Metal Divas: Militia, could you tell us what got you into music and describe your early days and journey thus far to be a vocalist?
Militia: I was born to be in music. It’s all I’ve ever given a fuck about. I even sang before I spoke. Initially, I was groomed to be a classical pianist but grew tired of all of the so called rules and “right way”s to be a musician. So I started singing. At first, singing in public terrified me because I hadn’t found my true voice yet but I knew I had it in me. It took time and experience to shape-shift into what I have now and what is now natural for me. I had to harvest my favorite things about singing and grow my vocal strength, stamina and power. It’s been a long hard road with tons of opinions, good and bad gigs and not much support. But I’ve always have some sick drive inside me that’s kept me going because I have always known what I wanted. I advise anyone to do the same. Sometimes you’re the only person standing in your corner, but when you are, you gotta scream even louder and wave your flag higher.
Metal Divas: What is a rule — whether it’s a law, societal standard, or moral code that exists that you think should be broken?
Militia: My self-made mantra is “Disgrace Your Stereotype” – I live my life by this adage. Whenever people try to sum me up by what I appear to be on paper or upon first sight- a female, black, singer, from NYC, etc… some people make assumptions as to who I am, what I’m about or what I should look or sound like based off the stereotypes. I like to shock those people by being the opposite. The things THAT I am don’t define WHO I am and I refuse to be summed up in any way. [Read More]