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Metal Mike Readies Summer Metal Heroes Academy

Former Halford guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak recently announced that he is readying yet another edition of his annual Metal Heroes Academy, which focuses on grooming the next generation of metal artists. The five-day summer camp is slated for August 24-28 at … Continue reading

Metal Mike Covers Suspended Chords in New Guitar World Lesson

Metal Mike Chlasciak’s latest Guitar World lesson covers suspended chords in metal rhythm guitar. “It’s not uncommon for a great metal riff to jump back and forth from one type of harmonic environment to another, such as from the natural … Continue reading

Expand Your Rhythm Guitar Repertoire with Metal Mike’s New Lesson

Metal Mike Chlasciak’s latest column for Guitar World deals with using differed chord voicings that can really expand a rhythm guitarist’s repertoire. “Within the genre of heavy metal, the art of rhythm guitar can sometimes seem a bit predictable—either root-fifth … Continue reading

Metal Mike Chlasciak Offers Lesson on Power Chord Variations

Metal Mike Chlasciak’s latest Guitar World column dives into the realm of power chords, specifically those in the style of metal standards like Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” or Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.” “Common to all of the … Continue reading

Metal Mike Offers New Lessons on Exotic Scales

In the latest installments of Metal Mike Chlasciak’s column in Guitar World, the Halford guitarist discusses scales from different parts of the world, specifically the eastern hemisphere. Metal Mike notes that guitarists such as Marty Friedman and James Murphy have … Continue reading

Metal Mike Posts New Guitar World Column

During the same week that Metal Mike Chlasciak released his new album The Metalworker, the Halford guitarist has dropped a new Guitar World lesson in which he discussed the Dorian mode. Later this month, Chlasciak will tackle the Aeolian mode, another … Continue reading