Mike D'Antonio

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Mike D'Antonio
D'Antonio with Killswitch Engage in 2016
D'Antonio with Killswitch Engage in 2016
Background information
Birth nameMichael D'Antonio
Born (1973-05-19) May 19, 1973 (age 50)
Years active1991–present
Member of

Michael D'Antonio (born May 19, 1973) is an American musician, best known as the bass guitarist and founder of the metalcore band Killswitch Engage. He is also the founder and bassist of the bands Overcast and Death Ray Vision.


D'Antonio's writing influences include old New York Hardcore bands like Cro-Mags, Leeway, Madball and Agnostic Front, and he cites Cliff Burton of thrash metal band Metallica and Harley Flanagan of the Cro-Mags as personal influences.

D'Antonio formed the band Killswitch Engage after the demise of his band Overcast in 1998.

All of Killswitch Engage's album artwork and tour merchandise is designed by D'Antonio, who is a graphic artist. D'Antonio's company, DarkicoN design, produces artwork for bands such as Shadows Fall, Unearth, All That Remains, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and Crowbar.[1]

D'Antonio's latest side project band is Death Ray Vision.[2]


D'Antonio uses his signature Ibanez basses and an EBS bass rig.



Killswitch Engage[edit]

Death Ray Vision[edit]


  1. ^ "Mike D'Antonio: From Bassist to Graphic Designer, From Killswitch Engage to Baptized in Blood". Archived from the original on August 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Comb Magazine – Exclusive Interview: Mike D'Antonio of Killswitch Engage & Death Ray Vision". www.combmagazine.com.

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