The new album Starbound Beast from Californian melodic thrash band Huntress is due to be released on June 28th in Europe and on July 2nd in North America through Napalm Records.
A preview of what’s to come is now available, with the first song from the album being offered as an exclusive stream on the huntress facebook page. The track is subtly entitled “I Want to Fuck You to Death” and was co-written for singer Jill Janus by Lemmy from Motorhead.
Vocalist Jill Janus commented “I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We’d play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played “Ace of Spades” with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he’d write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said ‘Sure’. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for ‘I Want to Fuck You to Death’. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I’ve ever heard.”
Lemmy added his thoughts “The first time I heard Jill’s voice with Chelsea Girls, it was phenomenal. I wrote these lyrics from her point of view, the Huntress. ‘I Want to Fuck You to Death’ was inspired by her, written for her. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. And a hard spot too…”
Starbound Beast was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front), and the cover artwork was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon). The band will be touring as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival through North America once the album is released.