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Rustyn Rose of recently conducted an interview with vocalist Jill Janus of Los Angeles-based metallers HUNTRESS. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
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 02. Senecide 03. Sleep and Death 04. Snow Witch 05. Eight of Swords 06. Aradia 07. Night Rape 08. Children 09. Terror 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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