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.
As his consciousness of his world around him expanded so did his need to become involved. 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 struck 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. And then in 2004 Michale helped found a website called Conservativepunk.com and was essentially blacklisted when he challenged the mindset of the progressive left in the punk rock music industry.
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. Michale briefly appeared as a regular guest host on a TV show on FUSE TV but was asked not to return after negatively commenting on a news clip of Ellen DeGeneres kissing her wife.
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’.
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.
In 2012 another massive US Tour was launched dubbed “War Of Information”. This tour was aligned with the massive Liberty and Freedom movement that began sweeping the US. as part of the Ron Paul Revolution.
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”. Widely known for his outspokenness and co-founder of conservativepunk.com 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 Russian collaboration have built an enormous catalogue of sound and site.
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, government and the world around us.
Christopher Dean or “Dean” In 2013, Dean joined New Jersey punk band, "Darrow Chemical Company".
He played guitar on two US tours and a small Canadian run from 2013 - 2015. Later in 2015 Dean played bass for Horror Ska legends The Independents on a US tour. Also in 2015, Dean filled in for Canadian punk rockers "Black Cat Attack" when lead guitarist Dave Baksh rejoined SUM 41 on a surprise appearance at the AP awards.
- Darkness Descends (Guitar 2011-2015)
- Michale Graves (Bass 2017-Current)
- Darrow Chemical Company(Guitar 2013-2015)
- The Independents(Bass 2015)
- Black Cat Attack(Guitar 2015)
- GOTH (Guitar 2016)
- The Draf Ft. Retro Glam (Special Guest solo on single released 2016)
- Children of October (Bass 2016-2017)
- Alyxx (Bass 2017-current)
- Dean (2016-current)
Carlos Cofino (aka Loki) is a Puerto Rican born guitar player. Loki began playing guitar at 15 and quickly began playing in underground punk bands shortly after. In 1998 Loki began playing with more notable bands such as Mister Monster and Spy Society 99, which featured Myke Hideous (Ex-Misfits, Empire Hideous). Loki would eventually form a band with Michale Graves (ex-Misfits) called Gotham Road in 2003. After Gotham Road disbanded, Loki continued to work with Michale Graves on his solo projects and still plays guitar for Michale currently.
- Angelsin (1998-1999)
- Mister Monster (2000-2001)
- Spy Society 99 (2001)
- Gotham Road (2003-2005)
- The Doomsday Prophecy (2009-2012)
- Darrow Chemical Company (2009-2016)
- Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight (2016-Current)
- Michale Graves (2006-Current)