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ADRENALINE MOB ALBUM COVER: MAYBE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE… BUT YOUR BRAIN DID!

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Mike Portnoy’s new band, Adrenaline Mob, are gonna release their debut full-length, Omertà, later this year. And now they’ve unveiled the cover art, which is pretty typical metal album stuff…

…except if the concept of a skeleton against a deep blue night sky seems kind of familiar, well, it ought to, because of this:

Obviously the Adrenaline Mob cover isn’t a direct rip-off of the Avenged Sevenfold cover, but the similarities are still pretty striking — hell, the skeleton even has his head tilted down and to the left in both pictures.

And while I’m the first to admit that I’m a cynical prick, I have a hard time believing this is a mere coincidence, and not an attempt to get younger fans who now know Portnoy from his time with A7X to make some kind of subconscious connection: “I love Nightmare, so I’ll probably love  Omertà, too!” That might seem like a stretch, but in the words of the great film critic Mr. Plinkett, “Maybe you didn’t notice… but your brain did!”

Omertà comes out March 13.

-AR

[via Metal Underground]

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