Chris Valagao

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

Chris "The Heathen" Valagao is a heavy metal musician of Norwegian and Portuguese descent best known as the front man for Canadian speed/thrash metal band Zimmers Hole.



During his career, Valagao has adopted several "nicknames", most notably "The Heathen". Other nicknames include:

  • "Dr. Heathen Hooch"
  • "E.Val"
  • "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

With Strapping Young Lad

With Devin Townsend

With Mechanism

  • Inspired Horrific (2009)

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