Metal Militia - Biography
Contact: Gina Gregoletto
Metal Militia a Ft. Lauderdale, FL based Heavy Metal band formed in 1999 have been called the "Next Generation of Metal" by magazines from around the world including Rock Hard (Germany), Metal Observer (Germany) Metal Integral (France), Heavy Metal Forces (Japan) and US based Metal Edge and Pit magazines. Known for their special blend of European Thrash mixed with American Hardcore sound, Metal Militia was catapulted onto the national music scene in 2003 with their Debut CD "Perpetual State of Aggression" earning the band two Grammy® Considerations in the Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album categories with 18 year old singer/bass player Paolo Gregoletto leading the way.
Performances on nationally known festivals including LOCOBAZOOKA! (www.locobazooka.com) where Metal Militia was selected to perform as a "future star" with 15,000 people in attendance playing along side National Recording artists Staind, Sevendust, Ill Nino, Lacuna Coil, Smile Empty Soul just to name a few. The band known for its hard work ethic has spent the past two years touring the South East and through the Midwest with stops at Milwaukee Metal Fest, March Metal Meltdown V finding themselves as a supporting act for great bands like God Forbid, Sworn Enemy, Spineshank, 40 Below Summer and showcasing their music at the 2003 Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, GA. Rounding out the band is Jason Mooney (2002 Drum finalist) for Slayer, Chris Manning whose speed and amazing skill as lead guitarist elevates the band to a new level of playing followed by George Buritica on Rhythm Guitar whose back up vocals adds a new dimension to the bands sound.
As spring 2004 approaches Metal Militia is gearing up for a busy tour schedule with shows on Sun N Steel Metal Festival, Tampa, FL in March, NJ March Metal Meltdown and Sick As Sin Metal Fest in Lowell, MA and A Day In The Park Festival, May 2nd at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie with Dying Fetus, Bleeding Through,All Out War, Throwdown and more (www.rhythmdenrock.com). In April the band returns to Florida to begin pre-production on their sophomore album with a special 4 song EP sampler schedule for release this summer. Metal Militia has proven that persistence, focus, drive, and endless promotion pays off with an ever growing fan base expanding around the country throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. National and foreign media and internet radio are tracking this evolving group predicting they are the next generation of metal and hardcore music to break through the barriers and bring their intense stage show and music to the masses.
Paolo Gregoletto (Singer/Bass Guitar) Jason Mooney (Drums), Chris Manning (Lead Guitar) and George Buritica (Rhythm Guitar/Back Up Vocals)
For more information please visit their website at www.metalmilitia.cc