Chris Valagao Birth name Chris Valagao Also known as The Heathen Genres Heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal Occupations Singer Years active 1992–present Labels Hevydevy, Century Media Associated acts Zimmers Hole, Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Tenet, West of Hell Website www.legionofflames.com
During his career, Valagao has adopted several "nicknames", most notably "The Heathen". Other nicknames include:
- "Dr. Heathen Hooch"
- "Lorde of Ass-Fire"
Zimmers Hole and Devin Townsend
Valagao is the founding frontman (along with Jed Simon and Byron Stroud from Strapping Young Lad and drummer Steve Wheeler) for Canadian speed/thrash metal band Zimmers Hole. He has recorded 3 albums with the band.
Also during his career, Valagao has performed backing vocals on almost all of Devin Townsend's and Strapping Young Lad's albums. During that time he has built a strong friendship with Townsend.
Valagao has performed on the following albums:
With the Zimmers Hole
- Bound by Fire (1997)
- Legion of Flames (2001)
- When You Were Shouting at the Devil...We Were in League With Satan (2008)
With Strapping Young Lad
- Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing (1994)
- City (1997)
- Strapping Young Lad (2003)
- Alien (2005)
- The New Black (2006)
With Devin Townsend
- Inspired Horrific (2009)
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