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Date registered: July 23, 2011


Huntress was birthed in the underground of Highland Park, California, clawing at the roots of heavy metal. 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, Skeletonwitch and Dark Black. The powerful pentad will be unleashing their first music video for “Eight of Swords” this Fall, directed by Simon Chan of Artificial Army. The song was produced and engineered by Chris Rakestraw of Sunset Lodge Recording in Silverlake, CA. Vocals: Jill Janus Lead Guitar: Blake Meahl Rhythm Guitar: Ian Alden Drums: Carl Wierzbicky Bass: Eric Harris

Latest posts

  1. Huntress To Support Amon Amarth In Europe/UK! — October 17, 2014
  2. North American Tour: Arch Enemy, Kreator, Huntress, Starkill — September 27, 2014
  3. Huntress Tour With Arch Enemy This Fall! — September 2, 2014
  4. Huntress Slays Europe & UK Again! — May 13, 2014
  5. Huntress Nominated for a Golden Gods Award! — April 14, 2014

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Oct 17

Huntress To Support Amon Amarth In Europe/UK!


Huntress vocalist Jill Janus remarks: “The Gods have spoken! Huntress will spend a wintery 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 …

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Sep 27

North American Tour: Arch Enemy, Kreator, Huntress, Starkill


North America: My Pagan Pussy of Doom will unleash the fury on tour with Arch Enemy, Kreator and Starkill this fall! Watch Huntress melt faces with the Queen Beast, Alissa White-Gluz! Get your tickets now before it’s sold out: Huntress will play headlining shows before & after our run with Arch Enemy, and a …

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Sep 02

Huntress Tour With Arch Enemy This Fall!

Arch Enemy Tour

Huntress Announces Tour With Arch Enemy This Fall! Vocalist Jill Janus comments: “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 …

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May 13

Huntress Slays Europe & UK Again!


Huntress storms the stages of Europe/UK once again in June! This is our third year raging at some of the best summer festivals in the world. We’ll be co-headlining a few club shows with Battlecross, so get ready for an American heavy metal slaughter! JUNE 2014 EUROPEAN/UK FESTIVALS & HEADLINING CLUB SHOWS: June 6: Rock …

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Apr 14

Huntress Nominated for a Golden Gods Award!


Huntress is nominated by REVOLVER Magazine for Best Film & Video for ‘Zenith’ at the 2014 Golden Gods Awards! We’re the underdog here, nominated along side mega metal bands Metallica, Lamb of God & BEHEMOTH! Last year was a blast; I met Alice Cooper and he’s super cool! See you at Club NOKIA Nokia April …

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Mar 04

Huntress – Lamb of God – UK Tour Diary!

Exclusive Video! Huntress UK Tour Diary with Lamb of God released on Metal Hammer! Featuring the unique tour life of Huntress, with commentary from all band members. Take a 5 minute time out and WATCH THIS: Huntress offers up this tour experience for our fans, having our friend Mike Lockheart on the road with …

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Mar 01

Huntress on Facebook


Huntress invites you to join us on Facebook, where we post exclusive updates daily and chat directly with our fans! FACEBOOK.COM/HUNTRESSKILLS

Feb 27

Huntress To Slay Rock am Ring & Rock im Park!


Huntress is proud to join a killer line-up for Rock am Ring & Rock im Park this June in Germany: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer band, Anthrax, Avenged Sevenfold, In Flames(Official), Nine Inch Nails, Opeth, Ghost, Rob Zombie, Queens of the Stone Age, Trivium, Battlecross, The Pretty Reckless + more! Huntress dates TBA. Info: June 5-8: …

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Feb 26

“Zenith” Nominated For Best Film & Video!


Huntress is honored to be nominated for Best Film & Video for “Zenith” at the 2014 REVOLVER Magazine Golden Gods Awards! It’s surreal to placed with Lamb of God, Metallica, BEHEMOTH!, Motionless In White & Pierce The Veil who are also nominated! YOU CAN VOTE ALL DAY HERE: Director Phil Mucci brought our vision …

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Jan 27

Huntress Wraps Up Another Stellar Tour Season!


Huntress wraps up a stellar tour supporting their album Starbound Beast! 109 performances worldwide since June 2013: Sweden Rock Festival, Download Festivall, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival Fan Club, Heavy MTL Festival, opening act for Danzig (N. America), Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage & Testament (N. America), Lamb of God & Decapitated (Europe/US) with additional dates …

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