"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.
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, John Petrucci, L7, Taylor Dayne, Sandra Bernhard, Candlebox, members of Bad Wolves, Type O Negative, Misfits and many more. She is a crowd favorite at international festivals and events- everything from biker rallies to prestigious museums.
Known as an electrifying Singer, Songwriter / Composer, Director, Producer, Host/VJ from Fuse, MTV2 and Vh1, as well as 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 that contribute to her vast, edgy lyrics and sound. She is an award winning classically-trained pianist, award-winning visual artist, choral arranger, horror buff and frontwoman of bands such as all-female heavy metal sensation, JUDAS PRIESTESS. Her sonic palette- a mix of Alternative Metal, Urban Goth/Industrial, Heavy Prog, Psychedelic Rock with female-fueled angst. This unique voice and musical perspective have garnered her praise from legends such as Dee Snider, Corey Glover, Kembra Pfahler and Kathleen Hanna.
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 and conferences (Berklee College of Music, SXSW, NAMM, etc) and is featured in several books, tv shows and films. She Hosts and MCs many festivals and events and stars in musicals and cabarets (The Box, House of Yes and Duane Park.) M has produced concerts as well as her own one-woman shows [www.MILITIOUSPRODUCTOINS.com] and DJs (Joe's Pub, The Viper Room.)
In sum, this ain't your average frontwoman, MILITIA VOX is an unrepentant badass.
“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
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