HALFORD Guitarist 'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK Releases 'Metal For Life' DVD

Strap on your axe for an extreme-metal bootcamp as guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, TESTAMENT) helps you hone your chops to perfection. You'll learn how to traverse the fretboard with ever-essential minor pentatonic scale, incorporate minor scales into riffs and rhythm parts, build power-chord variations for maximum sonic effect and much more. Plus, you'll get a first-hand tutorial in playing black and death metal and creating licks in the styles of METALLICA, TESTAMENT, PANTERA and more. The "Metal For Life: Mastering Heavy Metal Guitar" DVD also features 10 essential metal licks every guitarist should know.

With over two hours of lessons, this DVD is perfect for any skill-level in the heavy metal genre and is available now from Guitar World.

A longtime contributor to Guitar World magazine with his "Metal For Life" instructional column, Chlasciak's latest release, "This Is War", is available from MetalMike.net.

Mike's new solo album, "The Metalworker", is due later this spring.

Asked in a 2004 interview what he has learned from playing with JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, Chlasciak replied: "Too many things to even mention. Many of them I probably will not even understand in the near future.

"Playing with HALFORD was the best thing that could have ever happen to me, my career and my personal growth. I guess the bottom line is to really do everything with all that you've got, and that great things sometimes can not be rushed. I also realized that after you sell over 30 million records the world doesn't give you a free license to become as asshole, as Rob was one of the most professional people I have ever met.

"After my time with HALFORD, I seriously feel that I'm prepared to take on anything this business will offer. I have been through a lot in that band, from highest of highs to lowest of lows and after the smoke has cleared and the backstabbers, shit talkers and non-believers stopped talking, I'm still standing here."

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