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Butcher Babies gets a lot of hate on Metalunderground (and about any other metal site it seems like), but according to front woman Heidi Shepherd, that hate is what they want and it just propels the band on farther (this may make quality the band members for Sith status - discuss below).
During an interview at this year's Download Festival in Donington Park, Heidi spoke with Heavy Metal Artwork, in which she said:
"The naysayers are the ones that push me the hardest... I had this teacher in junior high that told my mom that I would never be successful at something. Like, what a jerk! And so I was, like, 'Yeah. Fuck that!' And I so I got great grades.... People who tell me 'no,' I'm going to do it. So thank you to the naysayers."
You can watch the full interview below. If you want to know what Butcher Babies brings to the live stage, check out the band's entire Hellfest performance right here, or you can see the recent music video for "Monsters Ball" at this location. More...
Butcher Babies premieres its new music video "Monsters Ball", which was produced by director Dan Dobi (Paramore, Set Your Goals).
Check it out below.
The Graspop Metal Meeting festival, held annually in the small Belgian town of Dessel, has become one of the highlights of the metal calendar, along with such festivals as Wacken Open Air and Hellfest and this year, the event proved how successful it is by celebrating it's twentieth edition. It was certainly a special way to mark the occassion, booking a number of bands who had never played the festival before but who fans had been clamouring to see. It has always traditionally catered to head bangers of all ages, bringing in bands from the early days of metal to the stars of today, as well as up and comers. Before we go any further, it should be noted that due to scheduling conflicts, some big names either will not be covered in this review, or only mentioned briefly, so don't be disappointed if your favourite band doesn't get the treatment you want, if at all. So, with all that said, just how good can a metal festival in the Flemish region be? Read on, MacDuff.
Arriving on the Thursday, the camp site seemed to be smoother than ever to get in to than previous years. Whether this is because the staff have further improved the planning of the grounds, metal heads have become friendlier over the past four years, or because I've been put on medication since my last visit, we'll never know. Anyway, the general atmosphere at Graspop was, as per usual, a very relaxed one, with people from all over the world coming to listen to and celebrate the music they love so dearly. There are some bands performing on this day too, mostly cover acts such as The Art of Pantera and Diolegacy. It's a good way to get introduced to the festival grounds, get some tokens (imagine Disney money but with skulls on,) and familiarise yourself with the stages, food stalls and the cafe, which is more of a pub with Warlock on full blast.
On to the most important thing however, the music. Kicking off the main stage, or rather, the second main stage as the festival now has two, was hard rock supergroup, The Dead Daisies. The band features a collective of solid names such as Marco Mendoza, Dizzy Reed and former Motley Crue vocalist, John Corabi. Looking at the bands on the members resume such as Guns N Roses, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, their good time, hard rocking sound was pretty much what one would expect. This does not, however, stop them from doing their job of getting people on their feet, putting smiles on faces and generally bringing a great vibe to the event that is so vital in making sure a festival gets off to a good start. They're not just a party act either, they've got some genuinly good songs and a number of people seemed to be a little surprised how much they enjoyed the set. Bottom line: If you want to party like it's 1985, go see the Dead Daisies. You'll be glad you did. More...
Fan-filmed live video footage of Butcher Babies' entire Hellfest performance, which took place last Saturday, June 20th in Clisson, France is streaming below.
Check it out now.
Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3rd & 4th, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup.
The music lineup includes Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.
Discounted tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages for Louder Than Life are available today through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET at this location.
Louder Than Life is expanding in 2015 by adding another stage. This year’s bands will perform on four stages, while attendees will enjoy bourbon exhibitions and sampling, along with more than 70 food and beverage vendors that will help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The band lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel.
ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, “We’re amping up about making the show at Louisville’s Louder Than Life. It’s a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin,' terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we'll make way to check it out.” More...
Los Angeles-based metallers Butcher Babies are streaming a brand new song titled "Monsters Ball" taken from the sophomore album "Take It Like A Man", which is scheduled for release on August 21 via Century Media Records.
Check out now "Monsters Ball" below.
Surprise Surprise! We're thrilled to finally release our brand new song #MonstersBall! Keep your eyes peeled for pre-order bundles and a new music video coming soon!Posted by Butcher Babies on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Ticket prices will increase for Rocklahoma this Sunday at Noon CST. Weekend GA tickets will increase to $189*, Weekend GA 4-Pack to $599* and Single Days will increase to $85*. Buy your tickets now to save money. *plus fees
Online sales for camping will cease at 11:59am on Sunday – camping spots will be available to purchase onsite, upon arrival. Advance online ticket sales will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, May 22. Weekend and Single Day GA tickets will be available onsite starting Friday.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK at the “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds. The band performance times have also been announced for this year's Rocklahoma taking place May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Details are as follows: More...
Thirty years have passed since GWAR awoke from the prison of Antarctic slumber in 1985. Since that time, the band has used broadswords and guitars to shape the music and culture of mankind.
30 years later, the world sucks more than it ever has, and humans have GWAR to thank! Three decades of bloodlust, throttling the life from humanity, and perverting the human imagination have left no doubt that GWAR rules supreme!
