Heidi Shepherd Says Butcher Babies’ New Record Is “Gonna Be A Double Album”

During a recent appearance on “The Chuck Shute Podcast,” Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to her, the effort is “gonna be a double album.”

Shepherd said the following:

“We have an album that… well, it’s gonna be a double album, really. That’ll be coming out early next year. And we have a bunch of singles leading up to it. In fact, right before we jumped on with you, we were chitchatting about edits for a new music video. So we have a lot of stuff planned, a lot of really fun… For us, it’s really fun and exciting, because we get to be so creative. We’re gonna go do more music videos at the beginning of the year. And it’s all exciting — it’s all very exciting. I can’t wait for other people to hear what we’ve created.

This album that we’re releasing, we went to Michigan in the dead of winter, in the middle of nowhere, and recorded this album. And you can really hear that it was recorded in the dead of winter [laughs] in it. There’s weird emotions on there that people are gonna hear.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Butcher Babies Share Music Video For Cover Of Saweetie & Doja Cat’s “Best Friend”

Butcher Babies have premiered a new video for their cover of Saweetie and Doja Cat‘s “Best Friend.“ This track is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Vocalist Heidi Shepherd commented:

“During the last 15 as Butcher Babies, we have proved that a strong friendship can and will withstand all. When I first heard this song by Saweetie & Doja Cat, I knew that we needed to be the ones to bring this into the metal world. With our un-breakable bond, Carla [Harvey] and I just grow stronger each time we play this to a live audience. It’s a true anthem of female power, screaming, ‘we are stronger together.’ I am truly honored to scream this song along my best friend.”

Guitarist Henry Flury continued:

“It was difficult to figure out how to approach covering this song. So I told Heidi to get on the mic and just go for it. When I heard how ferocious it was, the riff just came to me. We had the song done in about 10 minutes.”

Vocalist Carla Harvey added:

“Nearly fifteen years ago Heidi and I started Butcher Babies as best friends. In a world wherein women are often pitted against each other, we instead chose to celebrate each other and grow together. The song ‘Best Friend’ is the perfect anthem to describe our relationship; as soon as we heard the Saweetie and Doja Cat original we knew we were the only band that could cover it…it was written for us!”

[via Metal Injection]

Butcher Babies To Release Studio Version Of Their Cover Of Saweetie & Doja Cat’s “Best Friend” This Month

Butcher Babies will be releasing the studio version of their take on Saweetie and Doja Cat‘s “Best Friend“ on October 28. You can find a teaser for the music video below and pre-save the track HERE.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Butcher Babies’ Full Set From This Year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Pro-shot footage of Butcher Babies’ full set from this year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Walton-on-Trent, UK has been shared online. You can check that out below:

Carla Harvey On New Butcher Babies Album: It’s “Probably Our Best Album To Date”

During a recent interview with Oran O’Beirne of Bloodstock TV, Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey discussed their upcoming album, which is expected to be released next year. According to Harvey, the effort is “probably [their] best album to date.”

Harvey said the following about the recording process:

“It was a really cool experience. We got to sit together for about six weeks in the middle of nowhere — a very, very small town in Michigan — and just create together. And we had an Airbnb with animal skulls all over the place. And we just sat there in the snow and created probably our best album to date. So it was a great bonding experience.”

One song on the record will be a cover of Saweetie’s “Best Friend.” Shepherd said the following about that:

“We’ve been playing one of the songs on these [European] festivals. One of the songs that we’ve been playing on these festivals, it’s called ‘Best Friend’ and it’s a cover from the hip-hop artist Saweetie featuring Doja Cat. And for us, being best friends, we thought it would be the best way to do a cover — a hip-hop/metal cover — since we’ve been best friends for, man, nearly two decades.”

Harvey also commented on the diversity within the band’s music:

“We haven’t changed at all, because some of our earliest songs were similar. We’ve always run the gamut throughout our music; we’ve never stayed with one style. Most people love about BUTCHER BABIES that we have a death metal song and a thrash metal song and then a poppy radio song, and whatever mood they’re in, we’ve got a song for them.”

Shepherd continued:

“What I love about being in a band like this and being around musicians that we all see eye to eye is that we can do different things; we’re not pigeonholed to one certain sound. Sometimes we wanna get up and we wanna scream and we wanna be angry bitches, and then sometimes we wanna sing and we want people to hear what we feel from our hearts. And I think that that’s important as an artist, to be able to do both.”

Harvey added:

“And judging by the audience reaction when we go from one very, very heavy song to one lighter song, they love it. They have literally the same energy for both kinds of music. They want it too. People want the freedom to be able to like different types of music.”

Shepherd also revealed that the new album will be “preceded by a bunch of singles”:

“One thing that I’m very excited about, and I think we all are, is giving attention to our singles. One thing that I think we missed in the past is releasing an album and ignoring some of our very special songs that we’ve put our whole hearts and souls into, and they just become album tracks.”

Harvey agreed:

“I think that with all of your favorite albums growing up, the song that you love is never the one that’s on the radio or has the big video. And as a kid you’re, like, ‘Well, if I could do the video for that song, it would be just like this.’ So we like to be able to give power to those songs that normally wouldn’t have the video.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Butcher Babies Cover Saweetie’s “Best Friend”

During their recent live shows, Butcher Babies have been performing a cover of Saweetie’s “Best Friend.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that from the band’s August 5 concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands below. A studio version of the track is expected to appear on the group’s upcoming album.

[via Blabbermouth]

Butcher Babies Announce Headlining Dates With Uncured & Lions At The Gate

Butcher Babies have booked some headlining shows leading up to their tour with Lacuna Coil. Here’s the dates:

With Uncured:

08/24 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
08/26 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
08/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
08/28 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
08/30 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge

With Uncured and Lions At The Gate:

09/01 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pieres
09/03 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
09/07 Cambridge, MA – Sonia

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