Photo Credit: Orla Ryan

Militia Vox Innovates the Visual Album In Immersive AR/VR/XR!

PRESS RELEASE: New York, NY (6/22/21)

Expanding on the legacy of concept visual albums such as Pink Floyd’s “THE WALL”, Björk’s “Biophilia” and Beyonce’s “LEMONADE”, Militia Vox’s “THE VILLAINESS” has evolved into a game-changer at the intersection of modern music, film, art and tech.

With experiential events leading the charge of what’s hot these days, Militia Vox is at the forefront with THE VILLAINESS_immersive experience: the first of its kind, interactive visual album in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Web XR—viewable on any desktop, laptop, mobile or Oculus headset.

Users can choose their own avatar, live text and voice chat with other users directly on the virtual platform and there is an additional LYRICS experience via second screen technology!

THE VILLAINESS_immersive is a visual feast of heavy psychedelia with award-winning anthemic genre-bending music [featuring Bad Wolves members Doc Coyle and Kyle Konkiel], surreal visual art and themes of female angst, rebellion and empowerment. It encapsulates the badass, renegade attitude of mixed-race American artist, Militia Vox who wrote, performed and produced all of the songs as well as created, performed, directed, edited and produced the award-winning multi-screen videos—the first artist to do this— DIY to the extreme! 

It is a celebration of empowerment, individualism and liberation from stereotypes that limit and consume us in the media and beyond.  This is a flag for alternative identities with crossover style and swag.  

“The visuals and audio were superb and Militia Vox is (fire)!

Great to see innovative ways for artists to express their creativity

and viewers to experience.” – Amber Osbourne, Mozilla Reality

This unique spectacle provides some much-needed escapism and connectedness during these unusual times.  THE VILLAINESS_ immersive is currently available virtually for private showings to investors and potential sponsors.  Tickets go on sale to the public in Fall 2021.

Artwork: Shane Boulos, Militia Vox

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Militia Vox creates badass music, moving images and events.  She is an award-winning international touring singer / artist [soloJudas Priestess, Black Women Rock!Swear on Your Life, Disciples of Astaroth], songwriter, composer, musician, host, director, producer and visual artist.

She has worked with some of the best in the business: Twisted Sister, Cyndi Lauper, Living Colour, L7, John Petrucci, Kathleen Hanna, Parliament Funkadelic, Candlebox, Nancy Sinatra and more.

Militia has VJ'ed and Hosted shows and events on FUSE, MTV2, VH1, Much Music USA and AfroPunk.  Militia was the 1st Host/VJ of color on Much Music USA/Fuse and Hosted Fuse’s 1st reality tv show “Heavy Metal Makeover.” M has starred in Off-Broadway, European Tours and National touring rock musicals such as Dee Snider’s "Van Helsing’s Curse" and "The Rocky Horror Show".

She is featured in several books and films about music, as both expert and subject- including What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal by Laina DawesWhy the Ramones Matter by Donna Gaines and the documentary “Betty: They Say I’m Different” about legendary funk rock singer, Betty Davis [currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.]  M is a BFA graduate of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

M is a Voting Member and District Advocate of The Recording Academy [Grammys.]  Militia composes and licenses her 'Avant Dark', genre-bending songs/music for film, TV and multimedia.  Militia creates, directs and produces music, music videos, films and events with her company, Militious Productions.

Photo Credit: Disappointed Family Photos