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Mike D'Antonio


1991- Overcast - bass  
1999- Killswitch Engage - bass  
2010- Death Ray Vision - bass  

Personal information

Born on: 19.05.1973


Michael "Mike" D'Antonio is best known as the bass guitarist and founder of Massachusetts metalcore band Killswitch Engage and of the band Overcast.

D'Antonio's metal bass style is influenced by In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, 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 artwork and merchandise is designed by D'Antonio, who is a graphic artist. D'Antonio's company, DarkicoN, designs and produces artwork for bands such as Shadows Fall, Unearth, All That Remains and Day of Mourning.

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

Mike D is also a vegetarian and strongly believes in animal rights.