WELCOME ...

I am so excited to welcome you to our fourth Metal Heroes Summer Camp. We are returning to the amazing Slide Mountain Forest House Resort and we are working on making 2017 camp the loudest, funnest and the best Metal Heroes camp, yet!

Metal Heroes Summer Camp is designed to teach, motivate and inspire young metal-heads ages 12-22. All rock band instruments are welcome focusing on Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals. I hope you will join me on this 100% full-on metal journey. I have always wanted to share the lessons from my tour and music experiences with younger metal-heads and I’m really looking forward to open up the metal vault with you on so many levels and help you sharpen your skills to metal ninja perfection.

While helping you with individual tasks, we’ll also learn how to make amazing progress when rehearsing with a band to talking about any musical challenges that you might face. As always, new workshops greet us this year. I'm personally really excited for The Foundry - a songwritting workshop where you will learn how to write, craft and arrange your own songs and riffs. I can guarantee this will be incredibly fun and you will learn a lot, too.

You also will get some great inside info on how the music business works, how to work well with others, all the while you fully immerse yourself in the music of the metal gods. We’ll be jamming together, hanging out together and everyone will get a chance to ask their questions and get plenty of one-on-one playing tips.

Continuing the tradition of great, inspiring visiting music mentors and industry pros, we have some very special guests in tow this year. You will not want to miss this.

And, of course, get ready to hear countless tour stories which more than likely involve your favorite rockers. We’ll close out the camp with a superb metal concert in front of your family and friends that will feature classic as well as current metal anthems. 

So, if spending nearly a week at a beautiful resort like location while immersing yourself in all things metal sounds good to you – then let’s rock! This is for you.

Metal For Life!

Metal Mike

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CHECK OUT OUR LOCATION NESTED IN THE BEAUTIFUL CATSKILL MOUNTAINS OF UP-STATE NEW YORK

 Slide Mountain Forest House Resort

Located at 805 Oliverea Road, Oliverea/Big Indian, NY 12410.

Our camp location is down the road from the Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY.

 


CHECK OUT THE RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF FUN FROM LAST YEAR HERE 


 

 CHECK OUR 2017 CAMP SCHEDULE!

 (*** Additional special guests will be announced shortly)

MONDAY 8/14

3:00 – 4:45 - Camp Sign In And Welcome Reception

4:45 – 5:30 – Meet And Greet With Metal Mike And Camp Staff / Go Over Schedules 

5:40 – 6:40 – Special Guest: Hillary Blaze - Drum Clinic

6:50 - 7:00 - Hanging Of "The Flag Of Metal" Over The Camp Grounds

7:00 – 8:30 – Dinner

 8:45 – 9:00 – Camp & Rules Meeting / Meeting Of The Minds

9:00 - 9:45 - That Metal Trivia

9:45 - 10:30 - Free Hang Time For Campers / Campfire

10:30 – 11:00 - Showers

11:00 – Lights Out

 

TUESDAY 8/15

*Theme Day: Wear Your Favorite Band’s T-shirt Day

8:30 - 10:00 – Breakfast

10:15 – 12:45 – Band Rehearsal

12:45 – 1:45 - Lunch

1:45 – 4:30 – The Foundry / Songwriting Shop

4:45 – 6:15 – Metal Mike: It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock N Roll

6:15 - 7:00 - Prize Contest Courtesy of Maxon Effects & Planet Waves

7:00 – 8:00 – Dinner

8:00 – 8:30 – Free Time

8:35 – 9:35 – Metal Mike: Exotic Movements Through The Dark Workshop

9:40 - 10:40 - Campfire: Music Business & Tour Story Time

10:45 – 11:15 - Showers

11:15 – Lights Out

 

WEDNESDAY 8/16

8:30 – 10:00 – Breakfast

10:15 – 12:45 – Band Rehearsal

12:45 - 2:00 – Lunch

2:00 - 3:00 – The Foundry / Songwritting Shop

3:15 – 4:15 – Band Rehearsal

4:30 – 5:30 - Special Guest: Wayne & Jamie From Guitarheads

5:30 – 6:40 – Mike LePond: Laying Solid Metal Bass Foundation

6:40 - 7:00 – The Carnival Of Chaos – Prize Draw Lottery

7:00 – 8:30 – Dinner

8:30 - 9:30 - Metal Skype Guest: Aaron Barnes "Wirez" (Shaping The Tone Of The Metal Giants)

9:45 - 10:30 – Free Time / Metal Bowling Party & Aracde

10:30 – 11:00 - Showers

11:00 – Lights Out

 

THURSDAY 8/17

8:30 – 10:00 – Breakfast

10:15 – 12:45 – Band Rehearsal

12:45 - 2:15 – Lunch

2:30 – 4:45 – Final Band Rehearsal

4:45 – 6:00 – Metal Mike: Guitar Maintenance Workshop

6:00 - 7:15 – Metal Mike - Exotic Movements II and Metal For Life Workshop

7:00 - 8:30 – Dinner

9:00 – 10:00 – Free Time / Arcade or Bowling | Song and Parts Tune-Up

10:30 – 11:00 – Showers

11:00 – Lights Out

 

