The Adarna will be re-releasing Remastered versions of "Smell of Gasoline" and "Honestly" off their debut self-titled 2012 EP.    At the time when we released the album, we were thinking of it more as a business card in order to make connections.  10 years later these two have become heavily requested songs and often crowd favorites.    These songs represented very large steps for William, as they came at the tail end of his previous band, Veritas, coming to an end.  Smell of Gasoline was the first to pop up when William started writing for The Adarna.  It represented change and the need to continue despite everything you know reminding you of a past failed relationship. If you're familiar with Veritas' body of work, (and I highly recommend you check it out as it's available to streaming platforms) that was William's first band ever!  

A lot of the music was electro-rock or as we called it "Operatic Synth Rock."  But it wasn't a full-speed-ahead "rock band."  The writing of Honestly was William's real honest stab toward writing rock vocals and riffing.  This led to a much clearer path for The Adarna. It was felt in the love they experienced from their fans but also a new demographic became clearer to the band.     The band's music video for Honestly was played at Harley-Davidson retail stores as well as at gyms like LA Fitness.  Armed Forces Radio would also air the band's song for listening and eventually leading towards more troops and MWR-focused events like the Project Gratitude Tour to SW Asia and more recently performing at Whidbey Naval Base. 

We are proud to release these songs because of what they have led us to find and become.   "I have seen band's not willing to perform older material which led them to the entire reason why we showed up to their concert," states William.  "They would use excuses like it's 'overplayed' or 'we're bored of playing this song.'  I think that's the worst thing you could say to something or someone you loved passionately.  Yes, we may be very excited about new material but the only reason why we can even talk about new material is BECAUSE of what we did in the past.  We owe it to our fans and followers to be proud of showing our past works of art.  The respect they deserve is by playing the shit out of them!  Otherwise, why play out?"   

What's Your Name (Single) Artwork. The Adarna 2022

Hey all!  William here.  We are proud to announce our next latest single "What's Your Name" which releases Dec 20th this year!  Hot dog!  Just in time for the holidays.  It will be available for streaming on all platforms.

This was a particularly interesting recording for me.  There is always a race that exists when creating art.  In order to capture art at the moment you can't overthink or sit on anything for too long.  Despite what I just said, accompanied by the factors of 1) how the pandemic changed the music scene 2) Bringing in Jake Lord as our new guitarist 3)  and me physically being bogged down by creating a new studio from scratch... this release is long overdue.    Some interesting challenges were that this marks one of the first songs we recorded ourselves without a producer.  (The first song we released without a producer was "Braver Than Yesterday.")  We also blended guitars recorded through amplifiers back in 2019 with new tracking through the Headrush systems in 2022.   We're finding this recording method is giving it this warm yet "crispy" sound...oooh!  Good tone word!

The concept of this song has been rattling around for a minute for me.   All manors of people are encouraged to share details of their lives with a cyber public.  It is fascinating to get glimpses into people's lives but often we forget that initial step of just introducing ourselves to one another.  In other words, "what's your name?"

You can check out Lyrics, credits, and get a sneak preview of the track all from here.


This is William behind a drum kit...  Someone allowed him there and now, no one is safe.   Worst of all, it appears that he really likes being there.  If you want to hear him flap his big dumb mouth about it... You can read about it here.   Now, what's this talk about Porn Jam Babies? here.

William Perry Moore on Drum Kit

The Adarna Summer Music Festival

The Adarna will be headling at the Summer Music Festival at the Naval Base on Whidbey Island on Saturday, Sept 10th, 2022!   This is a huge honor for us to support military families so if you have military base access, come show your love for The Adarna from 5pm-8pm.     There will be live music, food, a beer garden, and adult & children's activities.

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It's been awhile since we got to do something for the military.  Not since our 2015-16 Project Gratitude Tour in SW Asia in fact!  Here's some footage from our last triumph!

The Adarna Loud and Local Band of the Week KISW

Taking their name from a mythical phoenix-like songbird in Filipino folklore, The Adarna [pronounced uh-darn-uh] are the first band to ever coin their genre as “Jet City Rock,” due to their proximity to Seattle's Boeing Field. Known for their relentless energy and aggressive tour schedules, this international touring artist is armed with a 3rd album titled "Road to Resonance." May 2022 marked the 10-year anniversary of the group and marked the group's 11th National Tour including performing on the Mainstage at Bratfest Wisconsin.  This follows their last pre-pandemic Tour where The Adarna toured through Canada and North America with Hinder and Saving Abel.


