Chris Santos

Celebrity chef Chris Santos, who most of America knows as a judge on Food Network show Chopped and is also proprietor of NYC restaurants Vandal, The Staton Social and Beauty & Essex is moving into a new business endeavor. Partnering with the venerable metal label Metal Blade, Santos is to start his own heavy label, called Blacklight Media. Their first signing is the proggy melodic death metal band Good Tiger, who are currently on tour with Between the Buried and Me, August Burns Red and The Faceless, and they pretty much fit right in with that bill.

Santos has previously released a line of hot sauce with Steven Pearcy of Ratt, so you know he's got metal cred. Check out a video of Santos performing a "Harcore Taste Test" with a member of Hatebreed, below.

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