Jill Janus Offers Update On Upcoming Projects Including New Huntress Album, Collaborations, Solo Work, Etc.

Jill Janus is no longer using social media, but she did check in with an update on all her upcoming projects. These range from the new Huntress album, which is expected to be released in fall 2018, her solo work, and more. You can read her full statement below.

Janus said the following:

“Creatures of Planet Earth, as many of you are aware, I broke up with the internet several months ago. Creature Cvlt formed and has been servicing all social media for myself and Huntress. Many fans have asked when will Album 4 be released, when will we tour again? We’re aiming for a Fall 2018 release and headlining tour of North America. Europe and UK touring to follow. Huntress will be back in full beast mode for festival season 2019.

In addition to Huntress, I’m fronting The Starbreakers, an all-girl heavy metal coverband with guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, We Start Wars), guitarist Courtney Cox (Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale), bassist Emily Ruvidich (Paradise Kitty, Misty Day) and drummer Lindsay Martin (We Start Wars, Glam Skanks). Next show: January 18th at The Whisky in Los Angeles.

I’m collaborating with Monte Pittman (ex-Prong guitarist and current guitarist for Madonna) and producer/sound engineer Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Antrax). Our project is a life goal I’m finally close to accomplishing. I’m also composing a very exciting project with Angus Clark, lead guitarist for the Transiberian Orchestra and DareDevil Squadron. Our project will be announced early next year. And…expect a solo project that I’ve been writing absolutely on my own, which is challenging considering I’ve always relied on my Huntress bandmates as songwriting partners.

I continue to contribute my voice to various projects, including the live action movie ‘Realm of the Damned’ as commander vampire Athena, featuring David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel vocalist) and Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth.

Heshette, my occult-themed jewelry line just celebrated 700 sales. So, yeah, I’ve been busy. But I’ve gotta stay busy or I get into trouble.

Those are the updates! I’m optimistic about 2018. Stay heavy. JJx”


Jill Janus (Huntress) Says She Is Retiring From Social Media

Jill Janus (Huntress) has revealed that she will no longer be using social media. She made one final post to explain her reasoning, and you can find it below:

Dear friends, fans & foes: I will be converting my personal Facebook page into a Public Page that you can LIKE. I'll no longer have the option to add friends. This will occur very soon. In addition to the big switch, I will be retiring from all social media and will no longer be online. I have a trusted administrator to post on my behalf whilst I enjoy a real life away from the toxicity of the internet. #TEAMHUNTRESS! Fans can expect new music from Huntress and more shows from The Starbreakers and new jewelry designs from Heshette in the near future. I'll also pop over to the Huntress Fan Group occasionally to say hi to my Creatures! facebook.com/groups/huntressfanpage This change is the profound shift I've been preparing for; that I may use my time solely for the creation of new music with Huntress and a few projects yet to be announced. Those of you who are friends, hey, call me and let's hang out! JJx PS: Twenty years ago I discovered a book called The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. “…But you see, I have, let’s say, sixty years to live. Most of that time will be spent working. I’ve chosen the work I want to do. If I find no joy in it, then I’m only condemning myself to sixty years of torture. And I can find the joy only if I do my work in the best way possible to me. But the best is a matter of standards—and I set my own standards.”

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Huntress Announce Three Fall Californian Shows

Huntress have announced a few fall Californian dates. These shows will take place in between the band’s new album sessions.

Tour Dates:

09/03 Los Angeles, CA – Rainbow Bar & Grill’s Backyard Bash
10/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room
10/26 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Huntress Announce September 2016 Dates With September Mourning

Huntress will be playing some headlining dates before their upcoming tour wuth Trivium and Sabaton. The band will also be joined by special guests September Mourning.


Tour Dates:

09/09 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
09/10 Las Vegas, NV – The Dive Bar
09/11 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
09/13 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
09/14 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

Huntress’ Jill Janus On Her Recent Post: “So Often The Things I Say Or Do Are Misconstrued”

Yesterday, numerous sites reported that Huntress was breaking up due to a statement made by vocalist Jill Janus, which was later dispelled by guitarist Blake Meahl, and Janus herself. Now, Janus has issued a new statement about the situation, which you can read via the below Facebook post:

Huntress Are Not Breaking Up

Earlier today, numerous sites reported that Huntress was breaking up due to a statement made by vocalist Jill Janus. Guitarist Blake Meahl and Janus have both issued new statements since then, saying her post was a result of her mental health issues. Hopefully, she will get well soon.

In case you were wondering, Janus’ previous statement was deleted, but can be read below:

“The end. I told ya the Huntress Trilogy would fulfill my purpose. I’m packing it up. Maiden, Mother, Crone. I struggle through life with Bipolar, Schizophrenia & Dissociative identity disorders. I beat uterine cancer with a devastating hysterectomy. I will continue to create music. On my terms. Fuck the meaningless noise and trolls. My way, forever. Suck it. Done.”