MilitiA is a solo artist, singer/songwriter of SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE, lead singer of JUDAS PRIESTESS and leading lady in DEE SNIDER’s VAN HELSING’S CURSE.
Author / Freelance Music and Culture Journalist, What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life in Liberation in Heavy Metal
Laina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points Books, 2012). A metal journalist and photographer, she is also a contributing editor for Blogher.com’s Race & Ethnicity section.
NYC-based writer, music publicist, and roadie. She has written about extreme metal and the culture surrounding it for Pitchfork, Decibel, The Atlantic, NPR, Terrorizer, and many more. Up the irons!
Owner, Anthropic Records
Although she fancies all kinds of metals, she is obsessed with heart-pounding, chest crushing psychedelic doom and sludge. Her ear-catching, DIY approach has garnered much praise from various media outlets.