Vocalist Jill Janus of Los Angeles-based metallers HUNTRESS was interviewed for episode 236 of Vinland Radio. You can now listen to the program using the audio player below. Also available is quality video footage of HUNTRESS performing the song “Eight Of Swords” on April 1 at Club Soda in Montrea, Quebec, Canada as part of the “Paganfest America Part III” tour with TURISAS, ALESTORM and ARKONA (EX DEO also appeared at the Montreal show).
HUNTRESS will release its debut album, “Spell Eater”, on April 27 via Napalm Records.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Spell Eater
03. Sleep and Death
04. Snow Witch
05. Eight of Swords
07. Night Rape
10. The Tower
11. The Dark
The official video for the CD’s first single, “Eight Of Swords”, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Simon Chan of Artificial Army and was produced/engineered by Chris Rakestraw of Sunset Lodge Recording.
Janus told AOL‘s Noisecreep about the “Spell Eater” artwork, “The album cover captures the beauty and brutality of HUNTRESS. Vance Kelly is a warlock and he took our vision and created a magical illustration that breathes glory into the old crone. We contemplated having either a sultry sorceress or decrepit forest witch as our cover babe. Ultimately, the crone won because she is the true Huntress.”
According to a press release, “HUNTRESS lead singer Jill Janus is an operatic banshee with an unparalleled four-octave range and lust for the occult. Born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York, she toured Europe as a teenage opera starlet. Upon her return to the States, Janus embraced Manhattan nightlife, creating Felliniesque cabarets and parties in a nihilistic club scene. Years later, Janus moved to Los Angeles and began the gestation period of HUNTRESS. In 2009 she met underground metal band PROFESSOR. The universe spread her legs and delivered HUNTRESS to Janus, combining former members of PROFESSOR, DARK BLACK and SKELETONWITCH.”
HUNTRESS will support DRAGONFORCE on a North American tour starting on April 21 at the annual New England Metal Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Vocals: Jill Janus
Lead Guitar: Blake Meahl
Rhythm Guitar: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky
Bass: Eric Harris
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“Eight Of Swords” performance: