Metal Mike Chlasciak is a recording and touring artist, writer, blogger, enterpreneur and an expert heavy metal guitar coach.
He is most commonly known as a long standing guitarist to Grammy recipient Rob Halford – the vocalist of platinum selling Heavy Metal legends Judas Priest.
Mike has recorded and toured the world several times over with Heavy Metal’s elite and has appeared on albums totaling over a million sold.
Mike is also known as the world’s leading guitar and music performance coach. He owns and runs Metal Heroes Academy. His unique talent is as a “Chaos Made Simple” expert who dispels the complicated and provides his students timeless, proven principles in simple actionable steps for proven results. His system helps musicians all over the globe get extraordinary results quickly.
Metal Mike has taught hundreds of thousands of people internationally via his Guitar World column, DVDs, books, guitar seminars, music camps and workshops.
Mike has performed live or recorded with Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Testament, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) and SNL alumni Jim Breuer. Mike has also toured the world sharing bills with Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden and Guns N’ Roses.
Metal Mike has been voted top 10 metal guitarist by Europe’s leading magazine Thrash ‘Em All.