Well, this is getting awkward. Just hours after Huntress vocalist Jill Janus says, “Fuck the meaningless noise and trolls” on social media and says that band is done, the rest of the band responds via Facebook and says they’re still together.
So now Janus has posted yet another update:
“Back to business! Yes, I am still the singer for Huntress. I’ve seen some heavy shit, but so often the things I say or do are misconstrued even by those closest to me. It is the end of an era for Huntress, we completed our trilogy, writing one album a year. I look forward to writing more Huntress records, and working on new musical projects I’ve been developing. The best is yet to come! JJx”
Janus has been very open about her mental health issues, and Huntress guitarist Blake Meahl blamed their singer’s “bouts with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and disassociative identity disorder” for the recent drama. Hopefully things are getting settled down for the Huntress camp, as the band is slated to tour again in December with Black Label Society. As the tragic death of Justin Lowe proved earlier this year, mental illness needs to be taken seriously.