Braver Than Yesterday The Adarna Artwork Thank you guys for being patient with us!  We are excited to announce that April 1st, 2022 will not only mark our 10 Year Anniversary show in Seattle but it also marks a new era for The Adarna!  10 Years!  Can you believe it!?  In that time we did 2 international tours, 8 national tours, released 3 albums, ran with all the punches that came with touring, new members, and sweet Jet City Rock riffs.  But NOW, we are onto our most devastatingly handsome phase of The Adarna.  To kick off this new era we are releasing our single "Braver Than Yesterday" which will be available on all streaming platforms on April 1st.  Y'know, like April fools day....but seriously.


My, my you're eager... I like that!  During the pandemic, The Adarna changed to being a 3-piece, which meant a shift in the way that the songs would be written.  Traditionally, we had written songs to focus on a more distinct rhythm versus a lead section that would dance around the vocals.  Being down a guitarist meant we had to look at breaking down chords to more essential sequences and the bass would need to take a larger weight load of the melody.  This was a really different way to think that led us down a whole path of a new way of writing.  So you'll be seeing some changes in the way we write moving forward!

Separately, this also marked a chance for us to step up our recording game.  All parts were recorded and produced by The Adarna.  This was about us deciding how to take full control of our music and artistic direction.  Which probably had something to do with calling our song, "Braver Than Yesterday."


Yes sir, yes sir!  The Adarna are welcoming Jake Lord into the fold as their mighty new six-string samurai!  Jake came to the band after Braver Than Yesterday was already written, but his distinct style complimented William's guitar playing so much that we decided to reopen the recording session and have him play on the song.   We are excited about the energy and creativity he's bringing to The Adarna and moving forward we will be sure to have him woo you with his sultry vocals, mind-gasmic guitar solos,  and flurry of weed-a-lee weed-a-lees. #weedalee4life


10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW DETAILS  (click here for tickets)

The Adarna 10 Year Anniversary Show


The Adarna 10 year Anniversary at Drunkys

Hey to everyone!  William here, we haven't checked in for a while but I thought I'd give you the 411 with us.    The Adarna is out playing shows in Washington and Oregon.  Check the website for updates.   Wanted to make an announcement about The Adarna headlining the upcoming Freedom Fest hosted by Harley-Davidson in Tacoma on Saturday 9/11/21.   This is a free event going from 12-4pm.   The Adarna headlines at 3pm!  Should be a great time to show your support, check out the other bands, beer garden, food trucks, and all the Harleys!     [Facebook Event Page]


In preparation for all the gigs The Adarna are doing, we decided to give Wendy a new floor overhaul.  With plans for The Adarna doing another national tour in 2022, we wanted to get rid of that carpet in Wendy.  It seemed like every time we cleaned the floor and turned around, she was trapping more dirt everywhere.  With that in mind, we yanked out all of the chairs and benches and put down a layer of Dynamat.   The goal of this was to help quiet up the cabin as well as reduce the heat coming through the floor.  One issue we've been noticing is that the floor gets very warm, especially in the summer while we're driving.   After that, some awesome-looking vinyl floors were put in.   Check out the video!




We wanted to share this fun video from Digital Tour Bus when they caught up with The Adarna while on tour and posed the question... If you could tour with anyone (alive or dead) on a DREAM TOUR! Who would it be with? Murdock and William step up to answer this might question!   Who would you want to tour with??  Interested in seeing more interviews for The Adarna? Click here.


The Adarna Dream Tours

Hey everyone!  William Perry Moore from The Adarna here.  We'd like to take the time to thank everyone for supporting us!  We're in the creating music game for the long haul so don't you worry, we're not going anywhere and we'll make it through this COVID-steppin-on-my-touring-game slump!  I know 2020 has been a pretty rockin' punch in the nuts for everyone.  This really did test everyone but we can see some interesting changes on the horizon.  On the positive, people can get more things delivered now!  It's been a great time to learn new skills that you might not have had time to invest in, and I can foresee a new breed of music venues emerging.  But let's leave psychic rants to when we are mano y mano with a shot of bourbon.

