Huntress Vocalist Jill Janus Covered a Misfits Classic When She Was a Teen, Shares MP3 With Noisecreep
Huntress play heavy metal.
When we say "heavy metal," we mean it in the purest sense of the musical definition. Their debut album, 2012's Spell Eater, brings to mind Painkiller-era Judas Priest, with no trace of metalcore or Auto-Tune on it.
The dual guitar work of Blake Meahl and Ian Alden is especially potent, firing off shredtastic solos and meaty riffs around every corner.
Huntress vocalist Jill Janus has been checking in with Noisecreep periodically and today she's got a kickass exclusive to share with us today! Janus meets Danzig? Yes, we're down.
We'll let her explain:
I have a little treat for you! When I was 15-years-old, I recorded a few Misfits songs with my best friend Ben Joplin. Recently, I found a cassette tape with several songs I wrote or covered during my angsty teenage years. Today I gave Noisecreep a recording the Misfits "Attitude" to share with you.
Listen to "Attitude"
I loathed high school and would skip class to play thrash songs in Ben's basement with his brothers. I was also very dedicated to my vocal training, having been born with a four octave coloratura soprano range. Music has always surrounded me. I starting performing at the age of 10 when I landed my first role in an opera at Orpheus Theatre in Oneonta, N.Y. I spent many years with the company, a child surrounded by odd theatre folk and ghosts waiting in the wings. The old Vaudeville theater was my escape. The musty scent of the stage curtains, half-naked showgirls tap dancing in moldy hallways, and of course, the occasional adulterous scandal.