FRIDAY 8/18

8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00 – Pack Bags and Check Out

10:00 - Meet at The D’addario Band Room

10:30 - 11:45 – Live Concert at the D’addario Room

12:15 PM – Leave Camp

IT'S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP IF YOU WANNA ROCK N ROLL WITH METAL MIKE

 This workshop will kick off our 2017 Summer Camp with a comprehensive, but fun look at various types of band riders, show production basics, logistics, contracts, personnel needs and much much more. Campers will get a better understanding what it takes to put on a successful metal show, whether it is on a local or a national level. Several real life examples of band rider contracts, stage plots and input lists will be discussed and studied. And finally, Mike will tell you the real reason why Van Halen wanted no brown M&M's in their hospitality rider. Seriously.

BEHIND THE STAGE AND THE LIGHTS WORKSHOP WITH JAMIE & WAYNE / GUITARHEADS

Jamie and Wayne have been active behind the scenes of the hard rock and metal music industry for the last several years. Their company, Guitarheads has become the go to source of professionals looking for a special pick-up, guitar bridges, tuners and so much more. Their impressive catalog of parts reaches all corners of the world. Jamie and Wayne also lead a manufacturing end of the company where specially made parts such as thrus-rod covers and various specialty items are made in house. Guitarheads also puts on their very own annual guitar show called the Jersey Shore Guitar Show that takes place in Eatontown, NJ. During Jamie and Wayne's visit, campers will have a chance to be a part of a super informative workshop where they will learn many tips on what happens behind the scenes of the "biz." With today's music scene, many musicians become entrepreneurs in their own right and the visit from the fine folks at Guitarheads will bring a wealth of information to draw from. 

EXOTIC GUITAR MOVEMENTS THROUGH THE DARK WITH METAL MIKE 

In this new workshop, Metal Mike will show players how to navigate through sometimes challenging chord changes in heavy metal. By injecting exotic scales and a mix of them together ala Randy Rhoads, guitarists will gain new knowledge of their guitar. Scales, chords and their relationships together will be discussed. This is an interactive workshop where guitarists, bassists and drummers all participate.

METAL FOR LIFE GUITAR WORKSHOP WITH METAL MIKE

This is an interactive workshop where Mike digs deep into various aspects of guitar playing and presents awesome idea on the guitar. From tips on guitar pick selection to riff building to dexterity exercises to tricks on getting a perfect heavy metal guitar tone, this workshop will present a lot of super useful information. Campers will have a chance to ask questions while getting plenty of one on one attention to focus on any aspect of guitar playing they would like to additionally discuss. Mike's guitar workshop is always a great time and a superb way to learn something new on the guitar.

THE FOUNDRY - SONGWRITING SHOP

Foundry: A factory where metals are cast into shapes.

While heavy metal anthems will never die, the blood of the next generation of heavy metal lies in new music. This year, our camp takes a turn from playing covers to having hands on experience in learning how to compose, arrange and perform your own music. This fun and hands on workshop is a must have in the arsenal of any aspiring metalhead. Metal Mike will lead each session while teaching and helping campers write their own music. Selections will be performed at the final show in front of family and friends. 

METAL SKYPE CALL - AARON BARNES "WIREZ"

Aaron Barnes "Wirez" is a superb heavy metal soundman that has worked with Pantera. We don't think there is anyone better qualified than Wirez for us to ask about what it's like to mix sound for legendary metal bands. Campers will have a chance to ask how Pantera got their perfect drum and guitar tones from Vinnie Paul and Dime. This will be a super exciting Skype call where the campers will have a chance to ask questions about the sound and general philosophy of Wirez and the life of the legendary musicians he has worked with. 

HILLARY BLAZE - METAL DRUM TECHNIQUES & MORE

Hillary is a ridiculously talented drummer that brings her great chops, positive attitude and professionalism to any situation she is involved with. Hillary posseses a great level of real world experience and knowledge and will share it all with the Metal Heroes. Hillary plays across the US (and, abroad) with her band Judas Priestess, does drum lessons and studio sessions. She also proves that you can rock and play metal with high caliber of musicianship, no matter if you are male or female. This is going to be a fantastic visit not only for the drummers in our group, but all campers. 

MIKE LEPOND - LAYING DOWN SOLID BASS FOUNDATION WORKSHOP

Many know Mike LePond as the bassist for powerhouse metallers Symphony X, but Mike's talents do not stop there. Recently, Mike released an excellent solo album called Mike LePond's Silent Assassins (that Metal Mike contributed to) that threw down the gauntlet with fantastic LePond crafted metal songs and of course bass playing. Outside of these missions, Mike also holds down the bottom end for Ross The Boss of Manowar fame.

Mike will join the metalheads of Metal Heroes Summer Camp for a workshop and will provide invaluable, expert advice on creating powerfull bass lines to original music from our very own campers. This is an amazing treat and a rare opportunity for the campers to learn one of the metal's best and we are excited to have Mike with us. 

