Mike D'Antonio

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Mike D'Antonio
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Background information
Birth name Michael D'Antonio
Born (1973-05-19) May 19, 1973 (age 43)
United States
Genres Heavy metal, metalcore, hardcore punk, thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, graphic designer
Instruments Guitar, bass
Years active 1991–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts Killswitch Engage, Overcast, Death Ray Vision
Notable instruments
Mike D'Antonio Signature Ibanez Bass

Michael "Mike" D'Antonio (born May 19, 1973) is best known as the bass guitarist and founder of Massachusetts metal band Killswitch Engage and of the band Overcast.


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 Ampeg bass rig.



Main article: Overcast (band)

Killswitch Engage[edit]

Death Ray Vision[edit]


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