HUNTRESS has locked down another year of victories as a newcomer metal band. Forming only three years ago, the powerful pentad continues to deliver stellar live performances. 2013 was a landmark year for HUNTRESS, having released their sophomore album Starbound Beast, touring non-stop in support of their critically-acclaimed album, while continuing their quest to bring true heavy metal to the masses.
Their video for the song “Zenith” (directed by Phil Mucci) was ranked #3 on “Noisecreep’s Top 10 Videos of 2013 http://noisecreep.com/best-music-videos-2013/, #4 on “Loudwire’s Top 10 Videos of 2013” http://loudwire.com/best-metal-videos-2013 and won “Video of the Year on Unsung Melody http://www.unsungmelody.com/best-of/unsung-melody-awards-week-2013-video-of-the-year . Starbound Beast was also voted #5 in LA Weekly’s Best L.A. Metal Albums of 2013 List http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2013/12/best_la_metal_albums_2013.php .
Vocalist Jill Janus spoke about HUNTRESS’s amazing year: “This has been an incredible year for the band, 2013 began with Huntress writing and recording our 2nd album Starbound Beast, which was produced by Zeuss. We’ve been touring virtually non-stop — Sweden Rock Festival, Download Festival, The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Heavy MTL, Danzig’s 25th Anniversary Tour with Doyle, and ending a wild year as the opening act for Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Testament in North America. No rest for the wicked! Our video for ‘Zenith’ (directed by Phil Mucci) was filmed during our hectic tour schedule. It surpassed our expectations and truly captured the vision of our album. It’s part of our legacy, and part of our path to rise above the glorification of mediocrity. Huntress is here for the long haul; our determination, vision and love of music will continue to be our driving force. Hail Heavy Metal!”
2014 will begin right where 2013 left off – seeing HUNTRESS join forces again with Lamb of God, this time for a European/UK tour with Decapitated.
HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.
HUNTRESS w/ Lamb of God, Decapitated
12.01.14 UK – Southampton / Southampton Guildhall
13.01.14 UK – Leeds / O2 Academy
14.01.14 UK – Newcastle Upon Tyne / O2 Academy
16.01.14 UK – Glasgow / O2 Academy
17.01.14 UK – Birmingham / O2 Academy
18.01.14 UK – London / Brixton Academy
19.01.14 UK – Manchester / Academy
20.01.14 UK – Bristol / O2 Academy
‘STARBOUND BEAST’ is out now on Napalm Records