METAL MIKE - GUITAR MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

Every guitarist and bass player should know how to perform basic maintenance on their instrument. While professional guitarists do have "guitar techs" who take care most of the needs, it is hard to master an instrument unless you know the basic innerworkings of it. Mike will perform a string change with all of the pro tips included plus will cover additional topics such as: workboxes, graphite lube, 3 step guitar finish process, Floyd Rose set-up, Gaffers tape, guitar cables and more. 

CARNIVAL OF CHAOS – PRIZE DRAW LOTTERY

Welcome to the part of the camp where the campers will draw tickets in order to snag some awesome items. Some giveaways include T-shirts, stickers, strings and guitar straps from several companies that Mike works with. Some items are seriously awesome awesome one-offs. Good luck! 

THAT METAL TRIVIA

Campers will have a chance once again to stretch their memory skills and answer some well thought out metal trivia questions. Correct and best answers will be awarded with small prizes in the forms of tuners, picks and more. 

HEAVY METAL BOWLING PARTY & ARCADE

Metal Heroes campers are in for a real treat as our camp location features a real, old school, two lane bowling alley. We crank up the metal tunes and have a great time bowling. A full on arcade as well as a pool table are also on premises for all kids to have an awesome time after a day of rehearsals and workshops. (Arcades operate on 25 cent coins, so be sure to send some in with your rocker)

 Ready To Rock? Join Us!

 


 

PRICING AND REGISTRATION:

Your Metal Heroes Summer Camp Tuition is All-Inclusive!

It includes:

• All Metal Heroes Summer Camp Classes, Workshops, Jam Sessions and Equipment Usage

• Three Meals a Day

• Complimentary Non-Alcoholic Beverages

• Shared Accommodations in B&B Style Lodges with Shared-Hallway Baths and Linen Service

PACKAGE PRICING:

Prices do not include applicable taxes 

• REGISTRATIONS: $1399 Registration Rate Applies to all Registrations Received 

• SPECTATOR PACKAGE: $595 Spectator packages are available to accompany full Metal Heroes Summer Camp participants. Spectators are welcome to enjoy all that the Slide Mountain Forest House Resort has to offer (swimming, hiking, tennis, etc.) and includes all meals and shared accommodations with your Metal Heroes participant.

INDIVIDUAL GUITAR LESSONS: Private guitar lessons are available with Metal Mike for an additional fee of $50 per 30 minutes. Mike can only do a few per camp. Let us know if you want one for your metalhead.

REGISTRATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Your decision to register for Metal Heroes Summer Camp constitutes your acknowledgement of and consent to all of the registration, payment and cancellation terms and conditions listed below.

REGISTRATION and PAYMENTS:

• Rates are Per-Person

• Rates are Subject to 7% New Jersey State Tax

• Upon registration, a $150 deposit per participant will be charged. Spectator deposits are $50.

• You'll be responsible for the remaining balance due by 5/25/17

• Registrations received after 5/25/17 must be paid in full at the time of registration

CANCELLATION:

• All payments and deposits are non-refundable

• Cancellations received on or before 5/25/17 will not be charged the remaining balance

• Cancellations received after 5/25/17 will be charged the full remaining balance. Due to the nature of our events and strict cancellation policies, Chlasciak Metal Music Entertainment, LLC strongly suggests purchasing travel insurance.

Children under the age of 13 are recommended to attend with a guardian.

(*Some exceptions can be made)

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METAL MIKE BIO

Metal Mike’s focused, no frills metal guitar playing took him from 350,000 people at Rock In Rio to Ozzfest to three times at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Metal Mike is a metal recording and touring artist, writer, blogger and an expert heavy metal guitar coach.

Mike has recorded and toured the world several times over with Heavy Metal's elite, has appeared on albums totaling well over a million sold, and is a long standing guitarist to Judas Priest's Rob Halford in the Metal God’s solo endeavor Halford. 

Metal Mike has also taught hundreds of thousands of people internationally via his wildly popular 'Metal For Life' Guitar World column, DVDs, books, music camps and workshops. Mike has recorded and/or performed with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses, Sebastian Bach, Testament, Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions, Geoff Tate of Queensryche and Saturday Night Live's Jim Breuer.

Mike tours internationally as a solo artist, with other metal gods, and has played in over 20+ countries while sharing tours with bands such as Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses and Ozzy Osbourne.

Mike has penned guitar instructional books and metal guitar instructional DVDs available internationally through Alfred Music Publishing.

Mike has been recently taking part in the Randy Rhoads Remembered tribute shows in coordination with the Rhoads family, the Axes & Anchors guitar cruise along Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde and Marty Friedman among others and has been voted ‘Top 10 Metal Guitarist’ by Europe’s Thrash ‘Em All Magazine.

Mike’s latest solo release is The Metalworker. In 2017, Legacy/Sony Music has released the Rob Halford - The Complete Albums Collection box set.

Mike's real world experience is built on the pillars of formal music education. Metal Mike is a scholarship graduate of the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma.

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