BATTLECROSS Release Slayer Cover

Battlecross released a new cover of Slayer’s War Ensemble.

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala says,

“Slayer is obviously one of our biggest influences. Slayer taught me personally to not give a f#@k and throw in attitude in your riffs. War Ensemble is one of my favorite Slayer songs because it embodies the aggression and attitude of Slayer but also is more dynamic than a traditional Slayer song that is all speed. Jeff Hanneman was an underrated player and it’s shame his greatness was only recognized after he passed. In honor of Jeff we wanted to cover “War Ensemble” and throw in a bit of our own twist and speed to the song. Slayer!”

The track will be streaming via Metal Hammer UK & Metal Hammer Germany beginning May 27 and will later be made available to fans via iTunes.

It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Dalton at 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

The band recently kicked off a North American tour with Killswitch Engage and Trivium that wraps up at the end of May, then the band ventures to Europe in June for a series of festival appearances, as well as club shows with Huntress.

BATTLECROSS w/ Killswitch Engage
05/23 Kokomo, IN Centerstage Bar & Grill w/ Black Fast
05/24 St. Louis, MO Fubar w/ Black Fast
05/25 Merriam, KS Aftershock w/ Black Fast
05/26 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
05/27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater w/ Nothing More
05/28 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater w/ Nothing More
End Tour
08/09 Birch Run, MI Birch Run Expo Center DirtFest
European Tour
06/05 Nürburg, DE Nürburgring Rock am Ring
06/06 Nuremberg, DE Zeppelinfeld Rock im Park
06/10 Hamburg, DE Markthalle Beastfest
06/11 Tilburg, NL 013 w/ Huntress
06/14 Derby, GB Donington Park Download Festival
06/15 Nickelsdorf, AT Nova Rock Festival w/ Black Sabbath, Seether
06/17 Zurich, CH Rock City w/ Huntress
06/18 Geneve, CH L’Usine w/ Huntress
06/19 Milan, IT Legend Club Milano w/ Huntress
06/20 Liubliana, SI Orto Bar w/ Huntress
06/21 Zagreb, HR Attack w/ Huntress
06/27 Dessel, BE Festival Park Stenehei Graspop Metal Meeting
South American Tour
w/ Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire
08/22 Curitiba, BR Music Hall
08/23 Sao Paulo, BR Carioca Club
08/24 Rio de Janeiro, BR Circo Voador

War of Will, the band’s most recent album, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal. This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut. War of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

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BATTLECROS​S Debuts on Billboard Top 200

BATTLECROSS’ latest album, War of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! War of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

BATTLECROSS comments on the chart debut:

“This is just amazing! We are really grateful and honored that fans like our record enough to pick it up when there are so many great releases out this summer. We’re truly humbled by this outpouring of support and we are very proud that War of Will is getting such great reviews from around the world. We share this achievement with Co-Producers Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis from Audiohammer Studio, our management, and Metal Blade Records, as they’ve been a huge part of this record. Thank you to everyone!”

The band is on tour as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. BATTLECROSS made an undeniable impact on fans, both old and new, through insane walls of death and just plain shredding. If the fest has yet to hit your town, make sure to check rockstarmayhemfest.com for details and tickets!

BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

“another essential listen for thrash fans worldwide” – Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

“The level of musical and compositional progression here is startling, to be quite honest… The effect as a whole is energetic and fist-pumping to the extreme, ushering in a beacon of hope for American metal in 2013” – Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)

“Get ready for Battlecross to move up to headlining status by the conclusion of this album’s touring cycle. War Of Will is a rallying cry for American metal, synthesizing the best of all sides of the extreme, thrash, and modern genres to champion for the genre” – DeadRhetoric.com

BATTLECROSS
Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (remaining dates)
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/05 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
w/ Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain
09/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/30 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
10/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder

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Blockbuster Fall Tour Announced: LAMB OF GOD, KSE, TESTAMENT, HUNTRESS

Cover PhotoLong-time friends LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE joined forces for what will undoubtedly be one of the essential “can’t miss” tours of the fall of 2013.  The tour launches October 22 in Toronto and canvases much of the U.S and Canada.  The two bands are a dominant live pairing, and will combine for 28 North American shows in total.  Support for all shows except Los Angeles will be provided by thrash legends Testament, with Huntress opening all shows.

