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Below is our complete Butcher Babies news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
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
Butcher Babies has been on the road consistently since the release of "Goliath" back in July of last year. The band is currently on Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Tour featuring Black Label Society, Down, and Devil You Know.
Butcher Babies just completed a new lyric video for theisong "C8H18 (Gasoline)" which you can jam below. Catch the band live on these dates:
05/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AR
05/16 Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock on the Range)
05/17 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
05/19 Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
05/20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
05/21 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
05/23 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater
05/24 San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest
05/25 Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
05/27 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
05/28 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
05/30 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Fall (with Devil You Know)
06/01 Denver, CO @ Ogden Thater
06/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
06/04 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
06/05 Las Vegas, NB @ Brooklyn Bowl
06/06 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
06/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater More...
Rocklahoma will rock the Midwest with a lineup featuring Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Motörhead, and many more from May 23rd - 25th at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The three-day camping festival is presented by Bud Light.
The current band lineup for the 8th Rocklahoma is as follows: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Seether, Motörhead, Jackyl, Filter, Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Killswitch Engage, Skid Row, All That Remains, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Hellyeah, Kix, Down, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Trivium, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Pretty Reckless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Redlight King, Skindred, KYNG, We As Human, Nothing More, Devour the Day, Heaven’s Basement, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Eve to Adam, Truckfighters, Killer Dwarfs, Bai Bang, Lynam, ASKA, Black Tora, Firstryke, Mystery, Nasty Habit, Sleepy Hollow, Wicked, Down & Dirty, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Ratchet Dolls, Ragdoll, Dellacoma, Chaotic Resemblance, Scattered Hamlet, Siren, Mach22, Tempt, London's Dungeon, Mine Enemies Fall, The Chimpz, Sleepwalking Home, Well Hung Heart, Framing The Red, Blackwater Rebellion, Dryver, and Dirty Crush.
“I initially questioned whether or not we would be able to top last year’s Rocklahoma lineup this time around,” says Joe Litvag, Rocklahoma’s co-executive producer for AEG Live. “But with some of the biggest names in the rock world today like Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether and Deftones playing alongside Rocklahoma legends like Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella and Kix, there is not a doubt in my mind that we just raised the bar! Memorial Day Weekend will never be the same!”
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister explains: "I view this festival as sort of a ‘Royal Rumble’ of rock; it's every band for itself, each trying to claim the belt. When Twisted Sister is done that night, the promoters are going to need to change the name of the event to 'I Wanna Rocklahoma'!"
Staind’s Mike Mushok also says, "Totally stoked to play Rocklahoma again! I'm looking forward to a great day of music shared with some amazing fans!”
Full details and ticket information can be found online at this location.
Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26th and 27th.
Full details can be found at the festival's website, and the initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville is as follows (with more to be announced):
Saturday, April 26
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Devour The Day
We As Human
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner More...
After previously releasing a lyric video for the track, Butcher Babies now has an official music video out for the track "I Smell A Massacre," which can be viewed below courtesy of Metalhammer.co.uk.
"I Smell A Massacre" comes off the "Goliath" album, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. I Smell A Massacre
2. Magnolia Blvd.
3. C8H18 (Gasoline)
4. Grim Sleeper
6. In Denial
7. Give Me Reason
8. The Mirror Never Lies
9. Dead Poet
10. The Deathsurround
11. Axe Wound More...
For those looking to join the sold-out ShipRocked 2014, a limited number of staterooms have been released. The rock music cruise vacation sails round trip from the Port Of Miami to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from January 26th - 30th onboard the Norwegian Pearl. The remaining cabins are available on a first come first served basis at this location.
In addition, Tremonti (featuring Grammy Award winning guitarist Mark Tremonti), ShipRocked 2010 alumni Black Stone Cherry, and DJ Lippy Rage from Tulsa (spinning late-night) have been added to the power-packed ShipRocked bill.
