Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Etc. Members To Guest On Brian Posehn’s New Album “Grandpa Metal”

Brian Posehn has officially confirmed all of the special guests that will appear on his new comedy metal album “Grandpa Metal.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will feature members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Soundgarden, and more. The full list of guests can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.


  • Brendon Small (‘Metalocalypse‘, Dethklok)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
  • Jonathan Donais (Anthrax
  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • “Weird” Al Yankovic
  • Pearl Aday
  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things)
  • Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
  • Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
  • Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
  • Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Jill Janus (Huntress)

“Grandpa Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Intro To Satan” (feat. Jacob Bunton)
02. “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick” (feat. Scott Ian & Gary Holt)
03. “Scary Nightmare”
04. “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy” (feat. Scott Ian, Jon Donais & Johan Hegg)
05. “Big Fat Rock” (feat. Joe Trohman, Phil Demmel)
06. “My Phone Call With Weird Al” (feat. “Weird” Al Yankovic)
07. “Take On Me” (A-ha cover) (feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy, Brendon Small, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Rob Cavestany & Aiden Cavestany)
08. “Grandpa Metal” (feat. Scott Ian & Kim Thayil)
09. “New Music Sucks” (feat. Patrick Stump)
10. “New Music Sucks Reprise” (feat. Joe Trohman)
11. “Goblin Love” (feat. Scott Ian, Brendon Small & Jill Janus)
12. “Monster Mosh” (feat. Joe Trohman, Bumblefoot and Pearl Aday)
13. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover) (feat. Corey Taylor and Michael Starr)
14. “Super Secret Track”

Posehn said the following about the album:

“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong. They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh.

I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.

There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like Black Metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song. The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”

He also added:

“This was such a dream project for me. I wanted to take my time, I wanted it to be perfect, so it took us six years to complete. It’s the ‘Chinese Democracy‘ of comedy-metal records. And it didn’t cost thirteen million dollars to make.”

If you missed it, the first single from “Grandpa Metal”, Posehn’s cover of A-ha‘s “Take On Me”, can be found below:

Late Huntress Frontwoman Jill Janus Featured On Brian Posehn’s Cover Of A-ha’s “Take On Me”

Brian Posehn has released a cover of A-ha’s “Take On Me.” This track features late Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus and it will appear on Posehn’s new comedy metal album “Grandpa Metal.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will also feature Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Brendon Small (Dethklok), “Weird Al” Yankovic, and more.

“Grandpa Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Intro To Satan”
02. “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick”
03. “Scary Nightmare”
04. “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy”
05. “Big Fat Rock”
06. “My Phone Call With Weird Al”
07. “Take On Me” (A-ha cover)
08. “Grandpa Metal”
09. “New Music Sucks”
10. “New Music Sucks Reprise”
11. “Goblin Love”
12. “Monster Mosh”
13. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover0
14. “Super Secret Track”

Public Memorial For Jill Janus (Huntress) To Be Held In West Hollywood, CA

Huntress have announced a public memorial for their late singer Jill Janus, who sadly took her life on August 14. The celebration of life will take place this Friday (August 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, CA. Huntress guitarist and Janus’ longtime boyfriend, Blake Meahl commented:

“Since Jill‘s departure, the amount of outreach and support from friends, fans and family has been absolutely incredible. It has been beyond heavy to see so many reminders of how she could be so talented and loved yet could feel so much pain and loneliness. Let’s get together and celebrate her life and the importance that we still have each other. Expect a lot of whiskey and grown men crying. Thank you Rafael & Roberto Mattey for the amazing artwork.”

Huntress Guitarist Blake Meahl Pays Tribute To His Late Girlfriend & Bandmate Jill Janus: “I Will Always Carry A Piece Of You In My Heart”

Huntress guitarist Blake Meahl has written a tribute to his late girlfriend and bandmate Jill Janus, who sadly took her own life. He said the following:

“I don’t do much posting of things, and to post on something so personal and painful is extra strange but it feels necessary. Jill Janus and i spent 9 years together creating a home, having a family and building our passion project Huntress. The devastation of knowing I will never see her again is the most gutting emotion i have ever experienced. Baby, I hope you have found the peace that you couldn’t find on this planet. I miss you so much and will always carry a piece of you in my heart. See you on Aldebaran.”

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Jill Janus (Huntress) Dead At 43

Jill Janus (Huntress) has sadly passed away at the age of 43. The frontwoman’s death was the result of an apparent suicide. R.I.P.


The band issued the following statement:

“It is with crushed hearts that we announce that Jill Janus—frontwoman for the California heavy metal band Huntress—passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A long-time sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon. Janus spoke publicly about these challenges in hopes of guiding others to address and overcome their mental illness.

