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Latest Huntress News

Below is our complete Huntress news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Black Label Society Announces New Shows

Black Label Society - fronted by guitar icon Zakk Wylde - has announced a batch of winter tour dates for the end of 2015 with special guests Huntress and The Shrine.

Fresh off an electric performance last weekend at the Food Truck & Rock Carnival in New Jersey, BLS is gearing up to finish the year strong in the U.S. The last time the band performed in The States was during the Unblackened Tour earlier this year.

Originally performed as a one night only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for a live CD/DVD release two years ago, the show made its way across the U.S featuring intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s best-selling solo album "Book of Shadows" & his Southern rock band Pride & Glory.

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Huntress Releases "Sorrow" Video

Today Huntress released third studio album "Static" via Napalm Records, which was produced by Paul Fig and Jim Rota.

Coinciding with the release of "Static" is the world premiere of the new video for "Sorrow." The video was written and directed by Phil Mucci (Disturbed, Stone Sour, High on Fire) and produced by Phil Mucci and Ian Mackay of Diabolik. Check it out below.

On the live front, Huntress also storms the high seas September 28 - October 2 as part of the Mötorboat Cruise. More...

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Huntress Posts New Album Preview

Huntress is on the verge of releasing third studio album "Static" on September 25 via Napalm Records.

Today the band unveils a new album preview clip, featuring snippets of all the "Static" tracks. Check it out below. For a full song stream, check out the "Flesh" lyric video at this location.

The new Huntress record was produced by Paul Fig (Grammy nominated engineer, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Trivium, Ghost BC) and Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Emmy nominated Executive Producer of the Sonic Highways series, Producer Sound City Movie). More...

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Huntress Releases Lyric Video

After openly discussing her mental health issues and bout with cancer, Jill Janus and the Huntress crew will soon release third studio album "Static" - due out September 25 through Napalm Records.

The new single "Flesh" premieres today with a stunning lyric video, available below. Huntress vocalist Janus comments:

"'Flesh' is catchy and hard rock, it's lusty and bloody, a blackened-party metal make out song. When my bandmates brought me the killer composition, I wrote the lyrics as my storyline unfolded like bizarre film noir. A female serial killer who would transform into a demonic seamstress, preying upon women. She desires their flesh for fashion. Once again, I've collaborated with the immensely talented Vance Kelly to bring my story to life. Our telepathic artistic connection has created a twisted romantic lyric video for a summer of lust. Enjoy!"

The new Huntress record was produced by Paul Fig (Grammy nominated engineer, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Trivium, Ghost BC) and Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Emmy nominated Executive Producer of the Sonic Highways series, Producer Sound City Movie). Pre-orders are now available through PledgeMusic here. More...

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Avatar Announces U.S. Tour With Huntress

The Swedish visual masterminds from Avatar have announced a new batch of U.S. tour dates starting this fall.

The dates will serve as the last time the band sees American soil while supporting the "Hail The Apocalypse" record. "We are heading towards the final curtain call of the apocalypse," says frontman Johannes Eckerström.

The band plans to begin work on a new album at the end of the year, with a release planned for 2016. Eckerström continues, "The hymns will be played one more time before we close this chapter and you need to be there. Destruction and decay is best viewed from a front row seat and as always, we intend to mix things up bring the freaky in ways we haven't before."

Support will come from Huntress, Gemini Syndrome, and First Decree. The new Huntress album "Static" will be released on September 25th, 2015 on Napalm Records. More...

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Jill Janus Discusses Mental Illness, Cancer

Huntress is gearing up to release "Static" on September 25th via Napalm Records, and in a new interview with Revolver, vocalist Jill Janus reveals her lifelong struggle with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Earlier this year, she was also diagnosed with Stage 1 uterine cancer in the midst of recording the new album. Janus is now cancer-free due to a hysterectomy performed two weeks ago.

In an excerpt from the interview, she explains why she's been hospitalized this year: "Once a Huntress album is done, it's almost like I slip into a postpartum depression. Being bipolar and schizophrenic, I have to be hospitalized so I don't hurt myself or anyone else around me. It can be very dangerous."

She also explains sensing there was something wrong before being diagnosed with cancer: "During the process of writing and recording our third album, I began to feel like something bad was growing within me...I had a procedure, and my doctor found early stage cancer in my uterus."

