Vocals

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Michale Graves Biography For nearly two decades Michale Graves has been entertaining, influencing and informing a growing audience world-wide. 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. Driven by the pursuit of quality and harmony in everything that he is involved in, Michale travels the world and looks into the eyes and hearts of tens of thousands of fans.
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 numerous broadcast and print properties worldwide while continuing to develop his own.
2018 marked his solo return to Europe with his highly acclaimed “Beginning of the End Tour.”When the year is complete he will have toured in 23 countries and played over 150 shows.
Since 2016, Michale Graves has toured and recorded relentlessly with his band in support of projects and albums When Worlds Collide and The World Turned Upside Down. He also continues touring as a solo acoustic production in support of the albums Bedlam (2016) and Backroads (2017).
Michale attributes his vocal capabilities and strength that sets him apart from all others in the business to his time studying under Don Lawrence in New York City.
In 2012, Michale joined forces with Mark Allen Stuart and as President & Managing Director of the Music Group of Hydraulic Entertainment. During this time Michale begins to compose music expressing his deep faith in God. Over 20 album releases have occurred since that time building an enormous catalog of sound and sights. Michale filmed and edited short films and videos for songs “Zombie”, “I Can Feel Heaven” Michale collaborated with Russian band ‘Night of Samhain” with two releases that saw Graves sing the bands songs in English. The two camps produced a video together, too.
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. The videos produced for his song “Dig Up Her Bones” and "Scream", which was directed by George A. Romero have been viewed over 30 million times. Michale appeared in Romero's film Bruiser performing "Fiend Without a Face" which was also penned by Graves specifically for Romero's film.
In 2003, he embarked on a new project 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 which created a firestorm of controversy and trouble.
Michale has been the Senior Producer and Program Manager with Arkansas’ first 24/7 internet television station AR1.TV project where he also hosted his own show dubbed “The Michale Graves Show” which blended pop culture, political discussion and music into one stream of consciousness as he began with his groundbreaking radio show “Radio Deadly”.
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. A video created by Graves for his song “Butchershop” would be the first of many more to come.
Partnering with SOS Records in 2007, he released Illusions featuring five songs he wrote along with Damien Echols, who at the time was being held in solitary confinement on Arkansas death row. A national acoustic tour soon followed to rave reviews. Michale solidified his unique ability to command an audience with only his voice, guitar, stories and songs. Damien Echols has since been released from prison.
Expanding upon his acting career, Michale appeared in the feature film Perkins 14 as Eric Ross directed by Craig Singer as part of Horrorfest’s 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 team up with ‘The 45 King’ and create a music video for a unique version of the song “No Rain” by Blind Melon. The project was produced by David Lotwin and Tony Coluccio.
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 and Roll Hall of Fame. The lineup also garnered a spot at Rock In Rio. Michale penned two singles for the project, "When We Were Angels" and "If and When". An animated video was produced for “Angels" with all proceeds going to The Wounded Warrior Fund.
Currently on ‘The Course Of Empire Tour’ he continues to bring himself and his artistry to his fans in a worldwide capacity. He continues to expand his brand to include products that reflect his lifestyle and activities. Always seeking ways to innovate the industry, promote well being and uplift the individual through art and entertainment Michale Graves leads an innovative charge forward.

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.
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