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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 on Facebook — May 4, 2015
  2. Huntress Tour Blog On Loudwire (part 2) — March 27, 2015
  3. Huntress Tour Blog On Loudwire (part 1) — February 25, 2015
  4. Huntress To Support Amon Amarth In Europe/UK! — December 7, 2014
  5. Jagermeister Presents Huntress — November 11, 2014

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  2. Huntress. Club Nokia. 01/07/12. — 1 comment
  3. Noisecreep + Huntress = Axis of Awesome. — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

May 04

Huntress on Facebook


Huntress invites you to join us on Facebook! We post exclusive updates daily & chat with our fans! FACEBOOK.COM/HUNTRESSKILLS Photo: Michael Lockheart / Mike TV.

Mar 27

Huntress Tour Blog On Loudwire (part 2)


Huntress were in the midst of a European tour with Amon Amarth + Savage Messiah earlier this year, and Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus is giving you some insight into life on the road with this new Loudwire tour blog. In this entry, Jill shares more stories from what she’s calling “the most interesting Huntress tour ever.” What makes her …

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Feb 25

Huntress Tour Blog On Loudwire (part 1)


Huntress are in the midst of a European tour with Amon Amarth + Savage Messiah, and Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus is giving you some insight into life on the road with this new Loudwire tour blog. In this entry, Janus discusses stepping in on vocals for Amon Amarth after vocalist Johan Hegg lost his voice. …

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Dec 07

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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Nov 11

Jagermeister Presents Huntress


Huntress is proud to be part of the Jagermeister USA family! Catch us on tour with Arch Enemy & Kreator this fall. Meet us for free every night after our set; we’ll be giving away Huntress/Jager items to our 21+ fans at merch! Daily updates: Tour dates:

Oct 31

Happy Halloween & Samhain!


Happy Halloween & Samhain to all my heretics! Huntress is celebrating with the dark elixir tonight..Jägermeister! Proud to be part of the Jäger USA family, meet us on tour with Arch Enemy & Kreator! Upcoming shows: 11-01: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre 11-02: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre 11-03: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall …

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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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