What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than with a spectacular victory lap bringing death and depravity to cities across America? GWAR's "30 Years of Total Domination Tour" is a celebration of unimaginable torment. Expect more blood and bodily fluids than ever before as your Lords and Masters take on the newest threat to their very existence - the Internet! That's right, GWAR is going to kick the Internet's ass; if they can ever stop jerking off to porn long enough to find it.
Pustulus is none too pleased about the situation, having this to say while "taking 5" from his weekly schedule of drawing dicks on bible pages: "I've survived prisons, gulags, religious protests, surfing a crucial wave on D-Day, and even an ISIS spaghetti dinner, so this is nothing. Bring it on! GWAR is coming! Where is Baltimore?"
Support on the tour will come from Butcher Babies and Battlecross. Dates are as follows: More...
A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:
Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)
7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath
Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am
Monster Energy Rebellion Stage
12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...
Butcher Babies just completed work on a sophomore full-length album with producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira). The new offering is set for a Fall release through Century Media Records.
The band will also join up with In This Moment on April 18th in Montclair, NJ for a massive, five week North American tour with Upon A Burning Body and The Nearly Deads, which will be preceded by a slew of dates alongside Upon A Burning Body. See below for all dates.
Heidi Shepherd (vocals) states: "This upcoming tour is really special to us. Not only do we get to see so many of our friends that we have accumulated around the country through our music, but it’s also our first chance to play some songs off of the new album. Our fans have been so patient waiting for new music. In true Butcher Babies fashion we never do anything half-assed, so it took a little while. Playing these songs on this tour will be a little treat for our dedicated fan base. Also, to be back out with In This Moment is a huge honor. They have been so supportive of us and they put on an incredible live show.
"To all the Butcher Babies fans old and new, you’ve inspired us so much throughout the years. After every show, we do a free meet and greet at our merch booth. Be sure to come stop by and say hello. We would be honored to meet you."
Carla Harvey (vocals) further adds: "It is crazy to think that this will be our ninth big national tour since our first big tour in mid 2012. We feel like old road dogs now as we recognize all the truck stop showers and coffee shops all across the states. However, the best thing about touring is seeing all the familiar faces in the crowd. Our fans have become dear friends over the last few years and every night feels like a family reunion at our after show merch booth meet and greets."
Henry Flury (guitars) says: “Every time we pass through a city we see more and more faces screaming along to the lyrics to our songs. You guys have no idea how that makes us feel. Now we have a few new face melting surprises in store for you guys and we can't wait to see you sweat it out with us in the pit!" More...
After completing a headlining North American tour this past Fall, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act Butcher Babies is now heading back on the road again, this time with Black Label Society and Hatebreed. See below for all upcoming dates.
Butcher Babies also just completed recording for the follow-up to the band's debut full-length, "Goliath." Due out summer 2015, this currently untitled album was produced by Logan Mader.
12/27/2014--Studio Seven--Seattle, WA
12/28/2014--Knitting Factory Concert--House Spokane, WA
12/29/2014--Commodore Ballroom--Vancouver, BC
12/30/2014--Kelowna Community Theatre--Kelowna, BC
12/31/2014--Flames Central--Calgary, AB
1/2/2015--Shaw Conference Centre--Edmonton, AB
1/3/2015--Convention Hall--Arts Centre--Regina, SK
1/4/2015--Burton Cummins Theatre--Winnipeg, MB
1/5/2015--The Community Auditorium--Thunder Bay, ON
1/7/2015--London Music Hall--London, ON
1/8/2015--Kool Haus--Toronto, ON
1/10/2015--F Shed At The Market--Syracuse, NY
1/13/2015--State Theatre--Portland, ME
1/14/2015--Webster Theater--Hartford, CT
1/16/2015--Royal Oak Music Theater--Royal Oak, MI
1/17/2015--The LC Pavillion--Columbus, OH
1/18/2015--The Fillmore Charlotte--Charlotte, NC
1/20/2015--Diamond Ballroom--Oklahoma City, OK
1/21/2015--Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland--Kansas City, MO
1/22/2015--Sokol Auditorium--Omaha, NE
Butcher Babies recently dropped an EP of all cover tunes, titled "Uncovered," and is currently touring North America in support of the release.
Today, Butcher Babies unleashes a new video for the band's version of "They're Coming To Take Me Away", originally recorded by Napolean XIV. Produced by Veva Entertainment, the video can be seen below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com.
Heidi Shepherd (vocals) comments: "As kids, we always loved this creepy, quirky song around Halloween time. So, we thought it would be perfect to ring in the Halloween season with this video reminiscent of old slasher films. Enjoy!" More...
The full lineup and band performance times have been revealed for the first Louder Than Life festival - featuring music, whiskey and "gourmet man food" - on October 4th & 5th at Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to the band lineup on three stages, the show will include celebrity chef appearances on the Jägermeister Cooking Stage. More than 70 food and beverage vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.
Butcher Babies has an all-covers EP coming out titled "Uncovered," due out September 30th in North America (October 6th in Europe) and featuring the following five tracks:
1. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming To Take Me Away
3. Don't Give A Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped
For a preview of "Uncovered," Butcher Babies has released the new rendition of "They're Coming To Take Me Away" by Napolean XIV online. Check it out below. More...
