Huntress‘s new album Static came out last September and it’s the deepest and most personal album the band has released until now. They delivered not only a good loaded 10 songs album, that deals with real experiences and personal demons that Jill Janus and the rest of the gang have been dealing for a long time but at the same time the end of an era on Huntress‘s history.
Static is a thrilling album from beginning to end, that keeps on building up from where Starbound Beast left off. Songs like Flesh, Sorrow, I Want To Want To Wake Up, Static and Four Moons are based on real issues that singer Jill Janus had to deal with her whole life, and while the album musically is a stoner trip from one song to the other, the magic of this album lies on how close to the heart and to the mind these lyrics are, not only to Janus but for many people having the same problems out there.
To close up the year with a bang, Huntress recently hop on their van and is on a small tour supporting Black Label Society. Last Saturday night I got to see them again as they were kicking off the tour here in Tempe, AZ (where they have a medium army of fans) that along with the fan base of BLS filled up the Marquee Theater rather quick to listen the songs of Static live.
The night opened with fellow California stoner rockers, The Shrine who delivered a solid warming show before Huntress‘s static performance that was filled with a mix of their three albums and a full 45 minutes of spellbinding music. From Spell Eater and Eight Of Swords out of the Spell Eater début album to Zenith and I Want To Fuck You To Death out of their Starbound Beast record to Static, Flesh and Sorrow out of their new album and everything in between. The whole show was a full dark magical party. I really have never seen a place so full for them, and they delivered a hell of a show, even though their new bass player was either not into the head banging music of Huntress or he wasn’t feeling it that night.
Before the show, we caught up with Jill Janus vocalist of Huntress and talked about this mini-tour with Black Label Society, the personal essence of Static, and their headlining tour planned for 2016 (we got the exclusive breakout story on those plans)