As for us, what's next?  Well, I can tell you that The Adarna was designed to be a touring band and we will resume touring when businesses begin to ramp up again.    The downside is that since we're not touring, we're not makin' that (Roberto) Dinero which allows us to stay on the road.   So in the meantime, we've decided to continue tracking and writing with new demos to be released in the coming New Year.  We look forward to hearing what you guys think!  You can always help us out by sharing our music, or checking out the merch page, or donating to the band.

We miss playing massive shows and partying with all of you!  We want you to stay safe and hug your loved ones!  We'll get to hang out again (or for the first time) again soon.   From all of us, you have a  Happy New Year!

-William, Andreka, Oliver, and Murdock

On The Adarna's Lucky 7 Tour, Digital Tour Bus caught up with The Adarna in Belvidere Illinois before their show at the Apollo Theatre with Hinder.   The Adarna gave DTB a first-hand walkthrough of our tour bus, Wendy, you can see it here.  After that, we got talking about pre-show rituals.  Rituals!? As in burning incense, lighting candles, and sacrificing frogs?  Well, yes, of course, that...  but on the tamer side of things, William Perry Moore and Murdock go through a few of their daily rituals to prepare themselves for a Jet City Rock performance.   As much as we'd all like to jump into badass performances right away, it can take some time to get oneself focused on the Art of Face Melting.   Check out the video below!

Do Andreka and Oliver also have rituals?   They sure do!

Andreka:  I like to chew gum and sharpen my guitar picks on the carpet.  Bruuutal!

Oliver:  Calisthenics, stretching, cough drums, humming over some scales.  I mentally go over the harder parts of the songs Bass notes followed by telling irreverent jokes to burn away any nervousness.   Then, I focus on all the thoughts about not looking or sounding foolish -- then forget them.   Double Bruuutal!

What kind of pre-show rituals have you heard of?  Share with us in the comments below!  Thanks for always supporting us and stay safe out there!

The Adarna in Pennsylvania

CLane C Lane: This week I’m pumped to introduce Bellevue Neighbors to another Seattle-area band – The Adarna. Four artists whose individual histories couldn’t be more different, but who’ve managed to find each other in the massive venue that is the Seattle rock music scene. The Adarna name comes from a 16th-century Filipino (Tagalog) poem that tells the story of this mythical songbird -- Ibong Adarna – and its ability to heal or harm using one of the seven songs it sings before casting off to sleep with its eyes wide open!

The Adarna’s (band) fiery, dynamic, and high-energy sound comes from a concoction of influences from old school rock-n-roll such as The Cult and Guns N Roses to modern rock such as Foo Fighters, Sick Puppies, Queens of the Stone Age, and Muse.

I first heard The Adarna at a local venue in what I’d call a “happy accident.” There to see another band, Blue Helix, I hung around after the BH set to talk to the band. When The Adarna launched into their first song, I had to excuse myself from the discussion with BH and head back into the venue. I’ve been a fan ever since. Getting a chance to see The Adarna locally is, COVID-19 restrictions aside, a difficult task due to their relentless tour schedule. But as soon as we return to normal, whatever that might look like, find them and we’ll make a party! Let’s meet the band:

William Perry Moore is a founding member, lead “Vocal Viking” and Rhythm Guitar. He’s a military brat (of Filipino-Irish decent – the ultimate “lover and fighter”) who claims no hometown, and you’d be hard-pressed to find WPM wearing sleeves! He counts among the 10 albums that changed his life two of my favorites – the Top Gun Soundtrack, and Bee Gees Greatest Hits.

Andreka Jasek, Lead Guitar, is a founding member of the band and 1st generation Polish-American. Though born in Florida, she moved to Seattle at an early age and mastered her craft in several bands before The Adarna. When not pounding out the licks on her Gibson SG electric, you might find Andreka speed-skating, modeling, riding motorcycles or chillin’ with her cats, Radar & Lyric.

Oliver Spencer, the only true Seattle native in the group, Bass Guitar. Oliver was performing with several Seattle-area bands while moonlighting as an actor. You may have seen him in Battlestar Galactica, Hot Rod, and the Watchmen! His introduction to The Adarna came when he answered Craigslist add to play an extra in The Adarna music video for their hit Sugar. Oliver’s list of 10 albums that changed his life includes several from mega-bands Foo Fighters, Korn, Guns N Roses, and Rage Against the Machine. It’s pretty clear that Oliver is a fan of driving bass rhythms!

