Mike Scalzi

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Mike Scalzi
Birth nameMichael Scalzi
Born (1969-12-08) December 8, 1969 (age 49)
Pennsylvania, United States
GenresHeavy Metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, Professor
Instrumentsguitar, vocals
Years active1986–present
LabelsDragonheart, Cruz Del Sur, Profound Lore Records, Megadisc, Tumult Records
Associated actsSlough Feg, Hammers of Misfortune, WhipKraft, Heart of Darkness

Mike Scalzi is an American musician and a philosophy professor in Diablo Valley College.[1][2][3]


His first band was Heart of Darkness, a Crossover/Hardcore band. He originally auditioned to be the band's guitarist but that role was already taken, so instead he took the spot as the band's vocalist.[4]

The Lord Weird Slough Feg[edit]

In the late 1980s Scalzi formed The Lord Weird Slough Feg in Pennsylvania, but relocated to San Francisco in 1990 with the hopes of resurrecting the heavy metal scene in America. The band produced three demo tapes in the early 1990s before releasing their self-titled debut album in 1996. Since then the line-up of the band have frequently changed and the name was officially shortened to "Slough Feg" with the release of Atavism in 2005.

Hammers of Misfortune[edit]

Hammers of Misfortune got started in the mid-1990s as Unholy Cadaver when Scalzi joined in with guitarist John Cobbett and drummer Chewy Marzolo. In 2001 the band released its debut album The Bastard. In 2003 the band signed a deal with Cruz Del Sur, releasing their second album The August Engine by the end of the same year. This album was also well received by the metal community. After the release of The Locust Years, Scalzi left the band in order to focus on Slough Feg.


Albums with Slough Feg[edit]

Albums with Hammers of Misfortune[edit]


  1. ^ "Mike Scalzi – Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
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  3. ^ "Michael Scalzi at Diablo Valley College". RateMyProfessors.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mike Scalzi – Slough Feg – Interview Exclusive". Uberrock.co.uk. November 9, 2010. Retrieved March 12, 2015.