Janus is now recovering from a successful surgery at home, commenting, "I was encouraged by my bandmates to take my struggle and weave it into songs on the new album. When I formed Huntress, I was concerned with the stigma surrounding mental illness, especially for women in the music industry. But I've accomplished so much in just a few years. Writing one record a year, touring relentlessly and attempting to maintain my sanity has been, at times, very painful for myself and those close to me. Yet I've proven anything is possible if you truly believe in yourself. Speaking out about my mental illness and cancer diagnosis has given me a chance to encourage others to live for their purpose and not be held back by their illness. The vultures can wait." More...

Read the full article at Revolvermag.com.

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Huntress Announces A Lot Of "Static"

California metallers Huntress have completed their third studio album titled "Static" to be released via Napalm Records on September 25th. The highly-anticipated record was produced by Paul Fig (Grammy nominated engineer, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Trivium, Ghost BC) and Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Executive Producer Sonic Highways series, Producer Sound City Movie), Engineered and Mixed by Paul Fig.

Pre-orders of the album are now available exclusively via the Napalm Records Webstore in North America HERE and Europe HERE. Also check out a snippet of the new song "Flesh" in the player below.

Vance Kelly (Slayer, Alice In Chains, Evanescence, Ghost BC) has once again delivered stunning album artwork for Huntress (see below). The band's creative unity with Vance Kelly remains strong, having also created album covers for "Spell Eater" and "Starbound Beast."

Vocalist Jill Janus comments: "The evolution of Huntress bleeds into 'Static' our third and most prolific album. It is the heaviest and catchiest record we've written. The process of writing and recording was new and exciting, at times very difficult for all involved, having to record in between relentless touring. Never have I been so honest in my approach to songwriting; I reveal life-long personal obstacles that I previously feared weaving into my lyrics. I'm so pleased to reveal the cover art for 'Static' by my treasured art warlock Vance Kelly. Hail Heavy Metal!" More...

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Motorhead Reveals Second Motorboat Cruise

Motörhead's Motörboat will embark on its second voyage September 28th through October 2nd, 2015 on Norwegian Sky, departing Port Miami with stops in Nassau and the private picturesque island of Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas.

The "Loudest Boat In The World" will feature performances from Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band, Motor Sister, Kyng, Fireball Ministry, Huntress, and more.

Staterooms go on sale Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET at this location. Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister: "And so the Motörboat sets sail one more time - better get your tickets now, or be left sobbing on the dock! Oh - and we promise not to run out of beer this time!"

Slayer’s Kerry King adds, “Slayer is crashing the Motörboat party!! I, personally, will be keeping the bar in business. Hell will be coming with us. Light it up!!!” More...

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Savage Messiah Kicking Off Tour With Amon Amarth

London metal band Savage Messiah is kicking off a European tour tonight with Swedish melodic death metal vikings Amon Amarth.

The Deceiver of the Gods tour starts off in Lille, France, then immediately heads to the U.K. for a two-week stint before returning to mainland Europe. Also joining Amon Amarth and Savage Messiah are Huntress. A message from Savage Messiah front man Dave Silver reads as follows:

"The tour is finally upon us! And we're really psyched to take the metal to the stage once more. A great way to start the year and hopefully the start of many more tours to come in 2015. If you come out to any of the shows, make sure to head over to the merch stand and say hi to the band; we'll be hanging there most nights post-show, so don't be a stranger! And we'll see you down the front!" More...

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Huntress Announces Shows With Amon Amarth

Huntress has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Amon Amarth:

"The Gods have spoken! Huntress will spend a wintry month with the Vikings from Sweden; Amon Amarth! It's a fantasy come true to tour with one of our favorite bands as direct support.

"Huntress will bring the fury to Europe and the UK once again! This is an exciting time for us, having just completed a North American tour with the mighty Arch Enemy and Kreator. Our attack has been relentless, we're now recording our third album in Los Angeles, slated for release in early 2015. Spread it, shred it, behead it! With special opening guests Savage Messiah!" More...

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Amon Amarth Announces New Tour Dates

Swedish heavy metal icons Amon Amarth will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour. The band comments:

"UK, Portugal, Spain, France and UK…get ready this January for a Viking invasion!

"We'll be making an extensive UK expedition where we'll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We're also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally!

"As support on this mission we're bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don't miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!"