The ShipRocked band lineup now includes headliners Five Finger Death Punch, along with Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Sevendust, Candlebox, In This Moment, The Halo Method, Living Colour, Tremonti, Black Stone Cherry, Nonpoint, Love & Death (with Brian “Head” Welch), Aranda, Art of Dying, Young Guns, Crash Kings, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, Wilson, American Fangs, Digital Summer, and Andy Wood & The Amalgam.
ShipRocked will also feature two heavy metal-infused frenetic comedy performances from comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Jim Breuer, known for his impersonations of Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and AC/DC. The 5-day ShipRocked cruise--fueled by Monster Energy--will include a special onboard DJ set by Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace and a comedy set from Big Jay Oakerson. Rock and roll dance troupe Hells Belles Burlesque is slated for a pair of performances, and will be offering burlesque workshops during the cruise. In addition, Fuse TV’s “Mistress Juliya” Chernetsky will join Kayla Riley of SiriusXM Radio and Ralph Sutton of Tour Bus Radio as guest emcees for ShipRocked 2014.
Butcher Babies is gearing up to make 2014 even bigger than the breakout 2013, opening the new year as direct support for In This Moment on The Hellpop II tour.
Hellpop II is set to launch January 2nd in Portland, OR, and the the 16-city tour wraps January 25th in Cape Coral, Florida. Butcher Babies and In This Moment will be joined on the road by support acts Devour the Day and All Hail the Yeti.
Following Hellpop, Butcher Babies and In This Moment will embark on the sold-out Shiprocked cruise from January 26th - 30th, which sets sail out of Miami, FL, to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. For more information, visit this location.
After returning to dry land, Butcher Babies will join fellow Shiprockers Sevendust for a handful of dates in Florida. The band's full listing of upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
In This Moment is kicking off 2014 with The Hellpop Tour II. Set to launch January 2nd in Portland, OR, the 16-city tour wraps January 5th in South Florida, where the band will then embark on the Shprocked cruise.
Joining In This Moment will be Butcher Babies in direct support, along with Devour the Day and All Hail the Yeti. Complete dates are below.
In This Moment is currently on the road headlining the first leg of the Hellpop tour, which kicked off October 2th4 in Tempe, AZ and runs through November 27 in Los Angeles, CA. The tour is being fueled by the band's continued success at radio, where current single "Whore" sits at #21 at Active Rock formats.
"I am so proud and excited for the world to hear 'Whore'," says In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink of her band's latest single. "The message behind this song is taking back control. It is about taking the power from a disgusting and degrading word and turning it back around on the accuser. It's about self-empowerment, love and liberation. This is an honest and raw movement that needs to be heard." More...
In the site's continuing coverage of all things heavy throughout October, Radio.com sat down with Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey of the Butcher Babies to talk about diversity in the mosh pit, Phil Anselmo and some less obvious influences, including Art Alexakis of Everclear and Gwen Stefani of No Doubt.
Check out the video interview below, or you can also watch the band's recently released video for "Magnoloa Blvd" at this location. The new Butcher Babies album "Goliath" is out now.
Butcher Babies has partnered with Revolvermag.com to premiere "Magnolia Blvd," the first music video from the band's debut album "Goliath." Watch the clip below.
The video was directed by Daniel Gomez and produced by Los Angeles-based Marco De Molina and his Veva Entertainment Company.
Butcher Babies will be direct support for punk and metal legend Danzig on his upcoming October tour, and will be taking to the high seas in January 2014 for the Shiprocked Cruise. More...
Former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will head out with Danzig on the second leg of the Danzig 25 tour.
The second leg of the tour will again feature a special Misfits set and also includes openers Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, and A Pale Horse Named Death. The tour kicks off on September 13th with a performance at Riotfest in Chicago, IL, and picks back up again on October 8th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The tour closes in San Francisco, CA on Halloween night.
Just before his Los Angeles performance with Danzig next Friday, August 30th at Gibson Amphitheatre, Doyle will take part in an exclusive signing at Guitar Center Hollywood on Thursday, August 29th from 3:00-4:00PM. Guitar Center Hollywood is located at 7425 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Digipak copies of "Abominator" will be available for sale and fans will have the opportunity to get their CD signed by Doyle himself. More...