Lamb of God

LAMB OF GOD will end the North American portion of the Resolution record cycle with this tour. It includes a coast to coast visit to all major Canadian cities which will be LAMB OF GOD’s first visit to Canada on this cycle other than a festival play in June in Montebello and a show in Toronto in January 2012.  In the last year, both Ashes of the Wake and Sacrament have been certified gold in Canada.  LAMB OF GOD will finish the Resolution cycle completely with a visit to Europe and South Africa in January 2014. Details on that tour will be released late August.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE released their sixth album Disarm the Descent this April, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200; at No. 1 on Hard Rock Chart; and at No. 1 on the Rock Chart. It marked the first album with frontman Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002’s now-classic Alive or Just Breathing.  The album has been warmly embraced and well-received by both fans and the media, as it has just crossed the 100,000-sold mark in only three months of release.  Having just wrapped a highly successful U.S summer headline tour, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE look to continue their Disarm the Descent record cycle with this fall trek.

Both LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been wanting to hit the road together for quite some time now and are both excited to finally get the chance.  They have also made sure to keep the ticket prices as low as possible so that all of their fans can come out and have a good time with them on this tour.

All dates go on sale this weekend July 19-20.

Tue/Oct-22      Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus – Tickets

Wed/Oct-23    Quebec City, QC @ Pavillon de la Jeunesse – Tickets

Thu/Oct-24      Montreal, QC  @ Metropolis – Tickets

Fri/Oct-25       New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom – Tickets

Sat/Oct-26       Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre – Tickets

Mon/Oct-28    Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion – Tickets

Tue/Oct-29      Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit – Tickets

Wed/Oct-30    Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater – Tickets

Fri/Nov-01      Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC – Tickets

Sat/Nov-02      Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Tickets

Sun-Nov-03    Socorro, TX @ Socorro Entertainment Center – Free Show

Tue-Nov-05     Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium – Tickets

Thu/Nov-07     Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater – Tickets

Fri/Nov-08      Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium * – Tickets

Sat/Nov-09      Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – Tickets

Mon/Nov-11   Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center – Tickets

Tue/Nov-12     Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Tickets

Thu/Nov-14     Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre – Tickets

Fri/Nov-15      Calgary, AB @ Big Four – Tickets

Sat/Nov-16      Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Park – Tickets

Mon/Nov-18   St. Paul, MN @ Myth – Tickets

Tue/Nov-19     Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom – Tickets

Wed/Nov-20   Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room – Tickets

Fri/Nov-22      Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom – Tickets

Sat/Nov-23      Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Tickets

Sun/Nov-24     Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – Tickets

Mon/Nov-25   Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Tickets

Tue/Nov-26     Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring – Tickets

*Testament will not be on the Los Angeles show.  Support will be announced in mid-September.

HUNTRESS New Album Available Now

HUNTRESS generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s kill, Starbound Beast, is available now via Napalm Records. Purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

The band recently completed work on a video for their song Zenith.  Watch the video teaser HERE. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE’s Fertile Green was named best video of 2012 by Revolver.

In support of the release of Starbound Beast HUNTRESS are taking part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. In addition to performing everyday, vocalist Jill Janus is hosting the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition. Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). Artwork was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

 

HUNTRESS 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.

Lineup:

Vocals: Jill Janus

Guitars: Blake Meahl

Guitars: Anthony Crocamo

Bass: Ian Alden

Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State

8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre

8/3 The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional dates:

7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)

7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11 Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)

For More Info Visit:

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HUNTRESS Release Video Trailer

HUNTRESS generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s Starbound Beast, is available now in Europe and will be released this Tuesday, July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon.

The band recently completed work on a video for their song Zenith.  A video teaser can be viewed HERE. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE’s Fertile Green was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. Look for the video to receive its exclusive premiere soon.

In support of the release of Starbound Beast HUNTRESS is hitting the road on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. In addition to performing everyday, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition. Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).  The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

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.

