Well this is shocking. According to a new post on the Huntress Facebook page, the band is done. As you can see below, Jill Janus states “The end. I told ya the Huntress Trilogy would fulfill my purpose. I’m packing it up. Maiden, Mother, Crone. I struggle through life with Bipolar, Schizophrenia & Dissociative identity disorders. I beat uterine cancer with a devastating hysterectomy. I will continue to create music. On my terms. Fuck the meaningless noise and trolls. My way, forever. Suck it. Done.”
Wow. Huntress released their third studio album, “Static“, earlier this year to a huge response from fans, so this is definitely surprising news to hear from Jill. They also have upcoming dates with Black Label Society, and now it’s unclear whether they will honor those dates or not. Hopefully they will for their fans, but maybe not. The statement is pretty clear. Huntress is done. Thoughts?
Here’s an update from Huntress guitarist Blake Meahl: “Our vocalist Jill Janus posted an announcement last night that she was having difficulty dealing with devastating health issues. Four months ago she had major surgery to remove cancer from her uterus. She needs time to fully recover from her hysterectomy and to continue treatment for her mental health issues. Her bouts with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and disassociative identity disorder have been particularly difficult lately and are ultimately responsible for her unfounded statement last night. We will resume touring in December when Huntress joins Black Label Society 12/26-12/31. Thank you for your kindness and understanding. Blake Meahl”