MILITIA VOX has no regard for genre, gender roles or stereotypes. A truly modern multi-hyphenate artist and leader with a DIY ethos; this black cat has had many lives and has always broken boundaries.

SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN

Militia has recorded, toured and performed with some of the best in the business, including: 

  • Twisted Sister

  • Living Colour

  • Cyndi Lauper

  • Nancy Sinatra

  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)

  • Members of Bad Wolves

  • Candlebox

  • L7

  • Taylor Dayne

  • Sandra Bernhard

  • Razorlight

  • Nona Hendrix (LaBelle)

  • Paul Schaffer

  • Ana Gasteyer

  • Acey Slade (Dope, Misfits)

  • Johnny Kelly (Danzig, Type O Negative)

 

Militia’s mesmerizing presence, raw power, musical versatility and 4 octave range has captured the hearts of icons and outsiders alike.  An award-winning solo artist, 

frontwoman of all-girl heavy metal sensation Judas Priestess and touring artist with Black Women Rock!, she is always a crowd favorite at international festivals and events- everything from biker rallies to prestigious museums.

THE BACKSTORY:

Her music career began at age 8 with classical piano- from private study to playing 

recitals, in malls and with concert choirs.  She quickly accelerated into becoming a state and regional award-winning concert pianist in her teens at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.  She graduated from all-girls Catholic high school Seton Keough

(yes, that school from the docuseries on Netflix "The Keepers") with Tri-M Music Society honors.  

 

She attended The Boston Conservatory (on merit scholarship) for Musical Theatre with a Directing minor and tested out of Piano.  It was in college that she joined her first band, Disciples of Astaroth- a gothic/industrial dance band.  Then known as "Syrenne" [/sai·ruhn/], the band played in the Northeast to packed houses of college students, drag queens, club kids, ravers, rivetheads and mall goths.  DOA recorded a full-length album "Embrace the Empty" and released a song on Cleopatra Records' "The Carnival Within-

A Tribute to Dead Can Dance" that became a goth club favorite- "The Ubiquitous Mister Lovegrove."

 

After DOA disbanded, Militia moved to New York City and quickly established herself on the scene.  She performed in Off-Broadway and European tours of rock musicals.  She played sang and played bass guitar in various local hard rock and grindcore bands, and performed in rock musicals, studio recordings and concerts, before she eventually started hard rock/groove metal band, Swear On Your Life.  

 

SOYL released one e.p. "BURN MY CROSSES" that was deemed "offensive" and was banned at several colleges during its first week of release.  The band toured the east coast, opening for Twisted Sister, Made Out of Babies and Bella Morte. Militia officially 

went solo in 2013.

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"Militia Vox ROCKS!!!"

 HOST / MUSIC EXPERT / SPEAKER

Militia was the 1st Host/VJ of color on Fuse/Much Music USA and Hosted Fuse’s 1st reality tv show “Heavy Metal Makeover.”  M has also Hosted/appeared on MTV2, Vh1, Global TV, Afropunk Festival, NY Comic Con, Black Rock Coalition events and Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival. 

She is featured in several books and films about music, as both expert and subject- including:

 

  • ‘What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal’ by Laina Dawes

  • 'Why The Ramones Matter' by Donna Gaines

  • 'Black Rock Vol. 1' by Earl Douglas Jr.

 

  • "The Bitch Movie" about the NYC women in metal scene at the legendary nightclub Don Hill's

  • “Betty: They Say I’m Different” a documentary about legendary funk rock singer, Betty Davis

She speaks at colleges and conferences such as Berklee College of Music, SXSW and The NAMM Show.  M has written guest blogs for Afropunk.com and VoiceCouncil.com.   She is a Voting Member and District Advocate for The Recording Academy (NARAS, The Grammys), representing artists and meeting with lawmakers, fighting for songwriters' rights.

ACTRESS / DIRECTOR / CREATOR / PRODUCER

M has starred in movies, tv shows as well as Off-Broadway, European Tours and National touring rock musicals including:

 

 

Militia directs and produces music videos, visual art, as well as music and film events with her company, Militious Productions.  Her most recent original works are connected via her ongoing project, "The VillIainess"- a critically acclaimed full-length album, award-winning visual album and soon-to-be immersive art installation in which Militia creates, directs, edits, produces and performs- the only artist to do this - DIY to the extreme!  

 

In sum, this ain't your average frontwoman, Militia Vox is an unrepentant badass.

"DISGRACE YOUR STEREOTYPE"

- Militia Vox

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