Butcher Babies Share Full European Metal Festival Alliance Set

Butcher Babies have shared their full set from the virtual European Metal Festival Alliance event on YouTube. The video includes footage from a show that the band played in Las Vegas, NV and quarantine performances of several tracks, including “Jesus Needs More Babies For His War Machine,” which features a guest appearance from Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante.

Butcher Babies Planning To Release New Single In September

During a recent interview for Syfy Wire’s “Metal Crush,” Heidi Shepherd confirmed that Butcher Babies are planning to release a new single in September. The singer also talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album:

“It differs a lot. You still have the classic Butcher Babies metal behind us, but I found myself wanting to sing more. When I first started Butcher Babies, I was an angry young girl, and I had a lot to scream about. I’m a happy 35-year-old woman now, so I have a lot that I wanna sing about.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Carla Harvey Says Butcher Babies “Have Some Really, Really Cool Stuff Coming Up”

During a recent appearance on the “Appetite For Distortion” podcast, Carla Harvey discussed Butcher Babies’ current plans. She said the following:

“We canceled our whole touring here, like everyone else did. Out of necessity, we had to do it. I’m not happy about it. But we do have some really, really cool stuff coming up. We’re doing an online festival in Europe that’s gonna be awesome. We have some big surprises for you guys for that. It’s gonna be an hour-long show from us. We have a show that had been previously unreleased that we’re releasing, and three quarantine-style videos that we’ve done that are fan favorites, so we’re really excited about that. And we have really, really big news coming in the next couple of weeks.”

[via Blabbermouth]

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc. Tour Cancelled

HELLYEAH have officially cancelled their tour with All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band were previously hoping to reschedule, but they were unable to do so. HELLYEAH issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, with the complications across the country, We (Hellyeah) have been forced to cancel our upcoming tour. Refunds can be made at your original point of purchase. While it is beyond disappointing not to see you all on this upcoming tour, we are looking forward to getting back out and seeing you all once we can all safely return to live shows. be well, stay safe… HY”

Heidi Shepherd Says Butcher Babies “Have A New Album Ready”

During a recent appearance on Eluveitie’s “Corona Talk,” Heidi Shepherd confirmed that Butcher Babies’ new album is finished. The band, who are currently unsigned after parting ways with Century Media, were planning to release a new single from the effort in the near future, but their plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Shepherd said the following:

“We have a new album ready, and we were actually supposed to release a single. We are waiting for the right timing. Because everything was supposed to happen this coming week, and we kind of stopped everything once we knew that the tour was being postponed. They’re gonna service these songs to radio, and it’s kind of hard to service songs to radio if we are not on tour.”

She went on to say that the group are “in a really weird spot” since they left Century Media:

“We were gonna do a lot of this stuff kind of independently for a minute in hopes of bartering a better deal somewhere. And it doesn’t really serve us right to release something and then who knows if labels are even gonna be looking to sign at that time.

The point of releasing just the single on its own was to kind of be able to talk about our deal with the right label to release the whole album on. So, we’ll see. We have a lot of discussion to be had with our management team about it.”

She also added:

“It was a hard decision to part ways with Century Media. Here in the U.S., the label doesn’t exactly exist much here anymore. And so it was a really difficult decision. We were with them for our entire career; we’ve been a band for 10 years. It just wasn’t working here in the States. But we do love our Century Media family.

We’ll see what happens. I don’t know. I’m sad and I feel a little bit discouraged, but at the same time, I know that things will turn out. And we’re all in the same boat [due to the coronavirus crisis]. [Laughs] That’s one thing I have to keep telling myself — we’re all in this together; we’re all in the same boat.”

[via Blabbermouth]

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc. Tour Postponed

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall’s spring tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Butcher Babies recently confirmed the news:

“As we all know, ALL spring-time tours have been affected by the recent news and state of our world. We know you’re itching for a show to bang your head at and we’re itching to get back out on the road once this all blows over. Our upcoming tour dates with Hellyeah & All That Remains are NOT cancelled — just postponed. Stay tuned for all the rescheduled dates! More importantly, stay safe, stay healthy and stay inside god damn it! 🤘😘🤘”

HELLYEAH Announce Spring Tour With All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc.

