|Birth name||Chris Valagao|
|Also known as||The Heathen|
|Genres||Heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal|
|Labels||Hevydevy, Century Media|
|Associated acts||Zimmers Hole, Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Tenet, West of Hell|
Valagao is the founding front man (along with Jed Simon and Byron Stroud from Strapping Young Lad and drummer Steve Wheeler) for Canadian speed/thrash metal band Zimmers Hole. He has recorded 3 albums with the band. During his career, Valagao has performed backing vocals on almost all of Devin Townsend's and Strapping Young Lad's albums. During that time he has built a strong friendship with Townsend.
In 2012, Valagao joined traditional heavy metal group West of Hell and released the debut album Spiral Empire. West of Hell followed up with a headlining tour across Canada and New Zealand in support for the album.
During his career, Valagao has adopted several "nicknames", most notably "The Heathen". Other nicknames include:
- "Dr. Heathen Hooch"
- "Lorde of Ass-Fire"
Valagao has performed on the following albums.
With Zimmers Hole
- Bound by Fire (1997)
- Legion of Flames (2001)
- When You Were Shouting at the Devil...We Were in League With Satan (2008)
With Strapping Young Lad
- Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing (1994)
- City (1997)
- Strapping Young Lad (2003)
- Alien (2005)
- The New Black (2006)
With Devin Townsend
- Inspired Horrific (2009)
With West of Hell
- Spiral Empire (2012)