MILITIA VOX: NYC-Based Alternative Metal Artist
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus
MILITIA VOX has no regard for genre, gender roles or rules. A truly modern multi-hyphenate artist with a DIY ethos; this black cat has had many lives and has always broken boundaries.
Known as an electrifying frontwoman and songwriter, Host and VJ from Fuse, MTV2 and Vh1, and a key influencer of the Afropunk movement, MILITIA VOX officially stepped forward as a solo recording artist in 2013. Her mesmerizing presence, raw power and 4 octave range has captured the hearts of icons and outsiders alike.
Based in NYC and originally hailing from Columbia, MD, Militia is a mixed race American artist who draws from a splay of influences. She cites her experiences as an award winning classically trained pianist, choral arranger, philosophy and poetry buff, and fronting bands such as all-female heavy metal sensation, JUDAS PRIESTESS, to contributing to her vast, edgy lyrics and sound. Her sonic palette- a mix of prog, psychedelic rock, metal, goth/industrial with female fueled angst and grooves. This unique voice and musical perspective have garnered her praise from the music media and legends such as Dee Snider, Corey Glover and Kathleen Hanna.
MILITIA VOX has recorded, toured and shared stages with some of the best in the business, including: Cyndi Lauper, Twisted Sister, Living Colour, Nancy Sinatra, Taylor Dayne, Sandra Bernhard and many more. She is a crowd favorite at international festivals and events- everything from biker rallies to the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Militia's mantra is "Disgrace Your Stereotype" and she lives by this adage, encouraging people to be true to themselves and rise above labels. She is a magnetic public speaker at colleges (including Berklee College of Music) and conferences (such as SXSW) and is featured in several books, tv shows and films. She Hosts and MCs many festivals and events, stars in musicals and cabarets (ie-The Box, Duane Park and House of Yes), has produced concerts as well as her own one-woman shows and DJs spooky parties.
In sum, this ain't your average frontwoman, MILITIA VOX is an unrepentant badass.
WINNER OF THREE GOLD 2017 GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS:
*BEST IN GENRE: ALTERNATIVE METAL
*LYRICS / SONGWRITING
“10 Badass Rock N Rollers That Should Be On Your Radar Forever”
"Afropunk Festival Highlight"
"Vox channels a sound that brings synth and noise to her gloomy carols that have inspired a generation... She is the Rock Goddess, after all."
"Top 10 Fiercest Black Female Rockers"
“A charismatic, badass vocalist capable of commanding any stage”
- The Guardian UK