12 Days of Static: Black Tongue – Track 11 (bonus)!

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12 Days of Static: Jill Janus takes you on a track-by-track journey through the new “Melodic Metal Masterpiece” by Huntress, out 09/25/15 on Napalm Records. Watch for posts here & join us September 10th-21st at www.HuntressKills.com 

BLACK TONGUE – Track 11 (bonus)

It’s no secret, my love for Jägermeister runs deep. In fact, it’s the only alcoholic beverage I’ll drink. When Huntress began touring in 2012, I wanted badly to be part of Jäger Music. Fortunately for me, Jäger Music wanted to be part of Huntress too! So, we partnered up and have been in the family for nearly four years.

I wanted to write a song so I could have an excuse to do a shot of Jäger on stage. Seriously. I get only one shot per show, so I make it count! I’m kept on a very short leash while on tour. Anyhow, I got Blake Meahl on board. The boys and I call him the “baby giraffe.” He’s 6’4″ and all legs. Giraffes have black tongues, we were stoned, I needed a title for my Jäger tribute song and Blake said “Black Tongue.” Perfect!

This is one of my favorite songs to perform, not only for the perk of doing a Jäger shot on stage, but because the audience sings it with me. It gets ya fired up. We made “Black Tongue” a bonus track cuz it stands out on the album; it’s a dark, heavy, fast paced anthem.

“Seek out the Master Hunter, he’s never hard to find
Hunt down the dark elixir and give away your mind”

Black Tongue (Bonus)

Tear it up, yeah, unleash the night
You gotta lose the light, you gotta give away your sin

Set it off, yeah, run it down
Ignite this lonely town, the ashes riding on the wind

Seek out the Master Hunter, he’s never hard to find
Hunt down the dark elixir and give away your mind

Black Tongue
Show me your darker side
Black Tongue, Black Tongue, Black Tongue

Black it out, soul suicide
Live fast, but don’t you hide, the darkness never says you sinned

Seek out the Master Hunter, he’s never hard to find
Hunt down the dark elixir and give away your mind

Black Tongue
Show me your darker side
Black Tongue, Black Tongue, Black Tongue

Hunting for black fire
Burning up the light

Seek out the Master Hunter, he’s never hard to find
Hunt down the dark elixir and give away your mind

Black Tongue
Black Tongue, Black Tongue, Black Tongue

Black Tongue
Show me your darker side
Black Tongue, Black Tongue, Black Tongue

Lyrics © Jill Janus 2015

Photography credit: skynet.be

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