“European style guitarist with beautiful guitar tone. Two main characters of Mike's playing are a huge heart and fantastic technique. Above all that, he always gives his all.” - Rob Halford
“'Whoa, dude ... Mike doesn't screw around. The dizzying meter changes and his insanely aggressive metal require some serious chops and he's got em.” - Guitar Player Magazine
“Lots of choice riffs, tight-as-a-vice musicianship and really fast, truly demented solos.” - Guitar World Magazine
“Metal Mike is the real deal.” - Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles
Metal Mike at the German Opera House, Rochester, NY (March 2019)
Metal Mike, as a solo artist, has brought his precision sharp guitar playing and love for Heavy Metal across the United States and Mexico while headling own shows and supporting artists such as Halford, Sebastian Bach, Behemoth, Testament, Amon Amarth, Sepultura, Immortal, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Morse, Ronnie Montrose, Primal Fear and Dokken.
Mostly known as the long standing guitarist to the Grammy Award Winning vocalist The Metal God - Rob Halford of platinum Metal legends Judas Priest, Metal Mike performs fan favorite tracks from the Halford band catalog including "Resurrection", "Made In Hell", "Cyberworld", "Golgotha" as well as his own over the top guitar based solo material. A fan favorite is "American Metalhead" taken from Metal Mike's PainmuseuM "Metal For Life" album. In addition, the band always includes anthemic metal tracks of other artists in their set. The band often treats their fans with tracks from Loudness, Grim Reaper and of course, Judas Priest!
Metal Mike's band includes prominent Metal musicians in vocalist Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss, Let Us Prey), bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss) and drummer Ronnie Lipnicki (Overkill, Whiplash).