Carla Harvey, one half of the female-fronted duo that screams for the Butcher Babies, is out now with her new novel "Death and Other Dances."
A second excerpt from the book has also now been posted online and can be read at Loudwire.com here. The following press release was issued about the novel:
"This semi-autobiographical work tells the story of Autumn Franklin - an awkward, biracial Detroit native - that is disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background. When Autumn's young parents divorce, she becomes even more withdrawn, yet survives the cards that she's been dealt by relocating to the alluring City of Angels, where she has but one goal: to find herself. Struggling to make solid connections with those around her, Autumn swallows her reservations and pushes limits to the extreme as she transitions between a drastic career change: from the bowels of the adult entertainment industry to her rebirth as a mortician. There amongst the dead, she learns what it is to live, love, and to allow others inside, finally landing in the most comfortable place of all: her own skin." More...
Los Angeles outfit Butcher Babies has recorded an EP of cover tunes titled "Uncovered," and due for release on September 30th in North America (October 6th in Europe). The track listing is as follows:
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don't Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped
Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: "It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' by Napolean XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat..."
Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: "As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents' albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That's when I came across 'Crazy Horses' by The Osmonds; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it's still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah."
In regards to Butcher Babies' cover of The Osmonds' "Crazy Horses," Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what The Osmonds were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The Butcher Babies have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?" More...
Carla Harvey, one half of the female-fronted duo that screams for the Butcher Babies, will be releasing her upcoming novel, "Death and Other Dances," on August 25th.
This semi-autobiographical work tells the story of Autumn Franklin - an awkward, biracial Detroit native - that is disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background. When Autumn's young parents divorce, she becomes even more withdrawn, yet survives the cards that she's been dealt by relocating to the alluring City of Angels, where she has but one goal: to find herself.
Struggling to make solid connections with those around her, Autumn swallows her reservations and pushes limits to the extreme as she transitions between a drastic career change: from the bowels of the adult entertainment industry to her rebirth as a mortician. There amongst the dead, she learns what it is to live, love, and to allow others inside, finally landing in the most comfortable place of all: her own skin.
To read an excerpt from the upcoming "Death and Other Dances," head over to Revolvermag.com here.
In anticipation of her novel's release, Carla Harvey will appear at Los Angeles' Book Soup for a signing and reading on August 28th at 7PM. For full event details, visit this location. You can also see Butcher Babies live on these dates: More...
Carla Harvey, frontwoman for Butcher Babies, will release her first book "Death and Other Dances" on Monday, August 25th.
The pre-order begins today at this location. An exclusive book release party that will include a signing and a reading will also be held at Book Soup in Los Angeles on Thursday, Augist 28 at 7pm. The following synopsis was also issued abou the book:
"Autumn Franklin is an awkward, biracial girl growing up in a suburb of Detroit. Already disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background, she becomes even more withdrawn when her young parents divorce. Ever changing but stubbornly tenacious, she survives the cards she's been dealt by playing them against the odds. Hurt her and she will not hesitate to 'kill you off,' making it easier to walk away.
"Transplanting herself from her factory-driven hometown to the alluring City of Angels, she has but one goal: to find herself. Struggling to make solid connections with those around her, Autumn swallows her reservations and pushes limits to the extreme as she transitions between two drastic career changes: from the bowels of the adult entertainment industry to her rebirth as a mortician. There amongst the dead, she learns what it is to live, love, and to allow others inside, finally landing in the most comfortable place of all: her own skin." More...
Butcher Babies recently wrapped the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Tour with Black label Society and is now planning a full headlining U.S. tour starting in September with special guest Anti-Mortem.
Butcher Babies is currently in the studio with Logan Mader, and you can catch the band live on these dates:
9/12 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House *wi/ BLS
9/13 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
9/14 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst *w/ BLS
9/27 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
9/28 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
9/30 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
10/01 Joilet, IL @ Mojoes
10/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10/04 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
10/05 Louisville, KY @ Champions Park ***Larger Than Life Festival
10/07 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10/08 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (upstairs)
10/10 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ District N9ne
10/12 West Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/16 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/17 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
10/18 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
10/19 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
10/21 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
10/22 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
10/23 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar More...
The third annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival returns to Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento September 13th & 14th, 2014,
The lineup includes Godsmack, Weezer, The Offspring, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, Chevelle, AWOLNATION, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and many more.
After last year’s festival (sold-out with 32,000 in attendance), the festival is expanding to four stages in 2014, offering more bands than ever.
The daily band lineup for is as follows (with more bands to be announced on July 1st):
Saturday, September 13
Weezer, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, AWOLNATION, Chevelle, Bad Religion, Pepper, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Dead Sara, Nothing More, The Last Internationale, Butcher Babies, Emmure, Sleepwave, Anti-Mortem, Eyes Set To Kill, Viza, Dig The Kid
Sunday, September 14
Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Black Stone Cherry, KYNG, Otherwise, Lacuna Coil, Redlight King, We Are Harlot, Burn Halo, Crossfaith, New Medicine, Cilver