HUNTRESS to tour with DRAGONFORCE in April and May, sign new management contract

March 12th, 2012
by EvilG

Swords won’t protect you. In fact, nothing will protect you from the onslaught HUNTRESS will unleash on North America beginning on April 21st. The Los Angeles-based metal band – whose debut album, Spell Eater, will be released by NAPALM RECORDS in North America on May 8th -  will join DragonForce for a 15-show tour of the United States and Canada from April 21st to May 11th. Here are the confirmed dates:

April 21 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 22 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
April 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
April 25 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
April 26 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
April 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
April 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 29 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
May 1 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
May 2 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
May 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 5 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 6 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
May 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
May 11 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

This tour follows hot on the trail of HUNTRESS joining the Paganfest America III tour alongside NAPALM recording artists Alestorm and Arkona as well as headliners Turisas. As previously announced, here are the confirmed dates:

March 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
March 30 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
March 31 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
April 1 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda **PaganFest with EX DEO**
April 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House **PaganFest with EX DEO**
April 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
April 4 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
April 5 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
April 6 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
April 7 – Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
April 8 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
April 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 11 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
April 12 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
April 13 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis
April 15 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
April 16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 17 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
April 18 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
April 19 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live

In other HUNTRESS news, the band has signed a new management deal with Tenth Street Entertainment, joining the likes of Mötley Crüe, Hellyeah, Drowning Pool, Papa Roach and others. In lieu of their buzz-worthy debut album, Spell Eater, HUNTRESS have also recently released the music video for the album’s lead single “Eight of Swords.” The video for the single, which is available on iTunes now (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eight-of-swords-single/id487242432), can be seen at http://youtu.be/Fo78chduJVA.

HUNTRESS was spawned from the unholy union of Jill Janus and the southern California metal band Professor. Janus began her reign as the leading lady and warrior princess of metal in the Catskill Hills of New York – where legends tell of the operatic banshee with a four-octave range. The Catskills were not enough to contain her, and in her teens she toured Europe as a young opera prodigy.

Upon her return to New York, Janus took Manhattan by storm where she became a part of the nihilistic club scene and hosted Filliniesque cabaret parties. A few years later she would make the journey to Los Angeles- where she would ultimately form Huntress.

HUNTRESS is the blend of thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos, and catchy choruses that comes from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and archaic sorcery. The powerful pentad signed to NAPALM RECORDS in November 2011 and began working on their debut album, Spell Eater, which was produced by Chris Rakestraw (Bad Religion, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Danzig).

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