Status: Active, seeking tour dates and clinics.
(This is an abbreviated biography due to Mikes VERY long list of accolades. For a complete bio, please visit Metalmike.net)
"Metal" Mike Chlasciak (born December 24, 1971) 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 sold-out 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.
He has released several acclaimed records as a solo artist and with PainmuseuM. Mike also writes his own monthly “Metal For Life” column in GUITAR WORLD Magazine. Metal Mike’s brand new solo album is The Metalworker and is in the finishing stages now..