Mike Chlasciak

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Mike Chlasciak
"Metal" Mike Chlasciak live with Sebastian Bach on July 11, 2008 at the Moondance Jam
Background information
Birth name Michael Chlasciak
Also known as "Metal" Mike Chlasciak
Metal Mike
Born (1971-12-24) December 24, 1971 (age 43) Warsaw, Poland
Genres Heavy metal
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1988[1]-present
Associated acts Halford, Sebastian Bach, Testament
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Jackson Guitars

"Metal" Mike Chlasciak (born December 24, 1971) is a Polish-American musician. Best known as the guitarist for Halford, led by Rob Halford. With well over a million records sold, Chlasciak and Halford have toured the world several times over with the likes of Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Mötley Crüe. Mike has additionally toured with Bay Area thrash metal band Testament and recorded / toured with Sebastian Bach. Chlasciak's touring has taken him to sold-out concerts at NYC’s Madison Square Garden and the Playboy Mansion.

Mike has additionally shared stages or recordings with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses and Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche.

Mike is a scholarship graduate of Berklee College Of Music. He has released several records as a solo artist and with Painmuseum. Chlasciak also writes his own monthly "Metal For Life" column in Guitar World and often contributes career and music related blogs for guitarworld.com


As Mike Chlasciak[edit]

  • Territory: Guitar Kill!!! (2000)

As Metal Mike Chlasciak[edit]

  • The Spilling (2001)
  • This Is War (EP) (2012)
  • The Metalworker (2013)

With Isolation Chamber[edit]

  • Grind Textural Abstractions (1996)

With Halford[edit]

With John West[edit]

  • Earthmaker (2002)

With Joacim Cans[edit]

  • Beyond the Gates (2004)

With Painmuseum[edit]

  • Metal For Life (2005)
  • You Have the Right to Remain Violent (2006)

With Sebastian Bach[edit]


  • Ridiculous Riffs for the Terrifying Guitarist (2007)
  • Monster Coordination – Guitar Boot Camp (2007)
  • This River Shall Burn (2011)
  • Classic Metal Essentials - Download Pack (2012)


With Halford[edit]

  • Live At Rock In Rio (2008)
  • Live In Anaheim (2010)
  • Live At Saitama Super Arena (2011)

With Sebastian Bach[edit]

  • Road Rage (2007)

Guest Appearances[edit]


  • Mike LePond - Silent Assassins (2014)
  • Iceland - Iceland (2013)
  • Sylencer - A Lethal Dose Of Truth (2012)
  • Ralf Scheepers - Scheepers (2010)
  • Michael Vescera - A Sign Of Things To Come (2008)
  • Delta - Crashbreaker (2008)
  • Primal Fear - Metal Is Forever (2006)
  • Doctor Butcher - Doctor Butcher (2005)
  • Dream Evil - The Book Of Heavy Metal (2004)
  • Consortium Project III - Terra Incognita (2003)
  • Michael Vescera Project - The Altar (2003)
  • Primal Fear - Black Sun (2002)
  • Tribute To The Priest (2002)
  • Tribute To Led Zeppelin - The Music Remains The Same (2002)
  • Heavy Metal Geomatrix - Game Soundtrack (2001)
  • Tribute To Joe Satriani - Crushing Days (2001)
  • Tribute To Jason Becker - Warmth In The Wilderness (2001)
  • Tribute To Yngwie Malmsteen - A Guitar Oddysey (2000)


  • Bang Your Head Festival - 10th Anniversarry (2006)
  • Primal Fear - The History Of Fear (2006)


  1. ^ "Metal Mike Chlasciak - Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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