15/01/15 FR - Lille - Le Splendid
16/01/15 UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK - Plymouth - The Hub
18/01/15 UK - Bristol - Thelka
19/01/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK - Norwich - Waterfront
22/01/15 UK - Colchester - Arts Center
23/01/15 UK - Oxford - O2 Academy 2
24/01/15 UK - Stoke - Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK - Manchester - Academy 2
27/01/15 UK - Glasgow - Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK - Leeds - Stylus
29/01/15 UK - Newcastle - Newcastle University
30/01/15 UK - Lemmington - The Assembly
31/01/15 UK - Southampton - 1865 More...

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Huntress Comments On Upcoming Tour

California metallers Huntress are storming stages throughout Europe in support of latest release, 2013's "Starbound Beast." The band is co-headlining several dates with Battlecross and will be appearing at Download Festival (UK), Nova Rock Festival (Austria) and Graspop Festival (Belgium).

Continuing the heavy metal onslaught, Huntress will return to the road stateside this fall alongside Arch Enemy and Kreator. The tour begins October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and runs through November 23rd in Cleveland, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Front woman Jill Janus comments on the upcoming tour: "North America, prepare for facemelting! Huntress is stoked to join the coveted Arch Enemy tour this fall. It's an exciting time for women in heavy metal; we're honored to be touring with Arch Enemy as the new era with Alissa White-Gluz begins. Kreator joining this killer tour makes us ecstatic, having been fans for many years. Huntress is ready to rage!"

Whenever they have a free moment, the band members are hard at work on their third studio album. Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch) and James A. Rota (Sound City, Fireball Ministry) will be handling production duties on the upcoming release. More info is coming soon. More...

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Arch Enemy, Kreator North American Tour Confirmed

As reported yesterday, the North American Tour featuring Arch Enemy, Kreator, Huntress and Starkill will embark in Baltimore on October 23rd. The tour, dates and venues have been confirmed today by the bands. VIP tickets for the tour are now available at this location.

The tour will mark the first for Arch Enemy in the U.S. since 2011. Guitarist Michael Amott commented: “It's been three long years since ARCH ENEMY last played North America, but now the wait is over! We're riding a veritable metal tsunami in Europe with our new album ‘War Eternal’ and look forward to spreading the chaos on this N.A. run! ARCH ENEMY is very proud and excited to be teaming up with Teutonic thrash titans KREATOR as well as HUNTRESS and STARKILL! Miss this show at your own peril!"

Kreator’s Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) added: “Both bands have been talking about touring together for many years, now it becomes reality: KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY on one bill in the USA and Canada! We are looking forward to another killer run in support of our album ‘Phantom Antichrist’ before we will start writing new stuff in 2015! With ARCH ENEMY’s new album ‘War Eternal’ being a monster, this will be THE metal tour of the fall. Don`t miss it!”

Huntress' Jill Janus added: "North America, prepare for facemelting! HUNTRESS is stoked to join the coveted Arch Enemy tour this fall. It's an exciting time for women in heavy metal; we're honored to be touring with Arch Enemy as the new era with Alissa White-Gluz begins. Kreator joining this killer tour makes us ecstatic, having been fans for many years. HUNTRESS is ready to rage!"

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Arch Enemy, Kreator To Tour North American In Fall

Various online sources indicate that it appears that Arch Enemy will embark on a North American tour in support of the new album "War Eternal" (see review here). In addition, Kreator, Huntress, and Starkill will be on the bill. The band recently confirmed a European trek with Kreator, Sodom, Vader which would begin immediately after the dates listed below.

Please note that the following dates and venue locations have not yet been officially announced by the bands or respective labels:

10/23 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/24 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
10/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/26 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/27 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/28 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
10/29 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/01 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
11/02 Regina, SK – Riddell Centre
11/03 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
11/04 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/06 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/08 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/10 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
11/11 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
11/12 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/14 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
11/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/16 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/18 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/19 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI
11/21 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
11/22 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues More...

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Battlecross Announces Shows With Huntress

American thrash metal band Battlecross has confirmed a European summer run, including some of the biggest festivals, as well as co-headline shows with Huntress.

Battlecross comments: "We're excited to be part of this years Rock Am Ring & Rock Im Park! Once again we get to be part of two more great European festivals with some of the biggest bands in Metal and Rock! To be able to share the stage with Metallica again and for the first time, Slayer is an honor! We look forward to melting the European crowd's faces!"

