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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...
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.
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...
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 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...
Huntress has kicked off yet another year of relentless touring, following the release of "Starbound Beast." The band had a run on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and is currently out on the road with Danzig for his 25th Anniversary tour with Misfits guitarist Doyle.
Today, Huntress is proud to present a video for the song "Zenith." The clip was directed by Phil Mucci. Watch the new video below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.
Director Phil Mucci spoke about working with Jill Janus: "Jill doesn't compromise; she wanted something her fans would cherish for years to come. In a disposable world, she's very conscious of her legacy, as am I. It's more than a music video to us. It's a gateway drug."
Jill cannot wait for the fans to see "Zenith," stating: "You better pack your bongs now 'cuz this is going to trip you the fuck out! Huntress is ecstatic about our new music video for 'Zenith'. Director Phil Mucci is a visionary who brought our galactic hallucinations to life. Huntress dedicates 'Zenith' to our fans who've inspired us on this path, and who continue to travel with us on our cosmic musical journey. Together we will smoke the galaxies and blaze a new future for true heavy metal!"
The band will also be hitting the road with heavy metal heavyweights 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. More...
The night of August 8th was to mark the first appearance of Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom in Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works. In what was to be a night packed with unfortunate surprises, the venue ended up being changed (and subsequently downsized) to a smaller venue known as the Exit/In, which sold out completely. Adding to that, it was announced shortly before the first set of the night that Children of Bodom would not play their set, due to the hospitalization of Bodom front man Alexi Laiho.
Some of the attendees decided to take a refund and leave after the announcement had been made, clearly Bodom loyalists. Most of the audience stayed for the duration of the show, as it was also announced that Battlecross, Huntress, and Amon Amarth would be playing longer sets to make up for the absence of the co-headliners. Those who stayed were at least treated to a blistering few sets, easily making up for the price of admission. Amon Amarth prepared an especially powerful set that turned the packed venue's air into a murky soup of hot sweat. More...
Long-time friends Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage have joined forces for a can't miss tour in the fall of 2013. The tour launches October 22nd in Toronto and canvases much of the U.S and Canada.
The two bands will combine for 28 North American shows in total. Support for all shows except Los Angeles will be provided by thrash legends Testament, with Huntress opening all shows.
Lamb of God will end the North American portion of the "Resolution" record cycle with this tour. It will include a coast to coast visit to all major Canadian cities which will be Lamb of God’s first visit to Canada on this cycle other than a festival play in June in Montebello and a show in Toronto in January 2012. Lamb of God will then finish the Resolution cycle completely with a visit to Europe and South Africa in January 2014. Details on that tour will be released late August. More...
Huntress has confirmed the band will be touring late this summer with Danzig as he celebrates his 25th anniversary with Doyle.
These tour dates kick off immediately following the Huntress run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal, Canada. The tour starts August 13th in Bethlehem, PA, and runs through August 31st in Tempe, AZ. A complete list of dates can be found below. Huntress vocalist Jill Janus commented on the upcoming tour with Danzig:
"Huntress is honored and thrilled to be the opening act for Danzig's summer 25th anniversary tour with Doyle! I speak for all my bandmates when I say Danzig and the Misfits were immensely influential during our angsty teenage years. I'm taking a time machine back to high-five and freak out with my thirteen year old self! This rules!"
The new Huntress album "Starbound Beast" was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). The album came out July 2nd, 2013. More...
California's Huntress posted a teaser clip for the upcoming music video for the new track "Zenith." The song appears on the band's new LP "Starbound Beast," which is released today in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.
The video premieres soon. Check out the teaser here:
Huntress will release new album "Starbound Beast," the follow-up to last year's "Spell Eater" (reviewed here) on July 2nd during the band's run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
Today Huntress has teamed up with Loudwire for the premiere of a new track from "Starbound Beast." The song entitled "Blood Sisters" can be streamed here or in the player below. The track listing for "Starbound Beast" is:
1. Enter the Exosphere
2. Blood Sisters
3. I Want to Fuck You to Death
4. Destroy Your Life
5. Starbound Beast
9. Spectra Spectral
10. Alpha Tauri
11. Running Wild (Judas Priest Cover) More...
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is proud to announce the partnership of iHome and Metal of Honor, an awareness and fundraising effort focused on the needs and challenges of active duty military, veterans, and their families.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has supported Hope For The Warriors and the Pathway Home, both national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the many challenges facing veterans, since their inception.
“Giving back and showing gratitude to those that have sacrificed for all of us and those who continue to sacrifice is the message we want to spread,” comment Mayhem producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman.
As a part of this effort, all ,ilitary personnel will be allowed early entry to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival shows with military I.D. All military veterans are encouraged to go to the Metal of Honor tent, located in the festival area, to obtain a wristband and information on the various charities supporting their needs. More...
