HALFORD Guitarist To Play National Anthem At Soccer Match

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak will be playing tribute to the red, white and blue when he handles the national anthem duties at the MetroStars MLS soccer match on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

"I wanted to do something to show my support for all those young metal heads in the armed services and to show my appreciation to this country which has given me so many opportunities," says Metal Mike, who emigrated to the U.S from Poland as a child.

The game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., features the MetroStars versus the San Jose Earthquakes. Attendance for the game is expected to be around 14,000 to 16,000. The Metros are led by World Cup superstars Clint Mathis, Eddie Pope and Tim Howard. Discount tickets are available for $16 (reg. $24) which may be purchased through the MetroStars by calling (201) 583-7032 or e-mailing [email protected] Metal Mike will sit with fans during the first half of the game.

Metal Mike has just concluded the 2003 World Tour with HALFORD, featuring former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford, in support of their latest CD "Crucible" (Metal-Is/Sanctuary). He's also in the latest stages of work on PAINMUSEUM's highly anticipated debut CD.

For more information on Metal Mike, visit his official web site at www.planetshred.com.

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