Janus was a truly special creative involved with numerous musical projects including her role as vocalist for female metal/hard rock cover bands TheStarbreakers and Chelsea Girls. In addition, Janus was co-composer and creator of an upcoming rock opera with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Angus Clark and had a decade-long career as NYC DJ Penelope Tuesdae. Her musical career began in childhood.

Beyond her accomplishments in the music world and her advocacy for mental health issues, she was a beautiful person passionate about her family, animal rescue and the world of natural medicine. She will be missed more than she could have ever known.

If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress.”

Huntress’ Jill Janus Joins Forces With Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Angus Clark For “Victory: The Rock Opera”

Back in 2006, Huntress’ Jill Janus and Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Angus Clark started working on a rock opera, titled “Victory: The Rock Opera,” but things were put on hold after Janus formed Huntress. Now, the two have finally managed to find time to finish the project. More info and various demos can be found at

Here’s a synopsis:

“Welcome to the Divine Dive! We’ll take away all of your sorrow and give it back to you tomorrow. Introducing the star of our show and purveyor of purity, Victory! She’s the teenage phenomenon captivating your souls, the superstar savior, and the assassin of sin!”

And so it begins. The story of Victory: The Rock Opera weaves a tale of innocence and lust. Victory’s an internet sensation, a social media superstar whose God-like reach has given hope to the desolate and deranged. This is a sordid saga best viewed through rose-colored glasses.

But take a peek behind the smoke and mirrors. There you’ll find the lock that bears the seal of Zander. He is Victory’s adoptive father, the builder of the pedestal from which she reigns. He’s a crude man and the shady owner of the Divine Dive cabaret, where Victory is happily and unknowingly kept captive. That is until a wayward guitarist named Cameo enters the scene. But when Victory and her young renegade fall in love, they threaten Zander’s ultimate plan: to auction Victory’s virtue to the highest bidder when she turns 18. Enter a slew of seedy characters, Victory’s strung-out mother, Veronica, and Tino the benevolent, sleazy snitch.

The battle between innocence and lust has started. Victory discovers desire beyond her golden cage and the shame it brings. Will she break free or remain the same? All will be revealed in the story of Victory.

Clark said the following

“In ’06 I was working on a couple of band projects, one was very theatrical and Mike Benigno was the drummer. We immediately hit it off and started working on a couple of songs just as songwriting and production partners. I had a studio in a rehearsal space in Manhattan where we would record everything. After Mike met Jill they came in and we worked on a couple of tracks – one of those I still want to release! It’s called ‘Skin Tight Fight,’ great song. Jill and I really hit it off in that we can share ideas and are able to give and take criticism. So when she came in, the Victory idea was just a great progression of the writing partnership.”

Janus commented as well:

“Having grown up in musical theatre, I often draw inspiration from characters and actors in the musicals or operas I have performed. It’s part formula, part imagination.”

She also added:

“I created the role of Zander as a combo of Fagin from Oliver! the musical and Rob Halford of Judas Priest. I attended college for musical theatre and music theory, and have a vast knowledge of the theatrical world. I came to Angus with the skeleton of the rock opera, a few songs, and the leading characters. He helped define those roles and then more roles were created to support the leads, to define the storyline.”

Clark continued:

“The storyline tackles issues facing young adults, particularly the title character Victory. The taboo attached to sex is archaic in the United States for many women, causing lifelong psychological issues. Victory’s character scope reminds me of young Disney or Nickelodeon entertainers who have been conditioned to praise virtue, abstinence, and Christianity until there’s some explosive, life-altering event that sends them spiraling into self-defeat. What inspired you to tackle the sexual struggle of young women, who are often shamed when the desire to be sexually active naturally occurs?”

Janus added:

“My hope with the role of Victory is to abolish some of that female sexual stigma, showing the humanity instead of humility, and building self-confidence instead of self-hate”

Janus voices Victory in the demos, while Clark voices Zander and Mark Rinzel voices Cameo on one track. However, Janus doesn’t plan on playing Victory in the final product, due to the part having to be someone younger. Although, she does think Clark would be the ideal musical director for the project.

The two are seeking to showcase the opera in Manhattan and are currently looking for some investors so they can develop things further.

On another note, Huntress are working on a new album, and Janus is also working on a project with guitarist Monte Pittman and producer Jay Ruston as well.

[via Loudwire]

Galaktikon Premiere Live Action “Nightmare” Video Feat. Jill Janus (Huntress)

Brendon Small has officially released Galaktikon‘s live action “Nightmare” video. Jill Janus (Huntress) is among those featured in the clip, which you can watch below:

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:

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