Keep your eye out on all of the up-coming Metal For Life guitar workshop dates from Metal Mike. Each location usually has a private lesson opportunity with Mike prior to each event. Contact us to find out more or to reserve a spot. Lesson rates are set to give you a great value and teach you a ton of new ideas on your instrument. Contact us HERE
Note: You must reserve your spot for the November 21st workshop at Smacktone Studios in Totowa, NJ.
Metal Mike Joins AXES and ANCHORS
The 1st Ever Guitar Dominated Rock Cruise
I am honored to join Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker and other guitar gods on the amazing Axes and Anchors guitar cruise. I'm looking forward to spending time with you all and talking metal guitar 24/7!
Metal Mike will conduct 3 hour long metal guitar workshops on the ship! Find out more HERE
Sailing from Miami, February 20-24, 2016 | 5 days, 4 nights | countless performances, workshops and rock craziness!
Check Out This Year's Amazing Photos HERE
Metal Mike's Metal Heroes Summer Camp 2015 - Set To Rock!
5 metal packed days for young rockers 12 to 19.
Clinics, Jams, Lessons, Career Tips, Motivation, Fun and a Live Show!
Check out our 2015 curriculum HERE and secure your spot today.
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 Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY.
Developed for young metal-heads in the age group of 12-19, 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.
I'm very excited to kick off and welcome you to our second annual 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. We'll have music industry experts that will guide you on how to properly market your music and bass god Mike LePond of metal icons Symphony X will be stopping in to share his experience and lay down some mind boggling bass licks.
We have several other activities planned which include a metal discovery lounge, metal movie nights, specialized guitar workshops, swimming and much more. 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 (Testament) and Chris Broderick (Megadeth), The Winery Dogs, Dweezil Zappa and Paul Gilbert (Racer X, Mr. Big) 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.
RANDY RHOADS REMEMBERED
East Cast 2015 Tour
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)
Metal Mike with Jackson Guitars stablemate Phil Demmel of Machine Head at the RRR East Coast Tour 2014
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).
METAL MIKE - MEXICO 2014
NEW METAL MIKE ALBUM OUT NOW
Soaring Piece Of Proper Heavy Metal Art ... Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir)
ORDER YOUR COPY DIRECTLY FROM US - Right HERE.
METAL FOR LIFE: MASTERING HEAVY METAL GUITAR (Alfred/Guitar World)
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.