Huntress and Battlecross Bring a Taste of Mayhem to Saint Vitus in Brooklyn
Metal acts Huntress and Battlecross grace the Jagermeister stage of this year’s Mayhem Festival but earlier in the week the two bands made their way to Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus club for an intimate gig.
The menacing shrieks of Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus could be heard throughout the five boroughs. Donning her flowing black cape, the bewitching Janus is one of the most unique vocalists you can hear live and her piercing yells can make the burliest men quiver.
Her ominous gaze is enough to suck out your frail soul, and the band’s chemistry is contagious onstage. Huntress are on tour in support of their brand new album ‘Starbound Beast’ and they don’t look like they’re taking a break soon, since they will be touring with Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage following Mayhem; go here for dates.
The Michigan metallers of Battlecross can work a crowd with some serious hair flying action. Frontman Kyle ‘Gumby’ Gunther not only spits venom and growls with the best of them, but he and the rest of the band also have a certain charm and charisma onstage.
Battlecross are trekking around in promotion of their brand new album ‘War of Will’ and their live show is filled with nonstop energy. It’s difficult for fans not bang their heads to new tracks such as ‘Flesh & Bone’ and ‘Force Fed Lies.’
East Coast act River of Nihil made their way to Brooklyn from Pennsylvania for the gig at Saint Vitus. Their raw vigor and sweat kicked off the night of headbanging.
If Huntress and Battlecross are the future of heavy metal, the genre is in very good hands. Metal heads, make sure to check out these two bands on Mayhem Festival this summer; go here for remaining dates. Drink some coffee or down an energy drink because its definitely worth showing up early to Mayhem for these two acts.
Check Out Photos Below of Huntress and Battlecross Performing in Brooklyn Below: