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MILITIA VOX is the genre.

NYC's Alt. Rock/Metal diva stirs the elements of hard rock, heavy metal, goth / industrial, prog, post-punk and psychedelic, singed with post-apocalyptic edge.  

A trailblazing badass with a presence + vocal power made for arenas, her innovative sonic style + fighting spirit are celebrated by icons + outsiders alike.  

“MILITIA VOX” is the voice of rebellion.

 

SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN

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

  • Rob Halford (Judas Priest, Fight)

  • Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)

  • Twisted Sister

  • Living Colour

  • Corey Glover (Living Colour)

  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)

  • Cyndi Lauper

  • Nancy Sinatra

  • Parliament Funkadelic

  • Candlebox

  • L7

  • Nona Hendryx (LaBelle)

  • Bad Penny

  • Johnny Kelly (Danzig, Type O Negative)

  • Taylor Dayne

  • Sandra Bernhard

  • Paul Schaffer

  • Razorlight

  • Doc Coyle + Kyle Konkiel (Bad Wolves)

  • Jessica Care Moore (Def Poetry Jam)

  • CX KiDTRONiK (Saul Williams, Atari Teenage Riot)

  • Members of Guns 'N' Roses

  • Members of Kittie

  • Acey Slade (Dope, Misfits)

  • Ana Gasteyer (SNL)

  • Living Things

  • Members of Vixen

  • Members of The Lunachix

  • Members of The Dictators

  • Members of Blue Oyster Cult

 

An award-winning solo artist, frontwoman of all-girl heavy metal sensation Judas Priestess and touring artist with Daughters of Betty/Black Women Rock!  She is always a crowd favorite at international festivals and events- everything from biker

rallies to Carnegie Hall.  Her recent single, "PUSH COMES TO SHOVE" by

supergroup Bad Penny features her dueting with the metal god himself, the 

legendary Rob Halford.  The song rose to #23 on the iTunes Rock Charts, has

190K+ views on YouTube and over 300K streams worldwide in 68 countries.

THE BACKSTORY:

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

recitals in malls and with concert choirs.  In her teens, she quickly accelerated into becoming a regional and state award-winning concert pianist 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 has a BFA from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee (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 played sang and played bass guitar in various local hard rock and grindcore bands.  In 2000, M claimed her rightful place as a front woman at the legendary BITCH night at Don Hill's in Soho NYC (as seen in the documentary "The Bitch Movie" which premiered at Wacken Open Air in 2019.)  In 2005, her hard rock/groove metal band, Swear On Your Life emerged.  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 (with Julie Christmas) and Bella Morte. 

Craving more creative freedom and a new sound, Militia Vox officially went solo in 2013 and has since opened for Corey Glover (Living Colour), dUg Pinnick (King's X) and Michale Graves (x-Misfits.)  In March 2017, Militia Vox won 3 Global Music Awards: Best Female Vocalist, Best Lyrics/Songwriting and Best in Genre: Alternative Metal

 

Her live shows are already the stuff of legend...  Recently, she performed at Wasteland Weekend Festival - the world's largest post-apocalyptic festival in the world, set in the Mojave Desert and is set to perform there in Fall 2022.

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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 (Pantera, Down) Housecore Horror Festival.

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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 member of The Society of Composers + Lyricists as well as a Voting Member and District Advocate for The Recording Academy (NARAS, The Grammys), representing artists and meeting with lawmakers, fighting for musicians and arts spaces.

ACTRESS / DIRECTOR / CREATOR / PRODUCER

Militia made her Carnegie Hall debut for 2 sold-out nights and standing O's with the Broadway-bound "SuperYou!" The Musical in July 2022.  She has starred in movies, short films, tv shows as well as Off-Broadway, European Tours and National touring rock musicals and orchestral performances 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, visual album and immersive art installation in which Militia creates, directs, edits, produces and performs- the only artist to do this - DIY to the extreme!  Her work has been showcased and won awards at film festivals around the world.

 

 COMPOSING / SCORING / LICENSING

MV writes and licenses her music for horror, thriller and action films, podcasts, book commercials, ads, multimedia promos and immersive events [list available upon request.]  Her self-produced spoken word set to original music recording of Edgar Allan Poe's horror classic THE RAVEN is currently nominated for a Poe 'Visiter' Award for Best Adaptation in the 2022 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival.

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

"DISGRACE YOUR STEREOTYPE"

- Militia Vox

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