Vocals: Jill Janus

Guitars: Blake Meahl

Guitars: Anthony Crocamo

Bass: Ian Alden

Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

6/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater

7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State

8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre

8/3 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional Dates:

7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon (w/ Battlecross)

7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/ Battlecross)

7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/ Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11 Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)

For More Info Visit:

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https://www.facebook.com/HuntressKills

https://twitter.com/HuntressKills

http://www.napalmrecords.com

Pre-Order New HUNTRESS Album

HUNTRESS generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s kill is Starbound Beast, to be released on July 2 during the band’s run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/starbound-beast/id654438843.  Pre-ordering the album entitles you to an instant grat track download of I Want to Fuck You to Death (co-written by Lemmy of Motorhead) from the new album.

HUNTRESS started a crowdfunding indiegogo (Virtual Yard Sale) campaign to raise funds towards their participation in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival.  Check out their indiegogo page HERE, featuring enticing packages and unique collector items. Some of the perks offered are signed CD DigiPaks and Vinyl of their upcoming album Starbound Beast, and packages that feature tickets to Mayhem Festival plus hang outs with the band. Water balloon fights, parking lot BBQs and Astrological readings with Jill Janus are also offered up for sacrifice. Some of the most exclusive perks include the sword prop and red cloak from the Eight of Swords video, A chance to have Huntress record any song ever for a contributor, and Blake’s 1979 Custom GMC Vandura. More items and unique opportunities will be added as well.

In more HUNTRESS related Mayhem news, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition.  Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast will be released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.  The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).  The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

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 Lineup:

Vocals – Jill Janus

Guitars-  Blake Meahl

Guitars – Anthony Crocamo

Bass – Ian Alden

Drums – Carl Wierzbicky

HUNTRESS on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

6/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater

7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State

8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre

8/3 The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional Huntress Dates:

7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon (w/Battlecross)

7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)

7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11 Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)

For More Info Visit:

http://huntresskills.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HuntressKills

https://twitter.com/HuntressKills

http://www.napalmrecords.com

HUNTRESS Sophomore Album Details Released

HUNTRESS is back with the follow up to their buzz worthy debut album Spell Eater, which was released in 2012. The album, entitled Starbound Beast will be released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

 

HUNTRESS recently unveiled the debut track, I Want to Fuck You to Death, co-written for singer Jill Janus by legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

 Front woman Jill Janus spoke about the collaboration:

“I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We’d play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played Ace of Spades with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he’d write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said ‘Sure’. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for I Want to Fuck You to Death. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I’ve ever heard.”

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister also spoke of the collaboration:

“The first time I heard Jill’s voice with Chelsea Girls, it was phenomenal. I wrote these lyrics from her point of view, the Huntress. I Want to Fuck You to Death was inspired by her, written for her. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. And a hard spot too…”

The song is available as an exclusive stream on the HUNTRESS Facebook Page. When visiting the Facebook page, clicking the “like” button will enable the audio.

In support of Starbound Beast the band will be touring across North America this summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  The band will be featured on the Jagermeister Stage alongside Machine Head, Battlecross & Others. The tour kicks off June 29 in San Bernardino, CA and runs through August 4 in Dallas, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below. The band took part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Press Conference and performed live, check out footage HERE.

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.

Lineup:
Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass:    Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
6/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State
8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
8/3 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional Huntress Dates:

7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon (w/ Battlecross)
7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/ CoB, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/ Battlecross)
7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth)
8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)
8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/ CoB, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/ CoB, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

For More Info Visit:
http://huntresskills.com
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http://www.napalmrecords.com

Napalm Records Make Their Spotify Debut

For the first time ever, Napalm Records music is available on Spotify. In conjunction with this occasion, Napalm put together a special playlist NAPALM RECORDS Playlist – The Best in Rock and Metal. This playlist currently features thirty tracks from Napalm’s most popular artists and up and coming bands. As new albums are released, the playlist will be updated accordingly.

Make sure to follow the playlist on Spotify and be on the lookout for new music from Huntress, DevilDriver, Monster Magnet, The Answer and more!

For More Info Visit:

http://www.napalamrecords.com

http://open.spotify.com/user/napalm-records/playlist/3q5aD0WMPKTkf9GCHkdbOW