MILITIA VOX

MILITIA VOX

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloAlternativePost-metal

"Femme Metale"
www.MILITIAISMYNAME.com
EPK: http://militiavox.wixsite.com/mvepk
YOU TUBE: www.youtube.com/militiaismyname

Biography

Explosive, epic and with unstoppable energy, Militia Vox is a unique musical experience that showcases the unparalleled talent, four-octave range, raw power and mesmerizing presence of this modern metalist.

Well known as the frontwoman for Judas Priestess and Swear On Your Life, as well as a former host on MTV2, VH1 and Fuse, and the "Rock Goddess" of the Afropunk movement, MILITIA VOX officially stepped forward as a solo artist in 2013.  Based in NYC and originally hailing from Columbia, Maryland, Militia Vox has shared the stage with Twisted Sister, Living Colour, Taylor Dayne, Nancy Sinatra and Cyndi Lauper. MV has become a crowd favorite at national festivals and events- she has held a residency at Times Scare in Times Square NYC, headlined concerts at Myrtle Beach Bike Week and the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

Militia's mantra is "Disgrace Your Stereotype" and she lives her life by this adage, encouraging people to be true to themselves and rise above labels. She is a magnetic public speaker at national events, colleges and conferences, as well as being featured in several books, tv shows and films.

Her first solo album "BAIT" (produced by Mike Wolpe), was independently released on Halloween 2014 to much international critical acclaim. It’s the first part of a 3-album concept series, THE VILLAINESS, which represents Militia as a response to, and the antithesis of the pop princesses of today. She describes the music as “Femme Metale”- in praise of wicked women. The 2nd album "ISOSCELES" is due out in September 2016.

For fans of Ozzy Osbourne, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Chelsea Wolfe, Type O Negative, Skunk Anansie and the various projects of Trent Reznor, James Maynard Keenan and Chino Moreno.


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"10 Badass Rock N Rollers That Should Be On Your Radar Forever" -BuzzFeed

"The Diva of Metal" -MSG TV

AFROPUNK Festival Highlight -Rolling Stone

"One of the best live voices I've ever heard." -Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, LeTigre, Founder of the Riot Grrrl movement)

"Ten Fiercest Female Rockers" -Huffington Post, CA

"The Rock Goddess" -Taylor Dayne (Pop Icon)

"Top 5 Black Women Rockers to Watch" -AOL Music

"Militia ROCKS!" -Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)

"A charismatic, badass vocalist capable of commanding any stage" -The Guardian UK

Lyrics

BORN OUT OF DARKNESS

Written By: Militia Vox

BORN OUT OF DARKNESS

But I saw the light

Turned my back on reason

And the reasons why

A lone wolf, wild and wandering

A rebel soul

Queen without an empire

Will take her throne

Just off the grid enough

An outlaw of life

No choice but to embrace it

Now I’m addicted to the fight

BORN OUT OF DARKNESS

But I’ll make it right

I’m

The Great American Outcast

With hell on my side.

Cal me jaded, baby

Talking so tough

One thing’s for certain now

You can’t get enough

I’m the new black sheep

But not the whore

I want it bad

And I want it more

Cuz I’m

BORN OUT OF DARKNESS

Born to be bad

You can’t control me

And I can’t be had

Cuz I’m

BORN OUT OF DARKNESS

Born to be bad

NO

You can’t control me

Does that make you mad??

VOW

Written By: Militia Vox

And then the sun went down
And I was left in the cold
Seemed every path I took just lead to nowhere

Fetal in the dark
I had to decide
Was I gunna be the one with dreams left to die?

Yeah
So I made a VOW
I will not betray
I won't back down
This is my VOW

I promise to myself
That I
Can stand alone
And use every ounce of angst to rise above this

Drown my sorrows
And then
Part the sea
And if I crash and burn at least I am free

Yeah
I made a VOW
I will not be tamed
I won't back down
This is my VOW

Love
Hate
Here
Now
Love
Hate
My VOW

I made a VOW
I will not be changed
I won't back down
This is my VOW
This is my VOW

(Spoken)
When there's nothing left
And the demons of doubt in and under my bed and in my closets
Spit and spill their guts of useless pollution for my hopes to die in
That suffocation of the self
And I was painfully aware of my own death
But now I am awake
And furthermore
Alive

THIS IS SHE

Written By: Militia Vox

This leather heart

Has been hardened

A patchwork of art

Stitched with pride

A woman's design

Is ripe with secrets

So don't deny

What you can't refuse

Close to her flame

No room for sorrow

The sins of today

You'll forget tomorrow

A promise made

But not for free

Your flesh and bone

Offer it to me

Drunk with power intoxicating

Speak the words for she is waiting

Close your eyes cuz she is lying

In the dark for you she's dying

SMALL

She...

Ah ah ah

I...

Ah ah ah

She...

I...

THIS IS SHE

THIS IS SHE

Discography

Some highlights:

-MILITIA VOX, THE VILLAINESS (currently in production)

-MILITIA VOX, BAIT (Fall 2014)

-The Black Rock Coalition's What Are You Doing Here? The Liberation Sessions Vol 1, ft. MilitiA. (2013)
-Judas Priestess (2013)
-"The Ghost of You" w/DJ John Spinosa (2013)
-Brass Knuckle Evangelists (2012)
-The Black Rock Coalition's Rock 'n' Roll Reparations Vol 2, (2011) ft. Swear on Your Life
-Brass Knuckle Evangelists, No Sin No Soul (2011)
-Chix 6, Soundtrack (2010)
-Acey Slade + The Dark Party, She Brings Down the Moon (2009)
-Sandra Bernhard, Everything Bad and Beautiful, (2008)
-Dee Snider's Van Helsing's Curse, Oculus Infernum (2007)
-Swear on Your Life, Burn My Crosses (2007)
-Sins of a Scarecrow, Soundtrack (2005)
-Dee Snider's Van Helsing's Curse (2003)
-Disciples of Astaroth, Dead Can Dance Tribute Album, Cleopatra Records (1999)
-Disciples of Astaroth, Embrace the Empty (1998)

More available upon request.

Set List