Lacuna Coil Announce U.S. Tour With Butcher Babies, Uncured, & Lions At The Gate

Lacuna Coil have announced a September U.S. tour with Butcher Babies, Uncured, and Lions At The Gate. Here’s the dates for that run:

09/08 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
09/09 Frenchtown, NJ – Artie’s
09/10 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Lacuna Coil and Butcher Babies only)
09/11 Charlotte, NC – The Underground at The Fillmore
09/14 Buffalo, NY – The Rapids Theatre
09/15 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/16 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
09/17 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
09/21 Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
09/22 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom (no Butcher Babies)
09/23 Joliet, IL – The Forge

Butcher Babies Recording New Album

Butcher Babies have resumed recording sessions for their new album. The band are working on the effort with producer Josh Schroeder.

Beyond The Black & Amaranthe Reschedule European/UK Tour For Fall 2022, Butcher Babies & Ad Infinitum To Open

Beyond The Black and Amaranthe have postponed their co-headlining European/UK tour once again. The trek is now scheduled for fall 2022 with Butcher Babies and Ad Infinitum set to open.

2022 Tour Dates:

10/06 Vienna, AUT – Arena
10/07 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
10/08 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
10/09 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
10/11 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
10/12 London, UK – Forum Kentish Town
10/14 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
10/15 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
10/16 Madrid, SPA – Mon Live
10/18 Bordeaux, FRA – Rock School Barbey
10/19 Paris, FRA – Elysée Montmartre
10/21 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
10/22 Offenbach, GER – Stadthalle
10/23 Zürich, SWI X-Tra
10/25 Milan, ITA – Live Club
10/26 Lausanne, SWI – Metropole
10/28 Geiselwind, GER – Event Hall
10/29 Zlin, CZE – MOR Cafe
10/30 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/31 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/02 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/04 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
11/05 Hamburg, GER – Zeltphilharmonie
11/06 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Ronda
11/08 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/09 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/11 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
11/12 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Fryshuset

Butcher Babies Premiere New Song “It’s Killin’ Time, Baby!” Featuring Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt

Butcher Babies have premiered a new song titled “It’s Killin’ Time, Baby!.” The track, which features Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt, is inspired by DC Comics’ Lobo and it can be streamed below:

Henry Flury said the following:

“From beginning to end, ‘Killin’ Time’ is a relentless groove-infused face melter that is guaranteed to give you bang-over.”

Carla Harvey continued:

“I can’t think of a better song to release the day before we hit the road on our first tour in over two years. It’s killin time, baby…in more ways than one!! As a lifelong comic book aficionado, it was so much fun to write a song based on one of my favorite characters, the bounty huntin’ space cowboy himself, Lobo. When Heidi and I were penning the lyrics we thought, are we really writing a song about a Bastitch on a Spaz Frag? Hell yes, because just like Lobo, we like a good time. It was also a cool new experience for us to throw another singer in the mix for this one! Craig Mabbitt’s screams add another level to this banger…enjoy!”

Heidi Shepherd added:

“HOLY FRAGG, SPACE HOG! We are fraggin’ stoked to bring to you our latest banger, ‘It’s Killin’ Time, Baby!’ inspired by the main man himself, Lobo! This bounty hunter, biker has a way of stealing even the blackest of hearts. Between breaking legs and breaking hearts, Lobo embodies the heavy metal attitude we all need in 2021!

We were so lucky to have our buddy, the very talented Craig Mabbitt from Escape The Fate and Dead Rabbitts, join us in this jam! Our incredible producer, Matt Good, brought this comic-themed dream to life and we CANNOT wait for you to hear it and then rock it LIVE in the pit!!”

Mabbitt also commented:

“Thank you to the Butcher Babies for including me in this awesome track, and for introducing me to Lobo!!”

Butcher Babies Tease New Song “It’s Killin’ Time, Baby!” Featuring Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt

Butcher Babies have shared a teaser for their new song “It’s Killin’ Time, Baby!.” The track, which features Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt, is inspired by DC Comics’ Lobo and it will officially be released on August 27.

Butcher Babies To Perform “Goliath” In Full On U.S. Tour With Infected Rain & Stitched Up Heart

Butcher Babies have announced that they will be performing “Goliath” in full on a headlining U.S. tour with Infected Rain. Stitched Up Heart will open on most dates, while Kaleido will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

08/28 Pipestem, WV – Metal In The Mountains
08/29 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans Music Hall
08/30 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
08/31 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/01 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
09/03 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
09/04 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
09/05 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
09/06 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
09/07 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
09/09 Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Bar (feat. Kaleido) (no Stitched Up Heart)
09/10 Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center (feat. Kaleido) (no Stitched Up Heart)
09/11 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
09/12 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (feat. Kaleido) (no Stitched Up Heart)
09/14 Lakewood, OH – Winchester Music Tavern
09/15 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
09/17 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
09/18 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
09/19 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/20 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
09/21 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
09/23 Virginia Beach, VA – Scandals Live!
09/25 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/29 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/30 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10/01 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
10/02 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
10/04 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
10/05 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
10/06 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock

Heidi Shepherd commented:

“Blasting back into the realm of live music is already the thing that I am most excited about in life. Adding in playing our debut album ‘Goliath’ every night on top of that makes this one of our most explosive tours to date. I’m especially excited to bring our friends in Infected Rain and Stitched Up Heart along for the ride. This will without a doubt be a DO-NOT-MISS tour with some of the fiercest ladies in metal!”

