The man who brought The Beatles to America, SID BERNSTEIN, calls her "A superstar." DEE SNIDER (Twisted Sister) says "She rocks!" KATHLEEN HANNA (Bikini Kill, LeTigre) says MilitiA. has "One of the best live voices I've ever heard." TAYLOR DAYNE calls her "The Rock Goddess." The French press (Radio Metal) says she's "The unlikely, yet true cross between Rob Halford and Tina Turner." Known for intense vocal prowess and stunning stage presence, MilitiA. is a powerhouse that must be witnessed to be believed.
Based in NYC, this ferocious female is a solo artist (MILITIA), frontwoman of the all-girl heavy metal sensation, JUDAS PRIESTESS- The World's Only All Girl Tribute to the Metal Gods, Judas Priest as well as lead singer, songwriter, founder and matriarch of edgy, original hard rock band SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE.
Unapologetic about her love for rock'n'roll, this music maven is known for VJing, hosting and making guest appearances on FUSE, Much Music USA, MTV2 and VH1 on shows such as- Heavy Metal Makeover, Soundtrack For Your Life, Tastemaker, All Things Rock, iMix and A Night With... She currently is a writer/blogger for AFROPUNK.com (The #1 Destination for Alternative Black Culture.) M has also hosted shows for CB Mania- interviewing the biggest names in comics and anime. She regularly hosts live events in NYC, including AFROPUNK events and the legendary party, BITCH- A Ladies' Tribute to Metal. Also, lady M is the emcee and rock'n'soul chanteuse in "Million Dollar Follies" with the 30 piece ensemble, This Ambitious Orchestra and the high flying Lady Circus at the notoriously decadent House of Yes- the "Moulin Rouge" of NYC.
MilitiA. has performed and collaborated with a slew of talented folks, including: DEE SNIDER, TAYLOR DAYNE, CYNDI LAUPER, NANCY SINATRA, SANDRA BERNHARD, CX KiDtroniK (Atari Teenage Riot, Saul Williams), RAZORLIGHT, LIVING THINGS, ANA GASTEYER (Saturday Night Live) and is member of the BLACK ROCK COALITION, formed by rock legends, LIVING COLOUR. M is the leading lady vocalist of DEE SNIDER's heavy metal orchestra VAN HELSING'S CURSE, has toured Europe in Jesus Christ Superstar, originated the role of "Vita" in the rock opera, CHIX 6 (aka Super Chix) and performed in the 35th Anniversary NYC production of the ROCKY HORROR SHOW as Columbia. She has also appeared in several films and tv shows.
MilitiA. runs MILITIOUS PRODUCTIONS- where she plans, produces, promotes and hosts concerts and special events in NYC, including: THE GITS MOVIE NYC Premiere Party and Lighter Vigil for The Gits fallen frontwoman, MIA ZAPATA; RRRRIOT! The Riot Grrrl Tribute show, (B)ANGER- a nite of hard rock and heavy metal and many more. M also founded the ANARCHISTS OF COLOUR- a collective of NYC's most cutting edge, brown skinned rock and rollers (ft. members of Guns 'n' Roses, the Kelis band and The Paul Schaffer Band.)
As a model, MilitiA. has appeared in several calendars, promos, ads and spokesmodeled for top hair product companies, makeup brands and various clothing lines, such as: Manic Panic, Paul Mitchell, Harley Davidson, Shiseido Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Hard Candy, 1Aeon and Stella Zotis (Project Runway) Custom Rock Regalia.
MilitiA. is often applauded for coining the phrase "DISGRACE YOUR STEREOTYPE"* and she lives her life by this adage. She is featured in Black Rock Vol. 1 by Earl Douglas Jr., "What Are You Doing Here? Black Women in Metal, Hardcore and Punk" by Laina Dawes (recently featured on NPR) and also in the upcoming book "Not Bad For For A Girl" by Dr. Lisa. Her new song "Heavyhead" is featured on THE BLACK ROCK COALITION's digital compilation album: "Rock 'n' Roll Reparations, Vol #2. MilitiA. performed the song live at the 7th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards in honor of MELISSA ETHERIDGE's Lifetime Achievement Award. In sum, this ain't your average frontwoman... MilitiA. is an unrepentant badass, HORNS UP!
In recent news: Judas Priestess are now international recording artists! Starting March 13, 2013, a new single by the all girl heavy metal sensation will be released digitally on CdBaby, iTunes and other online digital retailers. Perfect for road trips and Spring/Summer adventuring, get your Judas Priestess tunes today! Also, check out the latest installments of the "Rock Goddess Recap" blog on Afropunk.com. Militious Productions, Manic Panic and Afropunk have teamed up to produce "MILITIOUS MAKEUP" an alternative beauty blog webisode starring MilitiA. (www.youtube.com/MilitiAismyname). MilitiA. has also shared the stage again with DEE SNIDER in "Dee Does Broadway" live.
*"Disgrace Your Stereotype"™ is an official trademark of MilitiA.