After successful runs on Paganfest and with Dragonforce in the US earlier this year, and Metalfest Open Air shows in Europe just weeks ago, there are still fans awaiting the onslaught delivered by HUNTRESS. Beginning July 17, 2012, the fearless metal pentad fronted by Jill Janus, whom LA Weekly named “It Girl in metal,” will be direct support on Wretched’s 17-city tour. Please see below for a list of tour dates.
Los Angeles based metal band Huntress released their buzzworthy debut album Spell Eater on May 8, 2012 via Napalm Records. The album, which Metal Hammer calls “a magical debut from the hottest new act of 2012,” was recorded last fall in Los Angeles and was produced by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom and Skeletonwitch). The music video for the album’s title track sums up the band at its core: true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal. To view the video, click here.
Huntress was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus and the Southern California metal band Professor. Janus began her ascension into the realm of heavy metal in the Catskill Mountains of New York. She was born to scream – an 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 Felliniesque parties to support her quest for Huntress. A few years later she would make the journey to Los Angeles, where she would ultimately find her band. Huntress is a blend of thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and archaic sorcery. Let the witches in!
July 14; San Francisco, CA; Tidal Wave Festival at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (**Huntress only)
July 17; Fort Collins, CO; Hodi’s Half Note
July 18; Denver, CO; Moe’s
July 19; Ogden, UT; The Basement
July 21; Tacoma, WA; Hell’s Kitchen
July 22; Seattle, WA; El Corazon
July 24; Stockton, CA; Plea for Peace Center
July 26; Walnut Creek, CA; Red House
July, 27; Las Vegas, NV; Cheyenne Saloon
July 29; Tempe, AZ; Rocky Point Cantina
July 30; El Paso, TX; Lips Lounge
July 31; Austin, TX; Dirty Dog Bar
August 2; Waco, TX; Beatnix Burger Barn
August 3; San Antonio, TX; White Rabbit
August 4; Shreveport, LA; The Riverside Warehouse
August 6; Fayetteville, AR; Rogue
August 8; Knoxville, KY; Long Branch Saloon
August 9; Spartanburg, SC; Ground Zero
August 10; Jacksonville, NC; Hooligans
August 13; Brooklyn, NY; Saint Vitus (**Huntress only)
August 14; Worcester, MA; Upstairs at the Palladium (**Huntress only)
August 15; Philadelphia, PA; Gunners Run (**Huntress only)
August 16; Cleveland, OH; Pirates Cove (**Huntress only)
August 17; Chicago, IL; Cobra Lounge (**Huntress only)
August 18; Detroit, MI; I-Rock Nightclub (**Huntress only)
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