RANDY RHOADS REMEMBERED - East Cast 2015 

Metal Mike will be joining some friends in May for the celebration of the great Randy Rhoads.

Friday, May 29th - Bergen Pac, Englewood, NJ (7PM)

Sunday, May 31st - Stone Pony, NJ (3PM)

 


 

ROB HALFORD Signs With SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and LEGACY RECORDINGS For Catalog

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, Sony's catalog division, have signed a worldwide-rights deal with The Metal God, Rob Halford.

Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band JUDAS PRIEST, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands FIGHT, TWO and HALFORD.

The new Sony/Legacy agreement with Rob Halford will include individual album catalog titles and audio-visual releases.

Upcoming Rob Halford anthology titles will include an "Essential" and "Playlist" collection with plans for a definitive "Complete Albums Box".

Born Robert John Arthur Halford on August 25, 1951, Rob Halford rocketed to fame as the lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band JUDAS PRIEST. One of the genre's most powerful, distinctive and influential vocalists, Halford set the standard for generations of metal singers.

After leaving JUDAS PRIEST in 1992, Halford formed the band FIGHT and, between 1993 and 1995, recorded two albums, "War Of Words" and "A Small Deadly Space", and an EP, "Mutations", with the band.

Following FIGHT, Halford moved into the realm of industrial metal with his TWO project. In 2000, he launched the straight-ahead no-nonsense pure metal ensemble HALFORD.

The Sony/Legacy release agreement includes virtually all of Rob Halford's work with FIGHT, TWO and HALFORD from 1992 onward.

Coming on March 31, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release "The Essential Rob Halford" (2 CD; 30 tracks).

 


 

Sharpen Your Skills at Metal Mike's  North Jersey Metal Guitar Workshop - May 3, 2015.

 

Workshop Focus: Right Hand Picking, Left and Right Hand Coordination

Metal Mike Chlasciak, Guitar World columnist, teacher and lead guitarist for The Metal God - Rob Halford, has launched a monthly metal guitar workshop that will meet once a month in Northern New Jersey.

Each month, The North Jersey Metal Guitar Workshop focuses on a specific aspect of heavy metal guitar playing. Each session is based on laid-back open forum group environment where all students get plenty of one on one attention. Providing a platform for players to meet new metal guitar fans just like them, North Jersey Metal Guitar Workshop provides a great new opportunity for those who lead a busy lifestyle.

In regards to the mission of the new venture, Metal Mike shares his enthusiasm: “The reason I started the North Jersey Metal Guitar Workshop is that there are many guitarists who have full time jobs, families or are full time students, yet would still like to play and pursue their passion for playing metal guitar. They don’t have time to take lessons every week or join a band, but love to play in their free time. Personally, I love to be able to provide some great playing tips and an environment for these players because they really treasure the time they have with the instrument.”

The up-coming workshop takes place Sunday, May 3rd at Smacktone Studios in Totowa, NJ and focuses on injecting great ideas into your picking hand and further developing right and left hand coordination. 1:20 - 2:45PM | Price: $69.95

To reserve your spot or to get more info, please e-mail us at: MetalMike@MetalMike.net


 

                

Join a Band - Play a Show with Metal Mike in 5 Weeks!

Does that sound far fetched or impossible? It's not.

This is exactly what we are doing in April and May.

Metal Heroes Workshop is a popular NJ experience for two age groups. Young rockers up to 16 and older 17+. Bands rehearse metal's greatest songs and perform live with Metal Mike! Rehearsals take place Saturdays on April  4, 11, 18, 25 and the final show rocks Dingbatz Club in Clifton, NJ on Saturday, May 2nd. Price: $419.

E-mail us to get more info and reserve your spot as these fill out quickly.

To To reserve your spot or get more info: MetalMike@MetalMike.net

 


 

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?!

5 metal packed days for young rockers 12 to 19.

Clinics, Jams, Lessons, Motivation and a Live Show!

 Click HERE to Secure Your Spot.

In association with Music Masters Camps and Full Moon Resort, guitar shredder “Metal” Mike Chlasciak will host his “Metal Heroes Summer Camp” August 24-28 at Slide Forest House Resort in Big Indian, NY.

Developed for young metal-heads in the age group of 12-18, Metal Heroes Summer Camp is designed to teach, motivate and inspire young metal-heads through intense, but fun instruction in heavy metal. The crescendo of this very special vacation experience will take place on the last day when the students will have a chance to perform with Mike in front of their family and friends during a live concert staged at the camp’s playground.

Metal Mike commented on the camp, “I am beyond excited to kick off and welcome you to the Metal Heroes Summer Camp. Doing an event like this is something that has been on my mind for a very, very long time. I’m psyched to return in 2015 for our second annual metal celebration. All rock band instruments are welcome focusing on Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals. I hope you will join me on this 100% full-on metal journey. I have always wanted to share my tour and music experiences with younger metal-heads. I’m really looking forward to open up the metal vault with you on so many levels in order to help you sharpen your skills to metal ninja perfection.

