Known for intense vocal prowess and stunning stage presence, MilitiA. is a powerhouse that must be witnessed to be believed.
Also known as MILITIA VOX, this ferocious female is a solo artist, frontwoman of JUDAS PRIESTESS- the world's only all girl tribute to the metal gods Judas Priest, lead singer/songwriter of progressive hard rock band SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE, leading lady of DEE SNIDER's heavy metal horror orchestra "VAN HELSING'S CURSE" and known as the "Rock Goddess" of the Brooklyn based AFROPUNK movement.
Unapologetic about her love for rock'n'roll, this music maven is a former Host, VJ and music and alternative style expert from 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 regularly hosts live events including the first ever HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in Austin, Texas (presented by PHIL ANSELMO of PANTERA), NYC's COMICCON and ANIME FESTIVAL, the AFROPUNK FESTIVAL and the legendary NYC party BITCH- A Ladies' Tribute to Metal. Also, lady M is the MC and rock'n'soul chanteuse in the "Million Dollar Follies" cabaret 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.
In 2013, MilitiA. staged her first full length one woman shows: "MilitiA.'s Roadhouse Blues" and "MilitiA's Heavy Metal House of Voodoo" in NYC and LA- two cabaret-style concerts that blend "The Divine Miss M" with Metallica's "S&M." Both shows have been applauded for stunning originality and sexy new take on heavy music that is campy yet cruel, fun but dangerous, poignant and provocative.
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 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.
In recent news:
MILITIA VOX unleashed her new concept multimedia project, aptly titled "The Villainess" this October 2013. (<---Click the link for details.) Her new project has a massive theatrical sound, featuring a mutable ensemble with shredding guitars, percussive bass, synth/keys, and electric violin. Live shows feature exciting visuals ranging from mesmerizing multi-media projections to extraordinary fire performances.
Judas Priestess are now recording artists! The all girl heavy metal sensation has released music digitally on CdBaby, iTunes and other online digital retailers. Perfect for road trips and adventuring, download 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, cranking out heavy metal versions of classic Broadway songs.
"A SUPERSTAR!" -SID BERNSTEIN (Impressario, started the British Invasion)
"SHE ROCKS!!!" -DEE SNIDER (Twister Sister, Celebrity Apprentice)
"ONE OF THE BEST LIVE VOICES I'VE EVER HEARD." - KATHLEEN HANNA (Bikini Kill, LeTigre, Founder of the Riot Grrrl movement)
"THE ROCK GODDESS" - TAYLOR DAYNE (Pop Icon)
"THE DIVA OF METAL" - MSG TV
*"Disgrace Your Stereotype"™ is an official trademark of MilitiA.