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Michael Mills
Birth nameMichael Adam Mills
Also known asMike Mills, Metal Mills
Born (1979-03-02) 2 March 1979 (age 40)
GenresRock, Prog-rock, Prog-pop, Progressive metal, Pop rock, Folk, Ambient[1][2]
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, drums, Irish bouzouki, sitar, percussion
Years active2002–present
LabelsBird's Robe Records
Associated actsToehider, Ayreon, Template

Michael Adam Mills[3] is an Australian musician and songwriter. He is best known as a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and main songwriter for the progressive rock band Toehider. He began songwriting at an early age, and performing in bands from the age of 12. He was a member of the band Template, before forming Toehider in 2008 with the release of the eponymous EP and the "12 EPs in 12 Months" project. He has recently appeared as a guest vocalist on the Ayreon album The Theory of Everything, with his performance being cited as a highlight by many reviewers.[4][5][6]

He has drawn praise for his powerful, emotive voice and vocal range. He has cited Bruce Dickinson and Ian Gillan as vocal influences.[7][8] His vocal range spans four octaves from low C to soprano C.[9]





  • Toe Hider (2008)
  • Children of the Sun: A Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 80's (2009)
  • Not Much of a Man (2009)
  • Old, Old, Old (2009)
  • Toehider Too! (2009)
  • How Did Counterquistle Lose His Pyjamas? (2009)
  • Metaltarsus (2009)
  • In All Honesty (2009)
  • Under the Mistletoe (2009)
  • 9 (2010)
  • Do You Believe in Monsters? (2010)
  • Never Mind the Hallux (2010)
  • Done and Dusted (2010)
  • Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70's, 80's and 90's (2012)



  • Best of the "12EPs in 12 months" (2010)
  • The First Six (2011)
  • The Last Six (2011)



  • Template (2003)
  • I Thought I Turned the World, but It Turned on Me (2006)

Lachlan Barclay[edit]

  • The Angry Video Game Nerd Collection (2011)
  • Shoot 'Em Ups (2012)


External links[edit]

Category:1979 births Category:Australian heavy metal guitarists Category:Living people Category:Australian heavy metal singers Category:Australian multi-instrumentalists Category:Irish bouzouki players