return. Listen to their chat in the links below, and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, Sonic Perspectives is on Facebook, Flipboard, Twitter and YouTube, where you can be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on a daily basis.

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Aylin Gimenez photos by Nat Enemede. Mike Orlando live photos by Francesco Prandoni, Felipe Fuschini, Marcy Royce and Rockpearl+Bluesdrop

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