“This Is War”, the new EP from HALFORD guitarist “Metal” Mike Chlasciak, will be released in August via iTunes, Amazon MP3 and all major digital retailers. It will feature the second single from Mike’s upcoming solo album, “The Metalworker”, as well as additional tracks from the full-length CD.
An audio sample of Chlasciak‘s last single, “Hell No!”, is available for streaming at CDBaby.com.
“Hell No!” features Chlasciak and vocalist Carlos Zema (OUTWORLD, VOUGAN) alongside Kevin Talley (DAATH, CHIMAIRA, HATE ETERNAL, SIX FEET UNDER) on drums and Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) on bass.
Produced by Mike, “The Metalworker” was mixed by Orlando Villasenor at Dead Room Studio in San Antonio, Texas. Artwork was provided by Guilherme Sevens of Sevens Design Studio (ADAGIO, PAINSIDE).
“I am excited that ‘The Metalworker’ is nearing the shore,” says Mike. “I am extremely proud of it. I must confess that it is everything I wanted it to be not only as an artist, but also as a fan of heavy metal. I wanted to make the absolute best album that I could make with no compromises, no matter how long it took and I did that.”
“The Metalworker” will feature the following songs:
* On Leather Wings
* Don’t Shoot The Crown
* Silence Of The Steel
* Tonight We Ride
* We Are The Cross
* This Is War
* M Is For Metal
* Hell No
* Weight Of The Heart
Talley previously stated about his involvement with “The Metalworker”, “As a full-time studio drummer, it is sometimes overwhelming to constantly track ultra-technical brutal death metal songs. But, while tracking ‘The Metalworker’ album for Metal Mike, it reminds me why I got into metal in the first place … straight-forward brutal catchy riffs without any of the B.S. associated with most metal bands today. This is the ‘meat and potatoes’ of metal, if you will. It’s not one of those ‘Can I have a side salad, please?’ type of bands. The album plows with killer riffage, ragin’ leads, and ultra-sick double bass for days.”