Shortly after getting online this morning I was slapped in the face with the tragic news that Jill Janus, frontwoman of heavy metal band Huntress, had taken her own life, at the age of 43. I think it’s fair to say she was a troubled soul, and had spoken openly about her struggles with mental (and physical) illness in the past. I’m clearly not qualified to comment on any of that… or even comprehend it, really… all I know is that we’ve lost another fantastically talented singer/artist, with an incredible voice and an awesomely witchy aesthetic. Dammit!
In tribute to her, I urge everyone to watch one of the greatest music videos ever produced: “Eight of Swords” (2012)