Vocals

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Michale Graves kicked in the door of the music scene in 1995 as the lead singer and songwriter of one of the most legendary punk rock bands of all time, The Misfits. Third of 3 videos produced, his song "Scream" was directed by George A. Romero, the same man who directed "Night of The Living Dead”. Michale appeared in Romero's film "Bruiser" performing "Fiend Without a Face" which was also penned by Graves specifically for Romero's film.
Michale continued to tour as usual aside of the days that he spent appearing and wrestling on Ted Turners' WCWs' Monday Nitro, Thursday Thunder and a pair of pay-per-views alongside his good friend Vampiro. In early 2000 Michale collaborated with Don Oriolo Jr. and wrote and recorded with him a song called “No More Moments” for his film “Campfire Stories” which starred David Johansen.
In 2001, Michale left The Misfits and went out on his own. He independently released a solo record entitled ‘Graves’ Web of Dharma supported by two American Tours. In 2003, Michale embarked on a new project he called ‘Gotham Rd’. The band played hundreds of raucous dates on the U.S. Club circuit.
While entertainment is at the heart of who he is as a performer, Graves is also a social and pop-culture media thought leader who has hosted as well as appeared on and in numerous broadcast and print properties including The Andrew Wilkow Show, The Sean Hannity Show, Adam Vs The Man, The Howard Stern Show, Truth Frequency Radio, Where Monsters Dwell, The Guardian, The New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine.
In January of 2006, Michale announced a 55-city tour to promote previous Arkansas death row inmate Damien Echols book called, "Almost Home". 2006 also saw the release of Michale's sophomore solo album. Upon completion of that associated tour, Michale created a short film entitled "The Blackness and The Forest" that told the story of his "Almost Home Campaign" and the advocacy work he did for The West Memphis Three. Partnering with SOS Records in 2007, Michale released "Illusions" featuring 5 songs he wrote along with Damien Echols who is now a free man. A national acoustic tour soon followed to rave reviews.
Expanding upon his acting career, Michale appeared in the feature film "Perkins 14" as "Eric Ross" directed by Craig Singer as part of Horrorfests "8 Films To Die For". Michale also recorded new songs and a video, written and inspired by his filming experience on location in Romania including a collaboration with one of the film’s stars Patrick O'Kane. Those songs, along with live tracks from the acoustic Illusions tour, were released in October 2008. Graves and Singer would later collaborate again and create a music video for a unique version of the song ‘No Rain’ by Blind Melon.
After heading home from Romania Michale teamed up with Marky Ramone of ‘The Ramones’ and played together in a band called ‘Blitzkrieg’. They toured the world playing all the best classic songs that led up to the induction of "The Ramones" into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The lineup also garnered a spot at Rock In Rio. Michale penned 2 singles for the project, "When We Were Angels" and "If and When". An animated video was produced for 'Angels" and all proceeds from “Angels” benefits The Wounded Warrior Fund.
Michale continued to challenge himself and expand his creative energies embarking on a year stint in Little Rock, Arkansas acting as Senior Producer and Program Manager with Arkansas’ first 24/7 internet television station AR1.TV as well as hosting his own show dubbed “The Michale Graves Show”. The ‘Michale Graves Show’ blended pop culture, political discussion and music into one stream of consciousness. The shows genesis began with his ground-breaking radio program called “Radio Deadly” launched in 2006.
In 2012, Michale joined forces with Mark Allen Stuart and was named President & Managing Director of the Music Group of Hydraulic Entertainment. Over 20 album releases have occurred since that time. Videos, music and collaborations have built an enormous catalogue of sound and site.
Since 2016, Michale Graves has toured relentlessly with his band in support of the albums “When Worlds Collide” and “The World Turned Upsdide Down”. He’s also continued touring as a solo acoustic act in support of the albums “Bedlam” and “Backroads”. 2018 marked the return of Michale to Europe on the “Beginning of the End Tour”. When 2018 is, Michale Graves will have toured in 23 countries and played over 150 shows.
For nearly 2 decades Michale Graves has been entertaining, influencing and informing a growing audience world-wide. Driven by the pursuit of quality and harmony in everything that he is involved in, Michale has traveled the world - every continent except Antarctica – and has looked into the eyes and hearts of tens of thousands. His journey as an artist has ignited a passion, a passion that motivates his desire to reach out, create a dialogue and build a platform to discuss and interact on pop culture, people and the world around us.

Guitars

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Loki started out playing guitar for several New Jersey underground bands in 1998. He worked his way up the ranks while playing with bands such as Mister Monster and Spy Society 99, which featured Myke Hideous (Ex-Misfits, Empire Hideous).
Loki began working with Michale Graves (former lead singer of the Misfits) initially as a guitar tech during the 2001-2002 Graves era. They developed an undeniable chemistry in that time. When Graves disbanded, Loki and Michale founded their own project which would later be named Gotham Road.
Gotham Road was considered a heavier band and possibly a stylistic departure of what Michale Graves fans had grown accustomed to. During the years of 2003 – 2005, Gotham Road played hundreds of raucous dates on the US club circuit. They recorded a 7 song demo, “Seasons of the Witch”, which never got a proper release.
Later in 2005, Loki continued to join Michale Graves in his solo project and played guitar on the first leg of the “Punk Rock is Dead Tour”. Through 2006 and 2011, Loki would continue to join Michale sporadically on acoustic tours, full band shows and Gotham Road reunions.
In 2009, Loki joined punk band Darrow Chemical Company and metal band The Doomsday Prophecy. Both bands grinded through the NJ underground scenes and were able to enjoy local and national success as DIY artists.
The Doomsday Prophecy played with several notable acts including The Red Chord, Battlecross, Betraying the Martyrs, Dying Fetus and many others. The band recorded two demos throughout 2010 and 2011. These sessions were later released in 2014 as “Demos 2010-2011” after they disbanded.
Loki recorded guitar tracks for Darrow Chemical Company’s 2011 release, “A Nightmare on Seventh Avenue”. Loki became involved in the songwriting process and wrote the music to the title track of the band’s second EP, “Lone Star State”, which was released in 2012. Loki also has several writing credits, both music and lyrics, on the band’s 2013 EP, “Plastic Smile”. During that time, the band was able to book several successful coast to coast US tours.
In 2016, Loki took to the studio and recorded guitar tracks for Argyle Goolsby (ex-Blitzkid). The album, “Darken Your Doorstep” was released in June 2017. Loki has performed on several Argyle Goolsby tours from 2016 through 2018, including a European tour.
In 2013, Loki rejoined Michale Graves as his touring guitarist. Since 2014, the Michale Graves band has toured vigorously, playing hundreds of shows. When 2018 is over, the band will have toured in 22 countries and will have played over 150 shows that year alone.
The future continues to look bright for Loki as he plans to write and record a solo album. He will also continue to work with Argyle Goolsby, Michale Graves, as well as other projects!

Drums

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Tony Baptist is a New Jersey based drummer who has worked with many great artists from the NY/NJ metro area. Most notably as the touring drummer for punk legend and ex-Misfits singer Michale Graves over that past 5 years. Playing on his "War of information", "Vagabond", "Lost Skeleton Returns" "Nightmares 2015", and "When Worlds Collide" North American tours. As well as Michale's "Vagabond" and "Wanderer" albums. Tony has also toured Europe with former NYC metal band "pUI" in 2014 as support for the band "Viza", as well as tour dates with NYC band "Station" and artist Evan Russell Saffer. Tony endorses Dark Horse Drums and Vratim drum shoes.