05/06/14 DE – Nürburg – Rock am Ring
06/06/14 DE – Nürnberg – Rock im Park
10/06/14 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle
11/06/14 DE – Tilburg – 013 w/Huntress
13/06/14 UK – Castle Donington – Download Festival
15/06/14 AT – Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
17/06/14 CH – Uster – Rock City w/Huntress
18/06/14 CH – Geneve – L'Usine w/Huntress
19/06/14 IT – Milano – Club Legend w/Huntress
20/06/14 SI – Ljubljana – Orto Bar w/Huntress
21/06/14 HR – Zagreb – Mochvara Club w/Huntress
27/06/14 BE – Dessel – Graspop Festival

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Huntress Adds More Tour Dates

Huntress has once again joined forces with Lamb of God, this time for a European and U.K. tour with Decapitated. The tour kicked off last night in Vienna, Austria and ends with a string of Huntress headlining shows in Germany.

The band has also announced Summer 2014 European festival appearances including the Nova Rock Festival June 14th in Nickelsdorf, Austria and Graspop Festival June 27th in Dessel Belgium. More festival appearances will be announced shortly. Huntress comments:

"We are beyond honored to tour once again with the mighty Lamb of God! Touring Europe and the UK in January is brutal, but when we heard Huntress would also be supporting Decapitated on this run, the brutality hit the next level! We are stoked and ready melt faces!" More...

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Huntress Video Interview Available

NextMosh.com has released a video interview with Huntress lead woman Jill Janus, which was recorded on October 25th, 2013 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Check out the interview below, or you can also read the band's year-end message to fans at this location.

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Huntress Issues Year-End Recap

Huntress has locked down another year of victories as a newcomer metal band having released sophomore album "Starbound Beast" and touring non-stop. Vocalist Jill Janus comemnts:

"This has been an incredible year for the band, 2013 began with Huntress writing and recording our 2nd album Starbound Beast, which was produced by Zeuss. We've been touring virtually non-stop -- Sweden Rock Festival, Download Festival, The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Heavy MTL, Danzig's 25th Anniversary Tour with Doyle, and ending a wild year as the opening act for Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Testament in North America. No rest for the wicked!

"Our video for 'Zenith' (directed by Phil Mucci) was filmed during our hectic tour schedule. It surpassed our expectations and truly captured the vision of our album. It's part of our legacy, and part of our path to rise above the glorification of mediocrity. Huntress is here for the long haul; our determination, vision and love of music will continue to be our driving force. Hail Heavy Metal!"

2014 will begin right where 2013 left off - seeing Huntress join forces again with Lamb of God, this time for a European/UK tour with Decapitated. The band will also play a string of headline shows, four of which have been announced so far with more to be added soon. See below for a complete list of all dates. More...

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Huntress Comments On Missing Tour Date

Huntress has checked in with the following statement about missing last night's tour date:

"We're alive! Huntress was unable to play the show last night in Saskatoon, Canada due to extremely dangerous road conditions. We really missed meeting our Sasky fans!

"We spun out, nearly being hit by a semi truck and jack-knifed our trailer. No one was hurt. I feel so blessed to have four bandmates who handled a very scary situation like warriors. After 36 hours in this van, we finally crossed the U.S. Border just now.

"I've never been happier to be back home in America. Thanks to Lamb of God for the prayers & love! We'll be back to melting faces tomorrow in St Paul, MN at Myth w/ LOG, Killswitch Engage & Testament!"

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Huntress Updates Tour Schedule

Huntress has kicked off yet another year of relentless touring, following the release of latest album "Starbound Beast." After a run on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Huntress also just wrapped up a tour with Glenn Danzig for his 25th Anniversary tour with Misfits guitarist Doyle.

Vocalist Jill Janus had this to say about her time on the road with Glenn Danzig: "Touring with Danzig has been surreal. As an angsty teenage girl, I used to dream that one day I would duet with Glenn Danzig. Being chosen to tour with him was already mind blowing, but I also had the honor of singing 'Skulls' with him in St. Paul, MN! I was watching the show from side stage. Doyle had just played a couple Misfits songs with the band. Then I see Glenn turn and ask if I'd like to join him for a duet! Performing with two of my idols was stellar. This has been a killer experience for Huntress, watching Glenn Danzig nightly from the wings, he has mastered his craft and we've learned a lot from him on this short run. He's also hilarious, his sense of humor and attitude have made our time with him so much more incredible! Hail Danzig!"

After a short break this September, Huntress will be back on the road with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, and Testament. The tour kicks off October 22nd in Toronto, ON, and runs through November 26th in Silver Spring, MD. It has also been confirmed that Lamb of God will be taking Huntress to Europe and the UK in early 2014. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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