California's Huntress have posted a preview of the sophomore full length LP "Starbound Beast," which features clips from the entire album. The drop date is July 2nd for North America via Napalm Records.
The track listing for "Starbound Beast" is:
1. Enter the Exosphere
2. Blood Sisters
3. I Want to Fuck You to Death
4. Destroy Your Life
5. Starbound Beast
9. Spectra Spectral
10. Alpha Tauri
11. Running Wild (Judas Priest Cover)
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Huntress will be following last year's "Spell Eater" (reviewed here) with "Starbound Beast," to be released on July 2nd during the band's run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band has now issued the following press release about launching a crowd funding campaign to help pay for the trek:
"Huntress is about to embark on the biggest tour opportunity of their new career, as well as the most demanding and expensive. Huntress has teamed up with fellow Mayhem brothers Battlecross to share the cost for a bus this summer, since their tour vans can't handle the extreme heat. And that is only the beginning of the financial strain for a young metal band with minimal tour support.
"Huntress has started an indiegogo (Virtual Yard Sale) campaign to ensure their participation in the festival. Check out their indiegogo page here, featuring enticing packages and unique collector items. Some of the perks offered are signed CD DigiPaks and Vinyl of their upcoming album Starbound Beast, and packages that feature tickets to Mayhem Festival plus hang outs with the band. Water balloon fights, parking lot BBQs and Astrological readings with Jill Janus are also offered up for sacrifice. Some of the most exclusive perks include the sword prop and red cloak from the 'Eight of Swords' video, and Blake's 1979 Custom GMC Vandura. More items and unique opportunities will be added as well."
In more Huntress related Mayhem news, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition. Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics. More...
Huntress is back with the follow-up to debut album "Spell Eater," which was released in 2012. The new album entitled "Starbound Beast" will be released on June 28th in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.
The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).
Today Huntress has unveiled the first song from "Starbound Beast." The track entitled "I Want to Fuck You to Death" was co-written for singer Jill Janus by legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Check it out at the band's Facebook page.
Frontwoman Jill Janus spoke about the collaboration: "I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We'd play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played "Ace of Spades" with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he'd write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said 'Sure'. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for 'I Want to Fuck You to Death'. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I've ever heard." More...
California traditional metal act Huntress announced that the follow up to the band's debut LP "Spell Eater" (see review at this location) will be entitled "Starbound Beast." The album is set for release on June 28, 2013 (EU) and July 2, 2013 (North America) via Napalm Records.
In addition, the band teamed up with Revolver Magazine to feature the album's artwork, which can be viewed over at this location (also shown below). The piece was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).
"Starbound Beast" was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). More...
The lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced today. Artists performing on the 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).
All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. The latest Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates and venues are listed below: More...
After recently announcing the band will be working with famed producer Zeuss on an upcoming release, Huntress has now checked in with the following album update:
"Huntress 'Album 2' update! We have confirmed Vance Kelly as album cover artist again! Vance created the epic cover for 'Spell Eater,' released April 2012 on Napalm Records. He's immensely talented and intelligent, committing himself to every project entirely.
"Although we cannot reveal much about our next record yet, I can say Vance's album cover for Huntress will be out of this world!
"Check out Vance Kelly's blog here. He's created some killer art for The Sword, Graveyard, High On Fire, Pentagram, Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Death Angel."
Californian traditional metal act Huntress announced that the band will work with producer Chris Harris a/k/a Zeuss on the forthcoming sophomore effort and follow up the the 2012 break out debut "Spell Eater" (see Metal Underground.com's review over here). Harris has worked with many acts including Shadows Fall, Hatebreed and 3 Inches of Blood.
The announcement came via Facebook and stated: "After the past year on tour in Europe with Dragonforce and 3 Inches of Blood, fearless metal sensation Huntress are back in the studio working on their follow-up album to Spell Eater. The band is currently working with Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste)."
Frontwoman Jill Janus commented: "Huntress is seriously stoked on Zeuss. He's the real deal; a true Heavy Metal producer that shares our vision. We are ready to deliver a killer second album, and Zeuss is the man to make it happen. Hail Metal!"
More information on the album is expected shortly.
There's a slew of new heavy metal bands popping up across the globe covering just about every imaginable sound, and plenty more appearing on the horizon. Thanks to easy access to digital tools and online methods of music distribution, the metal scene as a whole has an exploding population, and every year we try to keep up with the best new talent in our year-end “best of” awards.
To help get you acquainted with the best new metal out there, we’ll be briefly covering the bands nominated by our contributors for the “Best Newcomer” category of Metalunderground.com’s recent 2012 awards.
Writer/reviewer CROMCarl nominated the following acts for best newcomer of 2012: Huntress, Civil War, Beyond the Bridge, Symbolica, and Monument. You can also find yesterday's coverage of nominees at this location. More...