Murdock, Drums and Percussion. Okay, why are the drummers always the last member of the group introduced? [Hey, if you go around with only one name you risk falling to the end of the list!] Murdock also found his way to The Adarna via Craigslist and is a founding member of the band. Hailing from Rochester, NY, Murdock spent a lot of time running sound boards in New York venues for a very impressive list of artists. Who hasn’t heard of Muse, Joan Jett, The Donnas, Average White Band, Kansas, Dickey Betts, 10,000 Maniacs? Holy cow!

Bellevue Neighbors sat down with The Adarna recently to know them better, man!

Bellevue Neighbors: Most people hear "Seattle-area band" and think they're going to hear a steady diet of grunge-influenced tracks. Not so of The Adarna. How would you describe how 'Jet City Rock" is different?

William Perry Moore: “Jet City Rock is a way of us tipping our hats to our musical heroes of Seattle yet separating ourselves. Musically we have so many influences that we draw from across the board since all of the members listen to everything from jazz, metal, industrial, hard rock, soft rock, pop, and all sorts of fusion. By carving out our genre we don't have to tied down by one specific genre. As performers, Jet City Rock means our music needs to look like it sounds. If a song sounds like a turbine engine about to explode, our bodies should match that energy.”

BN: Which cuts out of The Adarna's typical set list would say give the readers a strong sense of the band and what you're about?

WPM: “Personally, I would say a typical set-list evolves with the crowd. We'll call audibles on the fly if we sense that a crowd is responding better to more aggressive/funkier/sensitive songs. We have a lot of original material to draw from which gives us the freedom to change on the fly. But in a live show, we normally have an understanding of the crowd by the 3rd song. After all, you can't be on a 10 the whole time. Sometimes we have to be still to really keep an audience with us.”

BN: Oliver is the only true "native" Seattle-ite in the group. Is there a high-powered magnet in the Puget Sound we're unaware of that attracts such great talent to the area?

WPM: Andreka has been pretty much here her whole life. Murdock and I have been here over a decade so that counts right? I can't speak for all people, but I will tell you the charm that attracted me -- I like how people here take their vices seriously. Tattoos, yoga, music, beer, motorcycles, sports, etc. whatever it is. In Seattle, I recognize a passion the people here have. When I was in LA there was a lot of talking about what someone was doing but not a whole lot of doing. It's infectious to be around do-ers.

BN: Your hit Superman has been widely heralded and found a strong fan following among comic and anime crowd. Did you know it was special when you wrote/recorded it, or have the accolades surprised you?

WPM: “Honestly, I don't think we realized it was special at first. I was worried it was too gushy. A cry to want to be someone's hero! It wasn't until we noticed people knew our words and could follow us after the first listen that we realized we had something special.”

BN: As a follow-up, we first heard Superman performed live at a local show -- where the imagery the song evoked was different than what we see in the official music video. Do you view the different "visual renderings" as a strength or weakness in our post-MTV world today?

WPM: “What an excellent observation! Honestly, it's art. There are no wrong answers and the fact that you see a difference from what you hear is wonderful! I'd be curious to hear what you thought the song was about.”

BN: We all look to the future and bands with full tour date calendars again. How has the band been using your time during the pandemic, and will we see any music influenced by the event?

WPM: “Right now we're tracking a new album, revamping my studio, and putting in some much-needed love to our tour vehicle -- Wendy. This has also been a great time for us to learn new skills individually. We've been doing select performances here and there on social media but honestly, there's so much noise out there right now. We've been non-stop touring and pushing for the last 8 years and this pandemic has been maddening for us as performers. Yet it's been rejuvenating for us to stop, lift-up our heads from the grind and be present with our loved ones. Do I smell yacht rock in the air?”

BN: If we invited the band over for a potluck BBQ, what side dish would each member bring?

BAND: “Whiskey, wine, and coconut pie!”

BN: Final question - Is Andreka as bummed as we are over the delayed release of Top Gun: Maverick?

AJ: "I'm bummed that it's been pushed back to December because I am so excited to see it!”

The Music – As you know by now, I find music as much a visual medium as it is auditory. Thank MTV for that, I guess. So I’m not a big fan of music reviews telling me what to like, so I won’t do that to you either. I will tell you that The Adarna’s music, each track, each album, really hold their own. The instrumentation really comes through and very quickly you learn there are no weak links in this group. I will say, though - this is a band worth supporting!

The Adarna on Facebook

The Adarna Music Library

Until then, keep the volume cranked to 11!


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