Metal Mike Chlasciak is without doubt one of the hardest working and respected heavy metal guitarists of today’s generation.
Metal Mike is the guitarist for Halford - led by Grammy-recipient, Rob Halford – the voice of the legendary Judas Priest. With well over a million records sold, Metal Mike and Halford have toured the world several times over with the likes of Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue. Mike has additionally toured with Bay Area thrashers Testament and recorded / toured with Sebastian Bach, the voice of multi-platinum Skid Row. Mike’s touring has taken him to concerts at NYC’s Madison Square Garden and the Playboy Mansion.
Mike has additionally shared stages or recordings with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses and Geoff Tate of Queensryche.
But, even with above under his bullet belt, Metal Mike still proudly releases metal on his own terms. These include several acclaimed records as a solo artist and with PainmuseuM.
What you have here is the PAINMUSEUM's acclaimed debut record Metal For Life. PAINMUSEUM's Metal For Life album is the ultimate answer to the art of solid memorable songwriting, ripping guitar assault and a breathtaking musician line up that reads like who's who of Metal talent. Metal For Life is timeless Metal that's played LOUD & PROUD!
Metal Mike additionally delivered us another PAINMUSEUM offering "You Have The Right To Remain Violent (See: CDBaby.com/metalmike2), an enhanced Collector's Edition CD EP. Both releases are much sought after items for metal heads across the world.
Check out Mike's own monthly “Metal For Life” column in GUITAR WORLD Magazine.
Metal Mike’s brand new solo 2012 album is called The Metalworker.
Album Line Up:
Metal Mike Chlasciak - Guitars (Halford, Testament, Sebastian Bach)
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums (Halford, Iced Earth, Sebastian Bach, Rio, Fates Warning)
Steve DiGiorgio - Bass (Testament, Death, Sadus)
Tim Clayborne - Vocals (Hatred)
Mix by Roy Z (Judas Priest, Dickinson, Halford)
Mastering by James Murphy (Testament, Death, Disincarnate)
Additional vocals by Joe Comeau (Annihilator, Overkill, Tad Morose)