JILL JANUS nous a quittés RIP











It’s always sad when a rock musician commits suicide,I hope that Jill Janus has now found the peace that eluded her in her life

Huntress singer Jill Janus, a cancer survivor who during her life battled with physical and mental illness, has passed away at 43 years of age. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Jill took her own life. No further details are available at this time. Jill’s friend and former bandmate Casey Wood posted….

Huntress is an American heavy metal band. It was founded in the underground of Highland ParkCalifornia when lead vocalist Jill Janus moved to Los Angeles where she met an underground metal band called ‘Professor’ in 2009. Huntress was signed by Napalm Records in November 2011. A debut EP Off with Her Head was released in 2010.[1] On December 27, 2011, they released their first single, “Eight of Swords”, to promote their debut album, Spell Eater.[2]

In October 2015, Janus posted a now-deleted note on Facebook announcing the band would finish its activities, but that she would continue to make music.[3] Lead guitarist Blake Meahl, however, dismissed her statement as a consequence of her health and mental issues, and said the band would continue to perform.[4]

On August 14, 2018, vocalist Jill Janus died of suicide.[5]


Huntress in 2014

The band’s style has been observed as classic heavy metal with influences of thrash and dark metal. The songs featured frequent screaming by lead singer Janus who was classically trained and had a vocal range of four octaves.[6]

Band members[edit]

Current members
Former members
  • Jill Janus – lead vocals (2009–2018; her death)
  • Ian Alden – bass (2012–2015), rhythm guitar (2009–2012)
  • Greg Imhoff – bass (2009–2010)
  • Sean Ford – drums (2009–2010)
  • Carl Wierzbicky – drums (2010–2014)
  • Anthony Crocamo – rhythm guitar (2012–2013)
  • Spencer Jacob Grau – bass (2015–2016)



Studio albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales

Spell Eater
  • Released: April 27, 2012
  • Label: Napalm Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[8]
Starbound Beast
  • Released: July 2, 2013
  • Label: Napalm Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[11]
  • Released: September 25, 2015
  • Label: Napalm Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Title Album details
Off with Her Head
  • Released: March 30, 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: digital download
Eight of Swords
  • Released: December 27, 2011
  • Label: Napalm Records
  • Formats: LP
Music videos
Year Title Directed Album Ref.
2011 “Eight of Swords” Simon Chan Eight of Swords [18]
2012 “Spell Eater” Spell Eater [19]
2013 “Zenith” Phil Mucci Starbound Beast [20]
2015 “Sorrow” Static [21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2014 “Zenith” Revolver Golden Gods Awards Best Film & Video[22] Nominated


  1. Jump up^ Jurek, Thom. “Huntress”Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  2. Jump up^ “Huntress Bio”Huntresskills.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  3. Jump up^ Hartmann, Graham (28 October 2015). “Jill Janus Apparently Puts End to Huntress”LoudwireTownsquare Media. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  4. Jump up^ Kielty, Martin (29 October 2015). “Huntress not splitting says Meahl”Metal Hammer. Team Rock. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  5. Jump up^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45219924
  6. Jump up^ Kessler, Sebastian (2012-05-21). “Huntress – Spell Eater”Metal Hammer (in German). Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  7. Jump up^ “Huntress – Chart history”Billboard.com. 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  8. Jump up^ “iTunes – Music – Spell Eater by Huntress”Itunes.apple.com. 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  9. Jump up^ “Metal By Numbers 5/23: Tenacious D Rize To The Top 5”Metalinsider.net. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  10. Jump up^ “Metal By Numbers 5/16: Taking The Charts by Storm”Metalinsider.net. 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  11. Jump up^ “iTunes – Music – Starbound Beast by Huntress”Itunes.apple.com. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  12. Jump up^ “Metal By Numbers 8/14: Asking Alexandria About The Charts”Metalinsider.net. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  13. Jump up^ “Metal By Numbers 8/7: Unsurprisingly, Five Finger Death Punch Have a Number 2 Record”Metalinsider.net. 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  14. Jump up^ “Metal By Numbers 7/24: Respect Walk Through Exits Only”Metalinsider.net. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  15. Jump up^ “Metal By Numbers 7/17: Like Festivals To Flames”Metalinsider.net. 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  16. Jump up^ “Metal By Numbers 7/11: Summer Doldrums Hit The Charts”Metalinsider.net. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  17. Jump up^ “Metal By Numbers 10/7: The charts drive it homeMetal Insider”Metalinsider.net. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  18. Jump up^ “HUNTRESS – Eight of Swords | Napalm Records”YouTube.com. 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  19. Jump up^ “Huntress Unleash ‘Spell Eater’ Video”Loudwire.com. 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  20. Jump up^ “Huntress: ‘Zenith’ Video Released”Blabbermouth.net. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  21. Jump up^ “Huntress, ‘Sorrow’ – Exclusiv Video Premiere”Loudwire.com. 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  22. Jump up^ “And the winners of the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards are…”Metalinsider.net. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2015-06-12.

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