Huntress: Jill Janus Interview
I had the immense pleasure of speaking with Huntress front-woman Jill Janus earlier today.
Huntress is on the verge of embarking on a major tour in support of Trivium and Sabaton with a smattering of headlining dates throughout. Additionally, Huntress will perform on September 24th as part of an excellent Ozzfest lineup in San Bernadino, CA including Black Sabbath, Disturbed and Megadeth!
Having followed Huntress for the last several years; they are easily considered one of the hardest working bands in metal right now. They have maintained an almost relentless schedule of touring and recording over the last four years, resulting in the release of three albums (2012's Spell Eater, 2013's Starbound Beast and 2015's Static). All the while, Huntress have been performing around the world in major festivals and supporting some of the biggest bands in metal including Arch Enemy, Danzig, Black Label Society and Amon Amarth.
Jill also gave some insight on two very impromptu and unique on-stage moments singing with both Amon Amarth and Amon Amarth.
This upcoming tour is bound to be extremely exciting. We plan on providing full coverage of their show in Binghamton, NY on October 15th. Check out the dates below to see if Huntress will be invading a city near you this fall!
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Huntress released their buzzworthy debut album Spell Eater in 2012 on Napalm Records. One year later in 2013, the critically-acclaimed Starbound Beast was a sophomore success. Lemmy Kilmister penned lyrics for “I Want To Fuck You To Death” which quickly became a radio hit. Their third album Static was released on September 25, 2015 to stellar reviews. Huntress continues to be driven by a fierce work ethic and a relentless tour schedule. This fall they’ll tour with Trivium and Sabaton, and making a stop in San Bernardino to play Ozzfest on Sept 24th.
HUNTRESS TOUR DATES - Updated 8/31/16
(more headlining shows TBA)
Fri 9/9: Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
Sat 9/10: Las Vegas, NV - The Dive Bar
Sun 9/11: Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
Tue 9/13: Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom
Wed 9/14: St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Thu 9/15: Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *
Fri 9/16: Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage *
Mon 9/19: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade *
Tue 9/20: Little Rock, AR - Metroplex *
Thu 9/22: Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall *
Fri 9/23: Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater *
Sat 9/24: San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest @ San Manuel Amphitheater Tue
9/27: Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex *
Thu 9/29: Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium *
Fri 9/30: Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights *
Sat 10/1: Braidwood, IL - Top Fuel Saloon
Tue 10/4: Peoria, IL - Limelight Eventplex *
Thu 10/6: Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill *
Fri 10/7: Houston, TX - Scout Bar *
Sat 10/8: Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom*
Mon 10/10: Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
Tue 10/11: New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
Thu 10/13: Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Fri 10/14: Worcester, MA - Rock and Shock, Palladium *
Sat 10/15: Binghamton, NY - Magic City Music Hall *
Mon 10/17: Charleston, SC - The Music Farm *
Tue 10/18: St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre *
Wed 10/19: Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution *
Fri 10/21: Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues *
* With Trivium & Sabaton
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