Carla Harvey continued:

“After almost a year and a half of dark stages, we are so thrilled to be going back out on the road. I cannot wait for that first electric moment in front of a live crowd again, celebrating the return of music together! I expect lots of happy tears in the mosh pit on this run. Making the return even sweeter, we’re bringing along some of our favorite women in metal. This is our first female fronted tour package in the United States, a display of girl power at its finest!”

Henry Flury added:

“We can’t wait to unleash ‘Goliath’ in the stage. Beware kids…we’ve been hibernating. On a scale of 1 to melted faces, get ready to receive an 11.”

Butcher Babies Premiere New Song “Last Dance”

Butcher Babies have premiered a new song titled “Last Dance.” Heidi Shepherd commented:

“While writing “Last Dance”, I was brought back to a memory in college where a few of my friends and I used to drive into the canyon in southern Utah, lay on the hoods of our cars and stare up into the stars. We would discuss the different paths that we wanted to take in life. As young adults, we dreamed about the future. I haven’t seen most of those friends in over a decade and I often wonder if those nights dreaming under the stars ever cross their minds. I look back at that memory fondly as those friends were so supportive in any and everything we each put our minds to. They were some of the first people to support me in the hopes and dreams of music. This song, for me, was about recreating that moment all these years later. This is an ode to you; John, Mikey and Kim.”

Butcher Babies To Perform “Goliath” In Full During Upcoming Livestream Show

Butcher Babies will be performing their 2013 album “Goliath” in full during a special livestream show on March 27. The band said the following about that:

“Our LIVESTREAM just got a whole lot sweeter!

Join us on March 27th for GOLIATH LIVE while we play our debut album ‘Goliath’ from front to back. We’ll also sprinkle in some new songs for all of you anxious for BB4 🤘🤘

5pm PST – 8pm ET – 2am CET

Tix available on Monday 3/8 @ 10am PST

**If you already have your ticket from our postponed livestream, your ticket is valid for this show**

Can’t make the 27th? Have no fear, the show will be on-demand for 1 week after!!!”

Butcher Babies “Have A Ton” Of New Music Recorded

Over the course of four months, Butcher Babies have released three new singles and now it looks like more are on the way. Frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd recently discussed their new material with Darren Paltrowitz and confirmed that they “have a ton of stuff recorded.”

Harvey said the following when asked if the band are planning to continue their series of singles:

“I think that we’re still kind of navigating that territory of what to do in a situation like this when we don’t know how long this is gonna last, we don’t know how long it’s going to be before we actually get back out on the road. So I think we’re gonna really sink our teeth into our new stuff, but kind of leave it up to destiny — how we’re gonna release it, whether it’s gonna be singles. I personally really love this whole single thing — I think it gives us something to look forward to. It’s kind of like watching your new favorite TV show. You can watch ’em all back to back, or you can wait for the new episode to come out every Friday, which I’ve been doing that with [the Disney+ American television series] ‘WandaVision’, and it’s been nice not to binge something; it’s been nice to have something to look forward to. So I kind of like this right now, especially [since] I think that everyone in the world needs something to look forward to.”

Shepherd added:

“One thing I do love about releasing singles is we really put so much time and energy into every single one of these songs. There’s not a lyric in one song that wasn’t triple thought, and we worked really hard together on it. And I think that it has been beautiful to give each of these songs the life that they deserve. And I wish that we could have done that with ‘Lilith’. There’s some songs on our last album, and I’m, like, ‘Oh, that deserved a music video. That deserved a little bit more.’ But we’re doing it now. And we do have a ton of stuff recorded. We recorded, actually, in May of 2019, so these songs are old to us. And we are also going back in the studio and recording more. So we’ll see how it comes out. But, as Carla stated, we’re having fun kind of the way it is at the moment. These all will be on an album together, but we don’t have all that info just yet.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Butcher Babies Premiere “Yorktown” Music Video

Butcher Babies have premiered a new video for their latest single “Yorktown.” This track features Andy James (Five Finger Death Punch) and it is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming EP.

Carla Harvey previously said the following about the song:

“What the hell is Yorktown you ask? Well it’s our very own little Gotham, a world we’ve created wherein two vamps patrol the city at night while stalking each other like prey! The magic happens when our two anti-heroines form an alliance to defeat the seedy Yorktown underbelly. It’s one of my favorite Butcher Babies songs that we’ve written as of late; a true nod to our love for building characters and storytelling over heavy riffs. We scream, we sing…we save Yorktown from impending doom.”

A press release also added the following about the video:

“The video features a nod to Nirvana and to Adam West’s Batman in equal measure. The band asked fans to name their super-heroines on their socials. The names Gravemaker (Harvey) and Igniter (Shepherd) were the winning choices!”

Heidi Shepherd continued:

“When writing the song “Yorktown”, it was fairly obvious as to what the video was going to look like. A superhero with 9 lives! But, this is Butcher Babies and what is better than one super hero? TWO SUPER HEROES! Offering a nod to female empowerment, when strong females unite, we can take over the world. Our two characters form a bond and promise to defend the residents of Yorktown together. From concept to edit, we had a hand in all aspects of our very own ‘Gotham’. This video was filmed in Orem, UT at my parent’s film studio, Shepherd Grip & Lighting, where the entire family joined forces to bring this idea to life. You can definitely say that this was a family affair. Both of my parents and all of my 5 siblings created the set design, lighting design, ran all the equipment, and took on many roles in front of and behind the camera. We were lucky to snag my brother-in-law, famed VFX artist, Aaron Sorensen as our director. From the all of stunts to the performances, we are so excited to show the world the silly, comic side of Butcher Babies. After all, we all have a little super hero in us waiting to break free!”