Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will partake in a heavy metal guitar clinic presented by Jackson Guitars and M & M Music, Vineland, New Jersey. Metal Mike will perform live selections from his three solo instrumental albums, answer questions and talk in-depth about his first choice in guitars: Jackson Guitars. Concluding the clinic will be a meet-and-greet, exclusive merchandise and a Jackson guitar giveaway in the form of RR1/Randy Rhoads model — similar to the one Mike uses on stage. The details are as follows:
M & M Music
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2004
Time: 4-6 p.m.
2006 South Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
In other news, Metal Mike will return to New Jersey's WDHA 105.5 FM "Metal Mania" show with Matt Murray on Friday, August 13 between 11:00 p.m. and midnight. Hear the "Summer Festival Tour Report" from Mike as well as the latest from the guitarist.
In related news, Mike has forwarded the following message to the readers. "I would like to thank all of you for your patience regarding the PAINMUSEUM album. The road in finding this music a home that has the understanding and promotional support this record deserves has not been an easy one. The great news is that you will all know the exact worldwide release date of this album very shortly. We believe that at this time we have found the partners that will allow the PAINMUSEUM vision to shine. At this time I can confirm that you will get both: a release date and a tour this Autumn. In the mean time, you can check out the sound samples from the album at painmuseum.com."
The PAINMUSEUM album was produced by Metal Mike and mixed by Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD). The lineup is: Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, HALFORD) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH) on bass, and Tim Clayborne (HATRED) on vocals, with additional help from Joe Comeau (OVERKILL, ANNIHILATOR).