HELLYEAH have announced a spring headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall.

Tour Dates:

04/18 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/21 Denver, CO – Summit
04/23 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
04/24 E. Moline, IL – Rust Belt
04/26 Sayrerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/28 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
04/29 Pittsuburg, PA – Roxian Theatre
05/01 Virginia Beach, VA – WNOR Lunatic Luau (HELLYEAH only)
05/03 Chartlotte, NC – Epicenter (HELLYEAH only)
05/05 Atlanta, GA – Buchead Theatre
05/06 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/07 Jackson, MS – Hal&Mals
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville (HELLYEAH only)
05/11 New York, NY – Sony Hall
05/12 Portland, ME – State Theater
05/13 Hartford, CT – The Webster
05/15 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival (HELLYEAH only)
05/16 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/20 Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
05/21 Sioux City, IA – Anthem Hard Rock
05/22 N, Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge Harrahs
05/23 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

Butcher Babies Announce New Bassist & Guitarist

Butcher Babies have officially welcomed Ricky Bonazza and Andy James to the band. Bonazza has been recruited as a replacement for bassist Jason Klein, who exited the group last year, while James has been recruited as a second guitarist. The new lineup recently made their debut at the 2020 Dimebash in Santa Ana, CA.

Bassist Jason Klein Exits Butcher Babies

Jason Klein has announced his departure from Butcher Babies. The bassist is leaving the group so he can have more time to spend with his daughter.

Klein issued the following statement:

“Getting to tour the world, playing music with my friends, experiences that could never have happened without Butcher Babies.

This is my farewell to a decade of a life that I could only dream of as a kid.

I want to thank @carlaharvey @heidithebutcher @henryflury @chasethedrums @chrissywarnerdrums for all the good times and memories!

And most of all…I’d like to thank you! The fans!

You guys are the ones that kept me going night after night, I thank you all!

My obligation now is to be a father to my daughter, and be with her as she grows up.

#butherbabies”

Co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd also commented:

“My brother is moving on to focus on the most important job in the world. Being an amazing father!!! We love you, Jason. Thank you for a decade of incredible memories. We sure did accomplish a lot together. Now let’s go slay these last two fests!!! 🤘❤️🤘”

Co-vocalist Carla Harvey added:

“The night I met @b_b_bassplayer we talked about two things: heavy metal and his daughter. He was helping some band load in and out that night at the HOB in the hopes that he’d get a gig playing bass for them. At the time @heidithebutcher and I were putting together @butcherbabies so when he told me how much he loved Cannibal Corpse, Anthrax and Van Halen I suggested he play with us instead 😂the rest is history. Our brother is now hanging up his bass to spend more time with his daughter, but I am beyond grateful for his friendship over the last decade that we have spent making music and touring the world together. Jason you are a stellar musician and even better father, I will miss you so much!! #butcherbabies #jasonklein”

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My brother from another mother is moving on to focus on the most important job in the world. Being an amazing father!!! We love you, Jason. Thank you for a decade of incredible memories. We sure did accomplish a lot together. Now let's go slay these last two fests!!! 🤘❤️🤘 #Repost @b_b_bassplayer ・・・ Getting to tour the world, playing music with my friends, experiences that could never have happened without Butcher Babies. This is my farewell to a decade of a life that I could only dream of as a kid. I want to thank @carlaharvey @heidithebutcher @henryflury @chasethedrums @chrissywarnerdrums for all the good times and memories! And most of all…I’d like to thank you! The fans! You guys are the ones that kept me going night after night, I thank you all! My obligation now is to be a father to my daughter, and be with her as she grows up. #butherbabies

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The night I met @b_b_bassplayer we talked about two things: heavy metal and his daughter. He was helping some band load in and out that night at the HOB in the hopes that he’d get a gig playing bass for them. At the time @heidithebutcher and I were putting together @butcherbabies so when he told me how much he loved Cannibal Corpse, Anthrax and Van Halen I suggested he play with us instead 😂the rest is history. Our brother is now hanging up his bass to spend more time with his daughter, but I am beyond grateful for his friendship over the last decade that we have spent making music and touring the world together. Jason you are a stellar musician and even better father, I will miss you so much!! #butcherbabies #jasonklein

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