NAME: Metal Mike Chlasciak
PLAYING (YEARS): 15
GEAR: Jackson Custom USA Guitars (Warriors/ Randy Rhoads V’s),Marshall Amplification (Heads, Pre-Amps, Cabinets with Celestions),Seymour Duncan Pick-Ups (59N, JB-4, Invader), D’Addario Strings,Guyatone Effects (Metal Monster), Dunlop Signature “Tortex” Picks,Morley Effects (Bad Horsie Wah), Attitude and Honor.
ENDORSEMENTS: Jackson, D’Addario, Marshall, Seymour Duncan, Morley, Guyatone, Mesa/ Boogie, Dunlop.
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Currently recording the new HALFORD studio album for Metal-Is/ Sanctuary Records Group to follow up our world acclaimed debut “Resurrection” and our double live disc “Live Insurrection”. World Tour will start early 2002 to support it.Halford’s new radio single from “Live Insurrection” (Metal-Is/ Sanctuary) hits radio in September and our new video for “Made In Hell” (Also from “Live Insurrection”) just got approved/ picked-up by VH-1 and MTV2. Really early next year (before Halford tour) might see me doing artist appearances/ clinics throughout the East Coast Guitar Center locations in coordnation with Jackson Guitars and D’Addario Strings. Next year plans include my special guest appearances on solo records from Mike Vescera (Yngwie Malmsteen/ Loudness) and John West (Royal Hunt/ Artension/ Badlands). John West’s solo album will also include me sharing guitar tracks with Savatage’s Chris Caffery. All albums will feature several tracks I penned with each of the singers. On top of that, we are continuing on bringing you my solo albums thru official distribution alliances with Century Media, Metal Blade, SB comm, Relapse, Leviathan, Red Stream, Martyr Music, Guitar Nine and many more.
FAVORITE GUITARIST: Yngwie Malmsteen
MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS: Andy LaRoque, Jeff Tyson (T-Ride).
BEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN: Yngwie Malmsteen
FOUR WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING: Excitement, Attitude, Originality, Honesty.
YOUR HERO: Any artist that continues to be successful in the music business industry.
ULTIMATE GOAL: To be remembered as a great Metal guitarist. Someone that had left a mark, a unique path that will inspire and be followed by others later. A someone who played Metal honestly and never looked back.
CONTACT: CMM Entertainment, LLC, PO Box 7331, No. Arlington, NJ 07031-7331 USA or Tuffin Group Management, 1-888-TUFFIN1www.thetuffingroup.com.
WEBSITE: www.planetshred.com, www.robhalford.com. Everyone is invited to check them out and be a part of the community.