While helping you with individual tasks and any challenges you might face, I’ll share with you how to make amazing progress when rehearsing with a band, how to quickly apply new material and how to deliver a powerful live performance. I can guarantee this will be incredibly fun and you will learn a lot, too. You also will get great introductory tips on the music business, how to work well with others, all the while you fully immerse yourself in the music of the metal gods. We’ll be jamming together, hanging out together, studying what makes a song or a performance great - while everyone will get a chance to ask their questions and get plenty of one-on-one playing advice. And, of course, get ready to hear countless tour stories which more than likely involve your favorite rockers. We’ll close out the camp with a superb metal concert in front of your family and friends.

Speaking of friends - I invited some, because what’s a camp without some pals … I’ll tell you all about it very soon.

We have several other activities planned which include a metal discovery lounge, concert DVD preview and discussion, and even the ability for campers to make their very own concert clothing and jewelry. Campers will also have a chance to check out various items from my journeys that include custom guitars, dressing room signs, posters, tour itineraries and more. While all the metal-heads are enjoying a great time hanging out and jamming with their friends old and new, guitarists will be studying guitar lick packs especially designed for the camp, while drummers and bass players will learn the secrets of a tight metal rhythm section through metal clinics. Vocalists will get plenty of tips on different singing styles whether it is Halford type wail to Gossow like annihilating growl. I will be there overseeing the entire day to lead rehearsals and go over song parts. I really want the kids to experience the power of rock and metal music and have a lot of fun while doing so, because ultimately, no one picks up an instrument not to have fun with it. So, if spending nearly a week at a beautiful resort like location while immersing yourself in all things metal sounds good to you – then let’s rock! This is for you. Metal For Life!”

Tickets for Metal Heroes Summer Camp are on sale now at HERE. All camp packages are $1399 and and include lodging, gourmet meals, housekeeping and access to all workshops, seminars, performances and camp activities. Full Moon Resort features an eclectic array of comfortable country-inn accommodations. There is a well priced non-participant option where you can watch your child’s progress at Metal Heroes Summer Camp while you absorb the beauty of the Catskill Mountains.

Metal Mike’s Metal Heroes Music Camp is the new addition to the successful Music Masters Camp Series. The crown jewel of music programming at Full Moon Resort, Music Masters Camp series features highly prominent recording and touring artists from around the world. Music Masters Camps hosted camps from Alex Skolnick and Chris Broderick, Dweezil Zappa, Adrian Below and Paul Gilbert among many others. These highly interactive camps provide the backdrop for truly memorable experiences. All accommodations are just steps away from daily camp activities. Guests can enjoy the spring-fed swimming pool and explore the splendors of the Catskills. Dedicated to the celebration of nature, music and the arts, this one hundred-acre wonderland of mountains, fields, and streams is a world of its own.

 


 

A CELEBRATION OF A LEGEND

Metal Mike joins the amazing cast of musicians to honor Randy Rhoads.

 

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METAL MIKE To Join JIM BREUER

Rock On The Row & Rock On The Range 2014



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METAL MIKE Joins JIM BREUER 

SHIPROCKED 2014

Metal Mike will join metal-head funny man, Jim Breuer for 2 nights of

original metal during the amazing Shiprocked  cruise Jan 26-30th.

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TALKING METAL INTERVIEWS

METAL MIKE & ZAKK WYLDE

This episode of the podcast features 2 interviews with 2 great guitar players. First up, starting at 8 mins in, it’s Metal Mike Chlasciak discussing the new Metalworker album, Rob Halford, Jim Breuer and the song American Metalhead. 
Then at 44 mins into the podcast it’s a new interview with Zakk Wylde discussing the new Black Label Society DVD “Unblackened”, the Bringing Metal to Children book, Ozzy, Slash, Axl, A-Rod, the NFL and Zakk’s wife in the Shatner roast video.

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Album Premiere: Metal Mike - The Metalworker

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It's HERE -  METAL MIKE's New Album

THE METALWORKER

Soaring Piece Of Proper Heavy Metal Art ... Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir)

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THE METALWORKER Receives Amazing Response
Whiplash Inducing Delivery
... Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

Mike is one of the top metal guitarists on the scene today and proves it again on The Metalworker. I can't say enough positive things about this 9 track masterpiece. This is easily my top metal release of 2013 so far! 

... Maximum Threshold

Awesome! If you are a fan of Metal, you must own this

... Mike S. (US Customer)


GUITAR WORLDUnleashes

METAL FOR LIFE: MASTERING HEAVY METAL GUITAR DVD 

Strap on your ax for an extreme-metal boot camp, as Metal Mike helps you hone your chops to perfection. You'll learn how to traverse the fretboard with ever-essential minor pentatonic scale, incorporate minor scales into riffs and rhythm parts, build power-chord variations for maximum sonic effect and much more. Plus, you'll get a first-hand tutorial in playing black and death metal and creating licks in the styles of: Metallica Testament Pantera and more!

Also, learn 10 essential metal licks every guitarist should know! With over two hours of lessons, this DVD is perfect for any skill-level in the heavy metal genre. Purchase Today via Guitar World right HERE.



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