Jill from Huntress took some time backstage at The Rockstar Mayhem Festival in Pittsburgh to speak with PGHMUSICMAG about all that is going on with the band. Watch the video to learn a little more about what goes on after hours at Mayhem, hanging with Lemmy, what is up after Mayhem, and much more…
|HUNTRESS have confirmed they will be touring late summer with Danzig as he celebrates his 25th Anniversary with Doyle. These tour dates kick off immediately following the band’s 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!”
HUNTRESS has generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s kill, Starbound Beast, has been released and is available now via Napalm Records. The album is available for purchase on iTunes,Amazon and in Best Buy stores in the US.
The band recently filmed their music video for “Zenith” from their new album Starbound Beast. An exclusive trailer has been posted and can be viewed HERE. The spectacular video was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE‘s “Fertile Green” was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. Look for the video to receive its exclusive premiere via Bloody Disgusting soon.
HUNTRESS are taking part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. In addition to performing every day, 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.
Starbound Beast was recorded 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).
HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.
HUNTRESS on tour with Danzig and Scar the Martyr:
8/13: Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
8/14: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
8/16: Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
8/17: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
8/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
8/20: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
8/21: Garden City, ID @ Revolution Center
8/22: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
8/24: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
8/25: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
8/27: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
8/28: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
8/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
8/31: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
HUNTRESS on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
Additional Huntress Dates:
7/9: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)
7/22: Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)
7/29: Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)
8/5: Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)
8/7: Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)
8/8: Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
8/9: Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
8/10: Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
8/11: Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)
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